Disney The Greatest Animated Disney Villains  

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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.

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1
4,201 1,429
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King
2
3,668 1,404
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty
3
3,377 1,207
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid
4
2,847 1,352
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin
5
3,057 1,179
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules
6
2,575 1,213
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians
7
2,126 1,456
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan
8
2,058 1,386
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book
9
2,115 1,168
Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10
2,026 1,374
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast
11
1,739 1,124
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
12
1,926 1,215
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove
13
1,673 1,233
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella
14
1,891 1,066
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled
15
1,692 1,105
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog
16
1,643 1,080
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan
17
1,522 915
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean
18
1,465 1,168
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland
19
1,371 1,123
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3
20
1,408 853
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas
21
1,115 1,148
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book
22
1,146 1,159
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood
23
1,255 1,064
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen
24
990 1,187
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective
25
890 525
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles