Friday 2 May 2014

Disney Villains

The Villains.
Ever since Walt Disney created Steamboat Willie and Snow White, there have always been Disney Villains. Whether in an animated or in a live-action film, the villain has always fought the hero/heroine or just made their life miserable. Quite often in Disney movies, the villain goes a bit psychotic or superpowered somewhere in the story line.

Villain (alphabetical)


Amos Slade The Fox and the Hound
Aunt Sarah and Si & Am Lady and the Tramp
Big Bad Wolf The Three Little Pigs
Captain Hook Peter Pan
Chernabog Fantasia
Cruella de Vil One Hundred and One Dalmatians
Doctor Facilier The Princess and the Frog
Edgar The Aristocats
Frollo The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Gaston Beauty and the Beast
Hades Hercules
Horned King The Black Cauldron
Jafar Aladdin
Kaa & Shere Khan The Jungle Book
Lady Tremaine & Stepsisters Cinderella
Madame Medusa The Rescuers
Maleficent Sleeping Beauty
Percival McLeach The Rescuers Down Under
Pete Mickey & Co.
Prince John & Sir Hiss Robin Hood
The Queen (Evil) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Queen of Hearts Alice in Wonderland
Ratcliffe Pocahontas
Professor Ratigan The Great Mouse Detective
Scar The Lion King
Shan Yu Mulan
Stromboli Pinocchio
Sykes Oliver & Company
Ursula The Little Mermaid
Yzma The Emperor's New Groove



Maleficent is the wicked dark fairy and main antagonist in Walt Disney's 1959 adaptation of Sleeping Beauty. She was animated by Marc Davis, and voiced by Eleanor Audley (who also voiced Lady Tremaine, the stepmother of Cinderella). She cursed the infant Aurora to "prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die" before the sun set on her sixteenth birthday after not being invited to the baby's christening. Maleficent is responsible for "all misfortune that befalls King Stefan's kingdom." (King Stefan is the father of Princess Aurora.) Maleficent also possesses a range of magical powers and artifacts, such as using the crystal ball on her staff to taunt Prince Philip with images of a bleak future. She also casts spells, such as inflicting Aurora with a curse of death (weakened to a curse of sleep by the good fairy Merryweather), creating thunderstorms, sending frosts, projecting lightning, teleporting, and changing shapes. Some of Maleficent's forms in the film were that of a spinning wheel, a Will o' the wisp, and a dragon. Her pet raven (sometimes referenced in Disney sources as "Diablo"), and her goons, an army of inept goblin henchmen, carried out most of her orders for her. She was slain by the sword of Prince Philip, after one final enchantment from Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather drove it directly into her heart. She fell to the ground. Nothing was left of her but her cloak with the sword still in it.
Maleficent, evil fairy

Other appearances
According to the book, Disney Villains: The Top Secret Files (although it is a tongue-in-cheek book not meant to be taken seriously) Maleficent's last name is Faery. It is also noted that she is extremely lonely and that she had very good grades in school. Dragon Maleficent Maleficent is a recurring character on the TV series House of Mouse. She also appeared in the spin-off movie, Mickey's House of Villains where she was constantly shown, but delivered only a single song lyric, "Every evil queen gets due respect." In one scene from another episode, Maleficent sits across from Jafar in human form, and it was stated by Mickey that the two villains were on a date, after which Maleficent zapped Jafar. Maleficent is also mentioned in the Nightwish song "FantasMic" from their 2000 album Wishmaster, in the lyrics Maleficent's fury / The spindle so luring. Maleficent is also one of the villains in the novel, "The Kingdom Keepers" by Ridley Pearson. The novel is based primarily in The Magic Kingdom Theme Park. Maleficent was also the final boss on the North American version of the video game Mickey Mousecapade created in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Maleficent's theme is heard during the intro of World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, since at the end of the intro, the main villain is shown.

