Interesting Facts About Disney Villains

The Disney villains are some of the most popular characters in the Disney movies, as they help to bring the story to life. Here are a few little known facts about the greatest Disney villains.


The evil queen from Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was the first character to speak in a full-length animated feature.


Lady Tremaine and Maleficent are voiced by the same actress.


Scar’s famous song “Be Prepared” from The Lion King is sung by two different actors.


Captain Hook and George Darling from Peter Pan are voiced by the same actor.


James Woods’ audition influenced Hades’ personality in Hercules.


Hans from Frozen and Gaston are the two youngest Disney villains at 23 and 25 years old, respectively.


Tim Curry auditioned for the role of Judge Doom but was considered too terrifying for the character; instead, the part went to Christopher Lloyd.


Governor John Ratcliffe was actually a real person, not just a character in the movie Pocahontas.


Yzma had her own song in The Emperor’s New Groove called “Snuff Out The Light” but it was cut from the final version. However, it was featured on the film’s soundtrack.


Sid Phillips from Toy Story makes a cameo as a garbage truck driver in Toy Story 3.


Mother Gothel is also the first Disney villain to die of old age.


Kaa is actually an ally of Mowgli’s in Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book novel, but was changed to a villain for the animated version.