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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.
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
One of the better Disney movies, but more for kids than adults.
Love this. Love how dark and twisted it is, for a Disney animated film. But wtf is it with them having stupid, lazy, farfetched last acts?????? If the last act wasn't so half-arsed then this film would be a five out of five.
Also, it's a big shame that Esmerelda never really caught on as one of the popular Disney Princesses; she's the most beautiful one (but let's face it, none of the non-white ones ever do, unfortunately... Just saying... It's an observation).
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1995. I remember seeing previews on some home video Disney movie discussing the wonderful Hunchback of Notre Dame, but the movie has yet to theatrically release. I remember being excited for it. When I realized it was going to be coming to our small town theater, I wanted to go see it. My mom took me, six years old at the time, and my sister, who was about 4, to watch this strange movie about the man in the bell tower, Quasimodo.
I remember nearly all the amazing songs, some I only remember in parts. "Out There" was my favorite one, although "Topsy Turvy" was a lot of fun as well, and "Hellfire" actually was one of the most frightening…
One of my favorite Disney films. Bold to say the least. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Definitely my least favourite of the Disney Renaissance. I haven't watched it since childhood, but it always scared me then.
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Esmeralda doesn't die at the end but, to Disney's credit, she doesn't end up with Quasi either. Surprisingly sexual imagery but it does have a PG rating.
A beautiful animated adaptation of Victor Hugo's famous story.
Original and refreshing animation with some of the best and most captivating characters in the Disney universe. Same as 'Pocahontas', this film thrives in its incredible looks and epic score. Another underrated but always mesmerizing piece of art.
This might be my third viewing. Initially, I thought I had only seen it once before, but while rewatching it, the scenes and lines seemed so familiar, I couldn't possibly have had only one previous viewing. In any case, those previous viewings took place shortly after the movie came out on video, and I didn't really like the movie that much. For one thing, it was odd that Disney had put out such an adult-themed movie; and for another, its attempts at keeping the movie kid-level -- namely, the use of the gargoyle characters -- were irritating as hell (or should I say, "as hellfire").
Time removed has allowed me to better appreciate this certainly anomalous Disney Animation Studio entry…
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