Disney Villains is a Walt Disney Company franchise based on animated fictional characters who have been featured as part of the Disney character line-up. Some of these villain characters have appeared in sequels, video games, comic books, stage productions, or live-action adaptations of the original films. The Disney Villain franchise only applies to the antagonists from the films of Walt Disney Studios or, in some rare cases, their animated shorts and park attractions, not including those from subsidiary Disney studios such as Pixar or DisneyToon.
- 1 Official characters used in marketing the Villains franchise
- 2 Leaders
- 3 Other media
- 4 Once Upon a Time
- 5 Merchandising
- 6 Live events
- 6.1 Fantasmic!
- 6.2 Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
- 6.3 Dream Along With Mickey
- 6.4 Villains Tonight
- 6.5 The Disney Villains Showtime
- 6.6 Rock Your Disney Side Event
- 6.7 Inferno Dance Party
- 6.8 Villains Gardens
- 6.9 The Disney Villains Halloween Celebration
- 6.10 Villains Farewell
- 6.11 Happily Ever After (fireworks show)
- 6.12 Once upon a Time Show
- 6.13 Kasuba Magic Treat (show)
- 6.14 Villains' Cavalcade (parade)
- 6.15 Mickey's Tricycle Halloween Gang (show)
- 6.16 The Incredible New Year's Parade
- 6.17 Festival of Fantasy Parade / Disney Stars on Parade
- 6.18 Believe There's Magic In the Stars
- 7 Rock on with the Disney Villains
- 8 Wonderful World of Animation
- 9 Plane Crazy / TaleSpin
- 10 Villains After Hours
- 11 World Of Color: Villainous
- 12 Are You Brave Enough?
- 13 Jack Skellington's Villainous Gathering (show)
- 14 Let's Get Wicked
- 15 IlumiNations (fireworks show)
- 16 Mickey's Magical Music World
- 17 Secret Villains
- 18 Trivia
- 19 Further reading
Official characters used in marketing the Villains franchise
This list of characters are those featured in Disney productions and merchandise as "official" villains. While other characters may also have been classified as villains in their own stories, they have not been included as part of the Disney Villains franchise.
- Chernabog (Fantasia)
- Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
- The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
- Jafar (Aladdin)
- Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
- Scar (The Lion King)
- The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
- Hades (Hercules)
- Captain Hook (Peter Pan)
- Dr. Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)
- Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)
- Pete (Mickey Mouse Franchise)
- Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
- Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
- Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)
- The Headless Horseman (Ichabod and Mr. Toad)
- Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Yzma (The Emperor's New Groove)
- Shere Khan (The Jungle Book)
- Mother Gothel (Tangled)
- Prince Hans (Frozen)
- the Big Bad Wolf (Silly Symphony Series)
- Master Xehanort (Kingdom Hearts)
- Davy Jones (Pirates of the Caribbean)
- Mr. Scheck (Freaky Friday)
- Professor Ratigan (The Great Mouse Detective)
- Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)
- Clayton (Tarzan)
- King Candy (Wreck-It Ralph)
- Shan Yu (Mulan)
- Marnius Barton (Mulan)
- Edgar Balthazar (The Aristocats)
- Stromboli (Pinocchio)
- Madame Mim (The Sword and the Stone)
- Prince John (Robin Hood)
- Madame Medusa (The Rescuers)
- The Horned King (The Black Cauldron)
- Bill Sykes (Oliver and Company)
- Percival C. McLeach (The Rescuers Down Under)
- The Firebird (Fantasia 2000)
- Captain Gantu (Lilo and Stitch)
- Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)
- Scroop (Treasure Planet)
- Yokai (Big Hero 6)
- Bellwether (Zootopia)
- Willie the Giant (Fun and Fancy Free)
- The Hitchhiking Ghosts (The Haunted Mansion)
- Long John Silver (Treasure Island)
- Honest John and Gideon (Pinocchio)
- Kaa (The Jungle Book)
- Tamatoa (Moana)
- Diablo (Sleeping Beauty)
- The Magic Mirror (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
- Iago (Aladdin)
- Flotsam and Jetsam (The Little Mermaid)
- Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed (The Lion King)
- The King of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland)
- Pain and Panic (Hercules)
- Mr. Smee (Peter Pan)
- Lawrence (The Princess and the Frog)
- Horace and Jasper Baddun (101 Dalmatians)
- The Beagle Boys (Mickey Mouse Franchise)
- LeFou (Beauty and the Beast)
- Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine (Cinderella)
- Lock, Shock, and Barrel (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Kronk (The Emperor's New Groove)
- The Stabbington Brothers (Tangled)
- The Three Little Wolves (Silly Symphonies)
- Fidget (The Great Mouse Detective)
- Wiggins (Pocahontas)
- Sour Bill (Wreck-It Ralph)
- Joanna (Rescuers Down Under)
- Sir Hiss (Robin Hood)
- The Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood)
- Creeper (The Black Cauldron)
- Brutus and Nero (The Rescuers)
- Charles Muntz (UP)
- Maestro Forte (Belle's Enchanted Christmas)
- The Evil Queen: Falls off a cliff to her death, with a boulder following behind and crushing her body. Once her death is confirmed, two vultures devour her remains.
- Maleficent: Stabbed in the heart with the Sword of Truth by Phillip and falls off a cliff to her death in her dragon form.
- Horned King: Gets sucked into the Black Cauldron and killed.
- Ratigan: Falls off of Big Ben to his death.
- Judge Doom: Melted into a puddle by Dip.
- Bill Sykes: Has his car run over by a train and destroyed along with him, thus sending him and the charred remains of his car into the East River.
- Ursula: Killed after being brutally impaled in her giant form by a shipwreck's bowsprit commandeered by Prince Eric.
- Percival McLeach: Falls from the waterfall to his death.
- Gaston: Falls to his death from a balcony of the Beast's castle.
- Maestro Forte: Falls to pieces when the Beast ripped off his keyboard and threw it at him.
- Jafar: Violently implodes after his lamp is melted in lava in his genie form. Dies again in a crossover episode of the Hercules TV show when the titular hero breaks his staff.
- Oogie Boogie: Killed after Jack forcibly removes his burlap skin, causing a majority of his bugs to fall into a molten pit.
- Scar: Mauled to death by the hyenas after he betrays them.
- Zira: Drowns after falling into a raging river after refusing to be saved by Kiara.
- Claude Frollo: Falls into a pit of copper, to his death.
- Shan Yu: Propelled into a tower of fireworks by Mushu and killed in the explosion.
- Hopper: Captured by the bird and fed to her chicks.
- Clayton: Accidentally hangs himself by the neck with a jungle vine.
- Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke: Becomes crystallized and is shredded by a propeller while lunging at Milo.
- Scroop: Gets lost in space.
- Syndrome: Killed after getting his cape caught in a jet turbine.
