To get ready for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and Christmas the Hunchback characters are doing a secret santa.

Quasimodo picked Frollo and got him Opteka 650-2600mm High Definition Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras for Stalking Esmeralda better.

Esmeralda picked Clopin and got him Southpole Men’s Marled Full-Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt, so her can be fashionable and warm but it’s a shallow girt.

Frollo picked Fleur-de-Lys and got her a Selfie Stick, He doesn’t know her at all.

Ben Sherman Novelty Socks picture image

Ben Sherman Novelty Socks

Phoebus picked Quasimodo and got him Ben Sherman Novelty Socks, socks, not thoughtful at all.

Gringoire picked Master Florain and got him Plant Theatre Herb Garden Seed Kit , Gringoire thought he was being clever but I can’t see the deaf judge caring for it.

Clopin picked Sister Gudule and got her Zalman King’s Red Shoe Diaries Movie #15: Forbidden Zone, Clopin is being wicked with this one.

 

Outdoor Gargoyle statue picture image

Outdoor Gargoyle statue

Fleur-de-Lys picked Notre Dame de paris and got her Design Toscano Florentine Gargoyle Statue, Notre Dame could use a new cute statue.

Jean picked Djali and got her Caution Attack Goat Sign, gag gift

Sister Gudule picked Phoebus and got him 1 X Snowman Mug w/ Shovel Spoon – Christmas Decor, she know he liked a good drink but it’s super misguided

Djali picked Esmeralda and got her Quiddler, Djali likes words.

Notre Dame de Paris picked Gringoire and got him Une Nuit De Noel a Notre Dame De Paris CD, who wouldn’t ant a new Christmas CD

Master Florain picked Jean and got him Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, It’s useful but Jean won’t use it.

Few things in Hunchback are a terrifying as bad version of Hunchback. There are actually many awful version of this story either though laziness of acting, writing production values, editing and directing but there is one version that takes it such a degree that it truly the stuff of Nightmares.

I of course mean the Dingo version. Doesn’t Djali look evil?

Esmeralda and Djali with Gringoire, Dingo Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda and Djali with Gringoire, Dingo Hunchback of Notre Dame

I mean just look at that, that is crap never known to the world before. One has to work to be so lazy, so bad. It someways it like a weird surreal art piece, some commentary of the human condition to wonder at the odd and sincere. To reveal in the discourse of humanity. It is true terror, or just lazy pile of shit.

We’ll get more in more into the Dingo version later, I’m too scared to review it after a month of scary stuff.

So for the next version let’s look at another infamously bad version of Hunchback.

Gargoyles sing to Quasimodo,The Secret of the Hunchback picture image

Gargoyles sing to Quasimodo, The Secret of the Hunchback

More singing Gargoyles? This going to give me nightmare too.

By now you should know that the characters in the 1986 version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame are not rich, complex or by any means interesting and that’s just main characters who get screen time and apparent motivations. Considering this version misses with the main characters. the minor characters don’t have a snow flake’s chance in hell to be interesting and yet they do as result weird writing.

Phoebus

Phoebus 1986 Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

1986 Phoebus

Phoebus in gets the most important role of the minor characters. He does his Phoebus duties of saving Esmeralda, getting stab and conveniently not saying anything about not dying.

It weird that Phoebus didn’t say anything when he walked by as Esmeralda is about to die only to clear the air at the end. It also seems like he was sincere about Esmeralda unlike book Phoebus.

Did he just notice her execution or her trial? I find that hard to believe but it was convenient because Quasimodo has to save her. It’s just a head scratcher. I wish this Phoebus had more of a character then being a plot point because the bad writing could have made him interesting.

Gringoire

Gringoire 1986 Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

1986 Gringoire

He whines and marries Esmeralda and is bummed that she doesn’t like him. I don’t think he adds anything. Well strictly speaking he tells Frollo about Esmeralda and Phoebus’ meeting but really, Frollo could have overheard that just as easily. And Gringoire is not even shown after that point anyway.

