Best Animated Movie Villains

The Top Ten

1 Scar from The Lion King

Born by the greatest company of animation, lived and died with the voice of the awesome Jeremy Irons.
Inspired by Hitler, history's most evil human.
Without magical powers, he destroyed almost an entire continent. No other Disney villain has done that before.
Even for a lion, Scar shown to have more human cruelty than any other villain.
He also made the most crying moment of Disney history, Mufasa's death.
He even sang the greatest villain song, about killing his own brother and his nephew. That's even more sick than Claude Frollo

I LOVE SCAR! There, I said it. Isn't it funny how I want to stab Simba while I love Scar? Definitely the best villain ever, second only to the Gremlins from Gremlins 1 and 2. - RedTheGremlin

He killed his own brother to conquer his kingdom and attempted to kill his nephew more than once. - PeeledBanana

Yes, he is the best. He's cunning, cruel, and not afraid to condemn little cubs to a lifetime of guilt.

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2 Judge Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame Judge Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

As a Christian frollo in my opinion is the most evil villain, for he does so many evil things in the name of the lord. And he dies by falling into hell! (I think, that's what they made it look like) with no powers, and the fact that he's an old man makes his evil more impressive. He lusts for, and gropes Esmeralda at one point, keeps Quasimodo prisoner for all his life, just because he's ugly, and burns innocent families house down for no reason, other than that he was slightly annoyed! Frollo is my all time favorite Disney villain, and he is no doubt the most evil

21, how is Judge Claude Frollo only number 21. He is PURE EVIL, he burns people alive, lust after younger women, murders people and he is only number 21.

Where do I even begin with this guy? He kills an innocent woman, tries to drown her baby, locks him in a tower, lusts over women, plans to burn them alive, offers their freedom for bow chicka bow wow, and burns whole villages...all while claiming to be and I quote, "a righteous man" and "so much purer than the common vulgar weakling" DAMN!

This is the most despicable animated human ever! Enough said

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3 Lord Shen from Kung Fu Panda 2

One of the only complaints I had about the first Kung Fu Panda movie is that the villain, Tai Lung, felt kinda weak. Not that he was bad, but I am SOOO glad DreamWorks stepped up their villain game for the second film. Lord Shen is just amazing. He is a leucistic peacock with an astounding character design, an incredibly fitting balletic fighting style, astonishingly cleverly and sharply written dialogue, a wonderful character arc, and, in case you're not impressed by all that, he's voiced with the ultimate cunning and charm by Gary Oldman, one of the greatest actors in every sense of the word. Lord Shen is probably my favorite magnificent bastard in any film ever (next to Heath Ledger's Joker in the Dark Knight). This guy needs more recognition, not just in being an animated villain, not just being a Gary Oldman character (but he also needs recognition for that ASAP), but being a villain in film in general. We all see Jack Torrence, the Wicked Witch of the West, Hannibal Lecter and ...more

Lord Shen is simply amazing. Unlike Tai Lung, he's a complete sociopath in denial of the fact that he's done something wrong. Definitely my favorite animated villain ever, and way better than Scar in my opinion. Because his motives are more than just "ambition, envy and greed."

Not only voiced by Gary Oldman, this guy is a classy bastard. That thing he does with the throwing knives in his tail is effing amazing to see. Plus, unlike Tai Lung, who was understandably pissed because of what Oogway and Shifu did to him, Shen was pretty much evil through and through, while still being an elaborate character who had his reasons to do what he did - crappy, selfish reasons, but still. He in fact does remind me a bit of Scar from The Lion King, maybe because of his class, his swag or his lust for power (the fact that he looks cool as hell doesn't hurt either); doesn't matter, he's still probably my favorite animated villain ever.

He's the most cunning, skilled, stylish and resourceful villain there is.

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4 Chernabog from Fantasia Chernabog from Fantasia Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".

Isn't he like the devil?

He’s amazing. He’s powerful, and the most evil Disney a villain ever! Step aside Scar! CHERNABOG IS A BETTER DISNEY VILLAIN THAN YOU! - asantalo

5 Hades from Hercules

I love this character. - RedTheGremlin

This is the funniest guy ever!

He's also one of the gods in mythology in Greece. But the Disney version looks so sofisticated compared to the original story of Greek gods and other adaptations besides Disney.

Voiced by James Woods - 445956

6 Gaston from Beauty and the Beast

Starts out as a side character with a crush but allows envy to turn him into the murderous main antagonist

LeFou, I'm afraid I've been thinking... (A dangerous pastime) I know...but that wacky old coot is Belle's father and his sanity's only so-so...

Voiced by Richard White - 445956

7 Lotso from Toy Story 3 Lotso from Toy Story 3

Downright Diabolical - JPK

He might smell sweet but he's a rotten strawberry! I never thought I'd see the day I hated a teddy bear...

Forced his former best friends, chuckles and Big Baby, to serve him, had any toy who disobeyed him killed, and was a downright tyrant.

Strawberry scented never smelled so rotton.

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8 Lord Farquaad from Shrek Lord Farquaad from Shrek Lord Farquaad is the main antagonist of the 2001 animated feature film, Shrek, as well as Shrek 4D. He is voiced by John Lithgow.

Best bad guy ever!

He is not disny

"Ya think he's compensating for something? " Yes, Shrek. Yes I do.

So drek for my shrek

9 Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty

How is Maleficent so far down on the list? She was the best Disney villain of all time. That new movie must have ruined her. In her original film, she cursed a baby because she wasn't invited to a party!

Oh, yes. The scene where she appears in the fireplace scared me as a little kid and became my favorite part to this day! - RedTheGremlin

10 Jafar from Aladdin Jafar from Aladdin

BEST Disney VILLAIN IN MY BOOK, should be in the top 5. He is evil, powerful, and also funny. Why is he not higher on this list

LOSER! And he looks like he's a thousand years old!

Ok really number 11 Jafar? No he should be number one! He's so hilarious and sarcastic and he is so cute in his robe with black and red on him aw he's so cute

Voiced by Jonathan Freeman - 445956

The Contenders

11 Tai Lung from Kung Fu Panda

Not only is he based on my most favorite animal, he is also a villain whose overbearing pride prevented him from being good. His lust for more power clouded his mind, and was willing to kill even his own master and foster father to achieve his goal. He deserved more screen time then he had.

A very complex character that deserves to return in a sequel to the franchise. I feel like he can be a hero again despite of his past deeds. Still, I would love to see him return and learn more from this amazing character.

He look tuff and acts very evil.

AWESOME GUY! And his kung-fu...

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12 Russ Cargill from The Simpsons Movie

He means well on the basis that it's the Environmental Protection Agency's job to contain life threatening situations against global warming. However Russ Cargill is a bit on the power hungry side.

This guy is mad with power and overall sadistic. He's smart he's funny, and really underrated. I mean the place is over polluted by homers pig crap silo, so quarantine the town if you must but don't trap the people, and when the place gets worse and worse, and soon Springfield gets driven into an apocalypse, so what does he do? He plans to blow it up with a nuclear bomb! And when Bart and homer save the town, he still wants them to die, by pointing a shotgun at them.. But his defeat was pretty pathetic by just getting a rock dropped on him by a toddler, but still not a bad villain for the Simpsons first movie.

He's practically Donald Trump 10 years before Trump was even president.

A corrupt head of the Environmental Protection Agency who's power went to his head, only to fall for one of Bart's crank call names (the treasure of Ima Weiner) and a toddler named Maggie.

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13 Mr. Waternoose from Monsters Inc.

Voiced by James Coburn - 445956

14 Frieza from Dragon Ball Z
15 Sharptooth from The Land Before Time

How is he not on the list? He rips of flesh on camera.

