Best Animated Movie Villains
The Top Ten
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.5 Comments
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.
He had such an amazing back story
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!
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 ...more17 Comments
What a bad guy
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!9 Comments
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
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!3 Comments
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.
Voiced by Jason Lee - Trollsfan536
Syndrome is a perfect combination of smart, funny, menacing, and nerdy just the best villain in an animated movie
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
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 cute1 Comment
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.2 Comments
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
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 - JPK
Strawberry scented never smelled so rotton.2 Comments
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!1 Comment
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!
Voiced by James Coburn - 445956
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...1 Comment
One of Red Rackham's ancestors
Also known as one of Red Rackham's ansestors
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
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, really3 Comments
He Scared Me When I Was 3 Back In 1997
I LOVE THIS GUY!
Voiced by Ken Page - 445956
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
Gru is the top. Gru is the baddest villain ever. He can win any villain.
An evil villain with a heart of gold2 Comments
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!4 Comments
One of my favorite Disney villains. Funny, witty, charming, a great singer, she's awesome!
Voiced by Brian Blessed - 445956
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
I love him in the second one with his "I Will Survive" number!
He's So Brutal And Sadistic!
Very Dangerous And Badass
Voiced by Ned Beatty - Trollsfan536
I like him - RedTheGremlin
This is lower than "Honest John?! " He's the MAIN Villain! - Navylexi
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
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...
Voiced by Jason Segal - Trollsfan536
Vector is the top. Vector is the baddest villain ever. He can win any villain.
An evil villain with a heart of gold
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?!?! )
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?!?!
That bitch is scary!
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!1 Comment
To be honest, I actually think she's prettier than Snow White.
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!
HOLDIN' OUT FOR A HERO!
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
I love this villain. I even love the Jade armies. Best villain among all three movies.
Voiced by J.K. Simmons - Trollsfan536
There are 2 buttons behind this desk. One will supply your town with power, the other releases the hounds. - jezza0
I just notice your scar goes OVER your eyepatch...
<3 Who ever thought a snake could be so hot? He definitely deserved more screen time than he had. - RedTheGremlin
Burn this "thing"i hell please
Voiced by Frances Mcdormand - Trollsfan536
I hate that movie. It's a major slap in the face to the first two movies. - RedTheGremlin
Plus He's Voiced By Christopher Lloyd!
In the dark of the night
She Seriously Needs To Go To A Mental Hospital
AH! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
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2. Zira from the Lion King 2
3. Hades from Hercules
2. Gaston from Beauty and the Beast
3. Honest John from Pinocchio
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