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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
3,830 1,280
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Lion King

2
3,297 1,295
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sleeping Beauty

3
3,034 1,110
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Little Mermaid

4
2,569 1,227
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Aladdin

5
2,782 1,082
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hercules

6
2,328 1,131
Cruella de Vil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
101 Dalmatians

7
1,931 1,356
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

8
1,860 1,286
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

9
1,820 1,245
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Beauty and the Beast

10
1,877 1,076
Queen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11
1,497 1,019
Judge Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,739 1,109
Yzma is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Emperor's New Groove

13
1,495 1,137
Lady Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Cinderella

14
1,688 984
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tangled

15
1,490 1,028
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Princess and the Frog

16
1,478 991
Shan Yu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mulan

17
1,370 835
Davy Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pirates of the Caribbean

18
1,313 1,074
Queen of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Alice in Wonderland

19
1,229 1,030
Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Bootsdad added Toy Story 3

20
1,234 778
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Nightmare Before Christmas

21
1,012 1,056
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Jungle Book

22
1,026 1,060
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Robin Hood

23
1,113 951
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Frozen

24
878 1,103
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Great Mouse Detective

25
1,130 893
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Toy Story

26
750 444
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Incredibles

27
926 988
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Wreck it Ralph

28
873 666
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

29
844 925
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Sword in the Stone

30
584 635
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

31
746 966
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Black Cauldron

32
752 641
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

33
788 894
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Tarzan

34
808 863
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers

35
772 891
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pocahontas

36
620 284
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Monsters, Inc.

37
700 830
Pete is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
A Goofy Movie

38
649 557
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added A Bug's Life

39
725 612
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Finding Nemo

40
660 896
Smee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Peter Pan

41
665 922
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Lilo & Stitch

42
552 527
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Up

43
615 917
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added WALL-E

44
546 871
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pinocchio

45
546 829
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Rescuers Down Under

46
588 875
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

47
593 868
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Cinderella

48
586 880
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added The Aristocats

49
266 139
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Cinderella

50
533 832
Michael Yagoobian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
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