- Queen Narissa: Falls off from the Woolworth Building and gets killed in her dragon form.
- Charles Muntz: Attempts to jump back to his blimp from Carl's house, but is tangled in some balloons and falls from a great height to his death.
- Dr. Facilier: Dragged into the voodoo spirits' world for all eternity as punishment for his failure in repaying his debt to them.
- Mother Gothel: Dies of old age and turns to dust after Eugene cuts Rapunzel's hair.
- Mor'du: Gets crushed by a menhir, and the prince's spirit is set free.
- King Candy: Vaporized by the lava of Diet Cola Mountain.
- Ernesto de la Cruz: Crushed to death by a giant bell. In the years following his demise, he is exposed as a fraud to both Lands of the Living and Dead and gets crushed by a giant bell again.
In all crossover appearances featuring the villains, a specific villain would act as the ringleader. The leaders have varied over the years and is usually chosen through power.
- Maleficent - The most frequent and quintessential leader of the Disney Villains. She led the villains in several park attractions, promotional material, the Kingdom Hearts series, and was the second-in-command of the Kingdom Keepers novels.
- 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.
- The Evil Queen - Led the villains in Fantasmic!, former Walt Disney World show Cinderella's Surprise Celebration and One Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On! She led the villains along with Jafar in the nighttime show Villains Night Out! during Hong Kong Disneyland's Halloween Time event. She has also served as the centerpiece in various forms of merchandise and marketing.
- Chernabog - Led the villains in the Kingdom Keepers novels, as well as being the centerpiece of several Disney villain-related merchandise and promotional material.
- Jafar - Jafar was the leader in the direct-to-video film Mickey's House of Villains. He also led the villains along with the Evil Queen in the nighttime show Villains Night Out! during Hong Kong Disneyland's Halloween Time event.
- Hades - Hades 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. This would be reprised in 2014 for Villains Unleashed.
- Captain Hook - Led the villains in the Disneyland Paris show Disney Dreams! and the second-in-command in Mickey's House of Villains.
- Ursula - Led the villains in the Disney Cruise Line show, The Golden Mickeys.
- Dr. Facilier - Facilier served as the central villain in Disney's Maleficious Halloween Party, as well as the host of the villains-centric event Club Villain; both at the Disney theme parks. He also led Villains Mix and Mingle from 2011 to 2014.
- Lady Tremaine - The leader of the villains during the Sinister Soiree character dining event in Cinderella's Royal Table during Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in 2014.
- Cruella de Vil - Led the villains in the Halloween segment of Disney on Ice: Let's Celebrate!
- Oogie Boogie - Led the villains in Disney's Not So Spooky Spectacular and served as the host and narrator of World of Color: Villainous!.
- Tamatoa - Tamatoa was featured as the central villain in Wonderful World of Animation.
Characters from the franchise have been featured in television specials. The first, Our Unsung Villains, was aired in 1956 as part of Walt Disney Presents. In the special, Walt Disney himself hands duties over the Evil Queen's Magic Mirror, who hosts a show devoted to Disney Villains such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen and Captain Hook, along with Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear. In 1977, there was an update to this show, titled Disney's Greatest Villains, that featured the Evil Queen and Captain Hook again, along with eight other characters from the franchise, plus Madame Mim and Willie the Giant. Segments from this special were featured in A Disney Halloween. In Disney on Parade, the magic mirror conjures up 4 villains: Stromboli, the Big Bad Wolf, the Old Hag, and Cruella de Vil.
They usually don't appear in the Sing Along Songs, but two videos, Disneyland Fun and Let's Go to Disneyland Paris, featuring them were released. In Disneyland Fun, the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" was set to take place in the Haunted Mansion, but it was outside the house. The villains were the Evil Queen, the Big Bad Wolf, Captain Hook, and Maleficent. Plus, there are 4 scary trees in that song. In Let's Go to Disneyland Paris, the phantom hypnotizes the audience and then releases the trees. He runs, trying to get to the manor, but he de-hypnotizes the audience then vanishes. the Old Hag came first to take a look at the camera, then appears to hand the apple to the audience but instead takes it away and starts chuckling. Next comes Maleficent, who is dancing with the trees but gets scared away by Donald Duck, who was dressed as a ghost. Maleficent grabs the Old Hag and goes to the manor, along with the trees. As they enter the manor, they see Jafar and Iago. This makes them want to turn back, but they couldn't so they return to pass through the trees, trying to see what is on other side. But then comes the Big Bad Wolf, who scares all of them. The villains get to the house and see the phantom and his daughter, Melanie. When they see the phantom and Melanie, the villains hide. The phantom and Melanie return to the house, and the villains go to hide again. The ghost vanishes, and the villains disappear. The trees remain the same. The gates close.
Mickey's House of Villains
The Disney Villains star in Mickey's House of Villains, the film adaptation of the Disney Channel animated television series Disney's House of Mouse. Set during a Halloween party, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook, Ursula, and Hades take over the house with the musical number "It's Our House Now!", and all the other villains in the house join in. In the process, they trap all the heroes in the kitchen, throw Mickey and the others out into the street, and change the House's name to the "House of Villains". Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Minnie in turn try to return things to normal, but Chernabog keeps throwing them out. Afterwards, Mickey dresses in his famous sorcerer outfit from Fantasia and challenges Jafar to a magical duel using fireballs. Mickey's sorcerer hat is bounced off, and there is very little time to put it back on, but then Aladdin saves the day by escaping the kitchen to the backstage room on the Magic Carpet and giving Daisy, who gives Mickey the lamp to trap Jafar. Mickey sucks Jafar into the lamp, while the rest of the villains flee, restoring the house to normal.
In the Kingdom Hearts series of action role-playing games developed and published by Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix, Disney Villains play a major role as they seek to harness the power of darkness within the Kingdom Hearts. Led by Maleficent, the villains are antagonists in different worlds, such as the Queen of Hearts in Wonderland, Hades in the Olympus Coliseum, Jafar in Agrabah, Ursula in Atlantica, Captain Hook in Neverland, Chernabog in End of the World, Shan Yu in the Land of Dragons, Scar in the Pride Lands, the Evil Queen in Dwarf Woodlands, and Lady Tremaine in Castle of Dreams. Pete appears as Maleficent's main henchman in Kingdom Hearts II. Other villains outside the official line-up that also make appearances include Clayton in Deep Jungle, Oogie Boogie in Halloween Town, Hector Barbossa in Port Royal, the Master Control Program from Tron in Space Paranoids, Captain Gantu in Deep Space, and Lucifer in Castle of Dreams.
In The Kingdom Keepers, Disney Villains play the role of "Overtakers."
Disney's Villains' Revenge is a video game, which tells the story of how the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, and The Ringmaster from Dumbo change the story from the original movie to the way they wanted the story to end, with no "happily ever after."
