Amid a sea of smiles, the U.S. Postal Service has celebrated the issuance of 125 million new stamps featuring popular Disney Pixar characters. The Mail a Smile Forever stamps official First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place at Disney's Art of Animation Resort on June 1.
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);
- 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.