Djali

Djali 1986 Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

1986 Djali

Djali is considered Esmeralda’s double but not here as Esmeralda herself calls Djali a “dirty little beast” in fact that is her first line, Djali misses the marks as they depict her as brown and not white with glided horns. Other than that Djali does her tricks and gets Esmeralda in trouble.

Clopin

Clopin 1986 Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

1986 Clopin

Clopin is ONLY in the Court of Miracles scene. So because he is self-contain scene that they place straight to the book, it a decent short depiction that doesn’t get muddled. Best depiction in the 1986 version!

Next Time – The Voice Acting

Esmeralda 1986 Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

1986 Esmeralda

Book 7, Chapter 1, On the Danger of Confiding a Secret to a Goat

In this chapter we get a better look at Phoebus as a character and his attitude towards his fiancee, Fleur-de-Lys. Phoebus likes the crude world far too much to feel at ease with Fleur-de-Lys, so he is cold to her and she is sensitive to his aloofness.

THe scene shift as the crowd of women sees Esmeralda and Djali in the square below and ask her to come up. Esmeralda does and at once is berated because she is prettier than them, so they insult her dress and such.

We also find out the Esmeralda never intended to show off Djali spelling Phoebus‘ name, as it was her secret. This is different than how the 1956 and the jetlag verions present it, where she preforms the trick for the crowd. It doesn’t much matter because the important part is it makes Phoebus make his move on Esmeralda which sets up the tragic turn in the story.

Book 7, Chapter 2, Showing that a Priest and a Philosopher are two very different Persons

I have to love this chapter, it’s just banter between Frollo and Gringoire and it’s sort of silly. The juxtaposition of Frollo’s stern obsession that he is trying to conceal mixed with Gringoire’s odd combination of blasé and pathos for his circumstances. I do their exchanged about how Gringoire wouldn’t think of touching his wife.

Book 7, Chapter 3, The Bells

Huh, there was a bell named Guillaume after-all. I’m sorry 1939 version for saying you added it. (You can read that post HERE) Though, Guillame still maybe for when Quasimodo is feeling a little bi-curious.

Anyway, this chapter tells of that for the last two months Quasimodo hasn’t been into his bells. The book doesn’t make it clear if it’s because of the pillory or a new love. He start ringing them again but the he looks to the square and sees Esmeralda.

Quasimodo watching her was also seen the previous chapter as well as the ringing of the bells in the before that.

I suppose as chapter go, it’s ok, it defiantly a nice turing point for Quasimodo, to love outside Notre Dame.

Being forced to watch very, very bad versions of Hunchback makes me more grateful to the Disney version. The Disney version is not perfect but they did at least put out a solid effort into their version and made a good movie. You can’t really say that for the Enchanted tales version. So I thought I would list of what I consider to be the Top Ten  Best Things about The Disney version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

 

Clopin with Puppet Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Clopin with Puppet Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

10. Clopin
Clopin is just such a fun and interesting character. He kinds neither good or bad. I guess he more of a light gray. I wish he was in more of the movie.

 

Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame singing "God Help the Outcast" picture image

Esmeralda singing “God Help the Outcast” Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

9. Animation
Gorgeous Animation is a Disney hallmark and the Hunchback is no exception. There are some gorgeous shots. Though the CG crowds didn’t age well but you seldom really notice them unless you’re looking.

 

Esmeralda and Quasimodo Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda and Quaismodo Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

8.The Pacing
The pacing is great in this movie. There are no low points and the story moves from point to point really well.

 

Esmeralda singing God Help the Outcast Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda singing God Help the Outcast Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

7.  Accuracy to Notre Dame
The way they rendered the  Cathedral is lovely and you can see all the effort that went in to it. I mean they did make it larger but they did capture its Beauty and it intricate little details. They might have been to accurate since they included elements that were not present at the time of the story but that is a nitpick that you would have to be aware of.

