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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

watch the 34th movie in Disney Animated Classics series based on Victor Hugo's novel of the same name; released on June 21, 1996, the movie centers on Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre Dame and his struggle to gain Esmeralda love.
 
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Soundtracks (includes a musical score written by Alan Menken and songs written by Menken and Stephen Schwartz): The Bells of Notre Dame, Out There, Topsy Turvy, Humiliation, God Help the Outcasts, The Bell Tower, Heaven's Light (Hellfire), A Guy Like You, The Court of Miracles, Sanctuary, And He Shall Smite the Wicked, Into the Sunlight

Quotes QUASIMODO: Good morning. Will today be the day? Are you ready to fly? You sure? Good day to try. Why, if I picked a day to fly, oh, this would be it. The Festival of FoolsFestival of Fools. QUASIMODO: He'd be furious if I asked to go. HUGO: Who says ya gotta ask? QUASIMODO: Oh, no. HUGO: Ya sneak out. LAVERNE: It's just one afternoon. QUASIMODO: I couldn't. HUGO: And ya sneak back in. LAVERNE: He'll never know you were gone. QUASIMODO: And if I got caught? VICTOR: Better to beg forgiveness than ask permissionBetter to beg forgiveness than ask permission. QUASIMODO: He might see me. HUGO: You could wear a disguise. Just this once. What Frollo doesn't know can't hurt ya. VICTOR: Ignorance is bliss. HUGO: Look who's talkin'. LAVERNE: Nobody wants to stay cooped up here forever. QUASIMODO: You're right. I'll go. I'll get cleaned up. Yes, sir! I'll stroll down those stairs. There ya go! I'll march through the doors and... JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Good morning, Quasimodo. QUASIMODO: Oh, good morning, Master. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Dear boy, whomever are you talking to? QUASIMODO: My friends. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: I see. And what are your friends made of, Quasimodo? QUASIMODO: Stone. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Can stone talk? QUASIMODO: No, it can't. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: That's right. You're a smart lad. Now, lunch. Shall we review your alphabetreview your alphabet. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: You are thinking about going to the festival. QUASIMODO: It's just that you go every year. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: I am a public official. I must go. But I don't enjoy a moment. Thieves and cutpurses, the dregs of humankind, all mixed together in a shallow, drunken stupor. QUASIMODO: I didn't mean to upset you, Master. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Quasimodo, can't you understand? When your heartless mother abandoned you as a child, anyone else would have drowned you. And this is my thanks for taking you in and raising you as my son? QUASIMODO: I'm sorry, sir. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Oh, my dear Quasimodo. You don't know what it's like out there. I do. I do. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Remember what I've taught you, Quasimodo. QUASIMODO: You are good to me, Master. I'm sorry. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: You are forgiven. But, remember, Quasimodo, this is your sanctuary. QUASIMODO: My sanctuary. CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Hmm. Uh-uh. You leave town for a couple of decades, and they change everything. Excuse me, gentlemen, I'm looking for the palace of justice. Would you... Mmm. I guess not. WOMAN: Ah! Stay away, child. They're gypsies. They'll steal us blind. GUARD #1: All right, gypsy. Where'd ya get the money? ESMERALDA: For your information, I earned it. GUARD #1: Gypsies don't earn money. GUARD #2: They steal it. ESMERALDA: You'd know a lot about stealing. GUARD #1: Troublemaker, eh? GUARD #2: Maybe a day in the stocks will cool ya downMaybe a day in the stocks will cool ya down. Oof! Come back here, gypsy! CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Achilles, sit. Hey! Whoa! Oh, dear, I'm sorry. Naughty horse! Naughty! He's just impossible. Really, I can't take him anywhere. GUARD #1: Get this thing off me! GUARD #2: I'll teach you a lesson, peasant! CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: You were saying, Lieutenant? GUARD #2: Oh, Captain! Ow! At your service, sir! CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: I know you have a lot on your mind right now, but the palace of justice? GUARD #1: Make way for the captain! GUARD #2: Go on, make way! GUARD #1: Make way! Everybody out of the way! GUARD #2: You, make way for the captain! GUARD #1: Make way! GUARD #2: Make way, now! CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Come on, boy. Achilles, heel! JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Stop. GUARD: Sir? JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Ease up. Wait between lashes. Otherwise the old sting will dull him to the new. GUARD: Yes, sir. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Ah, so this is the gallant Captain Phoebus, home from the wars. CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Reporting for duty, as ordered, sir. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Your service record precedes you, Phoebus. I expect nothing but the best from a war hero of your caliber. CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: And you shall have it, sir. I guarantee it. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Yes. You know, my last captain of the guard was a bit of a disappointment to me. Well, no matter. I'm sure you'll whip my men into shape. CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Uh, thank you. It's a tremendous honor, sir. JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: You've come to Paris in her darkest hour, Captain. It will take a firm hand to save the weak-minded from being so easily misled. CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Misled, sir? JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Look, Captain. Gypsies. The gypsies live outside the normal orderThe gypsies live outside the normal order. Their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts. And they must be stopped.
CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune tellers and palm readers?
JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: Oh, the real war, Captain, is what you see before you.
For 20 years, I have been taking care of the gypsies, one by one.
And yet, for all my success, they have thrived. I believe they have a safe haven within the walls of this very city. A nest, if you will. They call it the court of miracles.
CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: What are we going to do about it, sir?
CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: You make your point quite vividly, sir.
JUDGE CLAUDE FROLLO: You know, I like you, Captain. Shall we? Oh, duty calls. Have you ever attended a peasant festival, Captain?
CAPTAIN PHOEBUS: Not recently, sir.