The Evil Queen.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 animated feature, the first produced by Walt Disney. It was the first animated feature to become widely successful within the English-speaking world and the first to be filmed in Technicolor.
The plot of the film explores the story of a jealous and wicked queen's attempt to have her stepdaughter murdered, but the stepdaughter escapes and is given shelter by seven dwarfs who live deep in a forest.
The film premiered on December 21, 1937 with a wide theatrical release by RKO Radio Pictures on February 8, 1938. The film was adapted by storyboard artists Dorothy Ann Blank, Richard Creedon, Merrill De Maris, Otto Englander, Earl Hurd, Dick Rickard, Ted Sears and Webb Smith from the German fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. David Hand was the supervising director, while William Cottrell, Wilfred Jackson, Larry Morey, Perce Pearce, and Ben Sharpsteen directed the film's individual sequences.
The Queen/Witch, was voiced by Lucille La Verne. The Queen is the stepmother of Snow White. Once her magic mirror tells her that Snow White is fairer than she is, she immediately enlists her huntsman to kill her in the woods. After she discovers that Snow White did not die, she disguises herself as an old hag and uses a poisoned apple in order to "kill" Snow White. While recording the voice of the Queen as the hag, Walt Disney was not happy with the voice Lucille La Verne was producing. After several retakes La Verne asked if she could go to the bathroom. When she returned and tried again to do the voice, she performed it perfectly. Amazed, Disney asked how she had achieved it. La Verne replied that she had removed her false teeth. The Queen is a fictional character in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and in the Disney animated film based on it. The Queen was often referred to as "Queen Grimhilde" in Disney publications of the 1930s. Her appearance was inspired by the Helen Gahagan character in the film She (1935).
The Queen is extremely beautiful, but very vain. She seduced and married a widowed king, who had a daughter called Snow White with his first wife. After the king died, the Queen sent Snow White to work in her castle and forced her stepdaughter to abandon her title as Princess, similar to the situation of Cinderella. The Queen ranks #10 in the American Film Institute's list of the 50 Best Movie Villains of All Time.
Wicked queen from Snow White

Brothers Grimm version
The original Brothers Grimm fairy tale is mostly the same as the Disney one, with a few differences.
  • In the first edition, though not the subsequent ones, the Queen was Snow White's mother, not stepmother.
  • The Queen did not use a potion to change herself into a witch, but instead dressed in a disguse of an old woman.
  • She tried three times to kill Snow White: once with a boned corset to crush her ribs, once with a poisoned brush/comb, and finally with a poisoned apple.
Also, although the Queen did not die right after giving Snow White the poisoned apple, she was killed eventually. After Snow White and the Prince revealed her true nature, she was invited to their wedding, where she was forced to wear red-hot iron shoes and "dance until she dropped down dead."

Disney version
The Queen possessed dark powers and knowledge, including the ability to summon wind and lightning, and a magical mirror with which she could look upon whatever she wished. The Magic Mirror showed a haunted, smoky face which replied to the Queen's requests. She regularly asked the Mirror who was the fairest in the land ("Magic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?"), and the Mirror always replied that she was.
However, one day, the Mirror told her that there was a new fairest woman in the land, her stepdaughter, Snow White. After observing the handsome Prince singing a love song to Snow White, the Queen, in a jealous rage, ordered her huntsman Humbert to take the Princess deep into the forest and kill her. He was ordered to bring back her heart to prove that he had done so.
Humbert could not bear to kill the young princess, so he tells her to run away and never to return. In order to escape the penalty, he returned with a pig's heart and gave it to the Queen. When she questioned her Mirror, it again replied that Snow White was the fairest in the land, and that she was living at the cottage of the seven dwarfs. It is unknown whether the Queen sends Humbert to his death or he escapes.
Chagrined and furious, the Queen goes down into the dungeon laboratory and mixes a potion that turns her into a hag, an old peddler woman. Her beauty is shrouded in ugliness; a true image of twisted evil. It is quite ironic that she, so obsessed with her own beauty, is willing to forsake it to destroy competition to it. It wrinkles her skin into that of an old lady and lengthens her nails into claws. This appearance of the Queen is commonly referred to as The Witch. She then conjures a poison apple which holds death-like sleep inside it, and proceeds to leave the castle. She is sure that no one would know or perform the counter-curse to her spell, and believes the dwarfs would bury Snow White alive, believing she was dead.
The Queen comes to the cottage, followed by two vicious vultures, and finds Snow White baking a pie. Snow White's animal friends realize that the old hag is the Queen. After an unsuccessful attempt to warn Snow White by attacking the Queen, they go to warn the dwarfs of the Queen's arrival.
The Queen tricks Snow White into letting her inside the cottage and eating the poisoned apple, telling her that it is a magic wishing apple. Snow White takes a bite and falls to the floor, apparently dead. The Queen rejoices in her victory, but is soon discovered by the Seven Dwarves, who chase her deep into the forest as a great storm started. She climbs up into the mountains, where she stands upon a precipice and attempts to push a large boulder onto the dwarfs with a large stick. All of a sudden, a flash of lightning strikes between her and the boulder, destroying the precipice. The Queen plummets into the dark chasm, and the boulder falls back, smashing her. As the dwarfs looked wide-eyed over the cliff's edge, the vultures fly past, apparently to devour her corpse.

