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List Rules 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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3,392 1,099
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Scar The Lion King

2
2,895 1,144
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,635 970
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
2,243 1,077
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,449 961
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
2,033 999
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
1,710 1,182
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,634 1,118
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,653 942
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
1,609 1,097
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
1,282 855
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Judge Claude Frollo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,541 958
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
1,294 1,016
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
1,463 876
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

15
1,270 914
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

16
1,283 868
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shan Yu Mulan, Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'

17
1,203 705
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
1,133 961
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
1,051 908
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
1,053 668
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
901 924
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

Every Villain in Disney Movie History

22
910 931
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
976 817
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

24
782 979
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

25
975 792
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
762 551
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

27
814 874
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

28
755 810
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

The Best Disney Princess Movies

29
566 360
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

30
673 848
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

31
482 538
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
677 794
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

33
649 553
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

34
674 782
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

35
717 772
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

The Best Movies That Won Razzies

36
609 743
Pete is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

37
591 515
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

38
519 485
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

39
462 238
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

40
573 782
Smee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

41
579 824
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

42
538 829
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

The Best Netflix Original Horror Movies

43
449 446
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

44
484 735
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

45
471 781
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

46
524 765
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Drizella Tremaine Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella

47
373 212
Evil Queen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Evil Queen Shrek the Third

48
522 786
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

49
508 780
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

50
435 683
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