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Judge Claude Frollo
Judge Claude Frollo
(Tony Jay)
  Quasimodo, the bellringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral
Quasimodo, the bellringer of the Notre Dame Cathedral
(Tom Hulce)
  Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy girl
Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy girl
(Demi Moore, singing voice by Heidi Mollenhauer)
  Captain Phoebus
Captain Phoebus
(Kevin Kline)
 
Clopin
Clopin
(Paul Kandel)
  Victor
Victor
(Charles Kimbrough)
  Hugo
Hugo
(Jason Alexander)
  Laverne
Laverne
(Mary Wickes)
 
Archdeacon
Archdeacon
(David Ogden Stiers)
  Old prisoner
Old prisoner
  Djali
Djali
(Frank Welker)
  Achilles, Phoebus' horse
Achilles, Phoebus' horse

Main Crew

Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise; based on novel "Notre Dame de Paris" by Victor Hugo; produced by Don Hahn; animation screenplay by by Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Jonathan Roberts; story by Kevin Harkey, GaŽtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Ed Gombert, Brenda Chapman, Jeff Snow, Jim Capobianco, Denis Rich, Burny Mattinson, John Sanford, Kelly Wightman, James Fujii, Geefwee Boedoe, Floyd Norman, Francis Glebas, Kirk Hanson, Christine Blum, Sue C. Nichols; music by Alan Menken; edited by Ellen Keneshea; art direction by David Goetz; CGI supervising by Kiran Bhakta Joshi.

Review

It's a great family movie for the afternoon. The Victor Hugo classic story about Quasimodo, disfigured outcast in medieval Paris who becomes a hero, surprisingly lends itself well to an animated reenactment with songs. The humor is also to complex for young children and some older ones. It's very subtle and you probably won't catch it the first time seeing it.

Trivia

The opening scene, in which Clopin sings "The Bells of Notre Dame," was originally all spoken dialogue. After two revisions, it was decided that it was too dry and boring, and so was turned into a musical number. When Quasimodo was rappelling down from Notre Dame to save Esmeralda, we can see hand-drawn animation combined with 3D scenes. At the end of the film as the camera zooms out from Notre Dame cathedral, the pigeons all gather on Laverne again. She shoos them off and asks them if they ever migrate. To stay consistent to the architecture and details of Notre Dame, animators spent several weeks in and around the actual cathedral. They were given office space at the recently-opened Disneyland Paris in the interim.

Also you can watch online: The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002)

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