In general, Disney villains are more interesting than Disney heroes. Heroes are burdened by likability; they can't risk breaking that threshold by doing something morally problematic. Don't get us wrong - many Disney heroes are fallible beings who sometimes make bad decisions. However, they right their wrongs by the end of their respective films, ensuring that viewers leave the theater with big smiles.
Villains can do whatever they want and be whoever they want. This might be why they have such cool influences and impacts. We have to assume that Disney animators and voice actors get a bit more excited when they're assigned villains, simply due to the sheer amount of personality the evildoers seem to always possess.
Here are some of the best behind-the-scenes stories about Disney villains.
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