Top 10 Disney Villains of All Time According to the Internet — Do You Agree?

Do you have a favorite Disney villain that outshines them all? You’re not alone. Recently, a Disney fan asked an online forum who their favorite Disney villains of all time are; here are their top-voted choices. Do you agree?

1. Hades From Hercules

Hades Hercules 1997
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

Hades from Hercules is a fast-talking god of the Underworld known for his fiery temper and hilarity. A Disney fanatic enlightens: “James Woods enjoyed it so much, he insisted on doing the voice for any subsequent Herculean-related sequels.”

2. Yzma From The Emperor’s New Groove

The Emperor's New Groove Yzma
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

Numerous Disney lovers express their love for Yzma, the villain in The Emperor’s New Groove franchise. Voiced by the legendary Eartha Kitt, Yzma is a one-of-a-kind villain in a criminally underrated Disney movie. “Wrong leverrrrrrrrrr!”

3. Ursula From The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid 1998 Ursula
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios.

“Ursula has great powers…” The infamous sea witch in the 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid is a highly revered villain. “Don’t underestimate the point of body language! HA!”

4. Scar From The Lion King

The Lion King 1994 Scar
Image Credit: Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Jeremy Irons made Scar who he is today, a popular and lovable Disney villain. Several people suggest that Scar has the best villain song out of all the films. “Be prepared!” Someone shares a: “Fun bit of trivia: Jim Cummings had to step in for the final verse of the song after Jeremy Irons blew out his vocal cords at (or around) “You won’t get a sniff without me.”

5. Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty 1959 Maleficent
Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios.

Maleficent is mentioned multiple times as being the best Disney villain. However, fans are conflicted over the animated version of Sleeping Beauty and Angelina Jolie’s performance as Maleficent in the live-action film. Nevertheless, the original quoted: “Everyone talks about having a fairytale wedding. But if I show up and put a curse on the firstborn, somehow I’M the bad guy.”

6. Monseigneur Claude Frollo From The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1996 Claude Frollo
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

Another popular response is Claude Frollo from Disney’s 34th animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Several fans argue that he has the best villain song and that the film is seriously underrated. 

7. Jafar From Aladdin

Aladdin 1992 Jafar
Image Credit: Walt Disney Productions.

“Desperate times call for desperate measures, my lord.” Jafar from Aladdin is one evil villain and inevitable genie. However, several fans argue that Iago the parrot (Gilbert Godfried) was far more charming.

8. Gaston From Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast 1991 Gaston
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

“No one fights like Gaston. Douses lights like Gaston. In a wrestling match, nobody bites like Gaston!” One fan writes: “Gaston. He is just so cool. The Beast did kidnap Belle. And no one fights like Gaston.” Some argue that he wasn’t a villain before one clarifies: “Blackmailing a woman into marrying you by threatening to toss her dad in the loony bin? Totally villain territory.” I concur.

9. Cruella de Vil From 101 Dalmations

101 Dalmatians 1961 Cruella de Vil
Image Credit: Walt Disney Productions.

“Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil. If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will. To see her is to take a sudden chill. Cruella, Cruella. She’s like a spider waiting for the kill. Look out for Cruella De Vil.” After multiple people admit they love Cruella, one user asks: “Why? Do you hate puppies?”

10. Percival C. McLeach From The Rescuers Down Under

The Rescuers Down Under 1990 Percival C. McLeach
Image Credit: Walt Disney Pictures.

Did you know that George C. Scott voices the poacher, Percival C. McLeach, from The Rescuers Down Under? Numerous individuals give this reason for why he is the best Disney villain. This film is so underrated and deserves more love from newer generations. 

Top 12 Most Racist Disney Classics That Are Better Left in the Vault

The Sound of Music Julie Andrews
Image Credit: 20th Century-Fox/Disney.

Exploring film history often exposes tales of awe, imagination, and cultural shifts. Did you know that there are racist undertones in many Disney classics? It makes sense as progress evolves throughout the decades, but it’s cringe-watching it now. Here is a look at the most racist Disney films.

Top 24 Most Underrated Disney Films Every Family Should Watch Immediately

Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1971
Image Credit: Walt Disney Productions.

In the magical world of Disney films, some stories shine just as brightly as the best-known classics but are still waiting to be found. Characters like Mickey Mouse and Cinderella are often the stars of films…

Missing the Magic: 25 of Disney’s Worst Box Office Bombs in History

Mulan 2020 Disney
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Walt Disney Pictures.

Disney has a long history of producing cinematic masterpieces embedded in our culture. The company’s brand is synonymous with enchanted stories and captivating environments. But not every foray into the world of fantasy has been a financial success. Let’s explore the less desirable side of Disney’s filmography—the occasions when the magic didn’t pan out financially.

22 Popular Films That Completely Traumatized 80s Children, What About You?

Jaws Steven Spielberg
Image Credit: Universal Pictures.

Was there a film(s) that completely traumatized you as a child? I’ll go first, Cujo. I have no idea what my mother was thinking, allowing that film to play in the background of her chores, but I watched it and had nightmares for months. After someone polled an entertainment forum for other traumatic experiences, here is what scared the youth.

12 Most Racist Movies of All Time According to IMDb

Gone with the Wind 1939
Image Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Both entertaining and thought-provoking, cinema frequently reflects the ideals and ideologies of its day. The representation of racism and stereotypes in some films, however, has sparked debate in the past. These movies have drawn criticism for their problematic representations and cultural sensitivity — igniting crucial conversations about racial representation.

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