Hunchback of Notre Dame pitch meeting

callmejude:

neilnevins:

“I’m talking SEXUAL LUST. I’m talking GENOCIDE. I’m talking heavy RELIGIOUS OVERTONES. also there’s gonna be a George Costanza gargoyle for the kiddos”

#so in the directors commentary for the movie#during the iconic hellfire scene where frolo is singing about his evil hard on for esmerelda #the animators were like #‘they’re never gonna green light this segment so let’s just make it as intense as possible bc why tf not’ #and the#the studio was just like ‘yeah sure looks fine’ #and all the animators were like ’????? ’#but then they were like ’!!!!!!!!!!!’

#honestly HOND is the most…for lack of a better word…hardcore disney film there has ever been #Even Zootopia doesn’t come near it #I’m amazed it got made at all #it is UNFLINCHING in its portrayals of racism and ableism and hypocrisy #its heroes are the oppressed and marginalised #its villain is everything terrible about religious authority rolled up into one #its heroine is an openly sexual woman of colour #who unlike in the book SURVIVES #it is an amazing movie #and it would never be made today