Which sharptooth there's a million sharp teeth!

This thing is scary... That's it he's is so #@$%&! ing scary!

Just full of anger in range! EPIC! IN MY OPINION! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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16 Zira from the Lion King 2

My second favorite Disney villain, I put here above scar even!

She's just evil, so evil I almost love her. She is upset about her villainous mate's death and cannot see clearly. She trains Kovu to avenge her beloved Scar.
Honestly, Zira's pretty evil.

I love her - RedTheGremlin

Voiced by Suzanne Pleshette - 445956

17 Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare before Christmas Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare before Christmas

He Scared Me When I Was 3 Back In 1997


Voiced by Ken Page - 445956

18 Syndrome from the Incredibles Syndrome from the Incredibles Syndrome (born as Buddy Pine) is the primary antagonist in The Incredibles. He wanted to be super like the others, even though he had no powers. He was Mr. Incredible's #1 fan, and dubbed himself "Incrediboy," but he was rejected by Mr. Incredible. Angered after being refused, he developed an evil plan more.

Voiced by Jason Lee - Trollsfan536

Syndrome is a perfect combination of smart, funny, menacing, and nerdy just the best villain in an animated movie

19 One Eye from Speckles the Tarbosaurus

One eye is one of the worst villains of all time like Lord voldemort from Harry Potter and indominus Rex from Jurassic world. And I know he's gone for good by being eaten by tylosaurus in the ocean where SpongeBob and finding nemo live.

20 Ursula from The Little Mermaid

One of my favorite Disney villains. Funny, witty, charming, a great singer, she's awesome!

21 Lord Business from The LEGO Movie

He’s the best villain ever!

Voiced by Will Ferrell - Trollsfan536

Did you know that he became a good guy in the end?

His hairpiece is just scary, and he doesn't care about anyone. In the first five minutes he's already made Vitruvius blind, and then he goes on to kill him!

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22 Honest John from Pinocchio Honest John from Pinocchio
23 Clayton from Tarzan

Voiced by Brian Blessed - 445956

24 The Joker from Batman: The Killing Joke

Mark Hamill is the animated version of joker and has become just as iconic and memorable as Ledger or Nicholson. The joker is easily the most iconic and fun to watch and hate villain on this list making him the best out of all them. This voice performance is also one of the best of all time even comparing tonWilliams as the genie and Jones as Vader

I love this film. I think we need to stop hating on it. This is my all time favorite DC film ever. Plus, I Go Looney is a perfect Villain song. The Joker’s lines are so memorable, and Mark Hamill is more Iconic than Heath Ledger. - asantalo

25 Mok Swagger from Rock & Rule

He has possibly the weirdest plan ever, which is why he's AWESOME!

26 Lord Victor Quartermaine from Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Fun Fact: His Voice Also Played Voldemort - JPK

While Wallace and his silent companion Gromit ran a humane pest control business, Lord Quartermaine and his pitbull were a little more ruthless. - Bender0

A hunter with old fashioned tactics involving pest control with a small pitbull for a sidekick. - Dale

JERK! "If I can't have your money, I can still bag your bunny! " I still laugh at that part!

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27 Megamind from Megamind

Villain in the sense that Metro man was a superhero and for once the supervillain triumphed.

My favorite Dreamworks character ever - RedTheGremlin

This guy gives me the creeps!

More of an anti-hero, really

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28 The Coachman from Pinocchio

This is lower than "Honest John?! " He's the MAIN Villain! - Navylexi

29 Randall from Monsters Inc.

I like him because he looks like a lizard and I love reptiles - RedTheGremlin

Randall is a stupid villain and he always wants to be a scare leader.

He's hiding under your bed...

30 Rothbart from The Swan Princess

No more Mr. Nice Guy, not for me!

31 Gru from Despicable Me Gru from Despicable Me Felonius Gru is the main character of Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Despicable Me 3, alongside Mel and a minor character in Minions.

