The U.S. Postal Service Gets the Party Started With Mickey and Friends The Art of Disney: Celebration stamps feature Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Ariel and Flounder and Snow White and Dopey. This is the second in a series paying tribute to the art of
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - ANAHEIM, Calif., June 30 -- Music, food, parties and dance are essential elements to any celebration and today the U.S. Postal Service issued a set of four stamps today depicting classic Disney characters bringing the party to life. The Art of Disney: Celebration stamps feature Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Ariel and Flounder and Snow White and Dopey. This is the second in a series paying tribute to the art of Disney, and comes during an especially magical year as Disneyland and its theme parks around the world celebrate 50 years of magic.
"The Postal Service knows that Americans have much to celebrate," said Patrick Donahoe, Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Postal Service, who dedicated the stamps. "We also know that the mail remains the best way to share joyous news and invite friends and family to come together for a special event. So, who better than Mickey Mouse and his friends to help the Postal Service and all Americans celebrate those special times in their lives."
Joining Donahoe in dedicating the stamps were Matt Ouimet, President of Disneyland Resort; Andrae Rivas, Disneyland Resort Ambassador and all the classic characters featured on the stamps reenacting the scene in each stamp.
"Disney characters have brought joy to many people through their appearances in movies, television and theme parks over the years," said Ouimet. "It is a great honor to see them featured on United States postage stamps this year while we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disneyland."
Anaheim, as host city to the event, holds the unique distinction of being the only city in the nation where the stamps and postal cards are available today. The Art of Disney: Celebration stamps will be available at Post Offices and Philatelic Centers nationwide starting Friday, July 1.
The Art of Disney: Celebration self-adhesive 37-cent stamps, available in panes of twenty, feature world-famous Disney friends in four stamp designs.
* Mickey Mouse and his faithful dog Pluto are experts when it comes to
sharing cake and having good times. They're sure to help get your party
started early! Anticipating a celebration can be half the fun.
* A very merry tea party hosted by the Mad Hatter gives Alice a chance to
catch up on all the news in Wonderland. This cheerful stamp makes it
easy for you and your friends to stay in touch.
* Ariel, a little mermaid, longs to enjoy life on land, but that doesn't
stop her from enjoying music with Flounder and her other undersea
friends. Wherever you are, just being with pals can lead to merriment.
* Follow the lead of Snow White and Dopey and dance when it's time to
celebrate! With this festive stamp, you can keep the "silly song"
playing a little bit longer.
The Disney relationship with the Postal Service began in 1933 when Mickey Mouse starred in the animated short "Mail Pilot." The achievements of Walt Disney were first recognized on