Disney Villain Countdown: 18/40
**Spoiler Alert! Some villains are revealed in plot twists, so if you haven't seen all the movies...**
On paper Dr. Facilier has every reason to be scary/intimidating; he's a freakin' voodoo witch doctor in New Orleans. However the film always deflects his dastardly deeds to have them done by his "shadow friends" rather than the man himself. While he can definitely cut a rug, he's not all that scary.
Love. It. A crop-top wearing cross between Prince and his voice provider (Keith David). He's just slightly exaggerated in all the right ways to make him stand out. His face is wonderfully expressive. The costume may be simple, but it's memorable (no, really, it's a crop top), and Facilier also gets to sport some "alternate looks" over the course of the film.
Wit & Quotability
Not unlike Oogie Boogie, most of the memorable lines from Dr. Facilier come through song rather than zingy one liners; not his high score.
See this is a tricky category for Facilier. It took me a while to warm to this movie; now that I have I LOVE it, the villain has grown on me, too. Admittedly, Facilier's character writing is a weak spot in the film. His motivations are flimsy at best. I love him, and on repeat viewings my appreciation for those slick dance moves has gone up, but objectively this can't be the winning category for Facilier.
I ended up giving Facilier a neutral score. He has shadow dudes... but they aren't really sidekicks, since Facilier seems to work FOR them rather than the other way around.
DING DING DING!! Friends On The Other Side is head and shoulders over the lower ranked villains on this countdown. It's so good, it gets a reprise. BAM! Take that! Are you reeeeeeadehhhh?
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