Considering that Disney couldn't help but trash Victor Hugo's novel in the process of reforming it for tender young sensibilities, this animated adaptation of his Notre Dame de Paris
is pricklier and more disturbing than we had any right to expect.
The story is still driven by cruelty, intolerance and lust, and while Quasimodo (voiced by Tom Hulce) has been given a makeover by Uncle Walt's art department, he's still a drooling grotesque with a big hairy hump. His best friends are three adorably peppy stone gargoyles whose irreverent cheer
can't entirely obscure the fact that they have no lower bodies and must hop around on their stumps. Then there's that...