Once Upon a Time
Some of the Disney Villains have appeared in the ABC fantasy/drama series Once Upon a Time, with the series centering around the cursed town of Storybrooke, which is populated by fairy-tale, folkloric, mythological, and literary characters who were transported against their wills to our world by the Evil Queen due to it having no magic and being a town where the Queen could rule unchallenged with practically every citizen of the town having no memory of their former lives.
- the Evil Queen: In the show, the Evil Queen is named Regina and was the daughter of a wealthy witch named Cora, who forced her into an arranged marriage with the king of the land. Regina, however, only wanted to marry her true love: a poor stable-boy named Daniel. However, the king's child daughter Snow White saw Daniel and Regina together and despite Snow promising Regina that she wouldn't tell anyone, she told Regina's mother. Cora wound up murdering Daniel in front of Regina by using magic to tear his heart out of his chest and this subsequently prompted Regina to become obsessed with exacting revenge on both her mother and Snow White. Following the events, Regina found a way to summon the Dark One who trained her mother in order to persuade him to teach her black magic she became his star pupil, eventually becoming powerful enough to imprison her mother in another realm. As queen, Regina spent years playing the part of a loving wife before having her husband the king murdered, leaving her as ruler of the kingdom. As a monarch, Regina was a brutal and tyrannical leader prompting the citizens of the kingdom to deem her "the Evil Queen." Realizing her life was in danger, Snow White fled her home and became an outlaw prompting Regina to deem her the most wanted criminal in the kingdom and after years of hunting her down, managed to blackmail her into consuming a cursed apple, which would trap her in a hellish sleep dimension for eternity by threatening the love of her life, the Prince. Snow was awoken by true love's kiss, and Regina was subsequently overthrown and banished. Regina got her revenge by placing a curse on the kingdom that transported its inhabitants to the realm without magic where their memories were replaced with fake ones and they were all unknowingly trapped in the timeless town of Storybrooke in, which Regina was mayor. In the town, Regina adopted a baby named Henry, who she cared for more than anything and prompted her to learn to become a better person, even after she learned that he was the abandoned biological son of Snow White's daughter who grew to become her greatest rival and closest friend as she tried to redeem and improve herself.
- Captain Hook: In Once Upon a Time, Captain Hook is the alias of a pirate captain named Killian Jones who originally served as a Navy Officer alongside his brother. On one mission, the two brothers were sent to the alternate realm of Neverland in order to retrieve a plant, which the king claimed would cure all illnesses and heal all wound. On the island, however, Killian's brother used the herb on himself only to discover that it was a lethal poison, which the king intended to use for warfare. After Killian's brother died, he chose to renounce his king and become a pirate, convincing his crew to do the same. As a pirate, he fell in love with a woman named Milah, who was trapped in an unhappy marriage with a cowardly peasant named Rumplestiltskin with whom she had a child. Killian and Milah ran away together, only to be find themselves confronted by Milah's husband several years later. Over the time they were gone, Rumpelstiltskin had learned black magic and became known as the Dark One. Believing that Killian had killed Milah, the all-powerful Rumplestiltskin challenged the Captain to a duel, only for the battle to be interrupted by Milah to confessed to Rumple that she left with Killian willingly because of how much she hated Rumple. Enraged by the knowledge that Milah willingly abandoned her own child, Rumple ripped her heart out of her chest and crushed it, killing her in front of Killian. Killian tried to kill Rumple and avenge his wife only for Rumple to cut his hand off, deciding that it was better to let the thirst for vengeance to torment the pirate rather than kill him there and then. Following the incident, Killian replaced his severed hand with a metal hook and dedicated his existence to finding a way to kill the quasi-immortal Rumplestiltskin and having his crew return to Neverland so that they could plot how to kill the Dark One without aging.
- The Queen of Hearts
- The Big Bad Wolf/The Wolf: In Once Upon a Time, the characters of the Big Bad Wolf, the Wolf from "Peter and the Wolf," and Little Red Riding Hood are all combined into one character. This version of the character is named Redd Lucas and is the daughter of the leader of a pack of werewolves. But she was hidden away from her mother by her grandmother, who was a werewolf cured of her curse. Red's grandmother didn't trust the child to be raised by her mother knowing that she was evil and so she moved to a snowy forest village to raise Red and acquired an enchanted red cloak, which would prevent Red from transforming into a werewolf whenever she wore it. Granny never told Red that she was a werewolf or that her mother was still alive and she refused to let Red leave the cottage at night or remove her Red Cloak during nighttime. During Red's teenaged years, Red's transformations became more out of control and she began unknowingly terrorizing the town at night in wolf form, killing a hunter named Amos Slade and his dog Copper. Throughout the days that followed, Red began to believe that the werewolf was actually her boyfriend Peter, because she noticed wolf prints in the snow outside her house, which slowly transform into human prints on one of the nights that Peter spent the night with her. After telling Peter her theory, he insisted that she chain him to a tree at night and stay with him to see if he truly is the wolf, and in order to make sure her Granny doesn't know she's gone, Red had her best friend Snow White wear her red cloak in her bed. Since Red was not wearing her cloak that night, she transformed into a wolf then murdered and ate her chained-up boyfriend. Following the event, Granny confessed to Red that she was a werewolf and that it ran in their family.
- The Sheriff of Nottingham: The Sheriff of Nottingham appears in human form in Once Upon a Time. Here, he was a man who was in love with Maid Marian until she chose to marry a man named Robin Hood instead of him and the two opened a tavern together. Out of spite, the Sheriff takes the law into his own hands and shut down the tavern for overdue taxes, then has Robin arrested.
- Honest John and Gideon: Although never directly appearing in the show, the show's version of Jiminy Cricket was originally a human who's parents were both con-artists who were dressed in a way to resemble Honest John and Gideon.
- Gaston: This universe's Gaston was a knight named Sir Gaston, who was engaged to the king's daughter, Belle. After Belle had been sold by her father to Rumplestiltskin in exchange for his kingdom being protected from war, Gaston went on a journey to the Dark One's castle in hopes of retrieving her, only to be transformed into a rose by the Dark One. Rumplestiltskin then proceeded to give the rose as a gift to Belle, as the two were falling in love.
- Lady Tremaine
- Madame Leota
- Willie the Giant
- Long John Silver
- Cruella de Vil
- Prince Hans
- Mother Gothel
- Villain merchandise is available at the Villains in Vogue store dedicated to the Disney Villains at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This first store was so successful that the Disneyland Villain Shop was opened afterwards in 1991.
- USAopoly has released a number of products featuring Disney Villains. Among them are a Monopoly-based board game called "My Disney Villains Monopoly," where the players decide which of 30 villains can appear on each space on the board; a checkers game; and a collector's card game set. Characters that appear in the board game that are not part of the official Villain list include the Beagle Boys (Mickey Mouse franchise), the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter (Alice in Wonderland), and Madame Mim (The Sword in the Stone).
