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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
2,370 927
Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty

3
2,119 783
Ursula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Ursula The Little Mermaid

4
1,876 860
Jafar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Jafar The Return of Jafar, Aladdin

5
2,002 755
Hades is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hades Hercules

6
1,665 808
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
1,427 951
Captain Hook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Captain Hook Peter Pan, Peter Pan, Hook

8
1,339 878
Shere Khan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Shere Khan Adventures of Mowgli, The Jungle Book

9
1,413 708
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
1,278 909
Gaston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Gaston Beauty and the Beast

11
979 656
Claude Frollo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Claude Frollo The Hunchback of Notre Dame

12
1,258 779
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
1,076 847
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
1,192 729
Mother Gothel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Mother Gothel Tangled

15
1,071 704
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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1,020 767
Dr. Facilier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Dr. Facilier The Princess and the Frog

17
970 541
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
954 786
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
858 746
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
763 760
Kaa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Kaa The Jungle Book, Adventures of Mowgli

21
845 528
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
667 771
Professor Ratigan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective

23
762 774
Prince John is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Prince John Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights

24
737 658
Hans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Hans

25
760 630
Sid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Sid Toy Story

26
606 656
Madam Mim is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madam Mim The Sword in the Stone

27
652 717
King Candy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added King Candy/ Turbo Wreck it Ralph

28
585 420
Chernabog the Devil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Chernabog the Devil Fantasia

29
574 693
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Horned King The Black Cauldron

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527 425
The Headless Horseman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
The Headless Horseman

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373 398
The Sheriff of Nottingham is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains

32
375 248
Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Syndrome The Incredibles

33
503 602
Pete is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Pete A Goofy Movie

34
590 642
Madame Medusa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Madame Medusa The Rescuers

35
557 641
Governor Ratcliffe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Governor Ratcliffe Pocahontas

36
553 654
Clayton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Clayton Tarzan

37
383 325
Hopper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Hopper A Bug's Life

38
474 573
Smee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Smee Neverland, Peter Pan, Peter Pan

39
428 364
Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Bruce Finding Nemo

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481 650
Gantu is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Gantu Lilo & Stitch

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451 660
AUTO is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
maltron66 added AUTO WALL-E

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430 598
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

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425 608
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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268 124
Randall Boggs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
ahmed-maklad added Randall Boggs

45
389 627
Stromboli is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Stromboli Pinocchio, Geppetto

46
379 599
Percival C. McLeach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Percival C. McLeach The Rescuers Down Under

47
428 635
Edgar Balthazar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Method2Madness added Edgar Balthazar The Aristocats

48
438 550
Horace and Jasper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
wiabux added Horace and Jasper 101 Dalmatians

49
303 323
Charles Muntz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
SMcM added Charles Muntz Up

50
435 431
The Magic Mirror is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Animated Disney Villains
Magic Mirror Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs