Dr. Facilier, also known as "The Shadow Man". Bruce W. Smith, supervising animator of Dr. Facilier, referred to the character as the "lovechild" of his four favorite Disney Villains: Captain Hook from Peter Pan (1953), Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty (1959), Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), and Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). Smith was nominated for the Annie Award for Character Animation in a Feature Production for his work

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