The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: March 19th, 2002

G |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

An animated Disney adventure follows disfigured Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, Quasimodo longs to be with other people, leading to his chance encounter with the enchanting Gypsy Esmeralda (Demi Moore). When the beautiful young woman catches the attention of Quasimodo's guardian, sinister Frollo (Tony Jay), Quasimodo must help to keep her out of his clutches.

Cast: Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes

Director: Gary Trousdale , Kirk Wise

Genres: Children , Animated , Drama

Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Amusing , Passionate , Engaging , Judge , Soldier , Dark , Underdog , Rescue , France , Friendship

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A whirling, uplifting, thrilling story with a heart-touching message that emerges from the comedy and song. show more

  • 90

    The film is a beautiful work of art to look at with some scenes that you just want to pull off the screen and have framed on your wall. Its use of color, character designs, and subtle CGI combine to create one of the best-looking traditionally animated films ever made. show more

  • 88
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Whatever its flaws, however, this gorgeously colored and darkly hued Hunchback remains a towering and bold addition to the Disney canon. [21 June 1996, p.03]

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Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Music (Original Music or Comedy Score)