BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG where do you come up with this stuff! First off how did you remember such an obscure film? I remember that from my childhood. OH My God dude! You win reference of the decade with this one!
We use to watch this at least once a year in grade school. I think when the teacher had a hangover and wanted to be left alone.
Something made me think of this film the other day and I Googled it. The director of this film invented the board game Risk.
That was a great film. I remember my French teacher was all “who is this balloon supposed to be like?” (in French of course). I’m all “Des juifs?…” (the Jews?). He’s like “no, one jew specifically.” :/
I, too, watched that as a child, and always loved it. Sadly… for all the times I loved the darkness of this strip, for me at least, this one went too far. That said, about a year ago or so Wonderella had a demented take on the film, too, and I loved that one, so….
Didn’t the boy go soaring with a pack of balloons at the end? I read a MSTing (Mystery Science Theater 3000 fanfic) where a character graphically described what the horrible fate of the boy would be after ascending so high.