The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 movie)
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.