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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
4,051 1,364
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King

2
3,518 1,360
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty

3
3,239 1,161
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid

4
2,723 1,304
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin

5
2,939 1,129
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules

6
2,465 1,180
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians

7
2,039 1,413
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

8
1,972 1,335
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

9
2,009 1,124
Queen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

10
1,932 1,316
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast

11
1,633 1,075
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,844 1,168
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,591 1,192
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella

14
1,796 1,028
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled

15
1,602 1,068
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog

16
1,573 1,039
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan

17
1,458 872
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean

18
1,399 1,126
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland

19
1,305 1,080
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3

20
1,335 823
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
1,072 1,103
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

22
1,092 1,116
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood

23
1,194 1,014
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen

24
940 1,152
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective

25
829 491
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles