These are old news – Grim Santo sent me links to these three weeks back and I guess I forgot about them until someone asked about the missing Thanksgiving Day Parade cut-scene – but hopefully new to some of you!
Rainmaker, who rendered the cut-scenes in the game, had to work in parallel with the development of the game. This meant that any changes to the flow of the game play meant that some cut-scenes ended up on the digital cutting room floor, so to speak. But, they’re still there in the game structure for those who know how to dig through game discs.
The footage of them dancing, a la the GB music video, and the evil Parade Balloon are two clips that got rendered, and were either part of a sequence that got cut mid-production or rendered specifically for use elsewhere (like a trailer.) Hard to say.