Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Disnographic of the Month - Villains & Gender

Well, I wasn't able to create a Disnographic in October, but I'm back on schedule now! I created this Disnographic because I was curious to see what the breakdown of gender was among Disney villains. I was quite surprised that male villains outnumber female villains, more than 2:1. Also interesting is how prominent female villains are in the first 20-30 years of Disney movies compared to the later years. What does this mean?! I don't know, but it's fascinating isn't it? :)

*Note: There were some villains I did not include in here because their characters were either too ambiguous or too minor to really count as a full-fledged "villain". If there was more than one villain in a film I only counted the 'main' villain. Some films also didn't really have any villains at all. Therefore, only 36 of the 51 films are represented here.


  1. It's kind of like the princess thing though. The really memorable ones that stick are the female villains. Jafar ain't got nothing on Maleficient. And Cruella... It is odd that the male villains don't captivate the same way.

  2. It should be noted that Walt Disney died in 1966.