Rolling Stone - 07/11/1996
"...The film achieves a sweeping grandeur..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/21/1996
"...A beautiful and transporting experience....We vibrate to [Quasimodo's] every glimmer of sadness and joy..." -- Rating: A
Variety - 06/17/1996
"...There is much to admire in HUNCHBACK....The new film should further secure Disney's dominance in animation, and connoisseurs of the genre, old and young, will have plenty to savor..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/21/1996
"...A whirling, uplifting, thrilling story with a heart-touching message that emerges from the comedy and song..."
The characters in Victor Hugo's 1831 novel about lonely bell-ringer Quasimodo and his adventures with the beautiful Esmerelda come vividly and musically to life--even the stone gargoyles! This updated '90s version features Quasimodo as an awkward youth, a departure from the Hugo text. Featuring the voices of Tom Hulce, Jason Alexander, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline and David Ogden Stiers. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel, Disney brings the heroic adventures of Quasimodo, the gentle and lonely bell ringer of Notre Dame, to spectacular life. This critically acclaimed Disney masterpiece is an "uplifting, thrilling story with a heart-touching message that emerges from the comedy and song" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). At the urging of his hilarious gargoyle pals Victor, Hugo, and Laverne, Quaismodo leaves the solitary safety of his tower, venturing out to find his first true friend, the gypsy beauty Esmerelda. The most unlikely of heroes, Quasi fights to save the people and the city he loves and, in turn, helps us to see people for who they are, rather than how they appear. The star-studded voice cast includes Jason Alexander, Tom Hulce, Kevin Kline, and Demi Moore in a magnificent Disney musical from renowned composer Alan Menken.
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Theatrical release: June 21, 1996.
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is the 34th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures.