Dis­ney vil­lains to fea­ture on US stamps

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

LOS AN­GE­LES — The US Postal Ser­vice re­leased a sheet of 20 For­ever stamps fea­tur­ing 10 clas­sic Dis­ney vil­lains.

The char­ac­ters in­clude the Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cap­tain Hook from Pe­ter Pan, Malef­i­cent from Sleep­ing Beauty, Scar from The Lion King and more.

Each stamp show­cases one Dis­ney vil­lain set against a blue back­ground, with his or her name on the left edge.

The US Post­mas­ter Gen­eral Me­gan J. Bren­nan, who was joined by Dis­ney of­fi­cials, ded­i­cated the stamps at the week­end dur­ing the an­nual Dis­ney fan even D23 Expo, which is tak­ing place at the Ana­heim Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in south­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

“The Postal Ser­vice is high­light­ing the Dis­ney vil­lains and the pioneer­ing spirit of the (Walt Dis­ney An­i­ma­tion Stu­dios’) Ink and Paint De­part­ment that brought many of these char­ac­ters to life,” Bren­nan said in a state­ment.

“These stamps are our way of say­ing that Dis­ney vil­lains will for­ever en­ter­tain us and serve as a trib­ute Dis­ney’s artistry and sto­ry­telling skill.”

The Ink & Paint De­part­ment, based in Bur­bank in Los An­ge­les, has helped cre­ate the com­pany’s iconic an­i­mated films since 1932.

In 2012, Dis­ney joined with the US Postal Ser­vice and re­leased stamps fea­tur­ing char­ac­ters from Find­ing Nemo, Toy Story and Mon­sters, Inc.

Dis­ney’s D23 Expo be­gan on July 14 and lasted for three days, pro­vid­ing thou­sands of fans from all over the world with un­prece­dented ac­cess to Dis­ney films and tele­vi­sion shows.

This year fans got sneak previews of the up­com­ing Avengers and Star Wars movies.

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