This video I feel remissed in not posting till now. This video uses the Bollywood Film Devdas , and it’s made by me.  I used to edit to  Devdas  all the time because franky it’s a pretty movie. This video is the symphonic version of Belle.  I did this video as an experiment to learn Final Cut Express and trying to be slightly narrative. Anyway Enjoy

Click here to view it on youtube

There are other Devdas videos to Notre Dame de Paris, I’ll post those sometime soon ^^

 

Jennifer Love Hewitt singing I’m Gonna Love you Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Jennifer Love Hewitt singing I’m Gonna Love you Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

I’m Gonna Love You  was made in part by Jennifer Love Hewitt’s desire to sing a song because at the time she was a singer, check out her other music. Considering Hewitt played Madeline, we can say that Madeline sings this song about Quasimodo. The message of the song is a little difficult to communicate so you’re going to have to stay with me, the message is that Madeline is going to love Quasimodo. And not only that she going to do so for the rest of her life. I guess when she dies she is exempt from loving him anymore.

Madeline and Quasimodo in Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

It’s a standard pop song, sweet and innocuous, though there is hint of codependency, she can’t be without him or her soul will die. What’s more Romantic than Codependency??? I wish this bothered me more but I don’t take this song seriously enough to care.

Can’t say I’m a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, she seems to buy into the pop vibrato and has nasal tone to her voice but at least she sings without auto-tuning, so kudos to her. I do think it’s funny that at the end, she sings “babe” which is a reference to Quasimodo. It feels really out place with rest of the song and is really awkward. Like, it’s there as a pop music trope rather than as an expression of love.

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Madeline and Quasimodo kiss Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

I’m Gonna Love you is a typical pop song with codependent lyrics to boot. But this whole movie is just and attempt to get children to shut-up for an hour while their baby-sitters make-out, so I don’t imagine too many people (kids) actually listen or understand the codependent message of the song or they are too young to understand, so hence I don’t care, I found the lyrics more hilarious than sad, which I guess is sad.

Next Time -TBD

Esmeralda is not happy Hunchback of Notre Dame Sequel 2 II Disney  picture image

Esmeralda is not happy

I wanted to something for Black Friday so I did another anti-motivational poster featuring Hunchback

Quasimodo holding the Madeline figurine Hunchback of Notre Sequel II 2  Disney  Black Friday anti-motivational Poster picture image

Black Friday Anti-Motivational Poster of Quasimodo holding the perfect useless gift

If you want to use this image on your website just be sure to source thehunchblog, the wording is mine.

If you want me to display your Hunchback or Victor Hugo-related Fan-art here

To kick off the Holiday Season I made an anti-motivational poster.

Frollo and Quasimodo's Family time  Hunchback of Notre Dame disney anti-motivational poster holiday family gatherings thanksgiving christmas picture image

 

Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving (to those in the USA). If you wish to use this picture be sure to give credit, the wording is mine.

When I say I’d Stick With You is the worse song in the movie I mean it, but it may not be the stupidest. Which is odd considering the lyrics of Fa la la la Fallen In Love, which based on the title, it qualifies  as the stupidest song of the movie.

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Gargoyles  Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the song is about how Quasimodo  has fallen in love, that’s it. The song starts with the Gargoyles lamenting that their “boy” has grown (their boy is like 27)  and in love but their lament is a fake because they’re happy that “Love has nailed him” then the crowd  joins in about have love has “derailed him”.  (Didn’t this happen more to Madeline???)

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Gargoyles Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 

Madeline and Quasimodo plus crowd Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo plus crowd Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musically the song isn’t bad, it has a jovial and whimsical tone. The lyrics are one of the problems with this song. First off the song is called Fa la la la Fallen In Love and those are the bulk of lyrics. This is just stupid! But I think the “Oh Wow” lines are stupider. Now here the big problem, I can’t write this song off as completely stupid (and that pains me). The song uses a lot of word that I didn’t know. Like roundelay and madrigal. Roundelay is 1) a song in which a phrase, line, or the like, is continually repeated 2) the music for such a song 3) a dance in a circle; round dance.  And Madrigal 1) a secular part song without instrumental accompaniment, usually for four to six voices, making abundant use of contrapuntal imitation, popular especially in the 16th and 17th centuries 2) a lyric poem suitable for being set to music, usually short and often of amatory character, especially fashionable in the 16th century and later, in Italy, France, England, etc 3) any part song.  However both words are anachronism, I mean if your going to use pedantic words they should at least be fashionable to the setting.  It’s funny that a song in a sequel would use GRE type words and be called Fa la la la Fallen, use that title as a Roundlay and use the line “Oh Wow” it’s mind boggling to say the least.