I hate him with his stupid annoying banana-loving henchmen!
And I hate this movie.

Voiced by Steve Carell, the real villain was voiced by Jason Segel - Trollsfan536

Love you GRU you're the most vain of all the gains the villain of all the villain! please vote him plss!...

Gru is the top. Gru is the baddest villain ever. He can win any villain.

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32 Fairy Godmother from Shrek 2


One of the most charismatic animated villains of all time

A drop of desire, a pinch of passion, and just a hint of lust...

Much better than rumplestiltskin prince charming or lord #@$%&*! wad I mean farquad

33 Saddam Hussien from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

Not many animated villains have been able sto sexually abuse Satan of all people, yeat Saddam Hussein has.

Saddam is more evil and crazy than Satan himself! Satan even stated that Saddam is insane!

34 Shere Khan from The Jungle Book

Absolute badass of the jungle

That name alone is scary!

35 Ramses from the Prince of Egypt

I used to love this character so much that I almost named a stuffed bird after him, but my parents told me no. - RedTheGremlin

I will not be made the weak link!

36 The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

To be honest, I actually think she's prettier than Snow White.

37 Zurg from Toy Story 2 Zurg from Toy Story 2

Great copy of Dark Vader from Star Wars. Zurg-no buzz I am your father BUZZ- noo

Ripoff of Darth Vader from Star Wars. - RedTheGremlin

Zurg is just like darth vader.

He totally reminds me of Darth Vader from Star Wars!

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38 Other Mother from Coraline

How the hell is she not on the top ten? She takes sad children from their homes and brings her into her false world and made them so happy they wanted to stay. And when they do want to stay SHE FORCES THEM TO SEW BUTTONS ON THEIR EYES AND EATS THEIR SOULS! And when Coraline refused SHE TURNS INTO A HUMANOID DISASTER! She holds Coraline's parents hostage in a snowball thingie and forces Coraline to participate in three sick and twisted games and when Coraline nearly won she turns into an even worse form which made her look like a chimera spider, and it proceeds to chase Coraline in a way so terrifying it scared an adult audience. ( Am I the only one ranting about this?!?! )


That bitch is scary!

39 Mansley from The Iron Giant
40 Mrs. Tweedy from Chicken Run

Voiced by Miranda Richardson - Trollsfan536

She was sick and tired of making miniscule profits so she bought a pie machine to kill the chickens.

An insane villain voiced by Miranda Richardson of all people.

She's the brains behind the 2 Tweedys. Mr Tweedy is the lacky of the pair.

41 Boingo from Hoodwinked

Voiced by Andy Dick - Trollsfan536

So you won't be a part of my evil plan but I'm gonna be top of the woods!

42 Thrax from Osmosis Jones


43 Muddy Grimes from Beavis and Butthead Do America
44 Kai from Kung Fu Panda 3

Voiced by J.K. Simmons - Trollsfan536

I love this villain. I even love the Jade armies. Best villain among all three movies.

45 Charles Montgomery Burns from The Simpsons Movie

There are 2 buttons behind this desk. One will supply your town with power, the other releases the hounds. - jezza0

46 Captain Chantel Dubois from Madagascar 3

Voiced by Frances Mcdormand - Trollsfan536

I hate that movie. It's a major slap in the face to the first two movies. - RedTheGremlin

47 2nd Dimension Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension

I just notice your scar goes OVER your eyepatch...

48 Tortoise John from Rango

Voiced by Ned Beatty - Trollsfan536

I like him - RedTheGremlin

49 Mother Gothel from Tangled Mother Gothel from Tangled Mother Gothel is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 50th animated feature film Tangled.
50 Skelly from LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers

Burn this "thing"i hell please

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1. Judge Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Zira from the Lion King 2
3. Hades from Hercules
1. Judge Claude Frollo from Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
3. Honest John from Pinocchio
1. Chernabog from Fantasia
2. The Joker from Batman: The Killing Joke
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