Disney Villains, new stamps that honor the legacy of Walt Disney Studios’ trailblazing Ink & Paint Department, were dedicated July 15.
“The Postal Service is highlighting the Disney villains and the pioneering spirit of the Ink & Paint Department that brought many of these characters to life,” said PMG Megan J. Brennan, who dedicated the stamps at D23 Expo, a Disney fan event in Anaheim, CA.
“These Forever stamps are our way of saying Disney villains will forever entertain us and serve as a tribute to Disney’s artistry and storytelling skill.”
Other speakers at the ceremony included Walt Disney Studios Animation Research Library and Ink & Paint Department Managing Director Mary Walsh and Disney Consumer Products Internal Communications Director Jim Babcock, who served as emcee.
The stamps honor 10 classic villains: the Evil Queen (“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”), Honest John (“Pinocchio”), Lady Tremaine (“Cinderella”), the Queen of Hearts (“Alice in Wonderland”), Captain Hook (“Peter Pan”), Maleficent (“Sleeping Beauty”), Cruella De Vil (“One Hundred and One Dalmatians”), Ursula (“The Little Mermaid”), Gaston (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Scar (“The Lion King”).
Each villain is shown against a blue background. The stamps are available on sheets of 20, with each character appearing twice.