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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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3,368 1,089
Scar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Scar The Lion King

2
2,874 1,134
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,612 963
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
2,231 1,065
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,429 954
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
2,018 989
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
1,698 1,172
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,623 1,108
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,645 933
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
1,595 1,090
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
1,277 843
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
1,532 949
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
1,286 1,008
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
1,447 872
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

Famous Schizophrenics

15
1,262 906
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

16
1,270 864
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'

17
1,192 699
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
1,126 953
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
1,042 902
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
1,046 660
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
896 917
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

Every Villain in Disney Movie History

22
901 928
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
966 811
Hans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

24
780 971
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

25
964 788
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
759 542
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

27
752 805
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

28
807 869
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 Disney Princess Movies

29
557 357
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

30
671 841
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

31
476 534
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
673 789
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

33
646 546
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

34
668 779
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

35
714 767
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

The Best Michael B. Jordan Movies

36
606 738
Pete is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

37
583 513
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

38
513 482
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

39
451 238
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs Monsters, Inc., Monsters University

40
567 778
Smee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

41
575 819
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

42
531 827
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

43
443 443
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

44
483 731
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

45
469 778
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

46
520 761
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Drizella Tremaine Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella

47
520 783
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

48
505 776
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

49
366 212
Evil Queen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Evil Queen Shrek the Third

50
434 680
Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke Atlantis: The Lost Empire