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The Greatest Animated Disney Villains 

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Who is the greatest animated Disney villain? Everyone, it seems, has a favorite. Over the decades, Disney movies have given moviegoers some of the most dastardly (and, as with so many movie villains, immaculately dressed) villains in cinema history. And now, thanks to the magic of Disney+, you can go back and rewatch these classic villains doing all kinds of villainous things again and again. 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. If you're thinking of your favourite Disney bad guys from television, hop on over to vote on the Disney aninmated series with the best villains.

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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Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jeremy Irons in The Lion King
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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Eleanor Audley in Sleeping Beauty
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Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pat Carroll in The Little Mermaid
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Hades is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Jafar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jonathan Freeman in The Return of Jafar
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Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Queen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Donna Murphy in Tangled
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Yzma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Eartha Kitt in Kronk's New Groove
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Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Keith David in The Princess and the Frog
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Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Claude Garry in The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Gaston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Richard White in Beauty and the Beast
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Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ken Page in The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D
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Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Steve Buscemi in Monsters
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Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jason Lee in The Incredibles
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Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Ned Beatty in Toy Story 3
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Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Sid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Erik von Detten in Toy Story
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Hans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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Prince John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains