The Hunchback of Notre Dame


1h 35m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame towers above 15th century Paris and the sound of the bells is the very soul of the city. Quasimodo, the bell-ringer, is a mysterious and misshapen outcast who has been secluded there since infancy by his repressive guardian, Judge Claude Frollo. He yearns to b

Film Details

Also Known As
De klokkenluider van de Notre Dame, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Le bossu de Notre-Dame, Ringaren i Notre Dame, bossu de Notre-Dame, klokkenluider van de Notre Dame
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Synopsis

The magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame towers above 15th century Paris and the sound of the bells is the very soul of the city. Quasimodo, the bell-ringer, is a mysterious and misshapen outcast who has been secluded there since infancy by his repressive guardian, Judge Claude Frollo. He yearns to be out among the people in the square below but Frollo has forbidden him from ever leaving his tower. On the day of the big pageant, the "Feast of Fools," Quasi finds the courage to join the celebration below where he meets the beautiful Gypsy dancer Esmeralda and Phoebus, Frollo's heroic new Captain of the Guard. Phoebus falls in love with Esmeralda and is torn between conscience and duty when he is ordered to hunt her down as a fugitive. Esmeralda's defiance enrages Frollo and he intensifies his efforts to bring her under his control. Meanwhile, Quasi has experienced compassion for the first time in his life and is willing to sacrifice his own safety to save Esmeralda from Frollo's vengeful wrath.