 

Clopin Topsy Turvy Disney Hunchback Notre Dame picture image

Clopin Topsy Turvy Disney Hunchback Notre Dame

6. The Songs
With one exception, you know the one, the songs are really great. Some are better than others but on the whole they are great.

 

Frollo and Notre Dame Bells Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Frollo stares at Notre Dame during the Bells of Notre Dame FDisney Hunchback of Notre Dame

5. The Music Score
The Score was inspired by Mozart’s Requiem Mass and it really is gorgeous especially Sanctuary. It really one the best Disney scores ever.

Frollo and Baby Quasimodo bells Disney Hunch back of Notre Dame picture image

Frollo and Baby Quasimodo during the Bells of Notre Dame Disney Hunch back of Notre Dame

 

4. Frollo
Frollo is one of the most complex Disney Villains. On one hand he is cool and cruel and the other he’s bat-shit crazy but he thinks he’s good and just even when trying to kill a baby he thinks he is in the right.

 

Frollo singing Hellfire Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Frollo singing Hellfire Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

3. Hellfire/Heaven’s Light

 

This is kind of like A Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria in reverse. A Lot of the drama comes from the duality of the Heaven and Hell. Though you would get little argument that Hellfire is the better song in both the visuals and the lyrics. It so dark and twisted but Heaven’s Light just elevates Hellfire crazed hellish tone. It’s kind ironic that Frollo is praying to Mary in this song.

 

A Puppet of Quasimodo bells Disney Hunchback of notre dame picture image

A Puppet of Quasimodo during the Bells of Notre Dame Disney Hunchback of notre dame

2. The Opening
The Opening is amazing. In 5 minutes we get some drama, some humor and all the backstory. The song and the visuals are wonderful.  I like how dark this gets and there is no denying that crescendo at the end. Flawless

Quaismodo Bells of Notre dame reprise Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Quaismodo Bells of Notre dame reprise Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

 

1. It introduced people to The Hunchback of Notre
While of course this is not true for everyone, The Disney version did introduced people to the characters and the ideas of the novel. Without it people may not be fans of original story today.

 

Honorable mention Djali

I love Djali to pieces

Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

Disney Djali from Hunchback of Notre Dame

Disney Djali from Hunchback of Notre Dame

Djali means a wandering performer/musician/dancer. In some places in the world it has a negative connotation.

Djali  is a performer as she does harmless tricks and mimic people.

Watches are great  gift to give as holiday present as they are fun, fashionable and useful. But What watches reflect the Hunchback characters sense of  style? I went through the watches to find the best watches that fit the characters.  I  found an option for both men and women watches. So either buy one for someone in your life who fits the style of a character or ask for one as gift (be sure to the person buying it for to click the link on the Hunchblog ^_~),  and above all else, have fun looking.

ESMERALDA

Esmeralda’s style is youthful, charming and exuberant.

 

For the Ladies

Invicta Women's  Pro Diver Collection 18k Gold-Plated Watch, Esmeralda women, Picture image

Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection 18k Gold-Plated Watch

 

 

Invicta Women’s Pro Diver Collection 18k Gold-Plated Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Lucien Piccard Men's Excalibur Black Textured Dial Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch, Esmeralda men, picture image

Lucien Piccard Men’s Excalibur Black Textured Dial Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch

 

 

Lucien Piccard Men’s Excalibur Black Textured Dial Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUASIMODO

Quasimodo’s style is down to earth, humble, and unique.

For the Ladies

Anne Klein Women's  Gold-Tone Tortoise Shell Plastic Bracelet, Quasimodo women watch

Anne Klein Women’s Gold-Tone Tortoise Shell Plastic Bracelet

 

 

Anne Klein Women’s Gold-Tone Tortoise Shell Plastic Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Bulova Men's Automatic Mechanical Brown Leather Strap Dial Watch, Quasimodo men, picture image

Bulova Men’s Automatic Mechanical Brown Leather Strap Dial Watch

 

 

Bulova Men’s Automatic Mechanical Brown Leather Strap Dial Watch

 

 

 

 

 

FROLLO

Frollo’s style is dark and refined with an edge.

