03 January 2011
The United States Postal Service has announced that computer-animated films by the Pixar Animated Studios will feature on some of its stamps to be released in 2011, the year which marks the 25th anniversary of Pixar Studios, which has worked with, and is now owned by, Walt Disney Studios. ...
The United States Postal Service has announced that computer-animated films by the Pixar Animated Studios will feature on a set of 'Send a Hello' stamps to be released in 2011,to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Pixar Studios, which has worked with, and is now owned by, Walt Disney Studios.
A spokesperson for the USPS said: 'The Send a Hello stamps, which go on sale Aug. 19, are a natural outgrowth of the Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008. Originally intended as a series of three annual issuances depicting friendship, celebration, and romance, the Art of Disney stamps proved so popular that the Postal Service expanded the series to include issuances in 2007 and 2008 to celebrate imagination and magic.
'Based on that success, the Postal Service was eager to work with the Walt Disney Company again, choosing to explore the Disney*Pixar films, which offer exciting, contemporary characters and strong themes involving family and friends.'
This pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).
Pixar has released eleven feature films, some of which may be featured on the new stamps. The films include A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2 and Monsters.