- Several books dedicated to Disney Villains have been released. Among them are Disney Villains: The Top Secret Files by Jeff Kurtti, Disney's The Villains Collection: Stories from the Films by Todd Strasser, Disney's Villains: A Pop-Up Book by Walt Disney Company, and Disney Villains: The Essential Guide and Disney Villains (Ultimate Sticker Books) by DK Publishing. There are also books to color like Disney Villains: All the Rage and Disney Villains Giant Book to Color ~ Diabolical Deeds!
- A Disney trivia game called Who Wants to be a Villionaire? is loosely based on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and features several villains as hosts, asking questions about the film in, which they are featured. The "Phone-a-Friend" feature is renamed "Phone-a-Fiend" and will connect the player to Cruella de Vil.
- There is a sub-franchise derived from Disney Villains entitled Disney's Divas of Darkness (shortened as Disney Divas). The official line-up so far includes Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, Ursula, and the Queen of Hearts. Part of the merchandising includes a porcelain figurine collection.
- There are a lot of villains in the Vinylmation series 1-5. Each set will have a mystery chaser.
Several characters from the Disney Villains franchise make appearances at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the daily Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade, and in Disney's Once Upon a Dream Parade. Each parade features a float dedicated to villains: SpectroMagic (a Chernabog float) and Parade of Dreams (an Ursula float) The villains are also meetable characters at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
At the Cartoon Art Museum, a 1999 exhibit titled "The Disney Villains" included displays featuring Disney's official villains, along with other villainous characters such as the Hunter from Bambi, Clayton from Tarzan, and Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear from Song of the South.
Disney Villains play a vital role in the night time show Fantasmic!, performed at the Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks. In the shows, the Evil Queen decides it is time to finish off Mickey Mouse once and for all, and invokes other villains to help her.
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Disney Villains appear in Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a Halloween-themed event held annually during the months of August, September, and October at the Magic Kingdom theme park of the Walt Disney World Resort and at Disneyland Paris Resort. A stage show titled "The Disney Villains Mix and Mingle" and a meet-and-greet with the villains are led by Maleficent on the Cinderella Castle Forecourt Stage. Among those to visit are the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Frollo, Cruella, Jafar, Dr. Facilier, and the Evil Queen, among others. During the former fireworks show HalloWishes, some villains arrive at the celebration, starting with Ursula "plopping in" on the party and adding her own musical mix to the festivities. Jafar and Oogie Boogie soon follow, and arriving last is Maleficent, who shows the audience how Halloween should really be celebrated.
In the Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, the Sanderson sisters come to the world of the living for one night, on Hallow's Eve. They want to throw the most villainous party this kingdom has ever seen, but they will need some help from the Disney villains. They need 3 important ingredients: sinister shadows, fairest nightmares, and frightful friends. The show includes Dr. Facilier and Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent conjures up a few more villains, like the Evil Queen, Hades, Cruella de Vil, and more. The villains are in the Boo to You Parade, which features 18 villains from over the years, like Oogie Boogie, the wicked stepsisters from Cinderella, Bowler Hat Guy, and a lot more. In 2014, they were last in the parade, because people love the villains.
In 2014, there was a dining experience called "Villains' Sinister Soiree," featuring Lady Tremaine, Cinderella’s stepsisters, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella de Vil, and Dr. Facilier. Club Villain was a 1-time event as well for the soiree. There is now a firework show called "Not So Spooky Spectacular," with a villain segment that features Hades, the Queen of Hearts, Ursula, and Oogie Boogie.
Dream Along With Mickey
In the Dream Along With Mickey stage show at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Disney Villains appear onstage to threaten Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Maleficent states that since people no longer believe in dreams, it is the perfect time for her to return to power and make the Magic Kingdom "The Place Where Nightmares Come True" -- a play on the Disney parks' slogan of "The Place Where Dreams Come True." She is also accompanied by Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee.
The Disney villains star as the main characters in the Disney Cruise lines' variety show, Villains Tonight. This musical stage production features Hades on a quest to get more evil in the Underworld by summoning up Disney's most powerful villains so that he can keep his job. This show features Hades, Maleficent, Jafar, Doctor Facilier, the Queen, Cruella de Vil, Captain Hook, Scar, Gaston, Yzma, and Ursula in a variety of comical situations while performing various musical numbers from their respective appearances. This show debuted on the Disney Magic cruise ship on March 27, 2010.
The Disney Villains Showtime
The Disney villains come to Disneyland Paris. It starts with Maleficent celebrating Halloween with Minnie Mouse, and then out of the graveyard come 7 villains: Jafar, Captain Hook, Ratcliffe, Shan Yu, Gaston, Frollo, and Cruella de Vil. Maleficent then sings "It's Good to Be Bad" from the parade at Disney World, originally sung by the skeleton band. In 2010, Dr. Facilier takes Maleficent's place and sings "Friends on the Other Side."
Cinderella Surprise Celebration
This show features 4 villains: Captain Hook, Shan Yu, Jafar, and their leader, the Evil Queen. They want to destroy Cinderella's party, but they get defeated by the heroes and the Fairy Godmother.
Kooky Spooky Halloween Parade and Show
This parade and this show feature a lot of villains summoned by Maleficent to destroy the party. It includes her goons, Honest John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Hades, Jafar, Cruella de Vil, the Big Bad Wolf, Frollo, and herself. They celebrate Halloween, leaving Maleficent at the party.
Disney on Ice Celebration
This ice-skating show features Hook, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella, and Jafar trying to celebrate Halloween, but they get scared by ghosts.
Mickey and His Halloween Night
It starts with Dr. Facilier singing his song, and then Maleficent comes to the party to ruin Halloween. She brought her friends, like Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Lady Tremaine, Governor Ratcliffe, Jafar, Hades, the Big Bad Wolf, Shan Yu, the Evil Queen, Judge Frollo, Captain Hook, and the Queen of Hearts. But they get destroyed by Mickey Mouse, Merlin, and fairies.
This includes Ursula, Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, and Chernabog to destroy the night. Then they say, "Star light, star bright, we take this light and make it night." That’s not all—they transform themselves but get defeated by the heroes.
Share and Celebrate a Dream Come True
There is a float with 5 different villains: Evil Queen, Maleficent, Jafar, and Cruella de Vil, and on the back is a Magic Mirror and Ursula, but this float was retired in 2010 but is being used for the Halloween parade.
Club Villain (event)
It was a 2016 dining event at Disney Hollywood Studios for January and February that featured the Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella, and the leader of the event, Dr. Facilier. You met and talked with the villains while you dined.
