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Who is the greatest animated Disney villain? Everyone, it seems, has a favorite. Over the decades, Disney movies have given movie goers some of the most dastardly villains in cinema history. They may be animated, but that doesn't mean they aren't, well, mean! This list includes some of the best Disney movie villains ever but are specifically villians in animated movies, so be sure to vote for your favorites, vote down the villains you don't think are worthy of the top spots, and add any disney villains who are missing.

Vote: The Best Disney Princesses

Disney villains come in many forms. Some, like the evil sorcerer Jafar ('Aladdin') and the "Mistress of All Evil,' Maleficent ('Sleeping Beauty'), have magical powers that allow them to wreak havoc on their poor, unsuspecting victims. Great Walt Disney movie villains may also be "regular" people who are simply bad apples.

Speaking of bad apples, Queen Grimhilde, from Disney's classic 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,' didn't necessarily have magical powers, but she was cruel beyond measure to Snow White, and a schemer of the highest order. Certainly, the same could be said of the horrible, no good Cruella de Vil from Disney's '101 Dalmatians.'

Rank: The Best Movie Villains of All Time

Some of the best Disney movie villains aren't even human. Examples? How about the evil python Kaa from 'The Jungle Book'? And without question Scar, the power hungry, sinister baby brother of Mufasa in 'The Lion King' is worthy of a spot on this list. Finally, last but certainly not least, the Big Bad Wolf from Walt Disney's 'Three Little Pigs' is a menacing character.

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2,757 789
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Scar The Lion King

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2
2,279 910
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,049 757
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
1,828 837
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
1,931 737
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
1,607 788
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 101 Dalmatians, One Hundred and One Dalmatians

7
1,392 920
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,297 851
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,363 687
Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Queen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas

10
1,229 886
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
936 634
Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Claude Frollo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,211 761
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Yzma Kronk's New Groove, The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,049 824
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Lady Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

14
1,155 705
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

15
1,034 684
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shan Yu Mulan, Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'

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16
977 748
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

17
932 519
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Davy Jones Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

18
927 763
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Queen of Hearts Alice in Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

19
833 721
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear Toy Story 3

20
742 738
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

21
814 514
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, The Nightmare Before Christmas

22
741 755
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Prince John Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

23
643 748
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

24
710 636
Hans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

25
737 611
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
585 637
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

27
629 701
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

28
550 677
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

29
561 403
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

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358 378
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

31
349 230
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

32
506 411
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Headless Horseman

33
570 622
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

34
489 583
Pete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

35
540 631
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

36
540 619
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

37
365 308
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

38
467 632
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

39
407 350
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

40
435 644
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

41
459 552
Smee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

42
371 578
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

43
246 104
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs

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416 616
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

45
372 608
Mangiafuoco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mangiafuoco Pinocchio, Geppetto

46
426 533
Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
wiabux added Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

47
411 578
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Drizella Tremaine Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella

48
405 588
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

49
281 310
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

50
329 541
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke Atlantis: The Lost Empire