Terrible Trio / Animated Films

  • Cruella De Vil and her henchman Jasper and Horace in the movie 101 Dalmatians are textbook cases.
  • Boggis, Bunce and Bean (the ultimate Big, Thin, Short Trio) are played like this in the film Fantastic Mr. Fox, with Bean being the Big Bad, and Boggis and Bunce his sidekicks.
  • The Toad and his henchrats Spike and Whitey from Flushed Away.
  • Hades and his minions Pain and Panic from Disney's Hercules.
  • King Malbert and his royal guards from Igor.
  • Hyp, Nod, and Mutt, the three bullies in The Land Before Time III.
    • And then a more sinister trio in the form of Pterano, Rinkus, and Sierra in The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire. Kinda subverted when Pterano turns out to be less of a villain, and Rinkus and Sierra take a more direct position of antagonist later on.
  • In The Lion King, we have Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed, minions to Scar. Shenzi, the female, is the leader and the smart one (although that's not saying much), Banzai appears to think entirely with his muscles, and Ed is either insane, mentally challenged or faking it.