Best Animated Movie Villains

The Top Ten

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.

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

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

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 was a perfect and clever animated villain I ever seen and he's my 2nd animated villian along with scar. How come a albino peacock who can be a psychopath and skilled was just great, DreamWorks do a great job of making this villain. I like how he was voiced by Gary Goldman, it was just astounding and he does a fantastic job for voicing this character. I think I like him better as a villain than Tai Lung from the first film, even though KFP 2 was a great sequel and it's better than the original is my opinion.

A red and white iron badass with a ribbon, feather kunai, and spiral spear to fight with. And that's not even mentioning his kicking thorns, normal feathers, and a tongue sharper than any of the aforementioned weapons.
He also has so much character! They made it obvious he's neither fully a villain (though he leans mostly that way) nor is he at all a hero. He committed genocide against the pandas, for Oogway's sake!

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.

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

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

He is the most evil Disney villain.chernabogsatan is very powerful

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!

Hades from Hercules

This is the funniest guy ever!

I love this character.

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

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

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

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

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

Fun Fact: His Voice Also Played Voldemort

Mrs. Tweedy from Chicken Run

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.

Voiced by Miranda Richardson

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

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 ...read more.

The result of a crushed childhood dream, Jason Lee's Syndrome rocked the big screen with his unique hairdo and even more unique superpowers.

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

Voiced by Jason Lee

Jafar from Aladdin

A certain top 10. He has done anything he could to win. However he gave a blank in the law. It makes his failure completed.

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

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

The Contenders

Russ Cargill from The Simpsons Movie

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 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.

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.

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

Lotso from Toy Story 3

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.

Downright Diabolical

Strawberry scented never smelled so rotton.

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.

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

Best bad guy ever!

So drek for my shrek

He is not disny

Sharptooth from The Land Before Time

Was scrolling through looking for the most interesting and twisted villain. See this and immediately remember my childhood trauma. How was this film for kids he’s so scary

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!

Lord Business from The LEGO Movie

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!

Voiced by Will Ferrell

Is simply diabolical because he killed vitruvius and forced bad cop to glue his own parents

Saddam Hussien from South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

He's really funny in this movie.

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!

Mr. Waternoose from Monsters Inc.

Voiced by James Coburn

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...

Megamind from Megamind

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

My favorite Dreamworks character ever

This guy gives me the creeps!

More of an anti-hero, really

Ivan Ivanovitch from The Adventures of Tintin

One of Red Rackham's ancestors

Also known as one of Red Rackham's ansestors

Ebenezer Scrooge from Disney's A Christmas Carol
Frieza from Dragon Ball Z
Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare before Christmas

He Scared Me When I Was 3 Back In 1997

I LOVE THIS GUY!

Voiced by Ken Page

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.

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

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

An evil villain with a heart of gold

Ursula from The Little Mermaid

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

Clayton from Tarzan

"Money is the root of all evil". Clayton was a very everyday villain; like many men, he had an obsession. An obsession that he died with.

Voiced by Brian Blessed

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.

Nigel from Rio

I love him in the second one with his "I Will Survive" number!

He's So Brutal And Sadistic!
Very Dangerous And Badass

Honest John from Pinocchio
Tortoise John from Rango

Voiced by Ned Beatty

I like him

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!

The Coachman from Pinocchio

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

Randall from Monsters Inc.

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

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

He's hiding under your bed...

Vector from Despicable Me

Voiced by Jason Segal

Vector is the top. Vector is the baddest villain ever. He can win any villain.
An evil villain with a heart of gold

Shere Khan from The Jungle Book

Absolute badass of the jungle

That name alone is scary!

Other Mother from Coraline

She was just scary to look at! Also the fact she convinced children to sew their eyes shut and live in her fantasy world. She's a remarkable villainess with a great design to back her up.

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!

THIS IS SO SCARY IT SCARED ME SO MUCH WHEN SHE TURNES INTO THE WEIRD SPIDER DISASTER, HOW IS SHE NOT ON THE TOP TEN LIST?!?!

Captain Chantel Dubois from Madagascar 3

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

Voiced by Frances Mcdormand

Zurg from Toy Story 2

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

Zurg is just like darth vader.

He totally reminds me of Darth Vader from Star Wars!

Ripoff of Darth Vader from Star Wars.

The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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

Mansley from The Iron Giant
Hopper - A Bug's Life

The only good character on that movie.

Voiced by Kevin Spacey

Boingo from Hoodwinked

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

Voiced by Andy Dick

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...

HOLDIN' OUT FOR A HERO!

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

Rattlesnake Jake from Rango

<3 Who ever thought a snake could be so hot? He definitely deserved more screen time than he had.

He’s not some last minute twist villain, he’s not some colourful maniacal schemer, (not that I have any problem with that sort of villain mind you,) he’s a legend. What makes him stand out from a narrative perspective though is that he is disgusted by the hero, Rango, and it’s not because Rango is some goody two shoes saint either; it’s because Rango is a liar who has merely managed to cheat death up to this point. When Jake confronts Rango for the first time, he decides that death is too good a fate for the cowardly Rango. He does not kill him; he destroys him. He exposes Rango for the fraud he is in front of all his friends who believe in him and runs him out of the town, not leaving him with a shred of dignity, and even driving the wayward protagonist to attempt to take his own life rather than live on in shame. It’s only when Rango abandons the image of himself that he’s fabricated and puts the welfare of the townsfolk above himself that he earns back his friends’ ...more

Kai from Kung Fu Panda 3

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

Voiced by J.K. Simmons

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.

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

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

Skelly from LEGO: The Adventures of Clutch Powers

Burn this "thing"i hell please

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She Seriously Needs To Go To A Mental Hospital

AH! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

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