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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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2
2,574 1,012
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,301 864
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
2,011 944
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,165 833
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
1,807 874
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
1,530 1,039
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,451 985
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,536 797
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
1,425 988
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
1,095 734
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
1,371 843
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
1,154 916
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
1,285 801
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

15
1,152 776
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 15 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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16
1,099 835
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

17
1,070 605
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
1,021 860
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
930 812
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
927 577
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
805 836
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

22
818 844
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
852 725
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

24
708 884
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

25
877 689
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
679 722
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

27
726 779
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

28
679 473
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

29
618 754
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

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572 472
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

31
446 296
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

32
416 459
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

33
644 695
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

34
545 659
Pete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

35
603 707
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

36
601 702
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

37
435 413
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

38
506 686
Smee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

39
443 658
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

40
515 740
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

41
483 447
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

42
477 752
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

43
467 683
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 43 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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370 376
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

45
460 695
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

46
423 715
Mangiafuoco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mangiafuoco Pinocchio, Geppetto

47
462 720
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

48
389 615
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke Atlantis: The Lost Empire

49
473 628
Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
wiabux added Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

50
341 193
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs Monsters, Inc., Monsters University