Top 10 Scariest Disney Animated Villains

Halloween is coming and I think it’s time we take a look at the scariest Disney animated villains. All these villains are scarier than anything in the Halloween (2018) movie. Which isn’t really saying much.

The Top Ten

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

There's no doubt he's number 1. He's a devil, and whenever he grins (I was 3 years old when I first saw him), I hide under the covers or get the chills down my spine. - asantalo

I remember we were watching Fantasia in music class and when this part came on I was so scared and everyone was sitting there like it was nothing. - Pieclone

I haven't seen this movie but he looks like Avoozl from Quest For Glory - darthvadern

My favorite segment in Fantasia is Night on Bald Mountain. The thing that makes that segment so awesome is Chernabog. He’s not only one of the scariest Disney villains, he’s also one of the best. He has fun with being evil and sending his minions to wreak havoc. The entire scene is so entertaining. We see the evil on his face. He’s definitely a very dark Disney villain. The music during the segment really emphasizes it. Even if you don’t like Fantasia, you must admit that he is a pretty terrifying creature. - MegaSoulhero

2 The Headless Horseman (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

I haven’t seen the Sleepy Hollow movie, or even know much about the story that was written in 1820, but just looking at this guy makes me scared. He rides around on a horse and holds a jack-o-lantern. This guy is pretty much a Halloween icon. I know he’s not a Disney original, but I still had to include him. I also like that he appears during the Halloween party at the Disney parks. He’s just so cool.

3 Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

I don't remember much from this movie, but she was alright I guess - darthvadern

I was so little and whenever she laughs, it terrifies me. - asantalo

She doesn’t do much in Sleeping Beauty, but she DEFINITELY does more than Aurora. Plus, that doesn’t diminish the fact that she is one terrifying villain. She’s the only memorable thing about this movie. The most awesome moment involving her is when she turns into a dragon. Maleficent is evil and she loves being evil. She’s just so great at it. Which is why the live action movie about her ruined her character. She’s not supposed to be misunderstood, she’s just supposed to be evil. Why are they making a sequel to that movie? - MegaSoulhero

4 Claude Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame)

This guy is really scary, Tony Jay's amazing performance adds a lot of menance. - girlcool

Thank you for telling me the name of the actor that gives voice to this character, I have the DVD but there is not a spark of this information - MickeyMouse

Why doesn’t this guy get talked about as much as other villains? He is incredibly terrifying. From his facial expressions, we can tell that he is a very evil person. Even in the beginning, we see him try to kill a baby. I don’t think any Disney villain has ever attempted that before. He also burns down a bunch of buildings. Not only that, but he also has the darkest villain song ever. It’s a song of him saying that if he can’t have Esmeralda, then she will burn. Frollo is what makes this movie as dark as it is. Hunchback is an under-appreciated movie and Frollo is an under-appreciated villain. - MegaSoulhero

5 The Horned King (The Black Cauldron)

Quite creepy

Still frightnees me when I see it make a live action one like Jason

Trying really hard to not make an obvious inappropriate joke involving his name. Black Cauldron is a bad movie. Pretty much a fact. But if there’s one thing I can give it credit for, it’s the design of the Horned King. He just looks so frightening even for a Disney movie. He also has a very creepy voice. He’s one of the reasons why this movie is as dark as it is. Unfortunately, his design is the only memorable thing about him. He’s so bland for the most part. He could’ve been a great villain, but they didn’t make him very interesting.

6 The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

I don'r think she's that scary, just spoiled

The Evil Queen has a pretty weak motivation. She wants to get rid of Snow White because she’s more beautiful than she will ever be. Which is 100% not even close to being true since the Queen is pretty hot. But unlike Michael Myers, she at least has a motivation. Even if it’s weak, she’s still pretty awesome. It’s ironic that she turns into an old lady as a trick to gain Snow White’s trust. She’s a lot scarier in that form than she is in her normal form. I personally think she’s a great villain. I also find it hilarious that Kristen Bell slammed this film knowing very well that she’s in a Disney movie that comes out NEXT MONTH!

