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The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The story of Quasimodo, a bell ringer who lives a lonely life in his belltower.

Urged on by his gargoyle friends, Victor, Hugo and Laverne, but against the orders of the Minister of Justice Frollo, his surrogate father, Quasimodo ventures out of his tower into the streets of Paris. There, he meets Esmeralda, a gypsy girl, and falls in love. But he is heartbroken when he finds out that his new friend Phoebus and Esmeralda are in love with one another.

Despite his heartache, Quasimodo fights to bring Phoebus and Esmeralda together and save the city he loves.

86 minutes long.

Release Date

June 21, 1996.

Cast List

Directed By:
Gary Trousdale
Kirk Wise

Written By:
Irene Mecchi
Tab Murphy
Jonathan Roberts
Bob Tzudiker
Noni White


The Bells Of Notre Dame
Out There
God Help the Outcasts
Topsy Turvy
The Bell Tower
Heaven's Light/Hellfire
A Guy Like You
Paris Burning
The Court Of Miracles

Fun Facts

The film is based on the novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1831.
It's international premiere was held at the Superdome in New Orleans, on June 19, 1996.
The song "Someday" was sung over the credits by the group All-4-One, but the European version replaced them with the British band Eternal.
When Quasimodo is singing "Out There," Belle from Beauty and the Beast can be seen.
Pumbaa from The Lion King can be seen during the film, with an apple in his mouth, about to be roasted.
It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1996 for Best Original Musical Or Comedy Score. And also for a Golden Globe in the same year for Best Original Score, Motion Picture.


Clopin: And Frollo gave the child a cruel name, a name that means "half-formed". Quasimodo.

Phoebus: You leave town for a couple of decades and they change everything.

Frollo: Now, now. L-Listen to me, Quasimodo...
Quasimodo: No! You listen! All my life, you have told me that the world is a dark, cruel place. But now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like you.

Quasimodo: If I got caught.
Victor: Better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.




DVD & Soundtrack

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DVD Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary By The Producer And Directors
  • Sing-Along Song: "Topsy Turvy"
  • Multi-Language Reel, "A Guy Like You"
  • Topsy Turvy Underground Game


When Esmeralda sings "God Help the Outcasts" the gold coins on her sash are missing.
When Quasimodo is trying to hide Phoebus under his table, he knocks over Frollo's sculpture, but in the next shot it's Esmeralda's sculpture that's been knocked over.
Phoebus is shot by an arrow in the back, but later the wound is shown at the front.
The grapes on Quasimodo's plate keep changing between scenes.

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