The Case for Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    Lindsay EllisLindsay Ellis

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    Hunchback is the metaphorical Quasimodo of the disney animated feature film canon--weird, hidden away, and relegated to its master's hairshirt. Some common and consistent criticisms of the film have cropped up over the years, but they often miss crucial context and the original goal of Victor Hugo's dark tale of human brutality.
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    Sources:
    1. Callow, Simon. "Laughton as Quasimodo: Epic Agony." Editorial. The New York Times [New York] 14 May 1988: n. pag. 14 May 1988. Web.
    2. Dretzka, Gary. "`Hunchback' For The '90s." Tribune Digital. Chicago Tribune, 16 June 1996. Web.
    3. Hugo, Victor. Notre-Dame De Paris. N.p.: Gosselin, 1831. Print. www.bartleby.com/ebook/adobe/312.pdf
    4. Hugo, Victor. "War on the Demolishers!" Editorial. Oeuvres Complètes De Victor Hugo 1825: n. pag. Print. courseworks2.columbia.edu/courses/10532/files/579150/preview?verifier=6gyITpcPKDUdLGio7aqwyELfcLXyM7JLYP2hY60M
    5. "`Hunchback' For The '90s." Tribune Digital. Chicago Tribune, 16 June 1996. Web.
    6. King, Susan. "The Hunchback From Hope." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 16 Mar. 1997. Web.
    7. Rebello, Stephen. The Art of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Disney Miniature. N.p.: Hyperion, 1997. Print.
    8. ""U" Making "Notre Dame"." The Film Daily 12 Aug. 1922: 1. Print. archive.org/stream/filmdaily2122newy#page/n352/mode/1up/search/hunchback
    9. Animation Guild. "The Animation Guild Interviews: Gary Trousdale" 23 Oct. 2012 grfilms.net/v-%CE%B2%CE%AF%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B5%CE%BF-6fVE4aa-UkM.html
    10. Karger, Dave, and Anne Thompson. “Disney's ''Hunchback'' Has Murder, Lust, and Corruption.” EW.com, Time Inc, 21 June 1996, ew.com/article/1996/06/21/disneys-hunchback-has-murder-lust-and-corruption/

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TheTrashcanCat
TheTrashcanCat

adadaasasdadd I CANT WITH THE HUE-GOEH, THAT'S NOT HOW YOU PRONOUNCE HIS SURNAME

Πριν 21 ώρα
DeathtoRaiden1
DeathtoRaiden1

It's so weird seeing those armed soldiers walking among the people with that business look on their face and knowing it's Europe. I can't even imagine the effect it has on the people who actually live there. Speaking of business faces... Jesus Christ, that guy totally stashed some shady shit there, he was not fucking around and i doubt he was looking out for people trying to steal his lunch. I'd be concerned with something else other than drugs.

Πριν ημέρα

It burned.

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MantisQueen9
MantisQueen9

"I'm losin' to a bird!" Also, there was a sequel?!

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Nandini Upadhyay
Nandini Upadhyay

Somebody please tell me the name of the music of when Lindsay says don't @ me in the end...

Πριν 2 ημέρες
Mista Fista
Mista Fista

I know I completely missed the point, but legit chuckled every time she played the losing to a bird clip.

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melhupby
melhupby

Frollo, the original NiceGuy™

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persephoney
persephoney

the songs from notre dame de paris are fuckin bops. they make me want to violently whisper while making dramatic faces in the mirror pretending im esmerada. not that ive done it or anything..

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Stefani
Stefani

does anyone know the name of the song at 31:58?

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Memo Silverman
Memo Silverman

Stefani there are 3 songs in that bit: Belle (that song has version in almost every language) / Dèchirè / Danse Mon Esmeralda

Πριν 16 ώρες
Ooga Booga
Ooga Booga

I’m losing to a *BIRD*

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standing here
standing here

fifty years later and i still want the full robert moses tangent

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standing here
standing here

which sounds like a physics theory

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Samuel Disturbing
Samuel Disturbing

7:30 Now it's pretty busted again ...

