Today, we’re teaming up with Disney-Hyperion to celebrate the release of Mistress of All Evil by Serena Valentino, the fourth book in the Disney Villains series — and it just so happens that I’m in Disneyland right now! So since I’m in a super Disney mood already, let’s take a look at the Top 10 Disney Villain Moments … plus keep reading for your chance to win a set of all 4 Disney Villain books and some other cool prizes!
Top 10 Disney Villain Moments
I adore Disney’s Robin Hood, and the bratty villain Prince John has been as quotable to me in adulthood as he was in my childhood.
To this day, I still really love The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but I think it failed commercially because it was just the wrong source material for a children’s movie — and even the film itself contains some mature moments, not the least of which is Count Frollo’s overwhelming lust for Esmeralda. His big scene when he sings “Hellfire” is chilling and haunting, as he sings about how she’ll be his or burn.
8. “Off with their heads!”
One of the most iconic villains of all time, Disney’s version of the Queen of Hearts is perhaps the most memorable portrayal of this bloodthirsty monarch.
7. Itty Bitty Living Spaces
Jafar is conniving, nefarious, and power-hungry. Plus there’s that whole, “Sure, let’s make the princess my literal slave” thing. Is it even possible to pick his most wicked moment?
6. Friends on the Other Side
Perhaps one of the singularly most creepy moments in a Disney movie, Doctor Facilier from The Princess & the Frog still gives me a chill.
5. “The witch was singin’ with a stolen pair of pipes!”
Not only did she use Ariel to get back at her father, but then Ursula had to go and make the moves on her prince? Not. Cool.
4. These Endless Refrains
It’s certainly not his most villainous moment, but dang if Gaston doesn’t have one of the catchiest tunes of all the bad guys in Disney history.
3. If She Doesn’t Scare You …
Okay, maybe Gaston doesn’t have quite the catchiest tune, after all. Also, why is the lady obsessed with fur coats so terrifying?
2. Wrong Lever
The Emperor’s New Groove is one of THE most underrated Disney movies of all time, and Yzma is a big part of the movie’s charm.
1. That Dragon Transformation
But of all the fabulously wicked Disney villains, I think nothing will ever compare to the moment Maleficent transforms into a mother-effing dragon.
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- the complete set of Villains books
- a Disney Villains t-shirt
- and a branded mug that changes colors when filled with hot water!
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The Disney Villains series by Serena Valentino explores how the antagonists in Disney movies became some of storytelling’s most iconic villains. In the first four Villains books, we see how the Evil Queen, the Beast, Ursula, and Maleficent fall into darkness, through the instigation of the mysterious Odd Sisters: Lucinda, Martha, and Ruby.
About Mistress of All Evil (Book #4, in stores now)
Why does Maleficent curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.
Recommended for ages 9+
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Serena Valentino has been weaving tales that combine mythos and guile for the past decade. She has earned critical acclaim in both the comic and horror domains, where she is known for her unique style of storytelling, bringing her readers into exquisitely frightening worlds filled with terror, beauty, and extraordinary protagonists. The books in her best-selling Villains series are best enjoyed when read in the following order: Fairest of All, The Beast Within, Poor Unfortunate Soul, and Mistress of All Evil.