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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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1
3,821 1,279
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King

2
3,288 1,293
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty

3
3,027 1,107
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid

4
2,560 1,225
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin

5
2,772 1,080
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules

6
2,323 1,128
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians

7
1,925 1,353
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

8
1,854 1,284
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

9
1,813 1,244
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast

10
1,871 1,075
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11
1,491 1,016
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,735 1,106
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,489 1,136
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella

14
1,682 984
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled

15
1,486 1,025
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog

16
1,471 991
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan

17
1,366 833
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean

18
1,308 1,073
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland

19
1,226 1,028
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3

20
1,231 776
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
1,008 1,054
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

22
1,023 1,057
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood

23
1,108 951
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen

24
874 1,102
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective

25
1,127 891
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Toy Story

26
746 442
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles

27
923 986
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Wreck it Ralph

28
869 664
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

29
840 925
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Sword in the Stone

30
579 635
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

31
745 963
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Black Cauldron

32
751 638
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

33
782 893
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tarzan

34
806 861
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers

35
768 889
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pocahontas

36
695 828
Pete is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
A Goofy Movie

37
614 284
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Monsters, Inc.

38
644 555
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added A Bug's Life

39
721 609
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Finding Nemo

40
655 894
Smee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

41
662 920
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Lilo & Stitch

42
545 526
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Up

43
612 915
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added WALL-E

44
542 870
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pinocchio

45
544 827
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers Down Under

46
592 864
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

47
585 873
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

48
583 878
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added The Aristocats

49
262 137
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Cinderella

50
531 828
Michael Yagoobian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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