Animation Monday – The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is this week’s feature movie on Animation Monday.  The movie was released during what is viewed now as Disney’s second decline in animated movies.  Things were starting to move from hand-drawn animation to computer-aided and then finally computer-animated movies.  Given the size of Disney’s animation department, Disney was slow to adapt to this change.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released in 1996 when hand-drawn animated movies still had a place in theaters.  Like Mulan and Hercules, it was a box office success.  The film grossed $325 million on a budget of $100 million.

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