The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 movie)

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1996 American animated movie made by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released to movie theaters on June 21, 1996 by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures. The movie is the thirty-fourth movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and is inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel Notre Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). The story is about Quasimodo, the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame.

The movie is directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, directors of Beauty and the Beast, and produced by Don Hahn, producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King. The songs for the movie were composed by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, and the movie features the voices of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Paul Kandel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, David Ogden Stiers, Tony Jay, and Mary Wickes. The movie received a G rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, and was rated U by the British Board of Film Classification in the UK. But despite these ratings, the movie is considered to be one of Disney's darkest animated movies similar to movies such as The Black Cauldron.

Release Dates

Country Premiere
 United States June 21, 1996
 Argentina June 27, 1996
 Brazil June 28, 1996
Mexico Mexico July 4, 1996
 South Korea July 6, 1996
 Israel July 11, 1996
 United Kingdom July 19, 1996
Republic of Ireland Ireland July 19, 1996
 Japan August 24, 1996
 Australia September 12, 1996
 Greece October 5, 1996
 Denmark November 15, 1996
 Poland November 15, 1996
 Sweden November 15, 1996
 Spain November 22, 1996
 Finland November 22, 1996
 Belgium November 27, 1996
 France November 27, 1996
 Germany November 28, 1996
 Hungary November 28, 1996
 Netherlands November 28, 1996
 Norway November 29, 1996
 Portugal November 29, 1996
 South Africa November 29, 1996
 Italy December 6, 1996
 Estonia December 13, 1996
 Turkey January 24, 1997