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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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A deformed bell-ringer must assert his independence from a vicious government minister in order to help his friend, a gypsy dancer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Hugo (voice)
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Quasimodo (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
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Esmeralda (voice)
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Brutish Guard (voice)
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Guards / Gypsies (voice)
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Oafish Guard (voice)
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Frollo (voice)
Paul Kandel ...
Clopin (voice)
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Victor (voice)
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Phoebus (voice)
Heidi Mollenhauer ...
Esmeralda (singing voice)
Patrick Pinney ...
Guards / Gypsies (voice)
Gary Trousdale ...
The Old Heretic (voice)
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Archdeacon (voice)
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Storyline

In 15th century Paris, Clopin the puppeteer tells the story of Quasimodo, the misshapen but gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. But Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Now a young man, Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. But during the Festival of Fools, Quasimodo, cheered on by his gargoyle friends Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, decides to take part in the festivities, where he meets the lovely gypsy girl Esmeralda and the handsome soldier Phoebus. The three of them find themselves ranged against Frollo's cruelty and his attempts to destroy the home of the gypsies, the Court of Miracles. And Quasimodo must desperately defend both Esmeralda and the very cathedral of Notre Dame. Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

21 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El jorobado de Notre Dame  »

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

ITL 878,556,000 (Italy) (29 November 1996)

Gross:

ITL 27,074,967,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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Trivia

The song "Hellfire" is considered one of the darkest songs written for a Disney film. It was nearly cut from the film. See more »

Goofs

Quasimodo swings down from the top of the bell tower to the ground on a rope that was previously only about 15 feet long. See more »

Quotes

Frollo: [to Quasimodo] Quasimodo, can't you understand? When your heartless mother abandoned you as a child, anyone else would have drowned you. And this my thanks for taking you in and raising you as my son?
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Crazy Credits

After the final credits, the gargoyle Hugo says, "Good night, everybody!" See more »

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Referenced in The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) See more »

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Into the Sunlight
Written by Alan Menken
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Very good music!
14 April 2005 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

I've just read a comment that this movie has a lot of bad songs. I absolutely disagree - there may be some weak parts of script or so, but music is indeed very, very good. Alan Menken made a masterpiece, as usual! The orchestration, score, everything, not to mention good voices of characters. But it is true that maybe this story isn't exactly meant for children, although Disney tried to make it closer to a child's ear and eye. I also think that the animation was really good - much more expressive than some of newer Disney's movies that were made almost entirely by computers. It's a pity that Hunchback wasn't more successful - it certainly deserved it.


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