- This article is about the Disney Villains franchise. For a full list of villains in all Disney productions, see List of Disney Villains.
MembersOver its more than 80 year history, Disney has brought to life more than 125 different villains from films, sequels, television, video games, books and even the Disney Parks. Although many different evil characters and enemies have been created, not all of them are official members of the Disney Villains franchise. Conversely, some of the "villains" that are marketed aren't even villains at all, since they are not really evil but still cause trouble to the protagonists. For general antagonists, please see the gallery page of this article or the category box at the bottom of this article.
Note: Often cited as the most popular of the villains. These villains are seen in most if not all current Disney villain related productions, merchandise, etc.
- The Evil Queen
- Cruella De Vil
- Doctor Facilier
- The Queen of Hearts
- Captain Hook
Note: Villains that appear in a handful of material, but not as much as the main. Despite this, however, these villains also have a widespread of popularity.
- Lady Tremaine
- Si and Am
- Shere Khan
- Mr. Smee
- Shenzi, Banzai and Ed
- Big Bad Wolf
- Claude Frollo
- The King of Hearts
- Pain and Panic
- Flotsam and Jetsam
Note: Some of these villains have been considered some of the greatest Disney Villains of all time by fans and critics alike, but have rarely appeared in material centering the franchise.
- Mother Gothel
- Shan Yu
- King Candy
- Governor Ratcliffe
- Oogie Boogie
- Anastasia Tremaine (formerly)
- Drizella Tremaine
- Madam Mim
- Madame Medusa
- Prince John
- Sir Hiss
- Sheriff of Nottingham
- J. Worthington Foulfellow
- Percival C. McLeach
- Horned King
- The Headless Horseman
- Pink Elephants
- The Ringmaster (formerly)
- The Lonesome Ghost
- Mortimer Mouse
- The Coachman
- Heffalumps and Woozles
- Magica De Spell
- Edgar Balthazar
- Abis Mal
- Mr. Winkie
Disney's Divas of DarknessDisney's Divas of Darkness (also shortened to Disney Divas, DDD, or Disney's Bad Girls) is a sub-franchise consisting of the most recognizable female Disney Villains. It can be seen as a counterpart to the Disney Princess franchise because it too targets a girl audience but with evil characters instead.
- The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
- Lady Tremaine (Cinderella) (occasionally)
- The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
- Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
- Mad Madam Mim (The Sword in the Stone) (occasionally)
- Madame Medusa (The Rescuers) (occasionally)
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
- Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove) (occasionally)
- Gothel (Tangled) (occasionally)
Disney's Sinister CatsDisney's Sinister Cats is a lesser known sub-franchise consisting of felines. It should be noted that several of its members weren't the main antagonists of their respective films, while at least one member isn't even evil. This franchise is also known as Disney Cats, but it should be noted that the franchise does not include feline protagonists like Oliver or Thomas O'Malley under this banner.
- Lucifer (Cinderella)
- Si and Am (Lady and the Tramp)
- Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
- Felicia (The Great Mouse Detective)
- Scar (The Lion King)
In all crossover appearances featuring the villains, a specific villain would act as the ring leader. The leaders have varied over the years, and is usually chosen through power.
- Pete - The leader of the villains in the House of Mouse episode "Pete's House of Villains" and second-in-command in the Kingdom Hearts Series.
- Maleficent - The most frequent leader. She led the villains in several park attractions, the Kingdom Hearts series, and second-in-command of the Kingdom Keepers novels.
- The Evil Queen - Led the villains in Fantasmic!, former Walt Disney World show Cinderella's Surprise Party and One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!.
- Jafar - Jafar was the leader in the direct-to-video film Mickey's House of Villains.
- Chernabog - Led the villains in the Kingdom Keepers novels, as well as being the centerpiece of several Disney villain related merchandise and promotional material.
- Hades - In recent years for the Disney theme parks, Hades has become the "Master of Ceremonies" for the villains in a few cases. He serves as the ringleader in the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom attraction, the central villain in the Disney Cruise Line show, Villains Tonight!, and the host of Disney's Limited Time Magic event in 2013, Unleash the Villains.
- Captain Hook - Led the villains in the Disneyland Paris show Disney Dreams! and the second-in-command in Mickey's House of Villains.
MerchandiseTheir most famous piece of merchandise is the Disney Villain Snow globe that was released in 1998. This snowglobe served as the model for the Villain's float in the Dreams Come True Parade in the Magic Kingdom. Most of these villains are featured in the Kingdom Hearts series. Maleficent is their leader in this series. Most of them are also featured in Fantasmic! Here, The Queen is their leader and Maleficent is their greatest weapon. Although the Cheshire Cat is a villain, he befriends Alice. Also, the villains have a Monopoly-like game called "My Disney Villains Monopoly".
In the fall of 2012, the Disney store had released the Disney Villains Designer Collection. The collection featured dolls, notebooks, fashion, mugs, and more featuring artwork of Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Ursula, The Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil, and Mother Gothel as runway models.
In the Disney's Scary Tales (1981) episode special as part of The Wonderful World of Disney. your host Hans Conried voice of The Evil Queen's Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) with Disney Villains in eight segments including Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Edgar Balthazar the Bulter from The Aristocats, Willie the Giant from Mickey and the Beanstalk, Kaa and Shere Khan from The Jungle Book, The Wicked Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Madame Medusa from The Rescuers and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and the Prince.
The Disney Villains guest star in this House of Mouse with Jafar as the leader. He and the rest of the villiains overthrow Mickey Mouse and locks all the heroes in the closet and kick Mickey and friends out forcing them to fight to get the club back.