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Terrible Trio / Animated Films

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  • 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, a trio of spotted hyenas who are minions to Scar. Shenzi, the female, is the leader and the smart one (although that's not saying much), Banzai is the most aggressive member of the trio and appears to think entirely with his muscles, and Ed is stupid, insane, mentally challenged or faking it.
  • In The Nightmare Before Christmas, we have Lock, Shock and Barrel, the three Enfante Terrible Evil Minions to the Big Bad, Oogie Boogie.
  • Ripslinger, Ned, and Zed in Planes.
  • The Gonkish Sykes, Ernie and Bernie from Shark Tale.
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  • The main henchman (or hench-dog) group in Up, comprised of Alpha the Doberman, Beta the Rottweiler, and Gamma the bulldog.
  • Nikki, Kaltag and Star in the first Balto film, who are part of Steele's sled team. The sequel has Nuk, Yak and Sumac, three wolves who are minions to Niju. Both trios reform later.


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