Unleash the Villains (event)
It was an event at Disney's Hollywood Studios for Friday the 13th. It featured a lot of villains like Hades, Maleficent, Bowler Hat Guy, and Oogie Boogie. At the end of the night, there was a firework show called "Villainy in the Sky," featuring music from your favorite Disney movies. In 2014, they changed the name to Villains Unleashed. to 50 villains unleashed even star wars join in the celebration. Also, there was Oogie Boogie’s Freaky Funhouse show at Theater of the Stars and Maleficent for the "Villainy in the Sky" announcement. In Disneyland, the Unleash the Villains party was held at the train station, led by the Evil Queen, and the villains danced till the 13th hour.
This was at Disneyland Paris in 2011. Maleficent teaches Dr. Facilier how to be pure evil and bad. But 5 villainous friends like Captain Hook and the Queen of Hearts for 5 lessons. at the end of the teaching same thing for the villains showtime, but different music.
It’s Good to Be Bad (show)
At Disneyland Paris for 2015. Each show is for 2 or 4 minutes with all of 13 villains. each villain will have appearances only 4 the Evil Queen, Dr. Facilier, Cruella and Maleficent. But summons 10 villains like Frollo, Lady Tremaine, Captain Hook, the Old Hag, Jafar, Gaston, the Queen of Hearts, and stepsisters. At the end of the show, they come to meet you all and then the final appearances of all of the villains. In 2016, the show lasted about 8 or 9 minutes, but the show need 3 villains each show with the leader. In 2018, the show was updated with Donald Duck dressed as Maleficent.
Cinderella Castle Mystery Tour
This was a ride/walk tour, but closed at Tokyo Disneyland. Magic Mirror summons 5 villains, including the Horned King and Maleficent, but all of them get destroyed by their guests.
Villains World (Tokyo Disney Sea)
It starts with the villains Maleficent, Jafar, Hook, the Evil Queen, Ursula, and Hades. they brought Mickey and friends to the show.
World of Color: Celebrate
During the 60th anniversary celebration, the celebration montage is composed of villains, starting with Cruella, Jafar, Hopper, Ursula, Maleficent, scar, Sid Philips, King Candy, Dr. Facilier, Chernabog, Stinky Pete, Hook and Prince Hans. And that was it.
Wishes (fireworks show)
The only villain in this was the Evil Queen from Snow White, hoping to make her wishes come true.
Mickey's Pirates of the Caribbean
Mickey's Pirates of the Caribbean is a show for the Disney cruise line. only villains are pirates like Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, but get destroyed by Mickey and friends.
Feel the Magic (show)
Maleficent led them in the show in 1993 at Tokyo Disneyland. She had friends in the show, and they were Ursula, Jafar, and the hyenas. they captured Minnie Mouse and Donald, but Mickey saves them and defeats and destroys the villains.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Show
An interruption occurs in the Halloween show when the villains show up. It starts with Maleficent, who then conjures up the Evil Queen, disguised as the Old Hag, and gives Snow White a poison apple. She faints, and the Evil Queen triumphs. Then Maleficent conjures more villains: Gaston, Frollo, and Jafar. They sing their songs until Mickey comes up from the fog with a surprise for the villains. It was "trick or treat," meaning giving candy to children. They agree.
Maleficent brought the villains over to Tokyo Disneyland. The villains are Chernabog, Frollo, Ursula, Jafar, Hades, and Maleficent. They get destroyed in the end.
The villains were the Queen of Hearts and Lady Tremaine, along with Anastasia and Drizella. They have a huge fight until the Queen of Hearts stop them and the party began.
Witch’s Spell Dance Party (event)
the show takes place at Disneyland Paris in 2009. It is a battle between Maleficent and the Evil Queen in the cemetery with spells and potions Four children that come along for trick-or-treating fall victim to their magical powers. They sing "I Put a Spell on You" from Hocus Pocus. The sun rise frightened them, so they left. In the end the four children give the audience candy.
The Tremaines’ Dance Party
The dance party was in the Very Merry Christmas Party in Walt Disney World. The only villains were Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella as they dance the night away.
Mickey's Gift of Dreams
Maleficent brought the Evil Queen and Hades to take over Tokyo Disneyland, but the people and Mickey were saying dreams come true. they were destroyed at once.
Maleficent came to destroy the party and the colors. she almost succeeds, but the guards came to seize her, but she transform herself into a dragon. Luckily, Mickey destroyed her once and for all.
the only villains were pink elephants and Chernabog to came to the party, but when the sun came out, they disappear.
The Golden Mickeys (Disney Cruise Line show)
Ursula led all the villains: Charles Muntz (UP), Jafar, Maleficent, Gaston, Frollo, Dr. Facilier, the firebird, Chernabog, the Evil Queen, the Queen of Hearts, Headless Horseman, Kaa, Captain Hook, Yzma, Governor Ratcliffe, Hades, Mother Gothel, hyenas, Darla, angler fish, Shan Yu, Hopper, Scar, Lotso, the Big Bad Wolf, and Cruella de Vil, who had live appearances, and the villains leave after Cruella's appearance.
Halloween Screams (show)
this was at Disneyland for the Halloween time. it was first opened in 2009 of September and it was still around every year. It starts off with Jack Skellington and Zero welcoming guests. It shows it was Halloween the music from HalloWishes, but it features Ursula, Oogie Boogie, and Maleficent. After Maleficent appearance Jack invited the people for the Halloween scream along to scream to trying the wake the dead. After that, they will celebrate with them again.
Glow in the Park Halloween Parade
Some of the Disney Villains, who appear in a float featuring Chernabog, carries additional villains, including Maleficent (2010 for herself and 2013 with the villains together), the Witch (on Maleficent's Float in 2012 only), the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Jafar and Iago, Frollo, and Hades. The parade is an exclusive entertainment shown every evening during the Haunted Halloween event. Plus, the Headless Horseman makes an appearance before the parade starts.
Nightmare in the Sky (fireworks show)
Nightmare in the Sky was a fireworks show during Disney's Haunted Halloween at Hong Kong Disneyland in 2010. The show is hosted by Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, who unleashes her spirit on Sleeping Beauty Castle. Surrounded by her sinister laugh and ghostly music, Maleficent conjures up her wicked magic and engulfs the Castle in thorns and flames, while she ignites the sky with spooky pyrotechnics. Though the fireworks show didn't return, the parade is still part of the event.
Disney Dreams Come True / Celebrate a Dream True / Share a Dream Come True
This evil-themed unit features the Evil Queen atop the snow globe/float. Down beneath her is a selection of villains that changes every now and then. Currently, Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Maleficent, Jafar, and Ursula. Chernabog rests its arms on (originally) the snow globe top or the current arch. Instead of the snow globe, the Queen was given an arch and a bookcase filled with Evil Spells. Originally, this unit was preceded by Wendy Darling and the Lost Boys (Peter Pan), but it has since been replaced by Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and their pirates. When the Celebrate parade began, nothing changed on the float, but in June 2009, the float was removed. However, it can still be seen in Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade. Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas and Claude Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame are part of the parade.
