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Winter Soldier: To the End of the Line

Winter Soldier: To the End of the Line

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, villains typically perish by the end of the movie, one way or another. Only a few break from that mold. Adrian Toomes, “The Vulture,” and Helmut Zemo are captured and imprisoned. In Ant-Man and the Wasp, the heroes realize that their antagonist, “Ghost,” is simply misunderstood, and they befriend her. Talos and the Skrulls turn out to be victims of the Kree, and they persuade Captain Marvel to fight (but not kill) the Kree leadership.

Notably, some of the surviving antagonists join the protagonists. Loki is a prominent example, of course, but another is so significant that people hardly remember he was ever on the wrong side: Winter Soldier.


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Loki: The MCU’s God of Mischief

Loki: The MCU’s God of Mischief

The formation of the Avengers forms the spine of Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As they charted this path, the brains at Marvel Studios knew that they needed a good excuse for that group to form. Each of their superheroes was capable of handling most situations on their own. Getting them together in The Avengers would require a major threat.

Due to various circumstances, including character deaths and actor departures, they had to get Loki in the role. This turned out for the better, as the character, played brilliantly by Tom Hiddleston, would become one of the MCU’s break-out stars.


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Killmonger: All Hail the King

Killmonger: All Hail the King

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has produced quite a few cultural sensations in the past eleven years. However, none seemed to catch the public imagination and dominate conversations quite like 2018’s Black Panther. It was more than a box office smash, which is par for the MCU. It was a sociopolitical moment that got everyone talking about the concept of pan-Africanism, the effects of the African diaspora, and the conflict between nationalism and responsibility.

This is due in large part to the movie’s villain, who symbolizes the film’s themes and continues to captivate audiences. It is not an overstatement to say that much of Black Panther’s success stems from Michael B. Jordan’s nigh-perfect performance as Erik Stevens, nicknamed “Killmonger.”


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Robin Hood

Robin Hood

It’s 1970, and Walt Disney Animation Studios is not sure where to go with their films. Walt Disney himself had died four years earlier. The Aristocats, the last film Walt personally greenlit, was already in production and set for a December release. The studio was faced with the task of creating their first film without any involvement from their namesake, founder, and primary visionary.

Eventually, they decided to create their own version of one of the oldest characters in the English literary tradition. In 1973, they reintroduced a new generation to the hero who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Even now, Disney’s Robin Hood remains one of the world’s favorite takes on the legend.

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101 Dalmatians - Behind the Scenes

101 Dalmatians - Behind the Scenes

After so many financial losses, Walt Disney started to wonder if it was time to close the studio and stick with live-action films, television, and Disneyland.

Thankfully, he was persuaded to greenlight one more movie that looked promising (and inexpensive). The result, One Hundred and One Dalmatians, made more money than any of Disney’s animated films yet. Besides being responsible for keeping the now ridiculously lucrative studio open, this movie remains highly entertaining for the whole family.

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Toy Story Bad Guys

Toy Story Bad Guys

Pixar's Toy Story brought about a new era in Disney's films, and not just because it was the first full-length CGI animation. Toy Story introduced us to characters we would continue to love (or hate) for decades and introduced us to an unforgettable story of rivalry, friendship, and adventure.

Kids and adults of all ages have fallen in love with our heroes Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Rex, Slinky Dog, Jessie, and the others. But the Toy Story series also has some unique and compelling villains that are likewise unforgettable! And that's who we're going to put the spotlight on today: the antagonists.

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Scar and the Hyenas

Scar and the Hyenas

What would heroes be without villains? They'd be boring, because they wouldn't have any challenges to face! But villains are more than just cookie-cutter enemies meant to oppose the hero. They're interesting characters in their own right, with stories and motivations of their own. That's why we focus on them with our Disney Villain Spotlight!

This time, we're discussing an evil schemer who would do anything to be King, and his army of slavering hyena minions: Scar, from The Lion King. Scar is deeply jealous of his older brother Mufasa, King of the Pride Lands, and when Mufasa's son Simba is born, Scar plots to get rid of them both so he can take the throne.


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Captain Hook

Captain Hook

In this edition of Your WDW Store's Disney Villain Spotlight, we're focusing on one of the most dreaded (and yet undeniably popular) pirates ever to sail the seas between here and Neverland. That's right: Captain Hook!

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Disney Villain Spotlight: Cruella De Vil

Disney Villain Spotlight: Cruella De Vil

Welcome to Your WDW Store's Disney Villain Spotlight, in which we discuss all the most wicked Disney characters you love to hate and hate to love! In this edition, we're focusing on Cruella De Vil, a fashionable aristocrat whose love of furs goes way too far. 
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Disney Villain Dress-Up

What Disney Villain would you play in a game of dress-up?
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Villain Highlight: Chernabog

It would be hard to find a more compelling Disney villain than Chernabog, the devilish figure who presides over hordes of ghastly spirits as they fly around a mountain top.
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Tribute to Disney Villains: Scar

Ever since Disney began producing movies in the late 1930s, the world has been introduced to a whole host of villains from stories that have captivated the minds and hearts of people across the globe. Of all the Disney villains, some of the most iconic villains include Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Cruella de Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians.
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