Pixar Gets Stamps Line and Fan Mashup
12.29.10 by Chris
Pixar is coming off it's best year after the powerhouse animation studio released its highest grossing flick ever - Toy Story 3, which is a remarkable feat given the studio's blockbuster streak (Pixar's average box-office gross is $258 million!).
In addition to possible Oscar nominations for Toy Story 3, which was a fan and critic favorite, the studio is getting some accolades from outside Hollywood.
The U.S. Postal Service just announced that next year it will release a new line of Pixar stamps (you still use snail mail, right?). The stamps, which will feature Lightning McQueen from Cars, Buzz Lighyear from the Toy Story films and the title character from Wall-E.
From the USPS:
Since 1986, Pixar films have stretched the boundaries of our imagination with stories about unlikely heroes who explore the bonds of friendship and family. Now some of those heroes are the subjects of colorful new Send a Hello stamps that encourage people to connect with loved ones through the mail.
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.
And if you need a reminder how great Pixar's movies are, check out this fan mash-up of all 11 films. The creator, Leandro Copperfield, said he spent 11 days editing 500 scenes to make the mash-up.
I wonder if any of those Academy Award ballots being mailed back will have Toy Story 3 inside the envelope.