The 10 Best (Worst) Disney Villains

The 10 Best (Worst) Disney Villains

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Everyone loves Disney. If you don't love Disney, you must be a fish. Or maybe a mole. Whatever you are, you clearly are not human. Disney has become such an aspect of childhood across the world. The company is loved for its beautiful and talented princesses, it's charming and heroic princes, captivating stories, enchanting music and art and so much more. Go into a Disney store and you will be greeted by Mickey Mouse and his gang and all the magical princesses of the land.

However, most Disney die-hards tend to forget about the best (worst) Disney villains. No one likes the bad guys but sometimes, you kind of have to. I don't mean that you will lock a princess in a tower, but you have to admire Disney's character development. I have henceforth complied a list of the 10 best (worst) Disney villains.

10. The Hunter, "Bambi"

This scene will make a grown man cry. Although we never see the hunter, the audience knows Bambi's mother isn't coming back. Yes, I know hunting aids keep the deer population in check; nonetheless, seeing a mother killed and a baby left behind is heartbreaking.

9. Captain Hook, "Peter Pan"

You cannot have a villains list without the infamous Captain James Hook. In Disney's cartoon, the producer made him seem more comical and spoiled. In the novel, however, JM Barrie described Hook as bloodthirsty but elegant. Hook was also Blackbeard's second hand and the only pirate Long John Silver feared. Captain Hook kidnapped children in order to get what he desired. Hook was clearly more than a codfish.

8. Ursula, "The Little Mermaid"

I'm sorry if this makes you uncomfortable. Ursula was a nasty witch in every way. She constantly took advantage of poor unfortunate souls just so she could gain something in return. Her business offers with other merpeople always gave her the upper hand and ensured that she would win. She takes Ariel's voice, which can be seen as taking away a major part of the young princess's confidence. Ursula's alter ego, Vanessa, takes the role of the other woman and makes sure Prince Eric forgets about Ariel.

7. Doctor Facilier, "The Princess and the Frog"

If you don't recognize the name, Dr. Facilier is the voodoo king in "The Princess and the Frog." Let me just say, he is flat out creepy. The first time I watched this, I couldn't believe something so dark and frightening would be in Disney movie. The doctor practices voodoo in New Orleans and uses dark magic to get his way. His evil spirits almost resemble lost souls. Creepy, huh?

6. Lady Tremaine, "Cinderella"

Most people know her as "Cinderella's evil stepmother." A nasty widow with a greedy heart, she locks her stepdaughter in the attic and forces her to serve her and her daughters. Cinderella means nothing more than dirt to Lady Tremaine.

5. Maleficent, "Sleeping Beauty"

For starters, her name means "to cause or produce evil." That alone should tell you enough. Intent on Aurora pricking her finger, she goes to every attempt to make sure the sleeping beauty does not wake up.

4. Hans, "Frozen"

I have never heard more curse words screamed at the movie theater screen. We can all agree that Hans is a donkey... or, at least, its cousin. I don't think I have ever been so mad at a character in my life. He completely uses Anna as an attempt to marry into royalty. Not only is he extremely cunning, but his evil is almost too realistic.

3. Scar, "The Lion King"

Once again, a scene that could make any grown man cry. Scar is number three because he kills his own brother and then attempts to kill his nephew. Because of his crazed obsession with power, he ruins the pride lands. The pride has no access to food unless they go miles out of their territory. Scar was a ruthless killer who would kill his own family for wealth and power.

2. Governor Ratcliffe, "Pocahontas"

Ratcliffe hits number two because what he did actually happened. If you pay attention to the lyrics of "Savages," Ratcliffe roars about wanting to "destroy their evil race /until there's not a trace left." The lyrics leave me with chills. They are so spot on to how terribly the settlers and Native Americans interacted. The settlers had nothing but blood and battle on their minds.

1. Judge Claude Frollo, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

He is such a dark character that I don't know where to begin. What makes him the best (worst) villain is how realistic he is. As a man of the church, he is held to certain standards. Judge Frollo craved Esmerelda in every way possible, although much of that is implied. He sings to his fireplace abut how he craves the gypsy but fears for his immortal soul. Frollo forces Quasimodo to believe he is an ugly monster and refuses to help him when Quasi is being made a fool in front of the entire square. Judge Frollo shows no mercy and continues to battle with his inner demons.

Although antagonists, Disney villains should be appreciated as much as the protagonists. Even villains have reasons for being evil.

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.

The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:

“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:


When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:

"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.


Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.


You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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