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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…
One man's pride gets offended and the entire city of Paris gets burned down. Jfc
(This is such a good movie)
Один из немногих классических диснеевских мультиков, которые я полностью смотрел наверное всего лишь единожды. Мрачный, трагичный. Посыл, что красивые должны быть с красивыми, а калеки одни мне не очень нравится.
listen. it's the hunchback of notre dame. you don't need me to tell you this remains one of the loveliest things to come out of classic disney.
Though misshapen on the outside, Quasimodo (Tom Hulce) has a big heart and a desire to be seen as more than the bell ringer of Notre Dame. Surely a rival for Hercules in 'oddest source material for a Disney musical', this is, nonetheless, fascinating; far darker than one would expect (it's not every Disney villain - Judge Frollo, richly voiced by Tony Jay - who'd burn down Paris in the name of sexual frustration), even if it doesn't entirely escape formula (the gargoyles have their moments, though what's with the placement of their song just after the fire's started?).
I haven't read the book, but I think this is one of the expressing disney musical movies. I really recomend it.
That was a pretty decent musical. Interesting to see Disney attempt such dark and controversial themes. That song "Hellfire" gave me shivers and Frolleo is a really evil monster. The story makes him out to be more interesting than he really is, since most of the movie he's just a one sided evil creep.
Also, since this was a pretty dark movie, it felt quite odd to hear such goofy sound effects during the ending battle. Guess they thought it would lighten up the mood a bit but it just made it jarring.
The nice little ribbon of a happy ending felt incredibly forced and would rather it be a little more significant and meaningful. What we get is a…
Nominated - Best Original Musical or Comedy Score
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
it would've been much better if
>esmerelda died, showing quasimodo that even his best sometimes isn't good enough
>fibio didn't save quasimodo's life
>quasimodo wouldn't be okay with esmerelda and fibio hooking up (they showed this before, but all of a sudden it's okay because fibio saves quasimodo's life?)
still, a mature disney movie, which is rare. music is fantastic. HELLFIRREE, THIS BURRRNING DEESIRREE BE MINE OR YOU WILLLL BUUUURRRRNNN
June 2016 Scavenger Hunt #16: A Disney musical
With the unsurprising exception of the controversial Song of the South, this was the only well-known animated movie from Disney I hadn't already seen. I even got around to watching "flops" like The Black Cauldron and The Great Mouse Detective before this.
I know some people can say the same because they weren't allowed to watch this movie for a number of reasons, but...that wasn't the case for me. I guess, despite the fact that I owned little figurines of Esmeralda and Clopin growing up, it just never interested me. And then it continued to not interest me every time I saw it in my Netflix queue.
I imagine directly following now-classics…
All the way from 'The Land Before Time' to 'The Social Network'.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!