Is it just me or does it seem like Alessandra Ferrari has the same intonations as Tina Arena? Why do English language Esmeraldas have a tendency to belt even though the music doesn’t warrant it?

 

A Fan Music Video using Disney’s Hunchback with the Italian version of Belle (Bella) from Notre Dame de Paris. Singers (in order) Giò Di Tonno (Quasimodo), Vittorio Matteucci (Frollo), Grazino Galatone (Febo/Phoebus)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3AiK1vLJ3o

Not my favorite rendition of the this song.

 

This weekend is Otakon, which is the largest Anime Convention on the East Coast of the USA (and I’m attending), I though this Fan-art Friday I would use Pokemon in the Belle staging (with some liberties) from Notre Dame de Paris.

Pokemon performing Belle Notre dame de Paris picture image

Pokemon performing Belle Notre dame de Paris made by me

Esmeralda – Bellossom
Quasimodo – Snubbull
Frollo – Gengar
Phoebus – Rapidash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woWmWrSZr2M

I really enjoyed this, I liked the fire motif but what is Esmeralda wearing? At least it’s not Red ^_~

 

I really love their chemistry, it so cute.

 

This video is a rendition of Belle in Polish. To my knowledge Belle is the only song from Notre Dame de Paris that has been offically translated into Polish. I for one don’t like the jazz arrangement of the song. But what do you think? Yay or Nay?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJOmpZEIKa8

Though Notre Dame de Paris was never translation into Armenian, Belle was. It’s called Ser.  I think it’s quite pretty.

Now, I don’t know much Armenian, but Ser means “Love.” Another Fun Fact, both Helene Segara and Patrick Fiori are half-Armenian.  Segara even sang a song, Dele Yaman, in Armenian on her 2009 album Mon Pays C’ Est La Terre and her song Dans Nos Souvenirs is in remembrance for the Armenian genocide . Another fun fact, there is a large population of Armenians in Beirut.

You know who else is half-Armenian? Me ^^.  I’m also Italian, English, Irish, & Scottish, and a little bit Assyrian and who what else ^^.

For many,  many people (myself included) Belle is the first song they ever heard from Notre Dame de Paris. Belle is the “Phantom of the Opera” of the show as  it’s the hallmark song of the show.

I first heard Belle rather randomly back in April, 2009. It was sunday and I on “Oh No They Didn’t”.  There was post of on the top 25 Disney songs so I decided to read it. In the comment section someone posted Belle, so I watched it. My initial impression of it was confusion, since out of context I didn’t know what was going on or what lead up to that point in show.  It was out of that confusion and curiosity that I watched the whole show on youtube.

Anyway enjoy Belle.

Enjoy.