This issuance celebrates the rich legacy of the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department with a sheet of 20 stamps featuring
10 classic Disney villains.
Beginning in 1923, Disney’s Ink & Paint Department helped create classic animated films. Its artists brought life to countless memorable characters, including many iconic Disney villains.
Each stamp showcases one of 10 classic Disney villains against a blue background: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Honest John (Pinocchio), Cruella De Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), the Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and Scar (The Lion King). The words “USA” and “FOREVER” appear in the top right corner or bottom right corner of each stamp and the name of the classic villain and the movie in which the character appears runs along the left edge.
The selvage area features the Queen from Snow White standing in front of an ornate background. The
reverse side of the sheet includes drawings of the 10 characters and a quote by each one:
Maleficent: “You poor simple fools! Thinking you could defeat me, me, the Mistress of All Evil!”
Honest John: “If we play our cards right, we’ll be on easy street, or my name isn’t Honest John!”
Cruella De Vil: “So, they thought they could outwit Cruella.”
Captain Hook: “Blast that Peter Pan!”
Queen of Hearts: “Off with their heads!”
(Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and Scar (The Lion King).