Top 5 Disney Heroines

Disney Heroines

In our review of Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, I discussed the character of Esmeralda a little, and it gave me an idea. A while back, I ranked Disney Princesses with the intent of writing an additional piece on the animation studio’s other heroines, and today I’d like to do so. These can include […]

A Decade of Disney: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Hunchback

Munir: Welcome to another “A Decade Of…” article, where we are currently reviewing the Disney Renaissance. Today, we’re going to take a look at 1996’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. After the tepid success of Pocahontas, the filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios returned to adapting well-known works of literature. However, in this case, they […]

Live-Action Hunchback of Notre Dame Movie in Works at Disney

Hunchback

This week Disney, via Deadline, announced plans for a live-action remake of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, written by David Henry Hwang and featuring music by the original film’s composers, Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Josh Gad is also attached as a producer, with some unconfirmed speculation that he may play Quasimodo. This comes as […]

Top 5 Disney Villains

Maleficent, Disney villains

“Now, shall you deal with ME, O Prince – and all the powers of HELL!” Throughout Disney animation’s long history, their villains have become just as iconic as their heroes. Some even prefer the villains and consider them more relatable and nuanced. Personally, I don’t feel that way, but I do think a movie should […]

REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

A year after Pocahontas, Disney released a film with a higher budget that would earn a lower box office return, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Like so many Disney animated features, Hunchback was based on a novel. But this novel was a little different from The Fox and the Hound and Tarzan of the Apes. […]