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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

G  |   |  Animation, Drama, Family  |  21 June 1996 (USA)
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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:

£1,143,349 (UK) (19 July 1996)

Gross:

ITL 27,074,967,000 (Italy) (3 January 1997)
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

Quasi's monologue, which begins with "What? What am I supposed to do?" and ends with "And I'm tired of trying to be something I'm not." was recorded in one take. See more »

Goofs

After Esmeralda and Phoebus meet, Djali the goat smacks him in the stomach. Esmeralda explains that he doesn't like soldiers. However, throughout the rest of the movie, as well as the sequel, it seems like Djali is female, once Hugo starts taking a shine to Djali. See more »

Quotes

Clopin: [after Esmeralda's dance at the Festival of Fools] And now, ladies and gentlemen, the pi-ece de resistance!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Heaven's Light/Hellfire
Written by Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz
Performed by Tom Hulce, David Ogden Stiers, Tony Jay, and Chorus
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Dramatic animation- a first and it works
21 June 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original film The Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of the saddest and most dramatic films ever. Now, Victor Hugo's original vision is put with color from disney, and it is still dramatic and sad, but it amazingly works into the Dinsey family fold, even if it is erotic, killing and weird. Great fun in voices from Thomas Hulce, Demi Moore, kevin Kline, Tonyt Jay and Jason Alexander as a gargoyle. One of the better animated films to come around in the 90's. A+


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