With 1996 "the Hunchback of Notre Dame" Disney once again proves that when it comes to splendidly animated moral tales filled with remarkable characters and great music, it's the one who does that the best. This time however, the 34th release takes on an unexpectedly dark turn, posing question whether it should be family-friendly or not. That doesn't stop "Hunchback..." from being visually impressive, poignant and mature as well as from introducing characters worthy of being part of Disney's canon, with the special note on Esmeralda, who I think deserves more recognition and judge Frollo, one of Disney's most intimidating and well-crafted villains up to this day.
With all that in mind, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" can easily be called one of Disney's best XX century releases, with its only shortcoming being a rather weak ending. That being said, this 1996 piece of truly great art is a must-watch not only for Disney maniacs, but also for anyone seeking cinematographical fulfillment