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have another issue with the song. The song seems incredulous to the fact that Quasimodo could have fallen in love in the first place. Which is insane since Quasimodo wants to be in love because he think it looks nice. And this isn’t the first time Quasimodo has “fallen in love” remember Esmeralda, she broke his heart (or ripped it). The purpose of this song seems to be that a hard-hearted people has fallen in love which is evident in the lines “Love has nailed him” and “Love’s derailed him.” It seem more  suited to Madeline and not Quasimodo. I mean Madeline as to overcome low self-esteem and has to get past Quasimodo’s deformity. What did Quasimodo have to do? Stare and listen to her.  And further more why does the crowd care? When did Quasimodo become the Darling of Paris? Because the Darling of Paris is Esmeralda  and is a 1917 Hunchback film version starring Theda Bara.

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Ariel & Jasmine's Love Child Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Ariel & Jasmine’s Love Child Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Circle Dance (Roundelay) Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Circle Dance (Roundelay) Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fa la la la Fallen In Love is a dumb little song that uses big words for the sake of alliteration, which makes a level of sense because Quasimodo and Madeline’s relationship is founded alliteration as well  lies but still it’s stupid. And no amount of smart and big words can help save it from it’s stupid title.

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Divine Intervention End of Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Divine Intervention End of Fa la la la Fallen In Love Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Time – I’m Gonna Love You ( a.k.a Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Vanity Project)

Jennifer Love Hewitt singing I’m Gonna Love you Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 2 Sequel picture image

Jennifer Love Hewitt singing I’m Gonna Love you Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

With the new cast of Notre Dame de Paris I wanted something Notre Dame de Paris for Fan-art Friday and then I found this;

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Notre Dame de South Park by deppangel818

Drawing by deppangel818

I think this is perfect! I especially love Phoebus and Gringoire.

Remember if you want to send me Hunchback Notre Dame related or anything Victor Hugo related Fan Art

I will of course give you FULL credit

This video is from 2009, The original Notre Dame de Paris Trio performed Belle on the Show “Vive les Comedies Musicales” and they switched out who they were singing to so that they addressed each other.  The result, a silly rendition of Belle.

 

So I going to start periodically posting hypothetical casting choices for either movies or musicals.  If you have any thoughts on ideal casting for Hunchback or Notre Dame de Paris leave a comment or spend an e-mail ( button at the bottom). I’ll post reactions and I’ll be respectful. (Note – since this is hypothetical, People can be living or dead)

 

So First off, since there is a new english language cast of Notre Dame de Paris  let’s start there.

The thing about the English version of Notre Dame de Paris is that there are a lot of awkward weird lines and just because someone is a good singer it doesn’t mean that these lines can be delivered naturally. There are very few people in this world that can sing song with truly weird lyrics and sound serious and/or sincere. One singer who can do this well for example is the late Dio, who sang Holy Diver . Now I say in my preface that people could living or dead however this post is not about Dio, it actually about another person who is capable of singing very weird lyrics and makes them seem natural and yet would make well cast in Notre Dame de Paris and that person is David Byrne. David Byrne was the lead singer of the Talking Heads but left to have a solo career.

David Byrne picture image

David Byrne

I only recently became of fan David Byrne when I was introduced to him for potential AMV (anime music video) ideas (Shameless plug- I worked on an amv using  a David Byrne song to Mononoke TV click here to watch, and leave a comment if you like ^_~, the amv is called Dark Interlude).

 

Lot of his songs are strange out of the ones I have heard I think U.B. Jesus and Speechless are the weirdest (lyrically). So given that he is a great singer who can sing some crazy lines and make them seem normal, I’d cast him as Frollo in Notre Dame de Paris, (He even looks a bit like Daniel Lavoie (the original Frollo))

Remember if you have any thought or opinions on ideal casting for Hunchback or Notre Dame de Paris leave a comment or


I’d love to what you people think!

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Madeline I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d Stick with you is a Buddy song sung by Zephyr and Quasimodo. Zephyr is feeling his pal, Quasimodo is pulling away from him because he was staring at a girl (or maybe just ignoring his prattle). Quasimodo tells Zephyr that they’ll always be pal. Zephyr via song poses a hypothetical situation, about if  he caught by a witch and is suspended over a kettle of blue glue and he falls he if Quasimodo would still be his pal even if  he was sticky. Which Quasimodo says he would still be his friend because it’s not that big of a deal, kid. As the song is being sung, Madeline (who changed out her pink costume and into her casual garb in record time) watches and judges Quasimodo to be a nice loyal sort, because I guess loyalty to someone who is sticky is an important trait in a lifemate for her. So surprise the song is a plot device for the Quasimodo/Madeline pairing. This fact is compounded when you think this the last time Quasimodo and Zephyr speak to each other.

