Vlad Vladikoff is a evil vulture, who is a major villain in Horton Hears a Who. He is voiced by Will Arnett.


Vlad is a black Vulture who molts all the time. He has sharp, yellow teeth and has bloodshot eyes with a bald head. In the Novel, he is an Eagle.

Role in the filmEdit

The sour kangaroo hires Vlad to get rid of the clover and demands that he must do it for free. Morton informs Horton about it and Horton reveals that he knows two Vlads: Vlad the Vulture, whom he calls bad Vlad, and Bunny Vlad, a pink rabbit who bakes cookies. Vlad tries to attack Horton but Horton manages to defeat him by letting go off a palm tree, which smacks into Vlad, causing him to be sent crashing towards the wall of a cliff, thus denying him his chance to steal the clover from Horton and destroy the speck that contains the Whos and their city Whoville.

Near the end of the film, Horton greets who he thinks is either bad Vlad or bunny Vlad who makes the cookies, causing everyone to gasp in fear, thinking it is the former Vlad (vulture) who has returned. Luckily, it turns out that it is the latter Vlad (rabbit). The bad Vlad himself is not seen again until the very end, where he, along with the rest of the cast, sings "Can't Fight This Feeling" by REO Speedwagon.


  • Vlad and Nigel are the only two villains from a Blue Sky animated feature film to have two defeats instead of just one. However, unlike Nigel, Vlad's two defeats were shown in the same film.