B-Roll & Soundbites: Mail a Smile Forever Stamps Celebrate Disney Pixar Characters

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Amid a sea of smiles, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the issuance of 125 million new stamps today 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. Available nationwide today (June 1, 2012), 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.

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), Mr. Incredible and Dash from “The Incredibles” (2004), Nemo and Squirt from “Finding Nemo” (2003), Woody, Bullseye, and Jessie from “Toy Story 2″ (1999), and Boo, Mike Wazowski, and Sulley from “Monsters, Inc.” (2001).

The U.S. Postal Service hand-cancelled stamps purchased at the ceremony with a first-day-of-issue postmark, but customers also 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.

Soundbites:
Jo Ann Feindt / Postal Service Southern Area Vice President
Jay Ward / Pixar Legacy Guardian