Jafar is a fictional character, voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the Disney film Aladdin and its sequel, The Return of Jafar. He is an evil sorcerer and the former Grand Vizier of the Sultan of Agrabah.
 In the first film, Jafar tries to use Genie's powers to take over Agrabah, first wishing to become the sultan, and then the most powerful sorcerer in the world. After battling Aladdin with his questionable sense of humor, Jafar transforms himself into a giant cobra in an attempt to kill Aladdin, but just as Jafar is squeezing him to death, Aladdin tricks Jafar into using his third and final wish to become an all-powerful genie himself and the strongest entity in the Disney universe. In Western culture, genies are almost always portrayed as being confined to small oil lamps until they are released to do a human's bidding; Jafar is therefore trapped by his own selfish wish for power.
Jafar and the Sultan

Jafar is more a present part of the plot than other Disney villains, especially during the era in which he was created, with proportionately more airtime than most other Disney villains. Many scenes featuring Aladdin are mirrored with scenes featuring Jafar, back to back, in which one can see Jafar's interactions with other characters, giving the viewer a more "personal" experience with the villain. His unique characteristics compared to most Disney villains are probably the reason that he lived at the end of his movie, at the same time arguing with Iago ("Get your blasted beak out of my face!" "Oh, shut up, you moron!" "Don't tell ME to shut up!").
In The Return of Jafar, the now-genie Jafar is released by Abis Mal, and, after cunningly making Abis-Mal waste his first two wishes, threatens Abis into helping him. His plan included kidnapping (and in some instances, replacing) the royal family and framing Aladdin for the Sultan's "death," which would have caused him to be beheaded, but (with help from a reformed Iago) the heroes manage to escape. When Jafar discovers this, he opens up a fissure into the earth in order to destroy Aladdin and the others. Believing to have won, Jafar is surprised to see Iago genuinely helping the heroes and shoots down his former ally with a fireball as Iago grabs the lamp. A mostly-dead Iago manages to kick the lamp into one of the lava pits, melting the lamp into nothingness. With a scream of anger and fear, Jafar disintegrates in a burst of light and disappears.
Jafar later made one more attempt at revenge in an episode ("Hercules and the Arabian Night") of Disney's Hercules TV-show spinoff, where he is temporarily revived by Hercules's arch-enemy, Hades, although he lost his status as an all-powerful immortal genie when he died. The two villains team up to get rid of Aladdin and Hercules by having them fight against each other, but their plan fails and Jafar ends up dead again when Hercules snaps his staff in half, and has not at this point made any reappearances in the official Aladdin continuity.
As far as Jafar's family goes, he has a fraternal twin sister named Nasira who tried bringing her brother back to life in the game Nasira's Revenge. Jafar's sister is very similar both in appearance and actions as Maleficent. She respects Jafar and the sibling bond between them is very strong.

