Madeline and Quasimodo kiss Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo kiss Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Phoebus and Esmeralda Kiss Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Phoebus and Esmeralda Kiss Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

Stupid La Fidèle Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney Sequel 2 picture

Stupid La Fidèle Hunchback of Notre Dame II

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the case of Disney’s Hunchback sequel, this was Disney’s chance to give Quasimodo a love story as they didn’t in the original movie because Esmeralda and Phoebus are made for each other and pretty much the some person. However the whole plot with the bell was stupid. What Disney should have done was used the sequel to mitigate between the book and the movie instead of creating a villain who was pretty much universally despised by the masses, an idiotic impractical bell and not utilizing the more beloved main characters -Esmeralda, Clopin, and Djali.

 

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Bruno Pelletier as Gringoire in Notre Dame de Paris

Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Madeline Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here what they should have done, since Disney is in the business of contrived romances we’ll keep the Madeline character but instead of working for a vain magical bell thief she’ll be in league with Gringoire whose is a poet and a goat thief. Gringoire is original to the book and he does steals/rescues Djali. But having Djali as a focal point it would have been easier to incorporate Esmeralda and Clopin. Plus Djali was a smart Goat who could spell, tell time and do numerous of other tricks, plus Disney could have marketed more Djali toys instead that stupid Bell. Plus there would have been no lame Sarousch or hopefully no Zephyr. (Did anyone like either of them? Seriously I wanna know.)

 

Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame

However, I think Disney should have forgone the whole Quasimodo story line and done a prequel with Esmeralda because I can tell you right know more people search for Esmeralda than Quasimodo, she is just more popular. I think an Esmeralda backstory who have been a better waste of time. Who agrees? I mean we know nothing of Esmeralda’s childhood, parents, how she came to the Court of Miracles, or anything. I guess this makes her mysterious but it would have been more interesting to watch than watching Quasimodo force a girl into liking him with a jewel-crusted bell that isn’t even in the first movie. An Esmeralda origin tale  would have mitigated the Disney story of Hunchback and Hugo’s Notre Dame de Paris, I mean Esmeralda is the titular character and the book revolves around her and Disney trying to downplay her in favor of Quasimodo just didn’t work. So they should have done a Prequel full of Esmeralda and not the sequel that they poop out.

Next Time – Conclusion Time for the Sequel

Frollo Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney picture image

Frollo hates the Hunchback sequel and is happy to watch it burn

 

 

Madeline and Quasimodo by the fire Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney sequel picture image

Madeline and Quasimodo by the fire Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

Quasimodo and Madeline are suppose to be two sides of the some coin. They both have the same up-bringing, raised by someone whose only motivation to do so was to use them in some way all the while being emotional abusive. The difference is Madeline is pretty and Quasimodo is not. However they are quite different, Madeline is ambitious as she wants to walk the tight tope and Quasimodo’s only real ambition is to be in a relationship, and that’a the MAJOR problem with this relationship.

 

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Quasimodo Creepy Look Hunchback of Notre Dame II

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

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Madeline Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quasimodo will say and do anything to get Madeline to like him. Really, he would have done the same thing with Esmeralda. But this blatant desire for a relationship makes Quasimodo creepy and he completely rushes the relationship. I think the movie spans like two days. Quasimodo pursues her like she the last chopper out of Nam and tries to convince her that he is beautiful on the inside. In fact that is what their whole first date is about, how Quasimodo is awesome and shame on her for judging him. However Quasimodo is just as guilty of judging people on their looks. He claims that he think there more to her but he comments on her looks. And Madeline is no innocent player either, she is using Quasimodo. First, because she has to as her boss wants the stupid bell but she also uses him as source of both redemption and self-worth. Both are bad things to use other people for.

 

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Madeline and Quasimodo laugh about Dumb Topics again

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Madeline and Quasimodo Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

As far as a love story goes, it’s a horrible one. Quasimodo manipulates a girl with low-esteem into believing that they’re in love. He tells her that  thinks “there is more more to her” but  what Quasimodo thinks this “something more” is, is not known. It really just seems that Quasimodo just says whatever it is that people want to hear (Frollo’s Training). Had he said what it was that he saw in her beyond her face it would have given the love story more depth. As a result of bad writing, this love story is weak and shallow. Quasimodo says the right thing to hook the girl and is blessed that she is dumb enough not to ask for any follow-up questions about said deeper attributes (though I sure if Quasimodo had any they would have been wholesome – perverts). And on Madeline’s end, she thinks she found someone who think she is more than a pretty face, too bad she is wrong though.

 

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Madeline and Quasimodo kiss Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

The reason for this film’s existent is to give Quasimodo a love story and the love they gave him is shallow, empty, and hollow, which make the this movie worthless.

 

Next Time – What the Disney Corporation should have done with a sequel to Hunchback, but before that a special article, an interlude if you will.

