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April 21

April 21, 2006 – The U.S. Postal Service Issues New Art of Disney Stamps

“With this stamp pane, the U.S. Postal Service honors the art of romance as imagined by Walt Disney and his studio animators.”

On April 21, 2006, the United States Postal Services issued new sheets of the popular Art of Disney stamps, featuring classic Disney characters representing a common theme. This third set in the series is titled The Art of Disney: Romance, followed the other two themes of friendship and celebrations, and features Disney couples Cinderella and Prince Charming, Lady and the Tramp, Beauty and the Beast, and of course, Mickey and Minnie. The stamps were issued in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and were designed by David Pacheco from Burbank, California. The stamps were issued as 39 cent commemorative stamps.

August 23

August 23, 2004 – The Post Office in Marceline, Missouri, is Renamed the Walt Disney Post Office

WDPO

On August 23, 2004, the post office in Marceline, Missouri (known officially as Walt’s hometown) was officially renamed the Walt Disney Post Office. The proposal for the renaming had been introduced in front of the House Committee on Government Reform on April 3, 2003, and after passing through several committees, it was approved by unanimous consent by the United States Senate on October 29, 2003. This is the only federal building to bear Walt’s name. The post office also has the distinction of being the spot where, in 1968, the Walt Disney commemorative stamp was released along with a ceremony featuring many of Walt’s family and admirers.

August 7

August 7, 2008 – The Art of Disney: Imagination Commemorative Stamps are Released

Stamps

“With the help of some of Walt Disney’s famous character, these four stamps illustrate the theme of imagination.”

On August 7, 2008, the Postal Service issued the new stamp series The Art of Disney: Imagination at the Disneyland Resort, and made it available for nationwide purchase. The stamps, designed by artist David Pacheco, features four images from four Disney classics: One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, and Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie. This collection was the fifth one released by the U.S. Postal Service, with the others labeled as Friendship, Celebrations, Romance, and Magic. The stamps were available in packs of 20 for $13.95.

September 9

September 9, 2009 – Two CDs are Released to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Haunted Mansion

Haunted Mansion

“Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize…”

On September 9, 2009, the 40th anniversary of the attraction The Haunted Mansion was commemorated with two CD releases: Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion, and The Haunted Mansion. Story and Song from The Haunted Mansion was a re-release of a 1969 LP that became a favorite of children. The CD tells the story of two teenagers, played by Robie Lester and Ron Howard, who take refuge in a mysterious mansion during a rainstorm. It was narrated by Thurl Ravenscroft, and the Ghost Host is played by Pete Renoudet (as opposed to Paul Frees, who voiced the role in the attraction). The Haunted Mansion is a collection of tracks from the Haunted Mansion, mostly from the Disneyland version of the attraction.