Πριν 3 ημέρες

I grew up with these movies and when Hunchback aired, I was 14. So here is what I remember feeling about the movie back then: First of all, I LOVED Esmeralda. To me, she was she strongest of all the Disney heroines ever made. First of all, she is independent, she openly lives her sexuality and does not care what society thinks of it, she does not allow herself to be victim-shamed as Frollo tries in the church and she fights for those who cannot fight for themselves. On top of that, she shows extreme courage standing up to authority at a time where she might well be killed for it (and almost is). Unlike Phoebus and Quasimodo, she never cowers down to Frollo. All of that made her incredibly strong to me, and as a girl, she became a role-model for me and an absolute inspiration. I learned much later that her portrayal was criticized for being racist, and after hearing the arguments, I do kind of see why, but that is never how I saw or perceived Esmeralda as a child. To me, she was just a kickass female heroine who could fight for herself. In a very different way than all the other Disney heroines did.

Πριν 3 ημέρες
Kobalt
Kobalt

31:47 Is the actor about to go Super Saiyan 3?

Πριν 5 ημέρες
Dark Shadow Storm
Dark Shadow Storm

One thing I like about the Disney adaptation is that they made Phoebus a better character. Way better than the Phoebus in the book.

Πριν 5 ημέρες
videogamefreeeak 2,000
videogamefreeeak 2,000

This is my favorite movie period.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Serratus
Serratus

37:17 *T R U T H*

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Krankar Volund
Krankar Volund

One point though, Hugo did not launch the "historical preservation" thing himself alone ^^ In fact, historical preservation really begin with.... French Revolution ^^ It's just that, Revolutionaries decided to preserve books (there was printing press at the time, but books were rarer than today ^^), and art, and things like that. It's the time of the first museums, and all the books and arts confiscated to the fleeing and executed nobles are stored and preserved. It's just that, they did not see architecture as a really big thing, especially religious and noble architecture ^^'

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Enkii Muto
Enkii Muto

7:29 well........ still better than now.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
mroldnewbie
mroldnewbie

To me, a Disney version of a literary classic is like a porn version - very inappropriate, superficial and pointless. Disney trying to make "Literature" it's just so pathetic, considering that Disney is pure fluff.

Πριν 6 ημέρες
Meg Christie
Meg Christie

As someone who sings a lot of big choral music, I am a little obsessed with the choral/orchestral score of this movie, largely because it makes almost everything else seem cheery by comparison. I agree, best Disney score. I want to yell in high-pitched Latin for an hour. It would be cathartic. :)

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Kelly Long
Kelly Long

NOPE YOURE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ALEN MENKINS BEST SCORE

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Madeline Wright
Madeline Wright

Okay, but Patrick Page as Frollo. Yes.

Πριν 7 ημέρες
meme dream
meme dream

heh..

Πριν 7 ημέρες
Fearsome Fawkes
Fearsome Fawkes

Hunch back is one of my all time favourite soundtracks. Love the drama

Πριν 8 ημέρες
Agee
Agee

Notre de Dame de Paris french musical isn't about three guys trying to get the girl lol. Like there's a lot of bad choices but it isn't one of those. I guess it's difficult when you're not french to understand all the complexities of our language, but still at least don't assume stuff. anyway, great video.

Πριν 9 ημέρες

Aren't the gargoyles, as part of Quasimodo's imagination that he uses to relieve his loneliness of being a "monster" secluded in a bell tower, kind of a genius way to relieve the audience from all the very dark, dark, heavy stuff going on in the rest of the film?

Πριν 9 ημέρες
Betty
Betty

I remember my dumb ass reading through the entirety of Hugo's original work in fifth grade. I truly cannot remember 98 percent of the story because, well, I was a ten year old reading a book far beyond my skill level, but I do remember the a r c h i t e c h t u r e. God, I remember fucking crying in my room trying to get through the entire chapter (i think the 2nd) that was just about the FUCKING BUILDING. The ceiling, the pillars, the steps, all written about in excruciating detail. Moral of the story: don't read Notre Dame until your emotionally and psychologically mature enough.

