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October 31

October 31, 1993 – The Book The Disney Villain is Published by Hyperion

“Disney villains in particular are some of the most exciting and memorable characters in popular culture, and the Disney Villain…is the first comprehensive retrospective of the wondrous gallery of fifty-five charismatic and colorful rapscallions that audiences throughout the years have loved to hate.”

On October 31, 1993, the book The Disney Villain was published by Disney’s publishing arm Hyperion. Written by veteran animators and members of the Nine Old Men Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, the book celebrates and explores the villains in the then 60 years of Disney animation, starting with Mickey’s nemesis Peg Leg Pete, and moving to the villains of the emerging years of the Disney Renaissance. The book was also notable for looking at the nature of villains across a wide-spectrum of characters, ranging from Monstro the whale to Maleficent.

September 6

September 6, 2004 – The Book Disney Villains: The Essential Guide is Released Through DK Children

“Fearless, noble, and proud – these are three words that will never be used to describe sneaky Scar.”

On September 6, 2004, the children’s book Disney Villains: The Essential Guide was published through DK Children, a well-known British publishing company that specializes in reference books. The book gives children and other interested parties a glimpse into the Disney villains, ranging from the Evil Queen to Hades, providing information about their evil schemes, their lairs, and even their lackeys.