Dark Details Fans Noticed About Disney Villains

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Vote up the most sinister details.

From the early days of Maleficent to more modern baddies like Ernesto Cruz, Disney villains have plagued fairytale heroes for decades. Oftentimes their dastardly intentions are plain to see-- Ursula wants to rule the sea in The Little Mermaid; Jafar desires absolute power in Aladdin. Behind these insidious plans are some dark details you may have missed, though. For example, while it appears Hans is trying to save Elsa from a crossbow shot in Frozen, his real intent is to crush her with the chandelier. Sid from Toy Story is evil through and through, but he's actually worse than you thought. Did you know he actually studies an "Improvised Interrogation Handbook?" If you look closely during Gaston's demise in Beauty and the Beast, you'll see that skulls appear in his eyes as he falls!

Check out this list of dark details fans noticed about Disney villains, and don't forget to vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    381 VOTES

    The Coachman Uses Children To Pull His Coach In 'Pinocchio'

    From Redditor u/TheGreenSteak:

    In Pinocchio (1940), the coach taking the kids to the Isle is pulled by donkeys who were probably also children brought there. This would explain the constant whipping from the coachman as well.

  • 2
    303 VOTES

    Sid Has A Torture Handbook In 'Toy Story'

    From Redditor u/TheEnder36:

    In Toy Story (1995), Sid has a book called the 'Department of the Army Technical Manual: Improvised Interrogation Handbook.'

  • 3
    309 VOTES

    Scar Is Always Ready To Strike In 'The Lion King'

    From Redditor u/Big_JR80:

    In The Lion King (1994), the antagonist, Scar, is the only lion who has his claws out in every scene he's in.

  • 4
    285 VOTES

    Facilier Has A Skull And Crossbones Shadow In 'Princess And The Frog'

    From Redditor u/Siri0usly:

    Dr. Facilier's shadow reveals skulls on the wallpaper in his shop.

  • 5
    292 VOTES

    Gaston Has Skulls In His Eyes In 'Beauty And The Beast'

    From Redditor u/Kingjmasta450:

    In the final fight between Gaston and the Beast in Beauty and the beast (1991), as Gaston falls to his death he has skulls in his eyes.

  • 6
    243 VOTES

    Frollo Makes A Judas-Like Offer In 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame'

    From Redditor u/ChessedGamon:

    In The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Frollo offers captured Gypsies silver coins for the location of Esmeralda. He asks 3 times, raising the price by 10 each time. On the 3rd time, he offers nothing. He would have otherwise offered them 30 silver pieces, the same price that bought Judas.