Πριν 10 ημέρες
L G
L G

I want you to see how I glitter, but I'm losing to a bird!

Πριν 10 ημέρες

i liked esmeralda, she was cheeky, and as for how woman of her color was portrait anyways, she was obviously living up to that image. She had a character of her own, but smh its depicted as smth bad. There are woman like that out there, why does every female in movie have to be this progressive modern portrait of pants wearing woman be? I mean some girls are old school females. I liked esmeralda a lot and could acctually identify with her smh, even tho i am not so openly sexual as she is, but i liked her open and strong character, she is straight forward. Not shady, nor does she have smth to hide or smth other ppl have to discover by knowing her. How she behaves most of the time, is 90% of her character and i like that! She is not a perfect character but who is? Woman's sexuality should be more openly discussed, but when there are attempts to do it, it's said that the female was portrait as an object and overly sexualized. Maybe thats just how esmeralda wants to be perceived by people she doesn't care for anyways. She uses the image of what they believe a gypsy is anyways to get their money! I like that about her! She knows how she comes off and instead of fighting the system, which she doesn't have much chance in anyways, she tries to use it to survive! Why do we expect from disney characters to be perfect, tbh it comes off as, that there is critic to every female character in disney movies, which is pretty stressfull. I imagine if these woman can't just be themselves and loved but have to live up to a higher view of what they should represent, i feel like my dream of running the household oldschool, where i cook and do the laundry is rather viewed as bad, seeing that i study physics rn and want to have a good carrier... so why don't we just see the characters as what they are. 3 Dimensional Characters! If every one of them lives up to our ideal of how woman and man should be in a modern era, we will end up with rather plumb and boring characters!

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Jim Heeren
Jim Heeren

At 8:10 just a random soldier carrying a big ass F1 Famas walking by. No big deal

Πριν 11 ημέρες
Krankar Volund
Krankar Volund

Well, it was Paris two years after the attentats of the Batclan, so.... Yeah, soldiers in every touristic sites, that was the emergency state ^^ It's a little better now, I think. I rarely go to Paris, don't like the capital XD

Πριν 6 ημέρες
SmugStick
SmugStick

RIP Cathedral :(

Πριν 12 ημέρες
Publius Maximus
Publius Maximus

Robert Moses is never to be sufficiently damned.

Πριν 12 ημέρες
philbertmill2
philbertmill2

someone has real issues regarding losing to birds

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Christian Kneupper
Christian Kneupper

also did you just use this video as an excuse to go to France

Πριν 13 ημέρες
Charlotte B
Charlotte B

The story of Esmeralda being a white girl stolen from her mother may be seen as racist, but it's also supposed to be a lesson to warn people against prejudice, I think. The mother hates all gipsies because they stole her baby, and therefore, she hates Esmeralda even though Esmeralda is, in fact, her own child. So the dramatic irony of this story is also a way to tell people that they should never generalise and hate people for their ethnicity (or supposed ethnicity).

Πριν 14 ημέρες
Thumblesteen
Thumblesteen

White people can be Romani, what makes you Romani is your Romanipen. If you are raised in a Roma community, then you get a Romanipen (at least if they do their job right), so Esmerelda would be Roma. This is a big thing to understand about our culture, because the reason why white people would leave their children at Roma communities is because Roma have had a strong ethic about caring for children. It was a way to assure a better life for children who could not be supported under oppressive circumstances.

Πριν 14 ημέρες
TheSoulHarvester
TheSoulHarvester

Architecture as universal language was always a shitty, ruling-class definition of humanism & the more pompous cathedrals get melted into the ground the better. This video, on the other hand, is pretty good, vastly more accessible, & not patrolled by military police wielding automatic weapons.

Πριν 15 ημέρες
Gina Azzarito
Gina Azzarito

Was the Robert Moses tangent a clever nod to Victor Hugo's tendency to go on page long tangents in his writing?

