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The Hunchback of Notre Dame
When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a dark and depressing story which is a million miles away from the happy-clappy world of Disney with its broad comedy sidekicks and song and dance routines. So it is hardly surprising that Disneyfying such a bleak tale comes with its fair share of problems. However, whilst this family friendly adaptation has its issues it is admirable that a risk averse studio would attempt such a story in the first place. It is also pleasing that they don’t exorcise the darker elements of the story completely making it, alongside The Black Cauldron, one of Disney’s oddest and most challenging animated features to date.
It has been a good few years since I…
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Pocahontas and The Rescuers Down Under were low points of the Disney Renaissance, and many say that after The Lion King, the era’s quality began to dip; well I knew coming into this middle-late point of the era that it isn’t true, I have seen Hercules, Tarzan, and Mulan before, and they were some of my favourite films back when I was younger, therefore I knew the era still had spark in them. I think my negative feelings towards Pocahontas and The Rescuers sequel is that they were first time watches, I had no pre-conceived ideas coming into it and the sense of nostalgia that I feel with the other films were lacking; I thought that…
An 'exotic' love interest in this, not a princess, which during this particular time, ie. the transnational push they didn't exist much. Anyway, growing up I had a fantasy of a woman who lived in a cold country and I'll elaborate. I thought that obviously since you lived in a cold country that your vagina would be cold and I thought that was entirely fascinating. So I wanted a cold vagina basically. Why? Because I don't know. I might have been weird. Cold dicks aren't recommended though.
The film is weirdly sexual. Everyone wants to bang Esmerelda up to the point where I think maybe I do too. Their singing has convinced me that she is particularly attractive. HELLFIRE!! reminds…
With its malformed protagonist and its themes of racism, lust, and moral absolutism, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is a decidely darker step for Disney. The result of this step is an underappreciated film in Disney's canon that is nonetheless a triumphant piece of animated cinema.
Based on, and communicating the themes of, more mature and sophisitcated source material, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" Disneyfies Victor Hugo but still makes an impact. The film is a sweeping and moving epic that revels in its dark corners. Even its hallmarks of 1990s-era Disney, in this case: talking gargoyles, come off as targeting a slightly more grownup audience.
The animation is mostly straightforward, focusing on representing the detail of Paris and its…
Hunchback is a film that gets immeasurably better the older you get. It is musical, an actual full blown musical, and once you separate it from usual Disney musicals it makes so much more sense.
This film is an experiment, both the musical elements and the blend of CGI and hand drawn animation. It's definitely the most grand they ever produced, the CGI works with Paris. The light streaming and glistening off the windows of Notre Dame is so beautiful.
I guess the best part is Hellfire. Hellfire is Disney magic through and through, it gives me chills every time I watch it. The rest if the actual score is brilliant, ringing bells and soaring choirs, but Hellfire is the shining star. Never has a boner been more dramatically sung about.
AHHH THIS FILM. This film shows how absolutely stunning animation can look, how cinematic and huge a film can be despite being drawn. The swooping camera and zoom ins, zoom outs, soaring over Paris still leave me breathless. The score is incredible, so operatic, I would definitely call this a musical rather than a film with songs in it, since a lot of it IS sung. Possibly that is why the songs aren't that memorable? Hellfire deserves five stars by itself!
Frollo is such a meany, I fucking LOVE him. Could do without the gargoyls though but what would a Disney film be without something like that? I'm sure I enjoyed them when I was little.
Basically expanding on the…
Con el trigésimo cuarto filme de Disney Animation comienza el desplome noventero. Ya poco queda de ese inicio de década dorado donde todo lo que tocaba el estudio se convertía en oro. Claro que un año antes apareció el primer largometraje de Pixar, dejando el listón de la animación allá por el sector 4 del cuadrante Gamma (pero esa ya es otra historia).
Mi gran problema con 'El jorobado de Notre Dame' no es la película en sí, es lo mal integrada que está la animación tradicional sobre esos fondos CGI tan feos ("Si Pixar puede, nosotros también" debieron de pensar Trousdale y Wise. Error...)
También tengo mis reservas con unas huídas más propias de los Looney Tunes, unas gárgolas…
The original source material and the need to be Disney make Hunchback of Notre Dame and mix that doesn't gel well. Example being in once scene you have the attempted murder of a family by burning them in their house. Then not long after that there is an unmemorable song sung by gargoyles!
It's a real shame because when the original story is being told Hunchback is a great movie. But then it's spoiled by talking gargoyles!
I need to re watch it but I remember it giving me a sad vibe
Definitely one of the most beautiful Disney movies and I actually thought it was pretty funny.
"Life's not a spectator sport."
This is one of those Disney films from my childhood that I have fond memories of, but not particularly specific memories. It was more of a feeling and rememberance of the movie, and not the movie itself. It's always the last 90s Disney movie I can remember to name and I'm honestly not sure why because it's a fairly good film. Just not as good as the other mid-late 90s animated films that were staples of my childhood. In fact, it really doesn't even have to do with quality, but rather that only specific parts of this film struck me as memorable and not the film as a whole. Maybe that's why this is the…
This is as dark as I've ever seen the Mouse House get(and this from the studio that created Wheelers), spooling out a beautifully crafted and complex tale that is hindered only by those damned gargoyles. Where is Goliath when you need him?
Since its rather obvious that I have far too much free time on my hands, me and my sister decided to watch Disney's 1996 adaptation of Victor Hugo's epic tragedy The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Because when I think Disney, I think Victor Hugo tragedies. Yeah.
Suffice to say, this adaptation is not well executed. Now, I haven't read the novel, so I'm simply judging the film on its own as a film. It would be unfair for me to compare it to the novel, since, as I said, I haven't read the novel, and therefore have no point of reference. Now with the disclaimer out of the way, let's move on.
The animation overall is passable, but lacks the…
This movie has no idea what it wants to be and is therefore completely at odds with itself. At moments, it reflects the pitch black atmosphere of the novel, but in the end surrenders to a Disney-fied version of life where the good guys always win in the here and now. The mostly peppy songs (not to mention the gargoyles) often conflict with the story in the moments immediately surrounding them, while every character has every single one of Hugo's carefully crafted rough edges hewn off. Blah.
That was probably the least amount of fun I've had watching a Disney movie. The music was mostly dour and the comic relief tried too hard.
Sidenote I can't help but remark upon: Esmeralda was disturbingly hot.
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(Last Updated: 28 July 2015)
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