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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
3,935 1,329
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King

2
3,405 1,327
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty

3
3,141 1,135
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid

4
2,646 1,272
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin

5
2,854 1,108
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules

6
2,393 1,157
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians

7
1,979 1,385
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

8
1,908 1,308
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

9
1,877 1,279
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast

10
1,940 1,100
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11
1,555 1,049
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,790 1,141
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,539 1,165
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella

14
1,735 1,010
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled

15
1,546 1,048
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog

16
1,521 1,015
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan

17
1,415 852
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean

18
1,353 1,101
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland

19
1,271 1,052
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3

20
1,285 799
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
1,035 1,085
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

22
1,056 1,089
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood

23
1,151 980
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen

24
901 1,126
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective

25
786 463
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles

26
1,162 917
Sid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Toy Story

27
909 683
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

28
869 945
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Sword in the Stone

29
946 1,018
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Wreck it Ralph

30
764 989
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Black Cauldron

31
605 654
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
776 655
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

33
811 917
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tarzan

34
659 296
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Monsters, Inc.

35
833 879
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers

36
723 847
Pete is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
A Goofy Movie

37
752 632
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Finding Nemo

38
682 572
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added A Bug's Life

39
794 913
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pocahontas

40
675 919
Smee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

41
681 945
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Lilo & Stitch

42
573 543
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Up

43
631 934
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added WALL-E

44
560 890
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pinocchio

45
643 663
The Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

46
555 844
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers Down Under

47
600 896
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added The Aristocats

48
602 900
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

49
608 890
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

50
288 151
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Cinderella