Crew

John Aardal

Camera Operator

Georges Abolin

Animator

Oliver Adam

Layout Artist

Laurence Adam-bessiere

Animator

Janette Adams

Animator

Lesley Addario

Special Effects Assistant

Adeboye Adegbenro

Inbetweener

Sue Adnopoz

Assistant

Raul Aguirre

Animator

Faris Al-saffar

Inbetweener

Pierre Alary

Inbetweener

Gretchen Maschmeyer Albrecht

Animator

Jeff Alden

Production

Karenna Mazur Alderton

Animator

Catherine Alexander

Production Coordinator

Joyce Alexander

Other

Graham S Allan

Production

Marco Allard

Animator

Tatiana Allen-kellert

Inbetweener

James Alles

Layout Artist

Kathy Altieri

Background Artist

Paulo R Alvarado

Inbetweener

Carmen R Alvarez

Other

Jessica Ambinder-rojas

Assistant Editor

Todd H Ammons

Inbetweener

Jason Anastas

Effects Assistant

Raul E Anaya

Other

Neal Anderson

Foley Editor

Scott Anderson

Animator

Jennifer Ando

Background Artist

Jonathan Annand

Animator

Tony Anselmo

Animator

Sean Applegate

Effects Assistant

Ruben Azama Aquino

Animator

Catherine Aubin

Special Thanks To

Karen N Austin

Other

Stephen N Austin

Inbetweener

Dana Axelrod

Production Manager

Kirk Axtell

Other

Mary Jo Ayers

Inbetweener

Gregg Azzopardi

Inbetweener

Janet Heerhan Bae

Animator

Kathleen M Bailey

Assistant

James Baker

Inbetweener

Thomas Baker

Other

Wilma Baker

Other

Jean-luc Ballester

Inbetweener

Philippe Balmossiere

Effects Assistant

Tony Bancroft

Animator

Kevin Barber

Inbetweener

Anne Marie Bardwell

Visual Effects Designer

Anne-marie Bardwell

Animator

Judith A Barnes

Assistant

Richard M Barnes

Production

Mark Barrows

Effects Assistant

Frank N Bassi

Production

James Baxter

Visual Effects Designer

James Baxter

Animator

Noreen Beasley

Inbetweener

Jared Beckstrand

Animator

Carl A Bell

Animator

Allison Belliveau-proulx

Background Artist

Lon Bender

Sound Editor

Bob Bennett

Effects Assistant

Mannix Bennett

Background Artist

Sylvie Bennett-fauque

Production Assistant

Bill Berg

Assistant

Fred Berning

Production

Olivier Besson

Background Artist

Peter Bielicki

Layout Artist

Phyllis Bird

Other

Loni Beckner Black

Animator

Katherine Blackmore

Inbetweener

Travis Blaise

Animator

Russell Blandino

Other

Diana Blazer

Production Manager

Sara Bleick

Other

Saul Andrew Blinkoff

Inbetweener

Christine Blum

Storyboard Artist

Mike Blum

Production

Allen Blyth

Animator

Kirk Bodyfelt

Technical Operations Manager

Geefwee Boedoe

Storyboard Artist

Geefwee Boedoe

Visual Effects Designer

Cyndy Bohonovsky

Inbetweener

Michael Bolds

Production

Jamie Kezlarian Bolio

Animator

Franck Bonay

Animator

Daniel Bond

Inbetweener

Charlie Bonifacio

Animator

Nicolette Bonnell

Animator

Jane Bonnett

Assistant

Jennifer Booth

Camera Coordinator

Roberta Borchardt

Other

Bruce Botnick

Music

Bolhem Bouchiba

Animator

Patsy L Bouge

Post-Production Supervisor

Rejean Bourdages

Animator

Claire Bourdin

Animator

Samantha Bowers-nicholson

Assistant

Daniel Bowman

Animator

Philip S Boyd

Animator

David Braden

Camera Operator

Chris Bradley

Animator

Susan Bradley

Titles

Justin Brandstater

Background Artist

Holly E Bratton

Color

Valerie Braun

Other

Jo Ann Breuer

Camera

David Brewster

Animator

Eduardo G Brieno

Inbetweener

Todd Bright

Inbetweener

Gaetan Brizzi

Storyboard Artist

Gaetan Brizzi

Segment Director

Paul Brizzi

Storyboard Artist

Paul Brizzi

Segment Director

Mary Sherwood Brock

Video

Brad Brooks

Production

Kristine Brown

Effects Assistant

Jeanette Browning

Sound Dubbing

Janet Bruce

Digital Effects Supervisor

Jim Brummett

Other

Robert Bryan

Animator

Marek Buchwald

Visual Effects Designer

Kirsten A Bulmer

Production Assistant

Letha L Burchard

Production

David Burgess

Animator

Kimberly Burk

Other

Scott A Burroughs

Inbetweener

Jason L Buske

Camera Operator

Serge Bussone

Animator

Annette Byrne-morel

Animator

Joey Calderon

Other

Ofra Afouta Calderon

Other

Brooks Campbell

Background Artist

Scott Caple

Other

Jim Capobianco

Storyboard Artist

John K Car

Associate Editor

Vince Caro

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Dominic M Carola

Inbetweener

Roberto Casale

Animator

Nhi Casey

Production

Erica Cassetti

Cgi Artist

Susan Marie Castang

Video

Kathy Cavaiola-hill

Production Assistant

Michael Cedeno

Animator

Thierry Chaffoin

Animator

Lawrence Chai

Production

Dan Chaika

Visual Effects

Brenda Chapman

Storyboard Artist

Lillian Amanda Chapman

Animator

Christophe Charbonnel

Animator

Christine Chatal-poli

Inbetweener

Alex Chatfield

Production

Kevin Chen

Inbetweener

Roger Chiasson

Animator

Onil Chibas

Production Coordinator

Karen N China

Camera Assistant

Jerry Yu Ching

Inbetweener

Chang Yei Cho

Animator

Inna Sung Chon

Animator

Carol J Choy

Production

Peter L Chun

Production

Wesley Chun

Animator

Anthony M Cipriano

Inbetweener

Terry Claborn

Color Timer

Scott Claus

Animator

Caroline Clifford

Assistant

Brian Clift

Animator

Merry Kanawyer Clingen

Animator

Diana Coco

Animator

Ed Coffey

Animator

Earl Scott Coffman

Other

Ron Cohee

Animator

Sarah J Cole

Production

Charles Collins

Other

Lindsey Collins

Production Assistant

Karen Comella

Color

Patti Conklin

Assistant

Roy Conli

Coproducer

Regina Conroy

Animator

Dave Coons

Production

Tod Cooper

Music

Frank R Cordero

Inbetweener

Jesus Cortes

Animator

Alain Costa

Animator

Annamarie Costa

Other

Penny Coulter

Color

Fred Craig

Other

Sheri Croft

Production

Ben Croy

Production

Jefferson Crutchfield

Other

Coralie Cudot-lissillour

Production Manager

Lynnette E Cullen

Camera

Mark Cumberton

Animator

John R Cunningham

Other

Sherrie Cuzzort

Color

Sybil E Cuzzort

Other

Florida D'ambrosio

Other

Val D'arcy

Camera Operator

Film Details

Also Known As
De klokkenluider van de Notre Dame, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Le bossu de Notre-Dame, Ringaren i Notre Dame, bossu de Notre-Dame, klokkenluider van de Notre Dame
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution
Location
Paris, France; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m

Award Nominations

Best Score (Musical or Comedy)

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 1996 Golden Satellite Award for Best Animated or Mixed-media Motion Picture from the International Press Academy.

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 4, 1997

Released in United States June 19, 1996

Completed shooting February 1996.

Victor Hugo's classic novel has been adapted to film at least four times before: a 1917 Fox production starring Theda Bara; a 1923 Universal version starring Lon Chaney; RKO's 1939 version starring Charles Laughton and directed by William Dieterle; and in 1957, directed by Jean Delannoy's and starring Gina Lollobrigida and Anthony Quinn.

Began shooting September 5, 1994.

Exclusive engagement at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, CA June 21 - August 18, 1996.

Released in United States Summer June 21, 1996

Released in United States on Video March 4, 1997

Released in United States June 19, 1996 (World premiere at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans June 19, 1996.)