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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
3,990 1,348
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King

2
3,450 1,342
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty

3
3,187 1,147
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid

4
2,678 1,287
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin

5
2,887 1,121
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules

6
2,420 1,170
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians

7
2,004 1,401
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

8
1,939 1,320
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

9
1,903 1,295
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast

10
1,969 1,113
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11
1,590 1,062
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,814 1,155
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,560 1,178
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella

14
1,765 1,018
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled

15
1,567 1,057
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog

16
1,546 1,024
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan

17
1,432 862
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean

18
1,373 1,110
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland

19
1,284 1,063
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3

20
1,305 810
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
1,051 1,092
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

22
1,071 1,100
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood

23
1,170 993
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen

24
914 1,139
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective

25
803 474
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles

26
1,176 929
Sid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Toy Story

27
928 695
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

28
879 959
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Sword in the Stone

29
962 1,028
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Wreck it Ralph

30
776 1,000
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Black Cauldron

31
617 663
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
792 664
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

33
822 926
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tarzan

34
674 302
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Monsters, Inc.

35
846 887
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers

36
734 855
Pete is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
A Goofy Movie

37
764 641
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Finding Nemo

38
692 577
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added A Bug's Life

39
806 922
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pocahontas

40
691 954
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Lilo & Stitch

41
681 931
Smee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

42
583 553
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Up

43
642 940
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added WALL-E

44
572 896
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pinocchio

45
564 850
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers Down Under

46
650 671
The Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

47
611 904
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added The Aristocats

48
428 315
Zira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

49
298 155
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Cinderella

50
616 896
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella