Monday, October 11, 2010

I Like Me Some Mustache Twirlers

So you've all heard of The Childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a villain who sniffs out and hunts down children. But have you heard about the really cool villains? Since it's Halloween season I've been thinking about bad guys a lot, and there are a few who I think deserve more recognition. And so, behold I present unto to you:


Consider it my Halloween present to you all! You're welcome.

1. SILAS BARNABY from "March of the Wooden Soldiers"

He's old and he's creepy. He's also rich, so the other two don't matter. And he's so in love with Bo Peep, he'll incite a bogeyman uprising just to get her in his arms. Ungrateful little Bo. He's just being nice!

In heaven I think all bad guys talk like this. I've brrrought you a little boooqueeeeet my little buttah cop!


2. DR. TERWILLIKER from "The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T"

For those of you who dreaded piano lessons, here is your anti-patron saint: Dr. T. He's constructed a giant piano and kidnapped 500 piano-hatin' boys to play a massive piano duet (hence the 5,000 fingers). If you don't play the piano, he'll lock you in his dungeon.

All right, so he's not so different from a regular piano teacher. But he's a very snappy dresser.

Ok, 49 seconds is pleeeeenty.

3. DARLA DIMPLE from "Cats Don't Dance"

Evil Shirley Temple. 'Nuff said.


4. BOWLER HAT GUY from "Meet the Robinsons"

If you want to see some awesome character development in a villain, watch this movie. Greatest Disney bad guy ev-ah!

Also: his cape is his baby blanket and he has a unicorn trapper keeper. Yes I think I am in love.


5. MRS. MEERS from "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

In the daytime she runs a Hotel for Young Ladies. At night, she poisons, drugs, and kidnaps them away in her squeaky laundry cart. Then she forces them into slavery at firework factories, which was a real problem in the 1920s.

Obviously it takes the combined powers of Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore to down this baddie. Awesome.


6. RAVENHEARST from "The Court Jester"

He wears black, has a mustache and terrific fencing skillz. Oh and let's not forget the suave English accent. Basil Rathbone FTW!

I'm including the entire sword fight. It's just too awesome to trim.

In the end he's taken out by a couple of midgets. Have I told you how much I love this movie??

7. MR. TEATIME from "The Hogfather"

I've saved the creepiest for last. Happy Halloween.

Mr. Teatime (Pronounced "Tee-Ah-Tim-Eh") works as an assassin. Current job: Killing the Hogfather (Santa Claus). Dream job: Killing Death. Now there is someone who loves his job :D



MaryElla said...

A W E S O M E. I have a few movies to put on my 'to see' list just in time for Halloween. Scooby doo is so done, and Charlie Brown is always checked out- thank you.

Dan Haring said...

Great list Heather! I'm intimately acquainted with Bowler Hat Guy. (I got to work on the stereoscopic part of Meet the Robinsons and Goob was my favorite character.) A very underrated movie if you ask me. And Darla Dimple is incredibly evil. I'll have to check out the others!

Ashley said...

Oh, such a wonderful list of villains that I am somehow not surprised that you love :D

Man oh man, I do not watch Court Jester enough. That's all I've got to say. *huggles Danny Kaye*

Anthony Holden said...

Double Extra YES to the Dimple. She's so evil.

Heather said...

I'm 3 for 7! (Darla Dimple, Bowler Hat Guy, and Ravenhearst). I actually just saw the Court Jester a few weeks ago for the first time. Anyway, awesome list!

Nate said...

Teatime is a very creepy villain. I'm glad to see Terry Pratchett was not overlooked for this list. It's hard to find a villain who would try and go after characters like the tooth fairy, the bogeyman, the Hogfather (analogue of Saint Nicholas), and even Death himself with such a cold ruthlessness.

LeishaMaw said...

I love love love The Court Jester. Great list!

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Kevin Keele said...

Awesome list! I love Darla. "Big and Loud" and "Little Boat on the Sea" are a few of the best animated musical numbers ever!

Chersti Nieveen said...

I score 5/7 -- didn't know the first two, but I definitely approve of the others! They are so amazing, and have great depth.

Ana LuĂ­za said...

My list 'movies already seen' seems so small now: I only know the Bowler Hat Guy. Loved this list, anyway. They seem to be very scary villains.

Rebecca J. Carlson said...

I agree with Leisha! The Court Jester is the best film to come out of that whole swash-buckling genre.

dixon.mary said...

Teatime is super-creepy, but I gotta tell you, Barnaby-the-pedophile freaks me out the most.

Brodi Ashton said...

Oh, how I used to love love LOVE The court Jester. I'd watch it every day!

Rhiann said...

My God! I love Terry Pratchett. Mr.Teatime is one of his best villains I believe.

HZack said...

I have some movies to watch! I already knew Darla, Bowler Hat Guy, and Mrs. Meers. Of the three, Darla is totally the scariest.