With sales in the millions, Mickey Mouse and his Disney friends have become one of the most popular stamp subjects in a decade.
More than 250 million U.S. postage stamps from "The Art of Disney: Friendship" series featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Bambi, and Pinocchio have been put on envelopes and postcards in the United States since the stamps were first introduced last year.
Next in the "Art of Disney" postage stamp series will be the "Art of Disney: Celebration" set, which features various ways in which we celebrate, through music, food, drink, and dance.
Set to be released in the summer of 2005 during Disneyland's 50th anniversary events, "The Happiest Celebration on Earth," the "Art of Disney: Celebration" stamps will feature Mickey Mouse and Pluto, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Snow White and Dopey, and Ariel and Flounder.
Following this set will be the "Art of Disney: Romance" set of stamps, set to be released in 2006. These stamps will feature the best Disney romantic couples, including Mickey and Minnie Mouse.