[ART] Disney Aesthetic: The Colors of Evil

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Colors.  Disney is one of the best animation studios that make use of using colors to produce a feeling or indicate a theme.  It’s been so ingrained in animation and theatre that certain colors mean certain things on a cultural level, we hardly think twice about it: we already have a bias toward and against characters and places.

So let’s get to it!

From grey-blues, blacks, reds, purples, and greens, let’s see how Disney color cliches tip you off that there’s something nefarious happening or that a character is obviously villain even before they speak.

 

Hades from Hercules // 1 // 2 // Blue-Grey, Black,  and the occasional Red

 

Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove // 1 // 2 // Purple, Black, and Blue-Grey

 

Ursula from The Little Mermaid // 1 // 2 // Blue-Grey, Black, and Purple

 

The Evil Queen from Snow White // 1 // 2 // Purple, Black, Red and White

Jafar from Aladdin // 1 // 2 // Red, Black, and Gold

 

Captain Hook from Peter Pan // Red, Black, and Gold

 

The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland // Red, Black, and Gold

 

Gaston from Beauty & the Beast // Red,Gold, and Blacktumblr_lihp3atcxH1qaw0dz.gif

Mother Gothel from Tangled// 1 // 2 // Red, Black, Gold, and Blue

Ratigan from The Great Mouse Detective // 1 // Red, Purple, and Black

 

Horned King from The Black Cauldron // 1 // 2 // Black, Red, and  Green

 

Cruella deVil from 101 Dalmations // White, Black, Red, and Greencruelladevil

 

Dr. Facilier from Princess & the Frog // 1 // 2 // Black, Red, Purple, and Green

 

 

Scar from The Lion King // 1 // 2 // Black, Green, Blue-Grey, Red, and Yellow

 

Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty // 1 // 2 // Black, Green, Purple, Blue-Grey, and Red

 

Satan from Fantasia // 1 // 2 // Black, Blue, Yellow, Purple, and Red

 

Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame // 1 // 2 // Black, Purple, and Red

Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas // 1 // 2 // Purple/Pink, Red, Blue, Black, and Gold

 

Clayton from Tarzan // Yellow and Red

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Lady Tremaine from Cinderella // 1 // Red, Blue, and Green

Shan Yu from Mulan // Grey, Black, and Yellow

 

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