The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Despite a heartwarming mix of themes in looking beyond physical appearance and subversion of stereotypes, Disney’s massacre of Victor Hugo’s 1831 French Gothic novel is a wildly-uneven, lazily-scripted, adventure of the studio’s ugliest animation – what isn’t supposed to be as gnarled-looking as its protagonist. 4/10.

Plot Synopsis: An animated Disney adventure follows disfigured Quasimodo (Tom Hulce), the bell-ringer of Notre Dame Cathedral, who bides his time locked away in a tower. With only gargoyles to keep him company, Quasimodo longs to be with other people, leading to his chance encounter with the enchanting Gypsy Esmeralda (Demi Moore). When the beautiful young woman catches the attention of Quasimodo’s guardian, sinister Frollo (Tony Jay), Quasimodo must help to keep her out of his clutches.

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