Πριν 15 ημέρες
Clinton Cook
Clinton Cook

29:38 I stumbled across some Lion King videos about Kimba vs The Lion King and I found that, also, as an example of a HUGE gap between different departments in the same company. The filmmakers have said that TLK had taken story elements from various sources. They probably didn't mention them all because they probably never kept up with an exhaustive list. But, they never denied that Kimba was a source. That was Disney's PR department that attempted to deny it, probably, for legal reasons. Then, when Leo the Lion came out, Disney's legal team slapped them with a "Cease and Desist" order claiming that the movie company stole from them, probably, without examining what all the sources are that the filmmakers probably took from. They did recant the order later and the film was shown anyways. But, the damage was done and, at least, the filmmakers acknowledged the possibility that they were taking from a memory they had from it. (In Disney's favor, they're both in Africa so they'll use the same animals.)

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The Finest Sake
The Finest Sake

35:35 I came unglued. Thank you.

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Banana Rama
Banana Rama

AHM LOSIN' TO A BIRD!!

Πριν 16 ημέρες
Anna Reed
Anna Reed

Yeahhhhhhhh my mom didn't let us buy it on VHS (or borrow it from my grandma) because "Esmerelda was too sexy." Thanks, mom...

Πριν 16 ημέρες
Sarah Ji-Mei Lofgren
Sarah Ji-Mei Lofgren

As a kid I really didn't understand nor appreciate Hunchback of Notre Dame, but now as I've grown older, it really is an amazing movie. The score is still one of the best, and aside from the big themes, I really like the symbolic imagery and almost biblical elements added to the story.

Πριν 17 ημέρες
womble1981
womble1981

I’m so tired of hearing the words “call out”. There’s a perfectly good word for that: decry. I’m sure it’s still widely known and understood... isn’t it?

Πριν 17 ημέρες
Logi Bear
Logi Bear

Are you supposed to get an erection watching this? Asking for a friend...

Πριν 18 ημέρες
Midsea
Midsea

I love this film! I think it’s my fav Disney film, because of it’s exploration of dark themes but with a hopeful over tone and taking out the frankly completely unnecessary raping and deaths. Thank you for giving it a fair analysis! I loved it as a kid, I saw it when I was 6 and Esmerelda was instantly my hero, I wanted to be like her and stand up against injustice and cruelty and nasty people like frollo ( though granted I didn’t understand “hell fire” at that age I thought he thought she was a witch and wanted her as a evil minion....that was a shock later). But I wouldn’t of felt that way about Esmerelda if it was more “true the original” because the inspiring elements weren’t in the original. My love for it has only grown as I got older and understood it’s themes more. As kids many of us know the world is dark, cruel and unkind but we don’t have to be and we don’t have to stand for that, we know don’t have to judge others on looks, so this movie wasn’t showing me a darkness I didn’t already know about, it was just reassuring me that I wasn’t the only one who saw it and wanted to fight it. I think a lot of stuff is overly dumbed down and lighten up for kids, kids know the world isn’t gumdrop and glitter. They live in the same world that adults do, Many have had to face bullying, abuse, injustice, bigotry and danger. what I loved about hunch back was that it didn’t go to light hearted. Yes it cut out the rape and death and gave a more hopeful message but honestly all that just made it a better story, we don’t go to stories to find out the world is depressing, we already know that life is a bitch. Disney’s version is my fav ......but yeah less of the gargoyles would of been good... and a better boyfriend for Esmerelda....or no boyfriend ....and that bit in “the den of thrives” was just....bad and confusing to the rest of the gypsy’s part in the story....the song is fun but yikes Does it undermine everything Esmerelda has said about her people. Anyway my point was yes and thank you and people should watch it and let their kids watch it :D!

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Dizzle
Dizzle

You look like a 45 year old aunt in the thumbnail.

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Dubalub
Dubalub

27:22 - He's fine 28:29 - He's also fine

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Jonathan Giese
Jonathan Giese

Could Disney ever adapt Le Mis?

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