What a sea witch! Ursula, the octopus, was a scary thing. dead set on overthrowing Triton, the Mer-King, in order to rule the seas herself (so many stive for power, so many fall short). Ursula is another evil genius. Manipulation was one of her strengths, and Ursula uses it to fulfill her wicked desires.
Ursula is a villainess who first appeared in the 1989 Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. She was voiced by Pat Carroll in the film, its subsequent TV series and the Kingdom Hearts video games. She is a sea witch who "helps" unfortunate people while achieving her own goals. Though uncommonly known, Ursula's species is known as a Cecaelia- from her waist up, she has the body of an overweight purple-skinned, white-haired female human (modeled after drag performer Divine), and from the waist down she has the tentacles of a black octopus. However, in "The Little Mermaid" TV series, her kind was referred to as Octopian. She is based on the character the sea witch in the original tale by Hans Christian Andersen, but she wasn't a villainess but just a disreputable mermaid.
The Little Mermaid.
Ursula the Sea-witch was once a senior member of the court of King Triton, the king of the underwater city of Atlantica. She was originally supposed to be his sister, but the scene mentioning that was deleted, and it is now considered only semi-canon. For her obsession with Dark Magic and treachery against the kingdom, Ursula was banished, and retreated to a secret lair on the outsides of the city with her two moray eel minions, Flotsam and Jetsam. For many years, she watched over the city waiting for her chance to seek revenge on Triton and gain the crown of Atlantica, becoming Queen of the oceans.
Ursula lives in a leviathan (an enormous skeleton of a sea monster or whale), in the middle of a field of underwater lava tubes and fissures. The inside is lined with a garden of writhing, green polyps--which all actually used to be merpeople. They all came to Ursula for help, making deals in exchange for different favors from magic, but then found themselves unable to fulfill their side of the bargain in some way. Although not directly stated, the film implies that the vast majority, if not all, fall into this category. Ursula thus claimed them as her own and added them to her collection. She spends her time brooding and plotting and occasionally indulges herself by snacking on shrimp.
After Triton punishes his daughter, Princess Ariel, for falling in love with a human, Ursula sends Flotsam and Jetsam to lure Ariel back to the sea witch's lair. Ursula proposes (in the song Poor Unfortunate Souls) that if Ariel gives her renowned singing voice to Ursula, Ursula will swap Ariel's fins for legs and transform her into a human, allowing her to pursue Prince Eric, the human with whom she fell in love. If Ariel does not succeed in kissing Eric within three days of the transformation, she will become Ursula's forever, being transformed into a little shriveled polyp. Ariel agrees to this, and Ursula magically pulls the mermaid's voice straight from her throat and placed inside her Nautilus shell necklace, and then splits Ariel's tail into two legs.
When Ariel comes "too close" to succeeding in her task, though, Ursula takes the form of a beautiful human female with Ariel's voice in order to sabotage the relationship. The form she assumes looks remarkably like Ariel, though she has brunette hair instead of red, and her overall coloring is darker than Ariel's. Taking on the name Vanessa, Ursula lures Prince Eric into agreeing to marry, using Ariel's voice to cast a spell of bewitchment and entrancement upon him, thereby thwarting any chance of Ariel's success. After Ariel and her friends manage to disrupt the wedding at the last minute, Ariel's voice returns to her throat and the spell upon Eric is broken. However, before they can foil Ursula's plot, the sun sets. Both Ursula and Ariel regain their true appearances on the wedding ship, the former in a spectacular lightning-enhanced transformation. Taking Ariel into the depths of the ocean, Ursula meets Triton. She starts the process of withering Ariel down into a polyp, while gloating to Triton that there is nothing he can do about it. She then makes Triton an offer--she will release Ariel if Triton takes her place. Triton agrees; Ariel is restored and Triton is withered. The crown and trident are now unowned--and Ursula rapidly claims them.
When Eric comes and attacks Ursula before she can kill Ariel, Ursula turns her attention on him. However, Ariel attacks her, causing her aim to go awry. The trident blast intended to destroy Eric instead disintegrates her two eel pets.
Enraged at this, Ursula grows to an enormous size. On the surface, she toys with the two tiny protagonists, creating a giant storm with Triton's magic trident. She then creates a whirlpool that brings a number of shipwrecks to the surface - a fatal mistake. As she laughingly prepares to kill the helpless Ariel with a bolt of energy, Prince Eric drives one of the ships through Ursula's abdomen, breaking her concentration long enough for the Trident's power to backfire and destroy her. She is then lost forever and never seen again, causing Triton and the other bewitched plants and ployps to return to their previous merfolk forms.
Ursula appears as a frequent villainess on the Little Mermaid prequel television series. Some of her plans there included her tricking Sebastian to conquer Atlantica, destroying a Bad Luck Creature, recruiting the Octopods against Atlantica and using Ariel's treasures against Atlantica.