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Madeline I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So is the song bad? Yes, yes it, I originally thought another song was worse but I feel this song is the far worse. The music is lazy and the lyrics are stupid. Visuals on it are terrible too. Let’s start with the music. You know those songs you make up as you go, more less sing-song in natural that’s all this is. I’m not sure if it’s because it was  written this way because a child was singing it, but either Haley Joel Osment couldn’t sing very well or the composer had little respect for children. If the later is true than shame on the composer because children are capable of singing very well.

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Madeline I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney 

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lyrics in the song are awful too. It’s just mostly rhymes to the word “stick”. This leads to some stupid lines. Like being as close as Frick and Frack. Does Quasimodo mean the Figure Skaters from the from the 1940’s? Since he says “closer than Frack and Frick” or does her mean the slang for two people being so close that they’re indistinguishable or does he mean it as a term of derision for any two people, on par with calling one person a “Bozo” or three people “Stooges” ? In any case the line doesn’t work, it’s just for a rhyme. The clock line is an anachronism too because a clock can’t tick without a minute hand and that was invented in 1577 by Jost Burgi. But anachronism isn’t in Disney’s dictionary and who can tell when Disney’s Hunchback was supposed to take place. My guess is Disney operates setting like The Epcot World Pavilions, representation of a place but not accurate (it’s all fun for the children and tourist). Anyway the Lyrics are stupid. How can one be Sticky and Slick? Tell me song!

 

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Quasimodo, Madeline and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Visuals for this song are dull. It’s practically Quasimodo and Zephyr walking around the circus while Madeline is stalks them. That’s it. The song ends because Zephyr gets bored and falls asleep. So one positive I have for it is; At least it’s short, it’s just under two minutes and there is some dialogue in there.

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Quasimodo and Zephyr I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Quasimodo and Zephyr I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2

Madeline I'd Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture image

Madeline I’d Stick With You Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would say I’d Stick With You is the worst song in the movie maybe in all of Disney (as far as original versions of songs are concerned, don’t get me started on the pop covers). Whether it’s the worst remains to be seen, I haven’t seen all the sequels Disney made but I’m sure one of those movies must have their own honorable distinction of pure awfulness for a song, but it would have to abysmal to rival I’d Stick With You.  I  may eat those words with the next song.

 

Next Time- Fa la la la Fallen In Love

Madeline and Quasimodo in the rain Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo in the rain Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

So I had said the Robert Marien, Matt Laurent, and Myriam Brousseau were in the World Tour Cast but it seems that they are in the Asian Tour 2011-2012 Cast. I Suppose with two English Tour cast information get a little confusing. Or Perhaps I’m Waaay off and was wrong about a World Tour.

Anyway here is the Cast of the 2011 Asian Tour Cast

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Cast of Notre Dame de Paris Asian Tour 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confirmed Cast (Source) and (Source

Quasimodo – Matt Laurent
Esmeralda – Candice Parise
Frollo – Robert Marien
Gringoire – Dennis Ten Vergert
Phoebus – Stephen Webb
Clopin – Ian Carlyle
Fleur de Lys – Lilly-Jane Young

 

Alternates
Quasimodo/Frollo – Nigel Richards
Gringoire/Phoebus – Tim Driesen (Source)
Esmeralda/Fleur de Lys – Myriam Brousseau (Source)
Quasimodo/Clopin -Marc Akinfolarin

Unconfirmed
According to Twitter posts, Rachel Muldoon and Tom Muggeridge are in cast, my guess is that they maybe dancers but I don’t know, some how they’re are linked with the cast.

EDIT 6/25/12
There is a World Tour. It Starts October 31th in Russia. Tour will be English.

(((I’m sorry I got it wrong, but I’ll post something when (and if) and cast news is released on the 2012-2013 cast unless the Asian Tour is in fact the tour that General Entertaiment Associates meant and if that’s the case, why did the say it would be 2012-2013 when the Asian Tour only going to last for a reported 8-9 months? My guess is that the Asian Tour is the Tour Cast and General Entertaiment should have been more clear in their write up. But still it would be cool to have a world tour of Notre Dame de Paris)))