30 Day Challenge

Favorite Villain – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 8

Ah, so many good villains to choose from… Well, villains who are good at being bad, anyway.  I have several honorable mentions, so let’s start with those.

Honorable Mention 1:

Scar

Sibling rivalry can go WAY too far. 

Scar gets a lot of villain points for having a really good plan in place, and for his dramatic flair.  “Be Prepared” is one of my favorite Disney Villain songs, and actually helps get you moving when housework calls.

"Be prepared for sensational news…"
“Be prepared for sensational news…”

And of course, he’s voice by Jeremy Irons, who actually sings Scar’s parts.  Oh yeah.

Lesson learned: Don’t trust the important jobs to your henchmen, er, hench-hyenas.

Honorable Mention 2:

Maleficent

Literally the Mistress of Evil.
Literally the Mistress of Evil.

Extra villain points for the creepy crow familiar, and for awesome magic powers.

But seriously, why get so ticked off about not being invited to the party?

(Actually, Tumblr answered that question…)

Thanks, Tumblr.
Thanks, Tumblr.

And now, for my favorite Disney Villain…

Mother Gothel

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This woman’s got skills.  And she didn’t start out completely evil…

…just really, REALLY creepy.
…just really, REALLY creepy.
She wasn't even going to take Rapunzel at first.
She wasn’t even going to take Rapunzel at first.  Just cut off her hair.  Of course, that plan failed. 

Mother Gothel is a brainwashing genius.

With a flair for the dramatic.
With a flair for the dramatic.
Lotsa flair.
Lotsa flair.

Not only has she fooled Rapunzel, she even manages to fool the audience for a little while.

Look closely, she's looking at herself!
Look closely, she’s looking at herself!

Mother Gothel is so good that it almost seems she believes her own lies.

As evidenced by this look of shock when Rapunzel realizes she is the lost princess.  Mother Gothel's face reads "Oh crap, there goes my entire life."
As evidenced by this look of shock when Rapunzel realizes she is the lost princess. Mother Gothel’s face reads “Oh crap, there goes my entire life.”
This really made me laugh, but again, great manipulator.
This really made me laugh, but again, great manipulator.

And why everyone loves to hate her:

One of the few villains to succeed in killing everyone they intended to.
One of the few villains to succeed in killing everyone they intended to.
Fun fact: every time Mother Gothel tells Rapunzel "I love you," she's either looking at, touching, or kissing the hair.
Fun fact: every time Mother Gothel tells Rapunzel “I love you,” she’s either looking at, touching, or kissing the hair.

Who is your favorite villain?

 

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Roger & Anita visit Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

In honor of Halloween, I’d like to share some fantastic photos of the Smuggler (aka my husband) and myself at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

(I do apologize that these come two days after Halloween.  Due to the Smuggler’s work, we’ve been on the road for the past few days.)

Roger & Anita at Cinderella's Castle!
Roger & Anita at Cinderella’s Castle!

Full credit for the costume goes to the Smuggler.

He was quite a hit with the Villain ladies.
He was quite a hit with the Villain ladies.  It’s probably that lovely baritone voice.

We tried to think of something very Disney, but uncommon.  The Disney Cast Members were all very impressed, often calling out hello, or trying to remember Pongo and Perdita’s owners names (most of them got it right).

My puppy hid on this ride.  He was afraid of flying out of the seat.
My puppy hid on this ride. He was afraid of flying out of the seat.

We got applause from afar a few times, for “being original,” and “not Cruella or the puppies!”

The Queen of Hearts.
The Queen of Hearts wanted to take a puppy home.

“Roger” kept getting asked to sing.  Luckily, he had memorized most of his song, and has a rather nice voice.

Don't eat the apples with this many Villains about!
Don’t eat the apples with this many Villains about!

The Haunted Mansion is AWESOME at Halloween!  Extra ghost hosts abounded, fully creepified with makeup and spiderwebs.  One ghost jumped out at us, following me all the way to the Doom Buggy entrance.  I think she enjoyed her haunting.

Visible for one night only! Now you know who drives the hearse.
Visible for one night only!   Now you know who drives the hearse.

My favorite part about the Not-So-Scary Party was the Villains’ Dance Party at the Diamond Horseshoe in Liberty Square.  No lines here!  Just walk in, dance, and interact with the Villains as much as you want.  We did the YMCA with Governor Radcliffe, wobbled with Dr. Facilier, and Lady Tremaine and her daughters hung out the entire hour we were there.

Dr. Facilier saw us, instantly came over and said, “I know someone who will very much want to see you.  Keep your puppies close, she should be here in ten minutes or so.”

(Sidenote: The character attendant was super excited to see our costumes.  He said, “Please, wait just a little longer. I have to see you meet Cruella!”)

If she doesn't scare you, no evil thing will!
If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will…
She was rather happy to see us...
She was rather happy to see us…
...or rather, our puppies.
…or rather, our puppies.
There was one attempt at puppy-napping.
There was one attempt at puppy-napping.
Luckily, she took a photo with us instead.
Luckily, she settled for a photo with us instead.

 

Before she left, Cruella took us aside and said, “Truly darlings, I do love your costumes.  I’ll be sure to tell Anita I saw you.”

She wanted a picture "with Anita," but of course she had to hog the spotlight.
She wanted a picture “with Anita,” but of course she had to hog the spotlight.

Yay!! We impressed even Cruella and the other villains and cast members!  Mission accomplished.

Now if only we could ditch these three grim grinning ghosts...
Now if only we could ditch these three grim grinning ghosts…