Gaston is a fictional character and the primary antagonist from the 1991 Disney animated film Beauty and the Beast. He does not appear in the original Beauty and the Beast fairy tale, but it is believed Gaston is based off of a character from the 1946 French film version of the classic story. That character is Avenant, a suitor of Belle’s who tries to kill the Beast out of jealousy.
Gaston, Disney Animated Version
Disney Movie Version.
In the Disney animated version of Beauty and the Beast, Gaston is a handsome but extremely arrogant hunter who is considered to be the town hero. He is uncultured and only interested in physical beauty, often making fun of Belle for reading books. Still, all of the women in town want to marry him and all of the men want to be like him. Gaston has a big, booming voice (voiced by Richard White) and tries to impress Belle and the other women of the village by flexing his biceps and talking about his healthy appetite. In one song, Gaston claims that he eats five dozen eggs every morning.
Gaston’s attractiveness makes him stand out from many other Disney villains. It is said that he was made so handsome on the outside while being so ugly on the inside in order to further the theme of inner versus outer beauty that runs throughout the movie.
Although he could have any woman in town, Gaston is set on marrying Belle because he believes she is the only person in the village as beautiful as he is. However, Belle refuses Gaston’s marriage proposal because she knows he is egotistical and that he does not care about anything except appearance. Gaston is humiliated when Belle rejects him, and vows to find a way to get her to marry him. He finds his opportunity when Belle’s father, Maurice, returns from the Beast’s castle and tells everyone that Belle is trapped there. All of the villagers think Maurice is crazy and laugh at him. But, Gaston hatches a plan to have Maurice committed to an insane asylum until Belle agrees to his earlier marriage proposal. That plan fails when Belle returns to town and shows everyone the magic mirror to prove the Beast is real.
Gaston realizes Belle has feelings for the Beast and becomes jealous. He incites the townspeople to attack the Beast’s castle, claiming that their children are not safe while the Beast is alive. At the castle, Gaston fights the Beast and succeeds initially because the Beast believes Belle is gone, and he does not want to live without her anyway. However, after the Beast sees Belle returning to the castle, he easily overpowers Gaston. The Beast spares Gaston’s life out of compassion, but Gaston stabs the Beast in the back when he turns to run to Belle. The Beast rears backwards in pain, knocking Gaston off the edge of the castle. Gaston then falls to his death. 

Doctor Facilier's Shadow.
On a busy day in New Orleans, Facilier suddenly gains the urge to become the wealthiest man in the city upon witnessing the vast wealth of Eli "Big Daddy" La Bouff. He and Shadow soon learn that Prince Naveen of Maldonia was visiting the city that same day to marry Big Daddy's daughter, Charlotte La Bouff. Facilier tricks the Prince into striking a deal, turning him into a frog. Meanwhile, Naveen's former valet, Lawrence, became part of the scheme, disguising himself as the Prince in order to marry Charlotte. Once they marry, Facilier would murder Big Daddy, thus having the fortune handed down to Lawrence and the villains.
However, the real Naveen comes across a waitress named Tiana who dreams of opening her own restaurant. Believing helping the prince break the spell would help her obtain money to open said restaurant, Tiana agrees to help, and proves to be a challenge once the trinket that powers Lawrence's disguise is stolen by Tiana and Naveen's firefly friend, Ray. Once said trinket is destroyed by Tiana, Faciler's deadline expires, and he and his shadow are dragged down to the voodoo underworld for all eternity.
Dr. Facilier's shadow is there with it's master now matter what MCF story. It always tries to hit on Raina's shadow, but somehow Jessy's shadow would protect her.

