5/10

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Runtime: 91 min

Genres: Animation | Drama | Family | Musical | Romance

Languages: English

Countries: USA


After the critical and commercial success of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, the Walt Disney Pictures animation studio embarked on their most serious and ambitious animated feature to date with this adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic novel Notre Dame de Paris. Quasimodo (voice of Tom Hulce) is a grotesquely deformed but kind-hearted young man who was abandoned by his parents as an infant and thrown down a well; he was rescued by the priests of Notre Dame, the massive cathedral in the heart of Paris, and he lives there, earning his keep as a bell ringer. Quasimodo has become the ward of Judge Frollo (voice of Tony Jay), an outwardly pious but deeply hateful man who treats Quasimodio with indifference and violently loathes the Gypsies who spend their days in the cathedral's courtyard. Frollo hopes to clear the Gypsies out of Paris with the help of Phoebus (voice of Kevin Kline), leader of the troops under Frollo's command. However, Phoebus does not share Frollo's racist views and harbors no ill will against the Gypsies. When Quasimodo is crowned King of the Fools after leaving Notre Dame during the annual festival of Topsy Turvy Day, the hunchback is ordered beaten by the guards as punishment, but Esmerelda (voice of Demi Moore), a hot-blooded but compassionate gypsy beauty, shows pity on him and helps free him from his chains. The lovely Esmerelda is the first woman to show kindness to the unfortunate Quasimodo, and the hunchback soon falls in love with her. However, the dashing Phoebus is also infatuated with her, and Esmerelda is attracted to Phoebus as well, though she feels a motherly affection for the hunchback. Judge Frollo finds that he also desires Esmerelda, which only inflames his hatred for the Gypsies when she refuses his proposals. Darker and less outwardly comic than most of Disney's features, The Hunchback of Notre Dame does feature comic relief in the form of Victor (voice of Charles Kimbrough) and Hugo (voice of Jason Alexander), a pair of gargoyles who befriend Quasimodo, as well as several songs from Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide



Directors (2)

Writers (24)

Bob Tzudiker writer
Brenda Chapman story
Burny Mattinson story
Christine Blum story
Denis Rich story
Ed Gombert story (as Edward Gombert)
Floyd Norman story
Francis Glebas story
Gaƫtan Brizzi story
Geefwee Boedoe story (as Gee Fwee Boedoe)
Irene Mecchi writer
James Fujii story
Jeff Snow story
John Sanford story
Jonathan Roberts writer
Kelly Wightman story
Kevin Harkey story
Kirk Hanson story
Noni White writer
Paul Brizzi story
Sue C. Nichols story
Tab Murphy story
Victor Hugo novel "Notre Dame de Paris"
Will Finn additional screenplay material

Composers (1)

Editors (1)

Actors (52)

Alix Korey Additional Voice (voice)
Anna McNeely Additional Voice (voice)
Bill Fagerbakke Oafish Guard (voice)
Bill Farmer Additional Voice (voice)
Bob Bergen Additional Voice (voice) (as Robert Bergen)
Bruce Moore Additional Voice (voice)
Charles Kimbrough Victor (voice)
Corey Burton Brutish Guard / Additional Voice (voice)
Dana Hill Additional Voice (voice)
David Ogden Stiers Archdeacon (voice)
Debi Derryberry Additional Voice (voice)
Demi Moore Esmeralda (voice)
Denise Pickering Additional Voice (voice)
Eddie Korbich Additional Voice (voice)
Frank Welker Baby Bird (voice)
Gary Trousdale The Old Heretic (voice)
Gordon Stanley Additional Voice (voice)
Heidi Mollenhauer Esmeralda (singing voice)
Howard McGillin Additional Voice (voice)
Jack Angel Additional Voice (voice)
Jan Rabson Additional Voice (voice)
Jane Withers Additional Laverne Dialogue (voice)
Jason Alexander Hugo (voice)
Jennifer Darling Additional Voice (voice)
Jim Cummings Guards / Gypsies (voice)
Joan Barber Additional Voice (voice)
Jonathan Dokuchitz Additional Voice (voice)
Judy Kaye Additional Voice (voice)
Kath Soucie Additional Voice (voice)
Kevin Kline Phoebus (voice)
Laurie Faso Additional Voice (voice)
Marcelo Tubert Additional Voice (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman Quasimodo's Mother / Additional Voice (voice)
Mary Stout Additional Voice (voice)
Mary Wickes Laverne (voice)
Maureen Brennan Additional Voice (voice)
Merwin Foard Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Lindsay Additional Voice (voice)
Mickie McGowan Additional Voice (voice)
Mona Marshall Additional Voice (voice)
Patrick Pinney Guards / Gypsies / Additional Voice (voice)
Paul Kandel Clopin (voice)
Peter Samuel Additional Voice (voice)
Phil Proctor Additional Voice (voice)
Philip L. Clarke Additional Voice (voice) (as Philip Clarke)
Rodger Bumpass Additional Voice (voice)
Scott Barnes Additional Voice (voice)
Sherry Lynn Additional Voice (voice)
Susan Blu Additional Voice (voice)
Tom Hulce Quasimodo (voice)
Tony Jay Frollo (voice)
Victoria Clark Additional Voice (voice)