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Heel Face Turn: Animated Films
  • In South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, Satan turns when he kills Saddam Hussein and returns his legions of demons back to Hell in favor of Kenny for giving self-confidence of standing up against Saddam.
  • Ice Age: Diego the sabre-toothed tiger spends most of the film trying to steal a baby so his boss can eat him; at the end he sacrifices himself to protect the babysitters.
  • Lilo & Stitch. First Stitch himself, and then Jumba.
    • In the spin-off animated series, each episode focuses on Lilo and Stich's attempts to Heel Face Turn-ify one of the other 624 escaped experiments. Captain Gantu has one in the Grand Finale.
  • Molt in A Bug's Life.
  • Mirage in The Incredibles.
  • In The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Kovu, and later on the rest of the Outlanders realize that what Zira is doing is wrong.
  • In Ratatouille, Anton Ego rediscovers his love of food after tasting Remy's cooking, and goes from vindictive food critic to Alfredo and Remy's financial backer.
  • Dr. Tenma in the 2009 Astro Boy film. Tenma spends the first two-thirds of the movie acting like a king ass, blatantly telling Astro he doesn't want him and kicking him out, and later helping the crazy politician that wants to kill him. Tenma then has a change of heart, risking his own life and freedom to save his "son".
  • This is the plot culmination of Megamind. With Metroman gone, supervillainy is too easy, so Megamind creates a new Cape to oppose... who promptly becomes Drunk with Power. Between the city being destroyed and the growing affections of the local Lois Lane character Megamind finds himself drawn to the side of good.
  • Iago from Disney's Aladdin spent the entirety of the first film on Jafar's side. The beginning of the second film, Aladdin: The Return of Jafar, sees Iago escape from Jafar's lamp and slowly turn face over the course of the movie, even offing Jafar for good by kicking his lamp into magma. Not that Iago's all that heroic, but his conscience does get the better of him on a number of occasions. He grumbles over it a lot.
    • Aladdin: The Series also gives us Stalker with a Crush Sadira, who gets over her crush on Aladdin and becomes a friend of the main characters even though she had once swapped places with Jasmine, taking over Agrabah (but no-one but Iago, Abu, and Rajah remember this.) And Queen Hippsodeth, who kidnaps Jasmine for her all-female warrior nation and then becomes Agrabah's ally because she admires the sultan for being the first person who could defeat her. None of the male villains change sides though.
      • There are some male turns in the series. There was the Muchtar, and Aladdin's old friend-turned-monster Amal.
  • Like Iago, Cinderella has a character who starts off rotten to the core in the original movie, and then turns in the sequel, this being Anastasia. The first sequel, Cinderella II Dreams Come True, has her as one of the protagonists in "An Uncommon Romance", where Cinderella helps her win the heart of a baker she falls in love with. But the third movie, Cinderella III: A Twist in Time, has her start things off by stealing the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and handing it to her mother. From that point on, she poses as the one who the prince fell in love with...and her conscience slowly gets the better of her as she realizes what love really means until, at the end of the film, she can no longer go along with Lady Tremaine's plan, and openly defies her. As such, she's the only one of the three Tremaines whose story ends with a happily ever after.
  • Subverted with Tai Lung in Kung Fu Panda, who after finally hearing his father-figure tell him he's proud of him, and he's sorry, very clearly wavers before rejecting the overture and remaining unrepentant. This probably also counts as his What an Idiot moment, since it proves he has still learned nothing, though it may just be all the more tragic and painful because of it.
  • Ken in Toy Story 3 starts out as one of the toys trying to keep the gang imprisoned, but he changes sides after he falls in love with Barbie.
    • Subverted definitely with Lotso. Played straight with the rest of the Sunnyside toys.
  • This is the plot of the animated film Despicable Me.
  • Care Bears
  • In Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Audrey, Sweet, Mole, Vinny, Cookie and Ms. Packard join Milo after it is revealed that they were Evil All Along.
  • Winter Warlock from the Rankin/Bass's Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town changes from bad to good after Kris gives him a present. The entire song "Put One Foot In Front of the Other" is about how changing from bad to good is as easy as taking your first step.
  • Percy in Pocahontas.
  • In The LEGO Movie, first Good/Bad Cop then Lord Business.

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