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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

The Best Disney Princesses

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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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Hans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

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Prince John is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Prince John Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

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Hopper is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

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

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

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

The All-Time Greatest Pixar Characters

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

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Evil Queen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Evil Queen Shrek the Third

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

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Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

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

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Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

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Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

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