Disney•Pixar "Mail a Smile" Stamps Debut at New Disney Hotel

Disney•Pixar "Mail a Smile" Stamps Debut at New Disney Hotel -- Jo Ann Feindt (center), Postal Service Southern Area vice president, joins a party of Disney-Pixar characters with Jay Ward (left), legacy guardian for Pixar Animation Studios, Rick Allen (second from right), general manager of Disney's Art of Animation Resort and Walt Disney World Resort ambassador Clay Shoemaker (right) June 1, 2012 at the just-opened hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. to celebrate the issuance of the new "Mail a Smile" postage stamps. Flik ("A Bug's Life") Woody and Jessie ("Toy Story 2"), Mr. Incredible ("The Incredibles"), and Boo, Mike and Sulley ("Monsters, Inc."), who are featured on the stamps along with Nemo and Squirt ("Finding Nemo"), joined in revealing the new "Forever" stamps by the resort hotel's pool area. (Matt Stroshane/Disney, photographer)

Amid a sea of smiles, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the issuance of 125 million new stamps today featuring popular DisneyPixar characters. The Mail a Smile Forever stamps official First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Mail a Smile with Disney•Pixar Characters

Mail a Smile with Disney•Pixar Characters -- Postal Service mail carrier Dennis Blase delivers "First Day of Issue" commemorative covers June 1, 2012 at the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort to a host of Disney cast members and Disney•Pixar characters. The gathering at the just-opened hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. was held to celebrate the issuance of the new "Mail a Smile" postage stamps featuring animated film characters Flik and Dot ("A Bug's Life"); Woody, Jessie and Bullseye ("Toy Story 2"); Mr. Incredible and Dash ("The Incredibles"); Boo, Mike and Sulley ("Monsters, Inc.") and Nemo and Squirt ("Finding Nemo"). (Matt Stroshane/Disney, photographer)

Available nationwide today, all 125 million stamps can be purchased online at usps.com/shop, by calling 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724) or by visiting Post Offices.

These delightful stamps lift spirits and touch hearts and remind us that when it comes to connecting with loved ones, technology is no match for the mail
Jo Ann Feindt, Postal Service Southern Area vice president

Joining Feindt in dedicating the stamp featuring beloved DisneyPixar characters was Jay Ward, legacy guardian for Pixar Animation Studios.

We’re thrilled ‘to infinity and beyond’ that these popular characters from ‘Toy Story 2,’ ‘Finding Nemo’ and other great DisneyPixar films are featured on these colorful new stamps. This stamp issue will make posting a letter lots of fun for everyone in the family.
Jay Ward, legacy guardian for Pixar Animation Studios

Following up on Send a Hello stamps issued in 2011, the eagerly awaited Mail a Smile stamp sheet includes five different designs spotlighting:

  • Flik and Dot from “A Bug’s Life” (1998);
  • Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) and Dashiell “Dash” Parr from “The Incredibles” (2004), with “Dash” also shown running in the background;
  • Nemo and Squirt from “Finding Nemo” (2003);
  • Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from “Toy Story 2″ (1999); and
  • Boo, Mike Wazowski, and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan from “Monsters, Inc.” (2001).

The back of the stamp sheet shows blue-pencil sketches of characters from these movies interspersed among text that exhorts readers to mail a smile to a loved one. Postal Service art director William Gicker of Washington, DC, worked with Disney•Pixar to design the stamp art.

Customers may view the Disney•Pixar characters Forever stamps, as well as many of this year’s other stamps, and vote for their favorite stamps on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, through Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at beyondtheperf.com/2012-preview. Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for background information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Disney•Pixar "Mail a Smile" Stamps Debut at New Disney Hotel

Disney•Pixar "Mail a Smile" Stamps Debut at New Disney Hotel -- Jo Ann Feindt (center), Postal Service Southern Area vice president, joins a party of Disney•Pixar characters with Jay Ward (left), legacy guardian for Pixar Animation Studios and Rick Allen (right), general manager of Disney's Art of Animation Resort June 1, 2012 at the just-opened hotel at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. to celebrate the issuance of the new "Mail a Smile" postage stamps. Flik ("A Bug's Life"), Woody and Jessie ("Toy Story 2"), Mr. Incredible ("The Incredibles"), and Boo, Mike and Sulley ("Monsters, Inc."), who are featured on the stamps along with Nemo and Squirt ("Finding Nemo"), joined in revealing the new "Forever" stamps by the resort hotel's pool area. (Matt Stroshane/Disney, photographer)

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at a local Post Office, online at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-STAMP-24. They should affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

Mail a Smile Stamp
Main Office — Orlando
10401 Post Office Drive
Orlando, FL 32862-9998

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes by mail. There is no charge for the postmark. All orders must be postmarked by Aug. 1, 2012.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic Catalog, online at usps.com/shop or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free catalog by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service Catalog Request

PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014
Philatelic Products

There are nine philatelic products available for this stamp issue:

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

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