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#5: Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
One of the number one qualities of a fantastic Disney villain is a great voice actor, and George Sanders was a perfect choice. Shere Khan is a ruthless yet sophisticated villain who's almost like a less-"Claudius" version of Scar from The Lion King.
#4: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Not only was she a fantastic villain in the original, but the recent live-action adaptation was AWESOME. Ugh, Angelina Jolie is the queen. She was have been strangely creative and overly dramatic with her curse, yes, but who doesn't want to be able to deliver lines like her.
#3: Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove)
Yzma makes the top list because we need some comic relief. This movie is so funny and her lines ("Not that leverrrrr!") are a staple in my house.
#2: Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
I adore Claude Frollo because he's one of the realest villains. This man, for most of the movie, thinks that he's doing right. He feels like he is fighting for a noble cause, fighting for the cause of God, but then he starts to fall in love (or really lust) with the one thing he knows is against his religion. In the original book, the stark contrast is even greater because Frollo is not evil in the beginning. Disney did a fantastic job on adapting this classic novel and the man who faces questions that we all do at some point of our lives: How can we choose what is right and what is wrong, and do we listen to our brains or to our hearts?
#1: Hades (Hercules)
Where do I even begin with Hades? Funny, cunning, manipulative, the list goes on and on. All he wanted originally was to be included, but they banished him to the underworld. From there, he takes his evil plans to world domination to spite his brother, and poor Hades doesn't deserve the end he got. Even with the end, he still manages to deliver what is arguably one of the best puns in the movie (which, I admit, only makes sense in context): "Oh, I don't feel so good! I feel a little flushed!"
Kat Shambaugh: photographer, graphic designer, wannabe Disney princess. Literature, Media, and Communications major at the Georgia Institute of Technology.