Walt Disney Studios’ artists are being celebrated with a new stamp sheet of 10 Disney villains from the United States Postal Service. The announcement was made over the weekend at the D23 expo in Anaheim, California.
Disney was founded in 1923, and its Ink and Paint department helped create many of the studio’s classic films. “The Postal Service is highlighting the Disney villains and the pioneering spirit of the Ink and Paint Department that brought many of these characters to life,” said postmaster general Megan Brennan in a statement. “These Forever stamps are our way of saying Disney Villains will forever entertain us and serve as a tribute Disney’s artistry and storytelling skill.”
The 10 villains featured by the USPS are: Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Honest John from Pinocchio, Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians, Captain Hook from Peter Pan, the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, the Queen from Snow White, Gaston from Beauty and the Beast, and Scar from The Lion King. The sheet of 20 stamps features each character against a blue backdrop and is available for $9.80.
The USPS also released a Batman stamp set earlier this year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the caped crusader.