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Disney villains featured on new U.S. postage stamps

2017-07-17 16:48:00 (Beijing Time)         Xinhua

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The 10 most classical villains appeared in Disney-produced animations (Phtoo/ CGTN: courtesy of U.S. Postal Service Photo)

The U.S. Postal Service released a sheet of 20 stamps this Saturday, featuring 10 Disney villains.

The classic characters featured 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 against a blue background, with his/her name on the left edge.

Postmaster Genera Megan J. Brennan, joined by Disney officials, unveiled the stamps on Saturday afternoon during the annual Disney fan event, the D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Center, 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 forever stamps are our way of saying Disney villains will forever entertain us and serve as a tribute Disney's artistry and storytelling skill."

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Ink and Paint Department in Burbank of 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."

The Disney D23 Expo that began on Friday concludes on Monday. It provides thousands of fans from all around the world with unprecedented access to Disney films, television shows, games, theme parks and celebrities.