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

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

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Jafar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

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Ursula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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King Candy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

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Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

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Clayton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

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

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Bruce is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bruce Finding Nemo

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Gantu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gantu Lilo & Stitch

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

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

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

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Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

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Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

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

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Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Randall Boggs

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

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

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Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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