Trivia.  Source
  • Until Mother Gothel, Ursula was the last female villain in a Disney Princess movie. 
  • Ursula is also the second villain to tempt the heroine and also the last to succeed. 
  • Ursula was probably the inspiration for Queen Chrysallis since they disguise themselves as the bride, hypnotize the groom leaving the heroine to save her love interest and want to conquer a kingdom.
  • She is also the first Disney villain to have relatives other than daughters. 
  • She is the second villainess to be killed by the male protagonist.
  • She is also the first to have her have her own villain songs
  • She is inspired from Madame Medusa from "The Rescuers".
  • Ursula's blood is dark blue like cephelopods as shown during the climax when Eric's harpoon scratches her arm.
  • How she knows the MCF is unknown, but it will be revealed. 
  • Maleficent is voiced by Eleanor Audley in teh original film, sharing the same actress as Lady Tremaine in Cinderella.
    • Susan Blakeslee, her new voices also voices Lady Tremaine currently too.
  • She is the first Disney Villainess to be in an cannon/non-cannon coupling, that being with Hades from Hercules and Jafar from Aladdin.
  • She is the first Disney villain to say Hell
  • She is the most popular Disney Villainess.
  • Since she knows of the MCF, it could be possible that she was also involved with Jafar when the original MCF HQ was destroyed.
  • She is the first Disney villain to have blood shown during her death.
  • He is misogynistic(meaning he doesn't believe that women could do anything except be trophy wives) which is why he thought women reading isn't good and that he wanted sons.
  • Correction: Misogyny also means hatred of women, which in form is also a sexist.
  • Gaston is the first villain in a Disney Princess movie who isn't a sorcerer. The second is Mother Gothel.
  • In the musical, Gaston sings two more songs: Me(in the scene where Belle rejects his proposal) and Maision Des Lunes(with Monsuier D'arke and Lefou at the blackmailing idea of having Maurice sent to the asylum scene)
  • In the scene where he and the Beast have the final battle, he was originally going to say "Time to Die", but it was replaced with "Belle is Mine" so that way they could put Belle back into the reason of the fight.
  • Gaston is the youngest Disney villain to date. In his mid 20s.
  • Gaston is the first Disney villain to have a crush on the main heroine. The others are Jafar and Frollo(the latter being obsessive lust)
  • Gaston is the first suitor in teh MCF series to lust after not one, but two MCF girls, in case, Tricia and Daisy
  • Rupert Everett, the voice of Prince Charming in the Shrek movies, originally auditioned for the role of Gaston, but was turned down because he didn't sound evil enough.
  • in a future MCF one-shot by DisneyGal1234, it will show on how Gaston got interested in Daisy
  • Jafar means stream in Arabic.
  • Jafar is simular to Maleficent in different ways; some fans consider Jafar and Maleficent to be the best Disney villain Couple.
  • Detective88, the author of some MCF stories state taht the reason why Discord is her favorite MLP villain is because he reminded her of Jafar.
  • Jafar is one of the few Disney villains to lust over the female protagonist.
  • The only MCF member he doesn't know too much is Daisy since Daisy joined since "MCF: On Black Isle." 
Doctor Faciliers Shadow.
  • Facilier also claims to practice Hoodoo, or traditional folk magic.
  • Facilier is the only Disney male character to have purple eyes, and one of the few Disney characters in general to possess such, the only other characters being Aurora, Vanessa and Megara.
  • The way Facilier moves is quite similar to 1920's era jazz muscians/dancers, notably Cab Calloway.
  • In an earlier script, Dr. Facilier would not just be a dark wizard who wants to conquer New Orleans with the help of his friends, he would have been Mama Odie's son, who followed the path of the dark arts unlike his mother. In this same script, there was to be a showdown between the two of them, which would have converged into a major battle during the Mardi Gras.
  • Facilier's ultimate downfall is among the darker demises for Disney villains: when his amulet is destroyed he loses the means by which he can pay back his debt, and as such his soul is claimed by the Loa as payment and he is dragged, screaming, into their world. Contrary to what some believe, however, this is not 'being dragged into Hell' as the Loa are not demons, nor do they have any relation to the Christian concept of Hell.
  • Facilier was originally named Dr. Duvalier after Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, the Voodoo practicing genocidal dictator of Haiti. Duvalier also had a fondness for dressing as Baron Samedi but also prayed to Jesus Christ. Perhaps to avoid reprisals from Duvalier's remaining supporters, the name was changed to "Facilier" from "facilitate" meaning "to enable."
  • Facilier is the first black Disney Villain and the fourth to be French or have French origins.
  • Facilier appears to resemble Baron Samedi, the Haitian voodoo Loa of the dead. He wore a top hat, a tuxedo, and other accessories. He too has associations with voodoo spirits. It may be presumed that Facilier is a worshipper of Samedi.
  • Aspects of Facilier's appearance are shared by shock-rock singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
  • Facilier is the first Disney Villain not to have a particular entrance of his own, instead appearing in the opening song in a casual way.
  • Facilier's crocodile-tooth necklace can lead to his power; Voodoo practitioners believe that crocodile teeth can bring strength, primal energy and wisdom.
  • Dr. Facilier is the only character in the film who refers to himself as such. Everyone else simply calls him "Shadow Man".
  • Despite being one of the most recent Disney Villain Songs, the Nostalgia Critic put Facilier's song "Friends On The Other Side" in his "Top 11 Villains Songs". He also mentioned that, had The Princess and the Frog been out at the time, he would have definitely put Dr. Facilier on his "Top 11 Disney Villains" list.
  • Interestingly, Facilier and Tiana never meet until the film's climax, though she knows of his reputation and he knows of her father (most likely through the cards).
  • Facilier is the first villain in the Disney animated canon to have his own song since Alameda Slim in Home on the Range.
  • He once said that he was born of royalty from his mother's side. With this, we can say that he possibly came from a line that squandered their wealth eventually ending up in New Orleans peddling voodoo tricks.
  • Doctor Facilier resembles Oscar Proud from The Proud Family.

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