I will not be including movies I saw once and hardly remember, but I will mention them without a ranking. But I won't be mentioning, except for the right, movies such as Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, or Fun and Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.
NOTE: I will not be ranking ALL the villains in each Disney animated film. Some films, such as Frozen and Pinocchio have a host of villains. We will focus only on the villain whose presented obstacle creates our climax.
Okay, here are all the movies I'm not including. If you take the time to describe for me the villains badness level, I will take the time to include them. They are:
The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
Badness Level: I don't remember this film.
Oliver and Company (1988)
Antagonist: I don't remember.
Badness Level: I don't remember.
I don't remember this movie. Was the villain meteors?
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Are you kidding me? I don't REMEMBER this movie!
Treasure Planet (2002)
Saw it once... way back in 2002.
Home on the Range (2004)
Never saw this movie.
Chicken Little (2005)
Never saw this movie.
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Winnie the Pooh (2011)
I didn't see this.
Now onto the list: (Lowest Badness Level, to Highest)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Badness Level: Over excitedness
About as evil as Lenny, which is pretty much zero.
Inside Out (2015)
Antagonist: Riley is pretty much her own worst enemy, as is Joy. You could argue that Anger's the antagonist, but nobody would care.
Badness Level: Not very bad at all.
Monsters University (2013)
Antagonist: Dean Hardscrabble
Badness Level: Principal
Probably no more evil than most principals.
Lilo and Stitch (2002)
Antagonist: Captain Gantu
Badness Level: Tool
Apart from telling Stitch Lilo was a snack, he's not that bad.
Wreck-It Ralph (2012)
Badness Level: Poor loser
Get a grip, King Candy!
Antagonist: Greg Germann
Badness Level: Agent
Greg says things like, "Let's put a pin in it." And that's super obnoxious. Mostly he's manipulative and insincere. Agent scum!
Brother Bear (2003)
Badness Level: Well... he's also the protagonist, so....
This movie is one part Brave and one part Big Hero Six. (Except, it came out first.) But those two movies had villains that weren't their goof-up protagonists. Anyway, Kenai snaps out of it.
Planes: Fire and Rescue (2014)
Badness Level: Not too bad
Cad's crime was being selfish and stupid.
Antagonist: Chick Hicks
Badness Level: Jerk
Antagonist: Chef Skinner
Badness Level: Cookery
He was mean, but not "I'm gonna kill you and put you in some ratatouille," mean.
Toy Story II (1999)
Antagonist: Stinky Pete
Badness Level: Stinky
This guy just wants to be appreciated. I can appreciate that.
A Bug's Life (1998)
Badness Level: Lazy
Hopper's a jerk, and he threatens people, including children, (ant children,) but he's a bunch of talk.
Antagonist: THE WORLD
Badness Level: The world was pretty awful.
I hardly remember this movie. I can't watch it because it's too darn sad. But I watched it plenty as a kid. I just don't recall a lot of specifics.
Toy Story (1995)
Badness Level: "He kills toys just for fun." Pure childhood evil!
But, I mean, he's a kid... and they were toys.... Pretty much I'm putting him here because I think he'd give Dumbo a hard time, but might not want to put down puppies.... Then again....
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Antagonist: The Pound
Badness Level: Meh
The pound generally does a service. It's a hard service, but it's a service. In this case though, they were going to make a huge mistake. But did they know any better? Honestly, I don't remember. I don't think so.
Badness Level: Bored
If I recall, Go-4 just wanted everything to stay the same so it acted like they couldn't return to Earth, even though they could. So bored.
The Adventure's of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)
Antagonist: Mr. Winkie
Badness Level: Conniving
He sells Mr. Toad a stolen motorcar, and ruins everyone's day.
Antagonist: The Headless Horseman
Badness Level: Meh. Just absolutely terrifying. If he was really a ghost bent on cutting your head off, then we'd up this.
If you read-between-the-lines, which we all do, then you've come to the conclusion that The Headless Horseman is just Brom Bones dressed up to scare Ichabod. He did a great job. But does chasing someone out of town because they're after the girl you dig make you evil? YES! But not as evil as some.
Antagonist: Humans! BLARG!
Badness Level: Average
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Badness Level: Hunter
Dude doesn't like Tod. How could you NOT LIKE TOD? What a monster.
The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
Badness Level: Poachness
Poachers are no nice.
Badness Level: 2
Monstro is a giant carnivore who needs to eat to survive. When Pinocchio started a raging fire inside of him, of course he was going to be angry. But we sense a bit of sinister-ism in him anyway. He may not have been as evil as Honest John or Strombolli, but he ATE our heroes; the others didn't do that.
Badness Level: 7
He tries to kill Dusty just to get ahead. Creep.
Toy Story III (2010)
Badness Level: Cuddlishingly deceptive!
He likes things a certain way.
The Aristocats (1970)
Antagonist: Edgar the Butler
Badness Level: hates cats
My cousin kindly reminded me what Edgar here was all about. Edgar was jealous the CATS were going to inherit a fortune from his employers. Granted, this is ridiculous, he tries to do away with the little kitties. Not cool, Ed!
The Rescuers (1977)
Antagonist: Madame Medusa
Medussa is greedy. She wants a big ruby. Who can blame her? But she's so mean to poor little Penny! It's true, she tries to kill Bernard and Bianca... but they're MICE.
Antagonist: Lady Tremaine
Lady Tremain, or The Evil Stepmother, never killed anyone. She was evil, but not, "I'm going to kill you" evil.