Mystery of Cinderella's Castle
The only villain is Maleficent, but she gets destroyed by Mickey Mouse.
Tiana's Showboat Jubilee
The only villain is Dr. Facilier, because he was the main antagonist in the film. But he returns during the show and sings his song while Naveen takes 3 cards. And then he is gone. In Disneyland Paris, they called it Dr. Facilier's Carnival-oween.
Summer Nightastic Fireworks Show
The only villains were pirates, including Captain Hook. They are defeated by Tinker Bell and thus retreat.
Golden Screams (show)
It was at Disney's California Adventure, but it got removed. This show was about picking a new villain. Each Disney villain comes up to the stage to prove their cavity, scheming, and the fairest. They did, but the other villains are not pleased. They do a villain oath that makes them feel better; the villains were Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Frollo, Hades, Shan Yu, and the Queen of Hearts. This also shows clips from the Disney films.
Every Day Is a Holiday
The song was for Fright Night. The villains come out, but they are defeated after the song ends. The villains were Captain Hook and Maleficent.
Villains’ Night Out
The Evil Queen and Jafar lead the nighttime spectacular mini-parade, scowling from a great height on all who dare to look. The short-tempered Iago, Pain and Panic, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, and Jack Skellington also join the devilish procession.
Meanwhile, Maleficent appears on the walls of Sleeping Beauty Castle, via projection-mapping, and morphs into a ferocious dragon, determined to claim the castle as her own. She also invites more villains, such as the Big Bad Wolf, Lady Tremaine, Cruella de Vil, Ursula, Gaston, Shere Khan, Kaa, Governor Ratcliffe, Shan Yu, Scar, Sid Phillips, Frollo, Hades, Hopper, Yzma, Dr. Facilier, and Mother Gothel.
This took place in Hong Kong Disneyland for the Halloween-time event.
In Chapter 2, Oogie Boogie, Frollo, Cruella de Vil, and Ursula and her henchmen are in the show, but some different things like from Main Street USA to Fantasyland. Maleficent has also invited Si and Am, plus the hyenas from The Lion King.
In Chapter 3, Maleficent herself joined the parade. The stage was added as well because the Castle is getting upgraded.
Mickey's Detective School
The only villains were Captain Hook and Cruella de Vil. They decide to tell the truth, but Hook falls out of a window, and Cruella escapes.
Frightfully Fun Parade
Disneyland put out a new parade in 2016, and the villains were out and about the first day of the Halloween party till the end of the party.
Rock Your Disney Side Event
This 24-hour event features a lot of villains, like Bowler Hat Guy, Oogie Boogie, Stromboli, and Lady Tremaine. At night, there is a parade called "It's Good to Be Bad" from "Mickey's Boo to You Halloween Parade," but it is a remix of that song.
- Dr. Facilier Unit: Based on the 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog. Dr. Facilier calls on mystical powers, summoning his Shadow Men from the bayou to loom large over his strange and twisted Voodoo parlor.
- Finale Unit: The mischievous Disney Villains appear out of the darkness like Ursula, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook and Governor Ratcliffe, Lady Tremaine, Drizella, and Anastasia ready to stir up some trouble. A dark and dungeon-like lair takes over the parade route, bringing with it a wicked gathering of villainy such as Maleficent in her dragon form, Hades, Cruella de Vil, the Evil Queen, Jafar, Frollo, and Gaston.
Inferno Dance Party
Maleficent has invited a couple of her evil friends, the Queen of Hearts and the witch, for this high-energy party where guests can burn up the dance floor as a DJ rocks the party with a mash-up of retro chart-toppers and Halloween-themed hits. Sadly, along with Nightmares in the Sky, they both closed.
From September 15 to October 31, 2016, Fantasy Gardens was replaced by Villains Gardens, a Halloween-themed meet & greet with the Disney Villains, such as the Big Bad Wolf, the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Cruella de Vil, Jack Skellington, Sally, and Oogie Boogie.
The Disney Villains Halloween Celebration
The Disney Villains' Halloween Celebration Parade is a nighttime parade on Halloween at Disneyland Paris. The villains are in for the parade after the Maleficent Disney Villains Promenade about two years ago.
Float 1: There are three dark spirits, Maleficent dragons and a float. On the front, you get Maleficent, and on the back of the float, you get Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella.
Float 2: After the first float, you get the voodoo spirits, who take you to meet and walk around. Then another float comes with Dr. Facilier, Jafar, Frollo, and Governor Ratcliffe, and on the back, you get Gaston with a pumpkin.
Float 3: You get a lot of pumpkins walking down the street; plus, another float comes by carrying Cruella de Vil, Shan Yu, Pain, and Panic, and on the back, you get Captain Hook and the Evil Queen with the Queen of Hearts, along with her Card Soldiers.
Last Float: From the sewage you find rats, then a float appears carrying Scar, Hades, a snake, Chernabog, and Ursula, plus Flotsam and Jetsam.
In 2017, more villains were added, including Yokai, Kronk, Prince John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, the hyenas, Bowler Hat Guy, Percy, and Gideon, plus the dragon float.
in 2018, there were more changes to the parade. the phantom from Phantom Manor had appeared. Kronk left the parade but Yzma is still in the show, same as Hades. sewage rats and the dragonettes had left the parade replacing them as well as the pumpkin heads with skeletons. and there were new costumes for the Maleficenettes. Honest John appeared in the parade. Ursula can talk in the parade. Yokai left the parade, but he is seen in his own show called Yokai's Revenge. Governor Ratcliffe was on the tricycle last year and his is back on the float. the hyenas were added to Cruella's float. In honor of Mickey's 90th anniversary, Mickey and his friends appeared in the parade as the beginning float.
in 2019, the song was changed to "are you brave enough?" It was the same float as usual but new and left characters Oogie and Yzma plus Yokai are in the parade. Shan Yu, Honest John, and Gideon left the parade. well one thing is for sure, many of us hope we get the Big Bad Wolf, Stromboli, Br'er Fox, and Gantu join in it next year.
at the end of the night, the Disney villains come in to say goodnight. the song was from the Every Day Is a Holiday show. The villains include Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar, Hades, the Queen of Hearts, Cruella, Captain Hook, Frollo, Dr. Facilier, Governor Ratcliffe, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella. this show only appeared in Disneyland.
Happily Ever After (fireworks show)
Happily ever after new firework show at Walt Disney World. it starts with Shan Yu battling with Mulan. next is Syndrome with the omnidroid battling Mr. Incredible, then it is Ursula. next is Scar battling with Simba; after that is Jafar battling Aladdin. then comes Maleficent, who transforms into a dragon. up next is the pirates and then Maleficent was defeated, and that was the villain segment of the show
Once upon a Time Show
once upon a time is a show replacing celebrate the magic. The only villains are Heffalumps and Woozles and Gaston. Gaston had a segment with the Beast, which they had a fight over Belle. Gaston tries to get the beast but fails and fall to his death like in the movie.
