Selected study unit - Disneyana on Stamps Society

There may be no better known motion picture studio worldwide than the Walt Disney Studio. Walter Elias Disney, born December 5, 1901, in Chicago, began his art career while still in his teens. In 1919 he met Ubbe Iwerks, who would become the first animator to draw Mickey Mouse, and the two worked together making a number of pictures for several decades. The massive worldwide popularity of the characters that they created helped make Mickey's silhouette one of the most widely reproduced designs of the 20th century. The Disneyana on Stamps Society, which affiliated with the ATA in 2011, was formed to help philatelists build, interpret and study the appearance of all things related to the Disney studios on stamps of the world. Membership in the society includes access to a members-only website where a wide range of materials are available. The general website for the society, http://www.disnemation.8m.com/HOME.htm, has information on recent Disney stamp issues, some of the stories behind the stamps and more information about the society and its history.

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