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

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2
2,382 932
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,132 786
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
1,882 863
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,007 761
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
1,673 808
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
1,432 956
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,345 886
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,419 714
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
1,290 913
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
987 661
Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Claude Frollo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,263 785
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
1,085 848
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
1,197 733
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

15
1,075 708
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
1,026 772
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

17
974 546
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
957 790
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
861 749
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
766 762
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

21
848 530
Oogie Boogie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D, The Nightmare Before Christmas

22
768 779
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
668 780
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

24
746 660
Hans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

25
769 631
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
609 658
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

27
653 720
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

28
590 421
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

29
575 696
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

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528 428
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Headless Horseman

31
375 401
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
380 250
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

33
593 644
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

34
505 604
Pete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

35
559 644
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

36
555 657
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

37
385 330
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

38
476 578
Smee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

39
430 369
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

40
454 663
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

41
481 654
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

42
432 602
Drizella Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Drizella Tremaine Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, Cinderella

43
426 614
Anastasia Tremaine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
moosiclvr added Anastasia Tremaine Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time

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396 631
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

45
272 130
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs

46
385 601
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

47
429 638
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

48
438 553
Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
wiabux added Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

49
310 325
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

50
437 431
The Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Magic Mirror Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs