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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…
Wow this was great. It's unusual in that Quasimodo does not get the girl this time, but rather the handsome man does. It's kind of a chance as usually the super handsome dude is the villain but he was a good guy! I appreciated that as its different to normal Disney stuff.. not that that's bad either. It's a sweet film. Quasimodo is a lovely character. The message is kind of obvious about beauty being only skin deep and how Quasimodo is the nicest person in the film despite being the ugliest but yeah. It's a lovely film. Great music too.
I remember watching this movie with my family 19 years ago. I loved it then and I still love it now. I also read the novel of Victor Hugo and I was not surprised nor disappointed when I noticed the wide gap between the original story and the Disney adaptation. It’s a Disney animated film and the market for this movie are kids so do not expect it to have an unhappy ending like in the novel.
The movie is about a hunchback, Quasimodo, who lives in the tower of Notre Dame. He is being raised strictly by a self-righteous minister of justice, Frollo. Quasimodo is suffering the same fate as Rapunzel, he is not allowed to go outside the…
I admit that I was one of the many people, who misunderstood and underrated this movie during its original release. But I was just 14, so I think it can be forgiven.
That said, I still think it’s no masterpiece, but I appreciate its qualities, especially its very dark and mature approach of themes like lust and sin, a lot more these days. On the Don Bluth scale of potentially traumatising animated movies, it’s still pretty low, but damn, the Disney people got away with a lot of crazy shit!
Tonal whiplash out the wazoo
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie Review #54 💢No Spoilers💢 This is one of my favorite movies of all time and if you've been following my page awhile you could probably tell. So here is why I feel this way about it. Disney's 34th film is an underrated gem! The story is a very interesting and controversial one for Disney. It's about a deformed bell ringer who wants to enter society. It sounds basic but the tones it under takes involve religion, gypsies, sexual desires, hell, and more! This was really gutsy, but I like it about it. It tries something different and it does it right. The characters are amazing except for 3. I'll explain. The main one Quasimodo…
Not one of Disneys better works. Deep themes of sexual sin, guilt, and religion, but the actual quality of the film is not particularly noteworthy.
1 week of non-stop partying just caught up with me, and I sobbed my way through most of this.
Also very uncomfortable with how much Esmerelda is sexualised in this, as the only other Disney cartoon woman who I can remember to be is sexualised in that way is Jasmine in Aladin *side eyes*
This movie has to be one of my absolute favourites out of the Disney masterpieces. Disney had some serious balls back then to be able to juggle lust, infanticide, murder, religion, and so much more into a PG rated movie! Quite the achievement if I say so myself.The most striking thing about this movie is the stunning quality of the visuals. The beautiful backgrounds make you feel like you are in Paris and the exquisite views from the top of Notre Dame are just breathtaking! Like Esmeralda said "Even the King himself doesn't have a view like this" and that is quite true! No other movie has such wonderful artwork!
I also love the characters. True, they weren't exactly as…
Yet another Disney film that went unwatched for me until tonight. I still do not understand why it has taken me this long to finally start building my Disney watched library because the studio has released a long line of quality animated films over the years. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is no different as it proves to be an entertaining and well told film. I have never personally read the original story by Victor Hugo, but being familiar with Hugo's trademark gothic imagery and story-telling methods, I would not be surprised in the least if I was told that this film differs greatly from the original novel. Hugo is known for using gothic story-telling to bring out the darkness…
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(Last Updated: 11 October 2014)
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