The Disney Villain in the Flesh
Disney, who prides itself for bringing “magic” and “happiness” to the world, is also one the best creators of badness. Nobody does villains like Disney. What kid hasn’t been terrified by at least one Disney cartoon? Some parents shy away from Disney animation for that very reason. For every Snow White, there is an Evil Queen lurking in the distance. However, the very reason we root for Peter Pan is because of Captain Hook. We need the bad guys.
Next month, Disney will release the much anticipated film, Maleficent, the latest Disney project bringing a cartoon villain to “real” life. We’ve seen this before with the live action versions of 101 Dalmatians and Alice in Wonderland, but there are more to come. Here is a tribute to the past, current and future projects comparing the original 2D characters to the new human counterparts.