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Stamps of Pixar characters coming in August

Five U.S. postal stamps featuring characters from Pixar Animation Studio will be coming this summer, including Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Route 66 movie “Cars” and the upcoming “Cars 2.”

According to a U.S. Postal Service release:

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. […]

This pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini fromĀ Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug fromĀ Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).

Although the original “Cars” was a moderate hit by Pixar’s lofty standards, it continues to be a blockbuster money-maker with toys and other memorabilia from the film. The amount of stuff in the marketplace is just staggering.