Affably Evil / Animated Films

  • A Bug's Life: Molt is very cheerful and friendly, unlike the rest of the grasshoppers. He never really does anything bad in the film, and ultimately makes a Heel–Face Turn.
  • King Llort from A Troll in Central Park. Unlike his wife Gnorga, he's more interested in good publicity than being bad for the sake of being bad and favours exile over the death penalty.
  • Captain Boomerang from Batman: Assault on Arkham might be a callous murderous jerk, but he's also clearly a ton of fun to be around when he's "off the clock". After gearing up at the Iceburg Lounge he's seen having a pint with some of Penguin's minions, all of whom are laughing hysterically and toasting one another. It's this and Deadshot's Consummate Professional nature that makes them mortal enemies over the course of the movie.
  • Despicable Me:
    • Gru is gradually softened into this over the course of the story.
    • El Macho from the sequel counts too. It's pretty clear he's incredibly nice, even after he's revealed himself to be Not Quite Dead.
  • Frozen: Duke Weselton is this. He will kill to have his way (to secure trade advantages) but shows care and concern for his soldiers as well as the people of Arendelle.
  • The 2017 Animation "Sahara" gives us the glowworms. They may turn out to be flesh-eating creatures who will trap whatever unlucky creature wanders into their lair in silk saliva, but they're nothing if not amiable. They gave Ajar and his friends directions to find the humans who took Eva, invited them to stay for a feast, then sang them a cheerful song (about eating their visitors). And then they proceeded to try and eat our heroes, but even then, the glowworms remain all giggly and cute and cheery.
  • Lilo & Stitch: Jumba Jookiba may constantly boast over his status as an evil genius, and he may have created over 600 artificial life-forms which range from mischievous to downright destructive, but he's a pretty decent and sociable guy overall. He even gets a Heel–Face Turn near the end of the movie.
  • Charles Muntz from Up. He's genuinely polite and friendly to any visitors he may long as he doesn't think they're after the bird. If Muntz does think someone is standing in his way, he shows just how off his rocker he is.
  • Anastasia: Bartok is very much this, being loyal to Rasputin but at the same time, more interested in partying and having fun and even tries to inspire his master to abandon his vendetta against the Romanov dynasty and "get a life". He is not very realistic...
  • Megamind may be a Card-Carrying Villain, but he's fairly laid-back and does villainous deeds not out of malice, but to get some attention. When he accidentally kills his arch-nemesis and takes over Metro City he tells the citizens that they should "Have fun with this", then does little more than throw some wild parties with a body count of 0.
  • Monsters, Inc.: Waternoose is genuinely friendly with Sully, and is sincerely regretful when his plans require trapping him in the human world. He even tells off one of his Mooks for not being half the monster Sully is.
  • The Sword in the Stone: Madam Mim is cheerful, amiable, and actually pretty friendly when Arthur blunders into her house, and while he can tell she's unpleasant, he doesn't even realize she's dangerous until she tells him she has to kill him which she says with about as much fanfare as someone saying it's suddenly started raining. Thought she's more a mix of this and Faux Affably Evil, sometimes her true nature slips out to show just how crazy she really is before she pulls herself together.
  • Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2. He's a folksy, almost grandfatherly fellow who legitimately believes he has Woody's best interests at heart. However, it can't be ignored that he forces his beliefs onto other toys and manipulates them to his own ends.
  • Captain Kiddie from Tom and Jerry: The Movie was a genuinely Nice Guy who treated Robyn very well and came across as a fun loving guy... until he found out about the million dollar reward for her return.
    Robyn: I thought you were a nice man.
    Captain Kiddie: But I AM, my dear!
    Squawk: He'll be even nicer...with a million smackaroo!
  • Ice Age The Meltdown: The Lone Gunslinger is very polite calm and decent with the herd.
  • The Jungle Book: King Louie has a friendly appearance, is jolly, likes to party, has a cool taste in music - and kidnaps Mowgli because he wants the boy to give him the secret of fire, which is like the ultimate weapon for the jungle animals.
  • Kronk in The Emperor's New Groove is generally Yzma's henchman, but he is also a Gentle Giant and has social skills.