Without a doubt, Disney movies are full of magic and stories that move more than one person, we can watch dance scenes under the sea, princesses making wishes or even some characters immersing themselves in incredible adventures. Currently there are many Disney movies, but some people still prefer classics like Pinocchio, Snow White and the seven dwarfs, among others.
Walt Disney Animation Studios has created some of its greatest hits for over 100 years, these include princesses, frogs, vagabonds, castles, colors, and beauties and beasts. All these films have managed to leave a great legacy within the cinema thanks to the resounding success they have generated in the audience.
On the other hand, Disney villains are also an important part of each of the films. These most of the time are funny, cunning and wicked of course, but despite this, we cannot deny that we love them, even if they make some problems for the princesses or any other character. We all know Cruella de Vil, Maleficent and Úrsula, right? However, we cannot deny that one Disney villain is our favorite.
In some Disney movies, we have been able to observe that the protagonists throughout history have fabulous and excellent companions who help them in each of the adventures to solve puzzles, take the best decisions, among others, but despite this , we also run into those who do not want these protagonists to be happy and spoil their plans on purpose.
The Disney villains that have stood out the most
Cruella de Vil
Cruella de Vil is one of the most famous characters within the Disney villains due to her obsession with wanting to make coats with Dalmatian fur and for this, she decides to kidnap some puppies to carry out her plan with the help of two thieves named Horacio and Gaspar. Cruella is a slim woman who constantly smokes and likes to show off her hair in two colors, half black and half white.
Currently there are some versions of Cruella, one where we can see that she appears as the owner and director of a fur coat factory, while, in the Disney film in real image, we discover that the obsession due to the skin of young animals it is because when they age the skin becomes thick. On the other hand, it should be noted that the first Disney animated version of Cruella de Vil was in 1961.
Captain Hook is considered one of Disney’s most evil villains and appears in the movie Peter Pan. If we talk about his story, we can mention that a long time ago while he was with Peter Pan, he cut off his hand and a crocodile ate it. The crocodile really liked the taste of the captain and has been chasing him to eat it ever.
For this reason, Captain Hook lives in fear and as revenge, he sails with his crew through the seas of the never-never land to kill Peter and his friends. On the other hand, some curious facts about this villain are that, in the original Peter Pan stories, he has the hook in his right hand while in the Disney movies, in his left hand. Also, he would appear in Tinker Bell and the secret of the wings but the idea was withdrawn shortly after.
This character appears in the Disney movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame where he initially killed Quasimodo’s mother when he was a baby. For this reason he was punished and forced to take care of him but Frollo kept him locked up in the bell tower of Notre Dam and forbade him to go outside. Frollo constantly persecutes the gypsies who were in Paris and feels in love with the beautiful Esmeralda. At the end, this character dies when he was trying to kill Quasimodo and Esmeralda, he fell from a tower and was consumed by the fire.
We could highlight that Hades is one of the funniest villains that Disney has included in the Hercules movie. This is the brother of Zeus and also, he is the king in the underworld. During the movie, Hades tries to kill Hercules so he won’t fight with him when he tries to conquer Olympus.
Jafar is a sorcerer, villain and advisor to the Sultan who longs to find the magic lamp so he culd govern in Ágrabah. Unfortunately, he fails to carry out this plan and tried to marry Jasmine to got the throne, but things were not as easy as he though.
We have all seen the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at some time, if so, you will surely remember her stepmother who wants to be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. Grimhilde, realizing that Snow White is more beautiful than her, decides to become an old woman to give her a poisoned apple without Snow White noticing and killing her. A Disney classic, of course.
Lady Tremaine is Cinderella’s feared and evil stepmother who treats her like a servant and forces her to do many chores around the house. The day that Cinderella was able to escape, she had to return at midnight before the spell ends but in the way, she left a glass slipper and the prince found it. Lady Tremaine realizing that this shoe could belong to Cinderella, she locked her in her room to prevent her from trying on the glass shoe.
Among another of the Disney villains we have Maleficent, who calls herself the Empress of Evil. When Princess Aurora was going to be baptized, Maleficent was not invited and as revenge she cursed the girl so at her 10 years old she would prick her finger and fall asleep until her true love gave her first kiss. Aurora sleeps in a castle where Maleficent makes thorns grow around her and she turns into a dragon to defend it.
When Simba was born, Scar was left without the chance to inherit the kingdom. For this reason he killed his brother Mafusa and wanted to do the same with Simba but he could escape from that place. After this, the kingdom was in charge of him but it became a place without water or food.
Before finalizing this list, we could not fail to include Ursula, the evil half-woman, half-octopus witch who many years ago was banished from the kingdom of King Triton. One day, Ariel meets her and Ursula convinces her to give her voice in exchange for turning her into a human so she could meet Prince Eric. However, Úrsula does everything possible to make her plans fail and forced King Triton to give her his trident in exchange for his daughter. One of the best Disney movies of all time.