15 Favourite Disney Villains
As everyone gets into the spirit of Halloween and decides what costumes they’re wearing to go out partying in, or take the little ones trick or treating in, we’re counting down our favourite Disney villains.
By Kat Lawson & Holly Bowler
15. Edgar Balthazar, The Aristocats, 1970.
Trying to do away with those adorable cats just to get your hands on Madame Adelaide’s fortune, shame on you Edgar.
14. Prince Hans, Frozen, 2013
Taking advantage of poor Princess Anna, she only wanted someone to love her. There’s a lesson here girls (and guys): the first person you meet might not always be Mr/Miss Right.
13. Gaston, Beauty and the Beast, 1991.
There is no need to lead a troop of angry villagers to try and kill the beast, it won’t make Belle love you any more! You just need to find a woman who likes you for your vain, narcissistic and villainous self, and leave Belle to her “happy ever after”.
Oh and never come between a girl and her books!
12. Lady Tremaine (The Evil Step Mother), Cinderella, 1950.
Wanting the best for your children is all well and good but it shouldn’t be at the expense of your step-child, and if you want a maid why not hire one? After all, you are the widow of a wealthy aristocrat; surely you can afford staff?
11. Dr Facilier (The Shadow Man), The Princess and the Frog, 2009.
Offering potions and lotions to people who want a way to make their hair grow again is one thing, offering the souls of New Orleans as payment for your dastardly schemes is just a little bit naughty, but we’re sure your “friends on the other side” will have fun with you.
10. Prince John & Sir Hiss, Robin Hood, 1973
Most of the comedy in this film is provided by the vain but clueless Prince John and his inability to listen to his assistant Sir Hiss. While his brother King Richard is off one “another crazy crusade” Prince John attempts to rule England with an iron fist (or paw) but is outwitted by Robin Hood and his gang who rob the rich to feed to poor.
No wonder Sir Hiss always looks panicked.
9. The Evil Queen, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937
Snow White’s wicked step mother who becomes obsessed with offing Snow as soon as her magic mirror announces that Snow White is the fairest of them all, couldn’t just grow old gracefully could you?
8. Shere Khan & Kaa, The Jungle Book, 1967
Bengali Tiger Shere Khan stalks man-cub Mowgli through the jungles of India, his desire to kill him based on his hatred and fear of mankind with their fire and guns. Kaa the python on the other hand spend the film trying to eat Mowgli but fails comically each time.
7. Oogie Boogie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993
Trying to kill Santa will only ever make everyone hate you, especially when you then try to assasinate the well loved skeleton king. Don’t be THAT guy Oogie!
6. Jafar, Aladdin, 1992
Look we know that you’re power crazy, you want the genie’s power and to be ruler of all Agrabah and marry Princess Jasmine, but sometimes you just have to learn to live with disappointment.
5. Ursula the Sea Witch, The Little Mermaid, 1989
Stealing an innocent mermaid’s voice so you can steal their man? That is one of the biggest betrayals in womanhood!
4. The Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland, 1951
We all love a red rose as much as the next person, but did you really have to behead those playing cards for planting white ones? Everybody makes mistakes.
3. Cruella de Vil, One Hundred and One Dalmations, 1961
Attempted skinning of 101 dalmatians for a fur coat is the fastest way to be hated by everyone, living up to your evil name Cruella.
2. Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty, 1959
We hear you girl, nobody likes being missed off the invite list for a party, but there’s no need to curse a newborn baby for it is there? Oh apparently there is.
1. Scar, The Lion King, 1994
Attempted murder of your entire family will never make you a good leader, just feared and hated by your not so loyal subjects.
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Personally, Ursula and Maleficent are my favourite villains but Scar definitely has a right to be at the top. The murdering his family part kinda makes him number one. Cruella is just superb! And Its great to see Dr Facilier on this list, he really was/is a damn fine villian.