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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

2 Ratings: 1.0
Animation, Kids & Family, and Musicals & Performing Arts movie

The misconception about this animated film from Disney was that it was a movie for kids--something Victor Hugo never had in mind. In fact, despite a cute brace of singing gargoyles who are Quasimodo's (Tom Hulce) best friends, this version of Hugo's … see full wiki

Genre: Animation, Music, Family, Musical
2 reviews about The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
review by . July 16, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
It's hard to imagine two more different interpretations of the same source material.     "The Hunchback," made for television, isn't entirely true to the novel by Victor Hugo, but it's a poignant, passionate interpretation that boasts a trio of incredible performances. "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," made to sell lunchboxes and action figures, dismisses the novel entirely, sacrificing the power of the story for a package of cute, cuddly and happy.     The story …
review by . January 26, 2006
I've said this before, but I guess I have to say it one more time. Why do all "great" Disney movies have to have some great morality tale to them? Why can't they just be fun movies like "Hercules" and "The Emperor's New Groove?" Why can't they be somewhat dark and even a tad depressing like this film, "Hunchback of Notre Dame?" Although "Lion King" is probably one of the best Disney films ever, it set a standard that it appears most popular critics feel that every Disney movie should attain to.   &nb …
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