This is something I did for fun. Im curious of what you think.
I didn't watch all these movies, I just did a lot of research... (Still working on the Simpsons timeline)
THE DISNEY VILLAIN FALL THEORY
My theory is simple, a large percentage of the Disney Antagonists have been defeated by falling. If its falling to their death or fall to their doom. I’d have to watch and research the all of the Disney theatrical animated features to date.
Disney theatrical animated features released to date: 49
Fall related demise:12
Not fall related: 21
Antagonists demise unknown: 6
Films not applicable to Antagonists: 11
My theory was wrong and my experiment was a fail. But alas a good percentage of Disney Villains did fall to their doom. But After the year 2000, they all ended differently.
NO, not all Disney villains fall to their death.
Don’t believe me? Check out my hard work down bellow….
DATE- FILM - PRIMARY ANTAGONIST -
1937 - 2010
1937, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - The Queen 1
The Queen, Snow White’s stepmother falls off a Cliff in a storm, during a conflict with the Seven Dwarfs.
1940, Pinocchio - Stromboli / Honest John ? 1
1940, Fantasia - (N/A) 1
1941, The Reluctant Dragon - (N/A) 2
1941, Dumbo - The Ring Master ? 2
1942, Bambi - MAN ? 3
1942 Saludos Amigos - (N/A) 3
1944 The Three Caballeros (N/A) 4
1946, Make Mine Music (N/A) 5
1947, Fun and Fancy Free (N/A) 6
1948, Melody Time (N/A) 7
1949, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (N/A) 8
1950, Cinderella -Lady Tremaine & Stepsisters ? 4
1951, Alice in Wonderland - Queen of hearts ? 5
1953, Peter Pan - Captain Hook 2
Hook eventually falls off the ship during a duel with Pan. He doesn’t die, but gets chased away by the crocodile with his crew.
1955, Lady and the Tramp - Aunt Sarah and Si & Am ? 6
1959, Sleeping Beauty - Maleficent 3
While in the form of a dragon, Stabbed by Prince Phillip causing Maleficent to fall to her death from a cliff.
1961, One Hundred and One Dalmatians - Cruella de Vil 4
In a car chase after the Dalmatians, Cruella collides with her cronies and drives her Car off and falls into a ravine.
1963, The Sword in the Stone - Madam Mim X 1
While in a fight with Merlin, defeats Mim by transforming himself into a germ and infecting her. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1967, The Jungle Book - Shere Khan X 2
Mowgli ties a branch of fire to Shere Khan’s tail. The Tiger runs off. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1970, The Aristocats - Edgar X 3
The Butler gets booted by a horse into a trunk and sent to Timbuktu. (NOT FALL RELATED (Although he does fall into the trunk.))
1973, Robin Hood - Prince John X 4
Sentenced to goal. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1977, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh - (N/A) 9
1977, The Rescuers - Madame Medusa X 5
In a boat chase, she crashes into a ship. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1981, The Fox and the Hound - Amos Slade X 6
Slade got his leg stuck in an animal trap. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1985, The Black Cauldron - The Horned King X 7
After Gurgi sacrifices himself, The Horned King get’s sucked into The Black Cauldron (NOT FALL RELATED)
1986, The Great Mouse Detective - Ratigan 5
During a fight in the Big Ben Clock, Basil and Ratigan fall, yet Basil gets the upper hand and flies to safty as Ratigan plunges to his death.
1988, Oliver and Company - Sykes X 8
In a car chase, Skyes is hit by the subway in his car. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1989, The Little Mermaid - Ursula X 9
Enraged within the fight Ursula enlargens herself engulfed with the tridents power but she dies when Eric drives a Ship into her. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1990, The Rescuers Down Under - Percival McLeach 6
McLeach escaping crocodiles, falls off a waterfall to his presumed death.
1991, Beauty and the Beast - Gaston 7
After wining the fight, the Beast spares Gaston and Climbs to Belles aid yet to be stabbed in the back by Gaston, but slips and falls to his death.
1992, Aladdin - Jafar X 10
Jafar tricked, turns himself into a Genie and gets Imprissoned into the Lamp. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1994, The Lion King - Scar 8
Simba wins the battle between Scar gets kicked and falls off a small cliff. He survives the fall but gets attacked by the resentful hyenas.
1995, Pocahontas - Ratcliffe X 11
Ratcliffe sent back to England for punishment on high treason. (NOT FALL RELATED)
1996, The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Frollo 9
Frollo Attacks Quasimodo with his cape causing the two to slip of the top of Notre Dame. Frollo gets a hold of a stone gargoyle, but slips and falls.
1997, Hercules - Hades 10
Hercules punches Hades where he falls into the River Styx, eventually getting dragged to the down by feirous souls.
1998, Mulan - Shan Yu X 12
Mushu the dragon sends Shan Yu into a tower of fire works while getting distracted by Mulan, dying in the explosion. (NOT FALL RELATED (it was more of a thrust))
1999, Tarzan - Clayton 11
Tarzan battles Clayton through the trees, eventually in his rage to kill Tarzan, ignoring the vine wrapped around his neck, Clayton falls to his death and gets hanged, trying to free himself from the branchs.
1999, Fantasia 2000 - (N/A) 10
2000, Dinosaur - Carnotaur 12
In a fight with the Dinosaurs, the Carnotaur gets forced on a cliff edge that collapses, sending it plummenting to its death.
2000, The Emperor’s New Groove - Yzma X 13
Yzma gets turned into a cat. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2001, Atlantis: The Lost Empire - Rourke X 14
Milo while trying to save Atlantis engaged in battle with Rourke, hits him with a crystal, crystallizing Rourke. He gets caught up with a propeller, falls to piece of crystal and dies.
(NOT FALL RELATED)
2002, Lilo & Stich - Captain Gantu X 15
Captain Gantu gets retired by the Grand Councilwoman after he fails to capture Stich. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2002, Treasure Planet - Long John Silve X 16
Silver befriends Jim and leaves. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2003, Brother Bear - Denahi X 17
Kenai turns back into a human from a Bear in order to save Koda, from Denahi.
Denahi stops hunting Kenai when he reliazes hes brother was the Bear. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2004, Home on the Range - Alamida Slim X 18
Slim is arrested by Police (NOT FALL RELATED)
2005, Chicken Little - Foxy Loxy X 19
Her mind is altered and turns nice. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2007, Meet the Robinsons - Bowler Hat Guy X 20
Lewis goes back in time and prevents Goob from becoming evil, turning him into the Bowler Hat Guy. (NOT FALL RELATED)
2008, Bolt - (N/A) 11
2009,The Princess and the Frog - Doctor Facilier X 21
Gets Dragged into a spirt world (NOT FALL RELATED)
Only Walt Disney Animated Classics have been rated.
Pixar (Toy Story, Bugs Life and Wall-E) and DisneyToon Studios (DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, A Goofy Movie and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea) do not count.