Esmeralda and Djali Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame picture image

Esmeralda and Djali Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney

The Music in the Hunchback Sequel is bad but it’s not the worse aspect. The worse aspect is the animation and the art style. Everything is lackluster from the colors, to characters’ movements and looks. Even the in-between animation, which typically isn’t supposed to be anything spectacular, makes the characters either look deformed or derpy (pardon the meme).  It all seems like there was no joy in this project on the part of the animators, like it was something they did because they had.

Sequel in-between frames

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Madeline looking scary in a in-between Frame of Hunchback of Note Dame II Disney

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In Between Frame of Phoebus Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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In Between Frame of Sarousch Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VS.

Original  in-between frame

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In Between Frame of Esmeralda Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney

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In Between Frame of the Oafish guard Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney

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In Between Frame of Phoebus Hunchback of Notre Dame Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

The movie was animated by Walt Disney Animation (Japan). And as it happen that Disney Japan expertise lies in there action scenes, which is an odd pairing seeing how the climax of this movie is a woman picking up a child. No battles, no fights. No wonder the animators appear not to interested in this project, they probably wanted to get it over and done with.

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Madeline saving Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

I think the animation is one of the biggest problems with this movie along with many of the other Direct to release Disney movies. If a movie is terrible you can forgive it if it’s pretty, but if it lacks any redeemable qualities how can people like it? Actually there is a question, Does the Sequel have any redeemable qualities that makes it enjoyable? People may argue Quasimodo and Madeline finding love, but is the love interesting and good?

 

Next Time -Let’s answer that question. L’histoire d’amour de Quasimodo et de Madeline

Quasimodo Creepy Look Hunchback of Notre Dame Sequel 2 II picture image

Quasimodo Creepy Look Hunchback of Notre Dame II

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Madeline looking weird Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Bonus Picture;

This is joke, Yoko and Ono are common Japanese names…just thought it was a little funny that a Yoko Ono worked on the movie.

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Sequel Animators Feature one Yoko Ono

 

 

 

 

 



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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

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Esmeralda is not happy

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

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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.

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???)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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)

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

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

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

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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 

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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

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Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Zephyr is the son of Phoebus and presumably Esmeralda. Zephyr looks like Phoebus but I guess his slightly darker coloration comes from Esmeralda’s side. I supposed if Zephyr had been a girl child he would have looked like a mini Esmeralda with a slightly lighter coloration, though given Disney maybe Phoebus’ color but Esmeralda doppleganger( Esmeralda with Blond hair click here to see).

 

 

 

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Saroush magically zap balls to Zephyr Hunchback II Disney

I have been referring to Zephyr as being personality deficient and it’s true, Zephyr doesn’t have a personality and he’s uninteresting as a character. Basically Zephyr is child and acts as such. But Zephyr is not a character he is a plot device. As the best friends of Quasimodo he shows Madeline that Quasimodo is a nice guy and as the son of Phoebus he gets kidnapped. Zephyr is also used to redeem Madeline in Quasimodo’s eyes. If I has to assign him personality traits I would he’s a curious, impulsive, easily impressed, chatterbox with narcoleptic tendencies. The only things he does as  character development are trying to join the circus (cliche childhood fantasy) and saying “yuck” in regards to romance  ( yet another childhood cliche).

 

Zephyr sums up the movie "yuck" Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Zephyr sums up the movie "yuck" Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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The Cast Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Quasimodo and Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Zephyr wins the award dullest character in not just this sad excuse for a movie but probably all of Disney moviedom.

 

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Zephyr's Award for "Dullest Character to appear in a Disney movie"

 

And yet oddly enough he’s only new character to get a song in the sequel.

Next Time – The Songs *shudder*

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Quasimodo singing Ordinary Miracles Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Sarousch Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Sarousch Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

To be fair any villain when compare in direct opposition to Frollo  is going to look weak and lack luster, so Saroush being in a sequel of Hunchback didn’t stand a chance. The only way he would had avoided negative comparison was if his deeds were far more despicable than Frollo’s which means he would have had to kill many cute things but since this film is about Quasimodo getting a girlfriend that was not going to happen.

 

 

Sarousch Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Sarousch Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Circus Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Saroush magically zap balls to Zephyr Hunchback II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Being in a direct to DVD sequel, Saroush was doom from the start, I mean no one takes those movies seriously, No One! Saroush is a Gypsy circus master who wants to be rich. To get rich he steals from his patrons but he has his sights on La Fidèle. It’s curious though, Saroush has exotic animals in his circus which includes but not limited to three elephants, two giraffes, and a zebra. Any of those animals  would have worth more than the Bell. He also seems to employ some magic tricks that look more like magic than illusions, ex the transporting balls into the crowd. Not sure how that one could be explained but it seems that would have been a boon to his stealing. So he’s greedy and dumb.

