I saw the lion king last night and noticed the pure unoriginality in the villain’s name (scar) with respects to the other characters (mufasa, simba).
So, I decided to do a bit of an investigation into Disney villain’s names.
Now, many of the stories listed in the chart below are not Disney Originals, so really, disney shouldn’t be blamed for the dumb villain names. With this in mind, we will make the official title of this chart:
THE CREATIVITY OF NAMES COMMON IN FAIRY TALES AND DISNEY ANIMATED MOVIES
stats for the geeks:
Standard Deviation: 3.1
a few curious notes:
-The Rescuers got such a low mark for Medusa because it was stolen outright from greek myth. Hercules got a high rating for Hades because it is Greek Myth, and was never stolen.
-I also find it interesting that one of the evil stepsisters was named Anastasia: a future animated Heroine.
My current hypothesis is that animated films, being for children, want to make it so that even viewers lacking any form of intelligence will know who the villain is.
It kind of makes you wonder how intelligent the director of austin powers must have thought his audience would be… what with a villain named Dr. Evil.
For more info on Disney villains, click Here.