For the Ladies

Lucien Piccard Women's  Veleta Black Mother-Of-Pearl Dial Swarovski Crystal Accents Black Leather Strap Watch, Frollo, women picture image

Lucien Piccard Women’s Veleta Black Mother-Of-Pearl Dial Swarovski Crystal Accents Black Leather Strap Watch

 

 

Lucien Piccard Women’s Veleta Black Mother-Of-Pearl Dial Swarovski Crystal Accents Black Leather Strap Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Bulova Men's Precisionist Leather Strap Watch, Frollo, picture image

Bulova Men’s Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

 

 

Bulova Men’s Precisionist Leather Strap Watch

 

 

 

 

 

PHOEBUS

Phoebus’s style is bright, simple and militaristic

For the Ladies

Timex Women's Ameritus Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Dress Watch phoebus picture image

Timex Women’s Ameritus Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Dress Watch

 

 

Timex Women’s Ameritus Gold-Tone Stainless Steel Mesh Bracelet Dress Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Bulova Men's  Dress Classic Goldtone Watch phoebus picture image

Bulova Men’s Dress Classic Goldtone Watch

 

 

Bulova Men’s Dress Classic Goldtone Watch

 

 

 

 

 

GRINGOIRE

Gringoire’s style is bold with a flair for the dramatics.

For the Ladies

Swatch Women's  Quartz Rainbow Dial Plastic Watch, Gringoire picture image

Swatch Women’s Quartz Rainbow Dial Plastic Watch

 

 

Swatch Women’s Quartz Rainbow Dial Plastic Watch

(This watch looks Gringoire’s pants in Notre Dame de Paris )

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Stuhrling Original Men's  Classic Cuvette SD 23k Yellow Gold-Plated Stainless Steel and Brown Leather Strap Watch Gringoire picture image

Stuhrling Original Men’s Classic Cuvette SD 23k Yellow Gold-Plated Stainless Steel and Brown Leather Strap Watch

 

 

Stuhrling Original Men’s Classic Cuvette SD 23k Yellow Gold-Plated Stainless Steel and Brown Leather Strap Watch

 

 

 

 

 

CLOPIN

Clopin’s style is bold and edgy

For the Ladies (this is unisex)

ESQ Movado Unisex  Round Stainless Steel Watch, women, clopin picture image

ESQ Movado Unisex Round Stainless Steel Watch

 

 

ESQ Movado Unisex Round Stainless Steel Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Kenneth Cole New York Men's  Classic Grey Dial Roman Numeral Detail Strap Watch clopin picture image

Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Classic Grey Dial Roman Numeral Detail Strap Watch

 

 

Kenneth Cole New York Men’s Classic Grey Dial Roman Numeral Detail Strap Watch

 

 

 

 

 

FLEUR DE LYS 

Fleur de Lys’ style is classic, delicate and elegant.

For the Ladies

Anne Klein Women's  Swarovski Crystal Elements Silver-Tone Bangle Watch Fleur de lys picture image

Anne Klein Women’s Swarovski Crystal Elements Silver-Tone Bangle Watch

 

 

Anne Klein Women’s Swarovski Crystal Elements Silver-Tone Bangle Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Citizen Men's A Eco-Drive Axiom Watch, Fleur de Lys, picture image

Citizen Men’s A Eco-Drive Axiom Watch

 

 

Citizen Men’s A Eco-Drive Axiom Watch

 

 

 

 

 

DJALI

Djali’s style is fun and bold

For the Ladies

 Invicta Women's Angel Collection Multi-Function Rose Gold Plated White Rubber Watch Djali picture image

Invicta Women’s Angel Collection Multi-Function Rose Gold Plated White Rubber Watch

 

 

Invicta Women’s Angel Collection Multi-Function Rose Gold Plated White Rubber Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Bulova Men's  Classic Two-Tone Tank Watch Djali picture image