7 Ursula (Little Mermaid) Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

I agree with Keira Knightley that Ariel is a terrible character, but that doesn’t mean I support her decision in straight up banning that movie from her house. A simple explanation to her daughter about what she should and shouldn’t do and what’s real and what isn’t real would make more sense. One of the things that makes the Little Mermaid worth watching is Ursula. She is absolutely terrifying. The moment we first see her she looks very intimidating and not the kind of creature we should mess with. Which makes Ariel’s decision to trust her seem even more dumb. People try to argue with Knightley’s statement saying that Ariel didn’t give up her voice for a man and it was to experience human life. While that’s true, it doesn’t make her decision any less horrible! The moment when Ursula truly becomes frightening is when she steals King Triton’s power and she becomes a giant with a deep voice. Only to be defeated by Eric and not Ariel. This is one of the darkest scenes ...more - MegaSoulhero

8 Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland) The Queen of Hearts is a character from the book Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by the writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll.

Alice never knows how close she to being beheaded - iliekpiez

The Queen of Hearts is a villain who doesn’t appear until the third act of the film. I like what they do with her character. They make her seem nice at times, then they make her get really angry when something doesn’t go right for her. She turns red and threatens to chop off people’s heads. She’s crazy. And I like that. I just wish she was in the movie more. I enjoyed her a little more than the main character. The way they portrayed her in the live action films didn’t work for me. The best part about her character was how cartoonishly angry she got. Which is hard to portray in live action. Those movies are really bad. - MegaSoulhero

9 Shan-Yu (Mulan)
10 The Coachman (Pinocchio)

Just look at his grine

The Contenders

11 Jafar (Aladdin)

I didn’t find Jafar to be very frightening until the climax. He turns into a snake. He goes from being this kinda boring guy to being a straight psycho. Actually, I wouldn’t exactly say he was boring. He did seem pretty intimidating with the way he talks and the way he looks. Which makes me wonder why the Sultan ever trusted him. I honestly have no hope that Jafar will be this intimidating in the live action movie. People say they really liked the teaser trailer, but the stuff shown in that teaser were just inferior, less interesting versions of what we saw in the animated film. It further proves that animation can look better than live action. I want that movie to flop, but I know it’s not going to because people don’t want original stories from Disney anymore apparently. Which is why Christopher Robin didn’t make as much money as it should have. - MegaSoulhero

12 Scar (Lion King) Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

Pretty scary guy, however, highly overrated is he in my opinion, he does tons of stupid things during the movie like telling Simba the truth and turning his back on the hyenas - darthvadern

Scar is one of the few villains who doesn’t have to do anything to look intimidating. His overall design has a creepy feel to it. The song Be Prepared emphasizes how scary he really is. As well as the scene where he kills his own brother. In the end when he’s fighting Simba, it feels like Simba might actually lose to this guy. The one thing I’m actually looking forward to in the remake is Scar because that has the most potential. Seeing Scar in photo-realistic CGI would look really cool just like Shere Khan in the Jungle Book. I still think that remake is very unnecessary to make. Also, the amount of people who keep asking for the trailer clearly don’t know how Disney marketing works. Or marketing in general. - MegaSoulhero

13 Bear (The Fox and the Hound)
14 Turbo (Wreck it Ralph)

He gets really scary at the end of the movie - darthvadern

15 Monstro (Pinocchio)
16 Hopper (A Bug's Life)
17 Kron (Dinosaur)
18 The Beast (Beauty and the Beast)

He's not a villian! - darthvadern

19 The Magic Mirror - Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

I can't sit through the movie with him in it!

20 Hades (Hercules)

He wasn't really that scary, sure sometimes he gets angry and yells when his minions disappoints him, but most of the times, he's rather funny and sometimes goofs around. Infact Hades is too much fun. - asantalo

Ok this guy is pretty scary

21 The Firebird (Fantasia 2000)
22 Dr Facilier (Princess And The Frog)
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