They use their balloon abilities to creatively solve their every-day problems in unique and funny ways. &history=Origins: The idea for the Balloonatiks characters began as in idea in Animagic founder Tony DiIoia's head, when he owned and operated his own balloon store 'in the 80's.' Recognizing the universal appeal of balloons, Tony created a group of colorful characters with the idea to turn them into a global phenomenon.
The original Balloonatiks characters were 'balloon creatures with special super powers who came to Earth from the Planet Noolab.' Their mission: to stop the twisted handiwork of the Needler, Secret Agent Barb Wire and The Pinheads.
Tony hired artist Mark Gandy to create a series of character designs, wrote a comic book and teamed with Emmy-winning Executive Producer for Garfield - Jay Poynor, who became Animagic's President.
Pixar's first 'CGI'feature film, Toy Story had also just premiered, and Tony
saw an opportunity to expand the market reach and modernize the Balloonatiks.