"[81] Nevertheless, there was praise from religious organizations for its portrayal of religion in the film. In fact, the words "God", "Lord", and "Hell" are uttered more times in this film than in any other. [88] However, the sequel was delayed from its planned fall release in order to accommodate the recording of "I'm Gonna Love You" by Jennifer Love Hewitt. The Hunchback of Notre Dame's thematic concerns include infanticide, lust, damnation, and sin,[43] as well as the belief in a loving, forgiving God. The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists: The film was adapted into a darker, more Gothic musical production, re-written and directed by James Lapine and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, in Berlin, Germany. Stainton then proposed the idea to then-studio chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. With Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell. She entrusts Quasimodo, a pendant containing a map to the gypsies' hideout, the Court of Miracles. [71][72][73], Criticism additionally generated among viewers over whether the film is too scary or violent for young children, and whether the storyline, which involves issues of sexual obsession and religion, might be too adult. It challenges us to look on our own lives and decide what makes us good, or what makes us evil. Disney has converted its adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame into other media. [44], The film also criticizes materialism. "[8] British actor Tony Jay, who declared his role as Frollo as his "bid for immortality",[30] was cast after the directors worked with him in Beauty and the Beast. The Hunchback of Notre Dame can teach us all a thing or two about what it means to be good and just. [61] In his written review for the Chicago Tribune, Gene Siskel awarded the film 3½ (out of a possible 4) stars describing the film as "a surprisingly emotional, simplified version of the Victor Hugo novel" with "effective songs and, yes, tasteful bits of humor". [64] Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph gave it a positive review, saying "it is thrillingly dramatic, and for long stretches you forget you are watching a cartoon at all... A dazzling treat". When the movie was over 90 min. But of course the most sensational use of Notre Dame is in The Hunchback Of Notre Dame in 1939, based on the Victor Hugo novel (there were … After watching his portrayal as Uncle Ernie in the musical The Who's Tommy, Broadway actor Paul Kandel was selected to voice Clopin. ", "Tom Hulce gives voice to singing Quasimodo in 'Hunchback, "Tony Jay, 73; Veteran Voice Actor in Film and Video Games", "ARCHITECTURE VIEW; Playful, Even Goofy, but What Else? Even then, he absolves himself of agency in the murder by claiming "God works in mysterious ways," and ponders whether "the child may be of use to him one day." The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley. The idea to adapt The Hunchback of Notre Dame came from development executive David Stainton in 1993, who was inspired to turn Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame into an animated feature film after reading the Classics Illustrated comic book adaptation. The Hunchback of Notre Dame, also known as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame ("The Bellringer of Notre Dame") is a musical with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine. [20] Now cast as Laverne, Lauper was deemed too youthful for a friend to provide Quasimodo wise counsel while at the same time Sam McMurray – best known for his work on The Tracey Ullman Show – was hired for Hugo. 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", CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score, Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production, Writing in an Animated Feature Production, Best Motion Picture - Animated or Mixed Media, Online Film & Television Association Awards, The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy Turvy Games, "Artist created many famous film posters", "Directors Explain Choice for Grim Story", "Getting the Gargoyles right proves to be a gruesome go...", "Mary Wickes, 85, Character Actress for 50 Years", "WILL DISNEY'S HUNCH PAY OFF? [76][77], In June 1996, the Southern Baptist Convention voted overwhelmingly to urge its sixteen million members to boycott Disney films, theme parks, and merchandise to protest behavior it believes "disparages Christian values. VIDEO "Sanctuary" Clip from the 1938 Film Get your cheesy on. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. 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