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Animated/musical version of Victor Hugo's story about deformed bellringer Quasimodo (Hulce) and his love for the beautiful gypsy Esmerelda (Moore). The original isn't exactly fun fare but you expect Disney to find a way to leave everybody humming (and happy). The sweeping music was provided by "Pocahontas" tunesmiths Menken and Schwartz. Comic relief is supplied by three gargoyles, companions to Quasimodo, who are voiced wonderfully by Alexander, Kimbrough and Wickes. Wickes, 85, died six weeks after voicing her role. Looks like another boatload of boxoffice, merchandising, and video sale cash is making its way into old Walt's vaults.

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on Running time 91 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Animated Musicals, Books to Film: Victor Hugo, Disney Animated Movies, Disney Family Movies, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Gypsies, Paris, Physical Problems, Historical Romance
Screenplay
Irene Mecchi, Tab Murphy, Jonathan Roberts, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White
Director
Kirk Wise, Gary Trousdale
Music
Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken
Other
Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Tony Jay, Charles Kimbrough, Jason Alexander, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers
Producer
Don Hahn, Walt Disney Pictures, Buena Vista

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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Nicholle

I liked this movie as a kid but i don't know how much I'd like it now. Quasimodo is a misshapen gentle-souled bell ringer of Notre Dame, who was nearly killed as a baby by Claude Frollo, the Minister of Justice. Frollo was forced by the Archdeacon of Notre Dame to raise Quasimodo as his own. Quasimodo is hidden from the world by Frollo in the belltower of the cathedral. 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 lively 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.