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Good Morning Philadelphia: Phanatic goes up, up and (not too far) away

Staff photographer Clem Murray reports:

Good Morning Philadelphia: Phanatic goes up, up and (not too far) away

CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer

Staff photographer Clem Murray reports: 

The Phillies' Phanatic looks a little nervous as he floats into the sky at Citizens Bank Park in a balloon-powered armchair to promote Disney's newest comedy movie UP.

Philadelphia is one of 20 stops on the nationwide tour for the movie, which is about the adventures of a 78-year-old balloon salesman who ties thousands of balloons to his house and floats away to the wilds of South America.

The Phanatic's adventure wasn't quite as exotic.  He floated 40 feet up while teethered to the ground by four strong ropes held by equally strong men.

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