The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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List Criteria: Villain characters from Disney animated movies computer-animated films

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.

Which Disney film villain is your favorite?
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    Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

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    Scar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Scar The Lion King

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    Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Ursula The Little Mermaid

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    Hercules

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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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    Queen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Queen Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Mirror Mirror, Snow White Christmas

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    Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    Yzma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Yzma Kronk's New Groove, The Emperor's New Groove

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    Gaston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Gaston Beauty and the Beast

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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 ...

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

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    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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    Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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    Hans

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


    Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

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    King Candy/ Turbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

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    Toy Story

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    Horned King is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Horned King The Black Cauldron

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    Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

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    The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    The Headless Horseman

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    Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

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


    Clayton Tarzan

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    Lilo & Stitch

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    Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

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    A Bug's Life

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    Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains


    Madame Medusa The Rescuers

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    WALL-E

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    Bruce Finding Nemo

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    Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

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    Pete A Goofy Movie

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    Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Magic Mirror Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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    Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

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    Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

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    Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Charles Muntz Up

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    Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

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    Judge Doom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Judge Doom Who Framed Roger Rabbit

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    Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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    Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in ...

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