In an Old House in Paris that was covered in vines
was the backdrop of a show that makes me cringe every time.

I’m of course speaking about Madeline
an adaption of the books that would a make festering boil shine

Ok, I’m not good at rhyming.

So Madeline was originally a book written by Ludwig Bemelmans. He first wrote it in 1939 and following the success of the it he continuing writing other books about Madeline in the 40’s and 50’s. It has been adapted many times for film and television.


Madeline tv show, picture image


The Tv series that started in 1993 and run spastically till 2001 had one episode (that I will allow myself to be aware of) that revolved around The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This episode was the 8th episode in season 2 which aired in 1995. It’s called Madeline and the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Isn’t that just the most creative inspired title ever? (gags)

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I don’t care for this show. I forced myself to watch two other episodes and it was like torture.

So this review series is going to be hellish….. Enjoy my pain as we review Madeline and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Next time; The Plot… or something like a plot

Madeline, Pepito and her friends read Hunchback of Notre Dame  picture image

Madeline, Pepito and her friends read Hunchback of Notre Dame


Victor Hugo’s classic novel THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is headed to television.

According to DeadlineABC has ordered a limited event series from SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN’s Evan Daughterty, titled ESMERELDA.

The project is “a period drama, which re-imagines The Hunchback Of Notre Dame through the eyes of beautiful Gypsy Esmeralda.”

As BWW previously reported, Disney Theatrical Productions is also in the process of bringing the classic Parisian tale to Broadway. The show, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics byStephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine premiered in Germany as Der Glöckner von Notre Dame. The musical is based on the 1996 Disney film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was inspired by the 1831 novel of the same name. The company’s first musical to premiere outside the U.S., it ran for three years, becoming one of Berlin’s longest-running musicals.

Read more about ABC Orders HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Event Series – BWWTVWorld by

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Pardon me I  need figure out if I’m happy about, upset, or annoyed that it’s ABC’s doing………? I wonder who they will get to play Esmeralda?