The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

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Name: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris)
Creator: Victor Hugo
Date(s): 1831, 1996 (Disney film)
Medium: novels, animation, films, television, musicals, ballet, radio, theatre
Country of Origin: France
External Links: Wikipedia
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a French Romantic/Gothic novel by Victor Hugo published in 1831. The title refers to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,[1] on which the story is centered, and the true protagonist of the story, Esméralda.


The story of the Hunchback of Notre-Dame has been adapted in various formats: films, animation, television, musicals, ballet, radio and theatres. The first movie adaption was released in 1905 and featured the characters Esméralda and Quasimodo.[2]

Some of the more popular ones are:

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 film) starred Charles Laughton as Quasimodo, Maureen O'Hara as Esméralda, and Sir Cedric Webster Hardwicke as Dom Claude Frollo
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Disney film
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1999), a German musical based on the Disney film, which premiered in English in 2014


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A significant part of the fandom revolves around the Disney 1996 animated film.


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