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50 Scariest Disney Villains

Lotso - Toy Story 3 (2010)

The Movie: Third and (so far) final film in the Toy Story trilogy. With Andy heading off to college, the toys find themselves donated to the Sunnyside Daycare Centre, overseen by friendly bear Lotso.

Most Evil Act: Alright, Lotso isn't actually all that friendly. Not only does he stick the new toys in with the kindergarteners, when they rebel, he shoves them all in cages.

Worse by far, he abandons the toys in their hour of need as they're about to get incinerated at the dump. Don't worry, he soon gets his comeuppance.

Why It's Good To Be Bad:
Though Lotso's obviously evil, he's just so cuddly that we can't help but love him.

Hades - Hercules (1997)

The Movie: An origins story for Greek hero Hercules, who's called on to fight when Hades attempts to kill Zeus and take over Mount Olympus.

Most Evil Act: Hades excels at manipulation, making pacts with mortals that only he will gain anything from.

Aside from summoning the Hydra to fight Hercules, he's also responsible for turning Hercules mortal and banishing him from Olympus as a child.

Why It's Good To Be Bad: Just because he's a god doesn't mean Hades can't be a total sycophant who sweats the small stuff to a ridiculous degree. In his numerous vices and flaws, he's almost more human than Hercules…

Plus he's voiced by James Woods.

Anton Ego - Ratatouille (2007)

The Movie: Food-loving delight following rat Remy, whose love for cooking sees him heading to the kitchens of a Parisian restaurant - where food critic Anton Ego is notoriously difficult to please.

Most Evil Act: It's not so much that Anton does anything really evil - it's more about his perpetually unfriendly demeanour, in which his mood is often sourer than a bowl of over-ripe lemons.

Why It's Good To Be Bad: When Anton has his "huzzah!" moment, we can't help but cheer - and feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Charles F. Muntz - Up (2009)

The Movie: Gorgeous adventure flick. Pensioner Carl Fredricksen decides to live out his lifetime dream of becoming like explorer Charles F. Muntz by floating his house out of town and into the wilds of South America.

Most Evil Act: When Fredricksen discovers Muntz in South America, the old explorer turns out to be a mean-spirited poacher with a dog army at his back.

His most evil act is pretty much throwing Carl and his pint-sized companion Russell to the dogs…

Why It's Good To Be Bad:
Though he's a rotter, Muntz has one seriously awesome airship.

Professor Ratigan - The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Movie: Heroic mouse Basil (based in part on Sherlock Holmes) has one goal - to bring down evil rat Professor Ratigan.

Most Evil Act: Ratigan's plans include replacing the Queen of England with a robot and taking her crown, making himself king. He also gets rid of any henchmen who don't obey him by setting his cat Felicia on them. And Felicia's always hungry.

Why It's Good To Be Bad: Vincent Price voiced this most suave of villains, ensuring that even if the things Raitgan does are terrible, he always sounds smooth as cream.

Randall - Monsters Inc. (2001)

The Movie: Set in an alternate world populated with monsters, we follow monsters Sully and Mike as they compete against other scarer Randall, a chameleon.

Most Evil Act: Building a torture machine and then calling it the Scream Extractor is pretty much as evil as Randall gets. He also kidnaps adorable moppet Boo as a test subject, which is just wrong.

Why It's Good To Be Bad: Randall's ability to change colour means he's exhaustively entertaining, particularly when being turned into a multi-coloured punching bag.

Jafar - Aladdin (1992)

The Movie: Based on an Arab folktale, Disney's 31st feature follows the titular anti-hero, a thief who discovers a lamp that's home to a genie.

Most Evil Act: Jafar wants to become sultan of Agrabah, and he briefly accomplishes that goal when he seizes control of the genie, turns the real sultan into a puppet and takes control of the universe at large…

Why It's Good To Be Bad: Jafar's resentment of the sultan is hilarious, not least when he delivers dry one-liners ("ecstatic") that barely disguise his hatred.

Captain Pete - Steamboat Willie (1928)

The Movie: A short film, but so important thanks to it featuring the first appearance of Mickey Mouse that it deserves to be included.

Most Evil Act: Captain Pete's evil acts consist mostly of being a total meanie to Mickey, including physically abusing him.

Why It's Good To Be Bad: Pete's not immune to his own stupidity - we can't help but laugh at him when he winds up with chewing tobacco in his face.

King Candy - Wreck-It-Ralph (2012)

The Movie: Videogame-inspired animation following the titular Ralph, who gets tired of wrecking things and wants to reinvent himself.

Most Evil Act: The ruler of Sugar Rush kingdom, King Candy is so power-mad that he hacks the game's code in order to twist it to his advantage. He's responsible for older games being unplugged, which is pretty much the worse sin a game character can commit.

Why It's Good To Be Bad:
The character design is brilliant, recalling the best of old school Disney, plus the character's voiced by Alan Tudyk.

The Red Queen - Alice In Wonderland (2010)

The Movie: Tim Burton's live-action retelling of Alice In Wonderland, in which Alice (Mia Wasikowska) discovers the world of Underland, which is being ruled by the mad Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter).

Most Evil Act: You mean aside from having her husband executed because she thought he might leave her for her sister?

The Red Queen also requires all of her courtiers to wear fake ears and noses so that they're as ugly as she is.

Why It's Good To Be Bad:
The Red Queen's rage all stems from her hang-ups about her appearance, which we can all relate to, yeah?