Kasuba Magic Treat (show)
Kasuba Magic treat is a brand new show in Tokyo Disneyland. The only villains part of the show are Jafar and Iago. He came out of a bottle with everyone shocked but joined the show
Villains' Cavalcade (parade)
Villains' Calvacade is a parade from Shanghai Disneyland. There were 3 villains: Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, Queen of Hearts and Hades. with our float, the only song is "friends on the other side" from the frightfully fun parade.
Mickey's Tricycle Halloween Gang (show)
Mickey's Tricycle Halloween gang is a show that was just added to Disneyland Paris. they were added on the last segment villains were Frollo, Jafar, Gaston, Dr. Facilier, the Evil Queen, Cruella, and Captain Hook.
The Incredible New Year's Parade
most of the Disney characters did appear in the parade including the villains. and the villains were Maleficent, Lady Tremaine, Drizella, Anastasia, Governor Ratcliffe, Jafar, Frollo, Gaston, Cruella de Vil, Pain, Panic, Shan Yu, Ursula, Scar, Chernabog, Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and the Evil Queen.
Festival of Fantasy Parade / Disney Stars on Parade
the only villains in the parade were Captain Hook and Mr. Smee in the ship float. plus the dragon Maleficent float was added as well.
Believe There's Magic In the Stars
there was a segment called "in the darkest night." music from Tarzan ("The Battle") and Hunchback from Notre Dame ("Hellfire"). then the segments ends.
Rock on with the Disney Villains
Rock on with the Disney Villains only appeared one night of the year. and the show is 15-16 minutes long. the show debuted on October 31st, 2017, and is still appearing today. it is a Disneyland Paris show containing the villains Cruella, Dr. Facilier, Jafar, Frollo, Gaston, the Queen of Hearts, Yzma, the Evil Queen, Hades, Lady Tremaine, Captain Hook, Anastasia, Drizella, and the Old Hag. Since 2018, in honor of Mickey's 90th anniversary, Mickey now appears in the show.
Wonderful World of Animation
Wonderful World of Animation is a show at Disney Hollywood Studios. The first to appear is Tamatoa along with Te'ka and the kakamoras made it along with the rock version of "Shiny" in Tamatoa's lair (Moana). Next to appear is Hades, along with Pain and Panic and all of the underworld (Hercules). Then comes Yzma and Kronk with the entire secret lab (The Emporer's New Groove), and the finale is all of the villains together: Jangles (Inside Out), Drizella and Anastasia (Cinderella), Gaston, Dr. Facilier, Mother Gothel, Syndrome (The Incredibles), Bellwether (Zootopia), Captain Hook, Bruce the shark and Darla (Finding Nemo), Prince John (Robin Hood), Lotso Huggin' Bear (Toy Story 3), Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco), the Nessus (Hercules), Kaa (Jungle Book), Stinky Pete (Toy Story 2), the Queen of Hearts, Duke of Weselton (Frozen), Mad Madame Mim (Sword in the Stone), Bowler Hat Guy (Meet the Robinsons), Emperor Zurg (Toy Story), Randall Boggs (Monsters Inc.), Cruella, Iago, and the Siamese cats (Lady and the Tramp). It ends with Tamatoa same as the movie upside down and as if we like the song.
Plane Crazy / TaleSpin
This was a Disney afternoon series show with the villains Don Karnage and Fat Cat.
Villains After Hours
This was announced on April 2nd, 2019. The villains invaded summer of 2019 and debuted a brand-new show called Villains Unite the Night, which featured Hades and Meg (who does not count as a villain) as the master of ceremonies, and we get extra villains too, including Jafar, Maleficent, Dr. Facilier, and the Evil Queen. The event took place from June 6th-August 8th, 2019. You could also buy merchandise, eat delicious treats, and see the dragon from Festival of Fantasy parade too! In 2020, Villains Cursed Caravan was added with the nighttime spectaculars. The villains included Oogie Boogie, Bowler Hat Guy, Captain Hook, the Big Bad Wolf, Lady Tremaine, Cruella de Vil, Ursula, the wicked stepsisters, the Queen of Hearts, and Gaston. It went from February 7th-July 14th.
World Of Color: Villainous
this show will take place at Disney California adventure park as their Halloween show.
"The new World of Color show weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us." -WDW News Today
expected to see a lot of villains in this show
Are You Brave Enough?
Are You Brave Enough? is a show that is at Disneyland Paris and it is also debuting Ursula but it also features Cruella de Vil, Dr. Facilier, Lady Tremaine, Gaston, the Evil Queen, the stepsisters and almost to the end the Queen of Hearts, Captain Hook, Frollo, Governor Ratcliffe, and Jafar.
Jack Skellington's Villainous Gathering (show)
Jack Skellington's Villainous Gathering is a show at Hong Kong Disneyland. it is a replacement of Villains' Night Out. it features Maleficent, Jafar, the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, and Oogie Boogie.
Let's Get Wicked
Let's Get Wicked is a show at Theater in the Wild at Hong Kong Disneyland. the show contains 5 songs from 5 villains includes Dr. Facilier, Cruella de Vil, Gaston, Ursula, and the debut of Mother Gothel.
IlumiNations (fireworks show)
IllumiNations has now have an occasional Halloween treat for the guests; there is a pre-show for the Disney villains. starting of with the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Ursula, Jafar and Dr. Facilier. the song is playing same as the show Are You Brave Enough?. on Halloween celebration, more villains were added, including Pete, Horned King, Cruella, the Queen of Hearts, Shere Khan, Chernabog, Kaa, Hades, Captain Hook, Mother Gothel, Lady Tremaine, Gaston, Madame Mim, Yzma, Ratigan, Scar, and the Big Bad Wolf. the song in that one is are the villains really heroes.
Mickey's Magical Music World
the only villains who appear are Captain Hook and Ursula. they do appear in this segment in a thrilling scene.
Disney Villains proved their mark in cinematic history when the American Film Institute named The Queen as the 10th greatest movie villain of all time. Other Disney Villains on AFI's list were Bambi's Hunter and Cruella de Vil. The AFI did not rely on Disney's classification of who qualified as a villain, but used this definition instead: a "villain" was defined as a character whose wickedness of mind, selfishness of character and will to power are sometimes masked by beauty and nobility, while others may rage unmasked. They can be horribly evil or grandiosely funny, but are ultimately tragic.
- According to some, Jafar is considered the most powerful Disney villain, had he been able to keep his Genie powers. But Hades, due to his status as a god, would likely be considered the most powerful Disney villain.
