21 Small But Sinister Details About Disney Villains

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Vote up the most impressive Disney villain details!

Whether they're big bosses or straight-up clowns, the villains in Disney always have a way of exposing themselves. These small details fans found in Disney movies prove when it comes to hidden meaning and Easter eggs, no one does it like Disney. 

From the hyenas in The Lion King to the all-powerful Hades in Hercules, these small villain details are just as accurate as they are impressive. Vote up the most sinister details about Disney villains!

  • 1
    991 VOTES

    Hades Calls Out The Movie's Run Time In 'Hercules'

    From Redditor u/EveFluff:

    In Hercules (1997) Hades says, "Guys, relax. It's only half-time," exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie.

    991 votes
  • 2
    821 VOTES

    When Yzma Tosses The Poison Into The Cactus In 'The Emperor's New Groove,' It Turns Into A Llama

    From Redditor u/BrewersFTW:

    In The Emperor's New Groove (2000), Yzma tosses her poison/llama extract-laced drink on to the nearby cactus, which turns into a llama right as Kuzco changes in to a llama as well.

    821 votes
  • 3
    839 VOTES

    The Female Hyena Is The Leader In 'The Lion King,' True To Wild Hyenas

    From Redditor u/SneakySniper456:

    In The Lion King, Shenzi, the female hyena, is the dominant/smartest one of the three main hyenas. And in real life the female hyenas are the ones who are the leaders of the pack, and the males are the followers and treated poorly. Their hierarchy is based on real life hyena traits.

    839 votes
  • 4
    750 VOTES

    Bruce, A Great White Shark, Cries About His Absent Father In 'Finding Nemo'

    From Redditor u/EitherARepostOrALie:

    In Finding Nemo, Bruce the shark starts crying when Marlin starts talking about Nemo, saying “I never knew my father."  Male sharks mate with the female then leave, so baby sharks never actually meet their father.

    750 votes
  • 5
    836 VOTES

    Dr. Facilier's Shadow Turns The Wallpaper Into Skulls And Crossbones In 'The Princess and the Frog'

    From Redditor u/goaght:

    In The Princess and the Frog (2009), where Dr. Facilier's shadow touches the wallpaper, it turns to crossbones.

    836 votes
  • 6
    701 VOTES

    Scar's 'Be Prepared' Performance Is Filled With Nazi Symbolism In 'The Lion King'

    From Redditor u/Tokyono:

    In The Lion King (1994), in “Be Prepared," the beams of light reference the “Cathedral of light” that featured in Nazi Party rallies in Nuremberg from 1934 to 1938. The Goose-stepping hyenas aren’t the only Hitler allusion in the song.

    701 votes