Bulova Men’s Classic Two-Tone Tank Watch

 

 

Bulova Men’s Classic Two-Tone Tank Watch

 

 

 

 

 

SISTER GUDULE 

Sister Gudule’s style is humble and simple

For the Ladies

Michael Kors Runway Slim Rose Vachetta Women's Watch, sister gudule, picture image

Michael Kors Runway Slim Rose Vachetta Women’s Watch

 

 

Michael Kors Runway Slim Rose Vachetta Women’s Watch 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Citizen Men's  "Eco-Drive" Gold-Tone Stainless Steel and Leather Strap Watch sister Gudule picture image

Citizen Men’s “Eco-Drive” Gold-Tone Stainless Steel and Leather Strap Watch

 

 

Citizen Men’s “Eco-Drive” Gold-Tone Stainless Steel and Leather Strap Watch

 

 

 

 

 

JEHAN

 

Jehan’s style is bold, youthful and carefree.

For the Ladies

MULCO Women's Analog Chronograph Swiss Watch jehan picture image

MULCO Women’s Analog Chronograph Swiss Watch

 

 

MULCO Women’s Analog Chronograph Swiss Watch

 

 

 

 

 

For the Guys

Stuhrling Original Men's  Triumph Classic Swiss Quartz Multifunction Gold Tone Watch Jehan picture image

Stuhrling Original Men’s Triumph Classic Swiss Quartz Multifunction Gold Tone Watch

 

 

Stuhrling Original Men’s Triumph Classic Swiss Quartz Multifunction Gold Tone Watch

 

Tomorrow is Halloween. A day of candy, costumes and feeling mildly scared in a fun way. But what would our dear Hunchback characters wear as their costumes?

Phantom of the Opera Halloween Costume for Quasimodo  picture image

Phantom of the Opera Halloween Costume for Quasimodo

Quasimodo  – Phantom of the Opera (Another deformed French but considered sexy by many)

Darth Vader Halloween Costume for Frollo picture image

Darth Vader Halloween Costume for Frollo

Frollo –  Darth Vader (he love wearing black and has a flair for dramatics)

Flapper Halloween Costume for Esmeralda picture image

Flapper, Halloween Costume for Esmeralda

Esmeralda – Flapper

Chick Magnet, Halloween Costume for Phoebus picture image

Chick Magnet, Halloween Costume for Phoebus

Phoebus – Chick Magnet

Edgar Allan Poe, Halloween Costume for Gringoire picture image

Edgar Allan Poe, Halloween Costume for Gringoire

Gringoire –  Edgar Allan Poe

Jack Sparrow, Halloween Costume for Clopin  picture image

Jack Sparrow, Halloween Costume for Clopin

Clopin – Captain Jack Sparrow

Wicked Queen, Halloween Costume for Fleur de Lys  picture image

Wicked Queen, Halloween Costume for Fleur de Lys

Fleur de Lys – A Wicked Queen

Beer Keg, Halloween Costume for Jehan   picture image

Beer Keg, Halloween Costume for Jehan

Jehan – Beer Keg

Kangaroo, Halloween Costume for Sister Gudule picture image

Kangaroo, Halloween Costume for Sister Gudule

Sister Gudule – Kangaroo (she wants to keep her baby close to her)

Lady Gaga, Halloween Costume for Djali  picture image

Lady Gaga, Halloween Costume for Djali

Djali – Lady Gaga (would need to be modified for a Goat)

Question; Why does Esmeralda only wear one earring?

An Esmeralda that wears one earring clearly indicates the Disney Esmeralda.

Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

This question was answered in the commentary. According to commentary, Esmeralda wears one earring because Djali wears the other one in the set. This links them in together. It’s unclear if this reason was invented after Esmeralda and Djali were designed it probably was the case.

Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Djali Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

More Esmeralda

My pick for Esmeralda

Quasimodo

Frollo

Phoebus

Clopin

Fleur de Lys

Comes in hot pink

Djali