The Postal Service has offered its next-to-last sneak peek of the Bugs Bunny stamps.
The images show a classically composed Bugs in white tie and tails at a piano (from the classic 1946 short “Rhapsody Rabbit”), a heroically posed Bugs as the carrot-powered Super-Rabbit with a blue suit and red cape (“Super-Rabbit,” 1943) and Bugs warming up to pitch a big-league ballgame (“Baseball Bugs,” 1946).
These will be the seventh, eighth and ninth stamps on the Bugs Bunny pane. USPS revealed the images July 23-25 on its social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter.
The 10th and final design will be unveiled on social media on Monday, July 27, at noon EDT, one hour before the Postal Service and Warner Bros. Consumer Products dedicate the stamps during a virtual ceremony.
Earlier this month, USPS revealed the first six images, which depict scenes from “Rabbit of Seville” (1950), “Space Jam” (1996), “A Hare Grows in Manhattan” (1947), “Knighty Knight Bugs” (1958), “What’s Opera, Doc?” (1957) and “Hare Ribbin’” (1944).
All 10 designs show Bugs — who has always been known for impeccable impersonations and masterful masquerades — in some of his most memorable getups. Each design will appear twice on the 20-stamp pane.
The stamp artwork was created especially for USPS by Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., featuring work from Warner Bros. Animation artists.
Greg Breeding designed the stamps, while William J. Gicker served as art director.
The stamps, which are available at Post Offices and usps.com, are being released on the 80th anniversary of Bugs’ debut in Tex Avery’s 1940 classic, “A Wild Hare.”
To help mark the occasion, Warner Bros. is inviting fans to give their best impression of Bugs’ famous “What’s up, doc?” catchphrase on the TikTok social media platform.
Warner Bros. has also released the Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection, a Blu-ray collection of 60 theatrical shorts, along with other merchandise.
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