- Almost all Disney Villains wear mostly red, black, and purple. By contrast, white, blue, and gold are the traditional "good" colors.
- Most villains appear to have either green, yellow, or black (no iris) eyes.
- Green eyes were considered to be a sign of either magic, evil and/or witchcraft during the Middle Ages, yellow eyes are often common in animals but not humans, and villains' eyes are generally smaller than those of heroic characters.
- Occasionally, there are villains with blue eyes (Gaston), brown eyes (Stromboli, Jafar, King Candy), gray eyes (Ursula, Mother Gothel), or violet/purple eyes (Vanessa, Doctor "The Shadow Man" Facilier).
- Conversely, some heroic characters like Esmeralda and Rapunzel are depicted with green eyes. In fact, Esmeralda actually started the green-eyed protagonist trend.
- If not counting Sid Phillips from Toy Story (due to the fact he grew up, as implied in Toy Story 3), Gaston from Beauty and the Beast and Hans from Frozen are currently the youngest Disney Villains to date, with Hans being 23 and Gaston being around his mid-20s.
- Scar from The Lion King and Hades from Hercules are currently the only Disney Villains to be related to the main protagonist of the movie. Scar is Simba's uncle, and Hades is technically Herc's uncle.
- The Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Lady Tremaine from Cinderella, and Mother Gothel from Tangled don't count because they aren't biologically related to the protagonists of their respective films.
- Ursula from The Little Mermaid was originally intended to be Ariel's aunt, Belle was originally going to have an aunt named Marguerite (Maurice's sister) as her film's antagonist, and Elsa from Frozen, the older sister of Anna, was originally intended to be the main antagonist (she is far less antagonistic and more redeemable in the actual film) until Hans was created.
- Interestingly enough, Ursula actually has her own sister, named Morgana, and Hans has at least twelve older brothers. Both villains have strained relationships with their respective siblings.
- In the novel Tarzan of the Apes, Clayton was Tarzan's biological cousin. It is questionable, if it's true in the Disney universe, as Tarzan's true name is never revealed. However, it could be possible, as both Tarzan and Clayton share some facial similarities.
- Edgar Balthazar from The Aristocats seems to have more morality than most Disney Villains. When he was getting rid of Duchess and her kittens, he could've just killed them, but he chose to abandon them in the woods.
- Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas is the only Disney Villain to be based on an actual person.
- Hades is presumably the oldest of the Disney Villains, being an immortal god. Mother Gothel from Tangled, while she's not immortal, is presumably the oldest human Disney Villain.
- Gaston, Jafar, and Judge Claude Frollo are currently the only three male Disney Villains to have an obsession with the female lead of their respective films (Belle for Gaston, Jasmine for Jafar, and Esmeralda for Frollo).
- In deleted versions of The Lion King, Scar was to fall into lust with Nala at one point.
- Maleficent's currently the only Disney Villain who serves as the main protagonist of their own feature film.
- Both Iago and Kronk have led their own direct-to-video features in The Return of Jafar and Kronk's New Groove, respectively.
- Claude Frollo is the first Disney Villain to claim to be virtuous, despite the great cruelty of his actions. While other Villains have pretended to be good, Frollo is the only villain who actually believes they are on the side of good.
- King Candy is the only Disney Villain whose appearance was designed to specifically resemble a Disney protagonist, that being the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. Also, despite being credited as one of Disney's funniest villains, he's also one of Disney's darkest villains.
- Captain Hook from Peter Pan is the only villain to be a part in the Disney Adventurers line-up.
- Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog is the fourth Disney character to have violet or purple eyes, the first three being Princess Aurora, Vanessa and Megara (all of whom are women), the second villain after Vanessa, and the only male character to have violet or purple eyes.
- He's the first black Disney Villain.
- He's the first Disney Villain to not have a big introduction into the film, as he first appears in the opening song in a casual way.
- He's the fourth Disney Villain to be French or be of French origin.
- Hans is the first Disney Villain to be a love interest to a Disney Hero/Heroine. However, it might not count, since Hans never really loved Princess Anna in the first place, and Anna's interest in Hans was more like a naïve infatuation than actual love.
- Ursula, Scar, and Hades are the only Disney Villains to have known siblings (Morgana, Mufasa, Poseidon, and Zeus). While Mufasa, Poseidon, and Zeus were good guys and served as supporting characters of their films, Morgana was the central villain of The Little Mermaid: Return to the Sea and is the only female sibling of a villain.
- Prince Hans also has known siblings, but his brothers are never seen on screen like the previously listed villain siblings.
- Clayton has a sister named Lady Waltham. However, unlike most Disney Villains siblings, her only appearance was in The Legend of Tarzan television series, rather than a direct-to-video sequel, albeit still in sequel media.
- Jafar has a sister named Nasira. However, she might not count as canon, as her only appearance was in Disney's Aladdin in the episode "Nasira's Revenge."
- Of the eleven primary members of the franchise, only five are known to have truly died during their film: Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Ursula, Scar, and Dr. Facilier. Jafar is killed in the sequel to Aladdin. Cruella, Hook, and the Queen of Hearts survive all their films. Hades' fate is left uncertain, as he is sucked into the River Styx; as he himself said, only a god can survive the River Styx.
- King Candy is the latest Disney villain to actually die.
- Most of the better known villains have a song sung by them (Ursula, Captain Hook, Scar, Dr. Facilier, Gaston, Mother Gothel, Frollo, and Governor Radcliffe) or about them (Cruella, Gaston, and Captain Hook). Gaston and Hook are the only ones to have a singing part in the song about them ("Gaston" and "The Elegant Captain Hook," respectively).
- Additionally, themes or recurring musical scores that represented several villains in a prior scene(s) has notably played in the underscore moments before or during their final defeat. These villains include the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, Maleficent, Ursula, Scar, Judge Frollo, Hades, Dr. Facilier, Mother Gothel, King Candy, and Yokai.
- Music plays a significant part in the role of a Disney Villain. Villains engaging in song and dance traces all the way back to 1940's Pinocchio, with Honest John's "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee", though the staple was truly popularized as a centerpiece of a Disney animated musical with Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" in 1989. However, whether they perform a song or not, villains are commonly represented by an instrumental theme that plays in the score during most of their scenes. These villains include: the Evil Queen, Chernabog, Captain Hook, Maleficent, Ursula, Gaston, Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Scar, Judge Frollo, Hades, Yzma, Dr. Facilier, Mother Gothel, King Candy, Hans, Yokai, and Tamatoa.
- Scar, Clayton, Man, Dr. Facilier, and Yokai are the only villains to permanently kill off a major character in their respective films.
- An argument could be made for the Headless Horseman, who possibly killed Ichabod Crane when the former spirited the latter away. However, Ichabod's final fate was left ambiguous.