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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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3,318 1,061
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Scar The Lion King

2
2,816 1,121
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,557 952
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
2,195 1,045
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,382 932
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
1,974 974
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
1,668 1,150
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,594 1,086
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,620 912
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
1,565 1,073
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
1,248 819
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
1,510 925
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
1,259 995
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
1,416 857
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

The Best Disney Princesses

15
1,233 892
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

16
1,249 849
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
1,171 678
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
1,104 939
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
1,020 887
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
1,022 645
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
877 904
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

The Best Horror Movie Remakes

22
884 916
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
945 794
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

24
769 952
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

25
944 771
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
737 529
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

27
738 789
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

28
792 852
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

29
526 348
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

30
660 822
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

31
464 516
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
634 528
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

33
658 773
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

34
696 752
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

35
592 719
Pete is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

36
649 766
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

37
557 498
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

38
493 469
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

39
555 759
Smee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

40
424 230
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

41
522 807
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

42
557 802
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters

43
424 428
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

44
476 715
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

45
456 764
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

46
508 744
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
494 759
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

48
503 771
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

49
426 665
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke Atlantis: The Lost Empire

50
455 719
Michael Yagoobian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Michael Yagoobian Meet the Robinsons