 

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Saroush fawns over Himself Hunchback of Notre Dame II DIsney

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Sarousch in his griddle Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Sarousch being arrested Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beside being a “criminal mastermind” he is VERY vain. He has pictures of himself in his cart that can change to mirrors, so he can see himself. He also wears a corset (griddle) and a hair piece. Not sure if this is only for comedy or if they is some under lying commentary on a youth obsessed culture? No it’s just for shits and giggles and to make him look stupid when he gets his comeuppance at the end seeing him all fat, bald and old (actually there is some commentary on youth obsession). Actually my guess is Saroush’s vanity harkens back to Quasimodo and how awesome he is even if he’s ugly. Remember the first rule of a Hunchback cartoon for kids, drive the “ it doesn’t  matter what you look like” moral over the edge. To reiterate Saroush is greedy, dumb, and vain yet ugly.

 

Saroush Hunchback of Notre Dame II Sequel 2 DIsney  picture image

Saroush Hunchback of Notre Dame II DIsney

Phoebus and Sarousch Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Phoebus and Sarousch Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Sarousch kidnapping Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saroush is also ruthless. When he gets idea in his head he will do anything to achieve those means even someone has to get hurt. He also blackmails and uses guilt to get what he wants. He sets up Madeline to be arrested by telling Phoebus that she wanted the bell just as a distraction. He then also kidnapped Phoesbus’ son Zephyr and threaten  the boy to ensure his get away.  Saroush is greedy, dumb, vain yet ugly and an Asshole.

 

Saroush  sees La Fidèle Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Saroush sees La Fidèle Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Now in the scope of villain, being greedy, dumb, vain yet ugly and an Asshole isn’t bad, but Saroush’s non sequitur about referring to things as lovely, his nicknames for Madeline (trinket, Eclair, Bonbon, and other anachronistic treats of the 19th century), and his reference to his underwear make him  comic and not scary or menacing as a  villain. But what chance did he have  of being a Villain whose main objective is to steal a jewel encrusted bell on the inside.

 

 

Sarousch autographs a ball for Zephyr Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Sarousch autographs a ball for Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

That being said I kind of enjoy his stupid antics and he’s voiced by Michael McKean who played Mr. Green in Clue and I love that movie (it was my childhood). However Saroush is a lousy villain but at least he’s entertaining.

 

 

 

Next the Personality Deficient Fruit of Phoebus’ Loins Plot Device umm Zephyr

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Zephyr Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

Madeline Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Madeline Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

The First new character in the Sequel is Madeline. She is Quasimodo’s love interest. Her backstory is that when she was six she stole food from Sarousch and effectively became his slave. She works as Sarousch’s assistant in which primarily means “standing there and looking pretty” but I’m sure that’s just fancy talk for misdirection.  Madeline is cursed by the burden of being pretty. She has short blond hair, blue eyes, red lips, and slim; very  conventional looks.

 

Madeline Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Madeline Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

Madeline Tight Rope Walking Hunchback of Notre Dame Sequel II 2 picture Image Disney

Madeline Tight Rope Walking Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Madeline and Quasimodo by the fire Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madeline however is not content to be Sarousch’s assistant, she wants to be a Tight Rope Walker. Saroush keeps her in line by saying that her looks are the only thing she has to contribute. Woe is her! This causes her to have low self-esteem, which is perfect for Quasimodo. He is self-loathing about his looks and so is she. She’s also attractive and for some reason Quasimodo is only interested in pretty girls so much for look not being important. So basically Quasimodo tries to convince her that there is more to people than the looks and since that’s her struggle she can accepts Quasimodo for the person he is on the inside. Actually given how creepy Quasimodo is in this film he would have said anything her to get her to like him but that’s a different topic.

 

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Madeline and Quasimodo laugh about Dumb Topics

Madeline Sequel Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney picture image

Madeline Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney

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Madeline Disney Hunchback of Notre Dame II

 

 

 

 

 

 

As far as personality goes she’s kind of ditz who loves bad puns andwho talks to much. She’s also clumsy. Since She can see the gargoyles this means according to Quasimodo that she has an imagination @_@. Sure she’s sweet enough but compare to Esmeralda or most Disney heroines she’s bland. Naturally I would like to say she’s the blandest of the new characters but she is not. At least she gets some character development, we know she wants to be though,  more than just a pretty girl and at least that’s worth something in this lame excuse for money erm movie. The problem is that we don’t see what that something more is. Is it her capacity to love Quasimodo? Because that’s not enough to make her interesting beyond looks (which isn’t  that interesting either). I’m not sure what “something more” is that Quasimodo sees, I can guess though  but not without being vulgar.

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Quasimodo Creepy Look Hunchback of Notre Dame II

 

 

 

 

 

Next Character – Not Frollo, the “Villain” Sarousch

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Sarousch Hunchback of Notre Dame II Disney