One Hundred and One Dalmations (1961)
Antagonist: Cruella De Vil
Really the only reason we hate Cruella is because her victims were cute and cuddly. If she wanted to make coats out of snakes no one would have cared... except Steve Erwin. RIP.
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Antagonist: The Firebird
Badness Level: Stravinsky
Big Hero Six (2014)
Antagonist: Robert Callahan
Badness Level: Teacher
When your would-be teacher betrays you then tries to kill you to bring back his daughter you kind of have to say, "Stop it!" But then you say, "Awww. That sucks. I'm sorry."
Badness Level: Hunter/Poacher
He wants money for the capture of a bunch of gorillas. But he doesn't set out to kill anyone... he just tries to kill Tarzan when he fights him.
The Sword in the Stone (1963)
Antagonist: Madam Mim
Badness Level: Crazy
Woman is wack. And while she isn't the climax's villain, we're just going to have to get over it, 'cause everyone else in the movie isn't THAT bad.
The Jungle Book (1967)
Antagonist: Sher Khan
Badness Level: Tiger
He hates humans and fire. Maybe he saw Bambi.
Antagonist: Charles F. Muntz
Badness Level: I remember thinking he was pure evil, but I can't remember why. But I think I still put him where he belongs.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Badness Level: Lust, D-baggery
Gaston just wasn't right for Belle, but he doesn't take rejection well. He pretty much killed The Beast, but... he was a beast! Is he more evil than a hunter? I say his biggest crime was what he did to pour Maurice.
Antagonist: Miles Axlerod
Badness Level: Greedy
In an amazingly convoluted story line, Miles here tries to become rich and powerful by owning a large amount of the world's oil, then making anything better look bad. Good plan, Miles. Good, weak plan.
Antagonist: Governor Ratcliffe
Badness Level: Greedy and stupid.
He tried to wipe out the Natives because he was scared of them.
Antagonist: Mother Gothel
Badness Level: Manipulative kidnapper
She's no nice.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf's (1937)
Antagonist: The Evil Queen
Badness Level: Queen
Evil, but did she kill anyone? Nope. Did she try to kill someone? Yeah, but just one person. She didn't rage war against anyone, so....
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)
Badness Level: Awesome
Yzma's dream is to kill her boss.... Is she more evil than the Evil Queen? I'm not sure, but I think she'd make a worse monarch. "It's no concern of mine whether your family has.... What was it?" "Food."
Antagonist: Hans The Deceiver
Badness Level: PURE EVIL
Unforgivable! "He lied to us through song!"
Peter Pan (1953)
Antagonist: Captain Hook
Badness Level: Well....
Let's think about this. Peter Pan cuts off Hook's hand and forever more, because of this, Hook must watch over his shoulder for the crocodile who threatens his life. Otherwise, Hook might not be more evil than you're swashbuckling friend, Jack. Although, he does threaten little children....
Robin Hood (1973)
Antagonist: Prince John
Badness Level: Jealousy
One of my favorite villains, is Prince John here, mostly because of Peter Ustinov's acting. Mostly he was conniving and bad at his job. But, yes, he did want to kill Robin Hood, and he did tax people like cray-cray.
The Incredibles (2003)
Badness Level: Motivated
Another lesson in not upsetting kids who look up to you.
Badness Level: Bear
He was pretty wicked even before he turned into a demon bear. He wanted power and raged war against his brothers. Unlike Scar, he welcomed the relief of death from the hell he created for himself.
The Lion King(1994)
Badness Level: Claudius
Scar is one of these "I want to rule" villains. They pop up a lot. But he was so evil his own turned against him. That's just sad.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Antagonist: Judge Frollo
Badness Level: Sick
This guy was so evil that Disney had to change him from a Priest (in the novel) to a Judge.
Badness Level: Mighty
Jafar was pretty power-hunger. But his death-count didn't come close to The Queen of Heart's. (Neither did Maleficent's, but just think of what she would have done if you didn't invite her to a wedding, let alone a kid's birthday party!)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Badness Level: Octopus
Ursula rarely killed people. But I'd call her garden a fate worse than death.
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Antagonist: Dr. Facilier
Badness Level: Eep!
He has friends on the other side. That's not good. He gets bonus points for devil worship. (Remember, these points aren't good.)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Antagonist: The Queen of Hearts
The Queen of Hearts had a reputation for cutting off heads. She was pretty evil.
Monsters, Inc. (2001)
Badness Level: EVIL!
He tried to torture a two-year old!
Badness Level: "How many men does it take to deliver a message?"
He tries to take down China. His army kill a "little girl who will be missing her doll."
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Badness Level:HUGE. Like, DRAGON huge. The self-proclaimed Mistress of All Evil.
So, King and Queen Stefan didn't invite Mal-Mal here to their daughter's party. (Baby parties aren't really that exciting anyway.) And Maleficent is so TO'd she curses the baby. Honestly! Who curses a baby! Then when things aren't going her way, she has the biggest tantrum ever, summons the powers of Hell! and turns into a huge dragon. Didn't her mother ever tell her that turning into a big dragon never solved any problems?
The Black Cauldron (1985)
Antagonist: The Horned King
Badness Level: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE! If Maleficent is the Mistress of All Evil, then this guy is All Evil.
One of the most terrifying villains, this guy's plan was to raise an army of dead-ites. That's never good.
Badness Level: Ruler over the Underworld Level
Despite being the Christian version of the devil, Hades isn't often THAT bad of a guy in some Greek myths, and in Xena: Warrior Princess, especially compared to the devil. However, in this movie he's pretty darn evil.
Badness Level: Unlimited
So that's our list! What says you?