When Quasi defies the evil Frollo and ventures out to the Festival of Fools, the cruel crowd jeers him. Rescued by fellow outcast the gypsy Esmeralda, Quasi soon finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves.
|nudity||5/10 Esmeralda does a tame version of a pole dance in the "Topsy Turvy" musical number. During the same sequence, Clopin makes a brief reference to "strumpets" (prostitutes). Frollo captures Esmeralda in the cathedral and as he twists her arm, he sniffs her hair. After she asks him what he is doing, she then says "I know what you were imagining!" His reply is that as a gypsy, she knows no other way than to "twist the truth and cloud the mind with unholy thoughts." During "Hellfire", Frollo says he is purer than the "common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd." During a musical number entitled "Hellfire", he sees a curvaceous apparition of Esmerelda and sings "...this fire in my skin, this burning desire is turning me to sin..." and he states "...be mine or you will burn..." In the same scene, during the part where Frollo sees the apparition of Esmerelda, her bare chest is visible for a few brief frames. (During the line "The sun caught in her raven hair.") Esmeralda pulls a scarf from her cleavage in two different scenes. When Quasimodo enters Esmeralda's tent, he accidentally pulls a curtain and Esmeralda is shown from behind as being topless for a brief second, then she quickly puts on her robe after noticing Quasimodo behind her.|
|violence||4/10 Frollo kills Quasimodo's mother by kicking her away from him and causing her to hit her head on the steps of the church. This scene is cut very quickly and is not graphic. Frollo then proceeds to almost throw the infant Quasimodo down a well. A battle scene between the peasents and the soldiers. No one shown getting killed. Frollo sets fire to a home with its family still inside. Phoebus bursts in and saves the family. Frollo then considers him a traitor and has a soldier hit him on the head with the butt of his sword. The soldier then prepares to behead Phoebus, but rocks thrown by Esmeralda distract them. Phoebus then punches them in the face and flees on horseback. They chase him and fire arrows, one of which strikes him in the back. He falls from the bridge he's crossing and disappears underwater (Esmeralda saves him). There's a scene when 2 characters are hanging from height from the hot fire. One falls in the fire as the other one falls but is saved by another character. There is a scene in the dungeons where a man is screaming and a guard emerges with a whip asking Frollo if he should continue. Frollo has Esmeralda tied up to the stake and sets it alight, but she is saved by Quasimodo. During the Court of Miracles scene, Quasimodo and Phoebus almost get hung, but Esmerelda stops this from happening.|
|profanity||3/10 Phrase son of a bitch is almost used but is cut off. The words "God", "Hell", "Hellfire", "Demon", "Heathen", "Unholy" and "Damnation", are all used at least once but in a religious context.|
|alcohol||2/10 Esmeralda's goat is occasionally seen with a pipe in his mouth as he and Esmeralda move about the town in disguise as an old man. Frollo is seen drinking wine while educating Quasimodo at the beginning of the movie. Various people drink or appear drunk in the festival.|
|frightening||7/10 The opening scene where Clopin tells the story of Quasimodo in song can be disturbing, as it shows Quasimodo's mother being chased and killed, and Quasimodo as a baby is about to be dropped into a well by Frollo, but is halted by the Archdeacon. Frollo claimed Quasimodo as an unholy demon and plans to send it back to Hell, where it belongs. Quasi is placed on a pedestal during the festival. A soldier throws and hits Quasi with a tomato. Soon, everyone is pelting him with vegetables. Then, ropes are thrown around him and he's tied to the pedestal where the pelting continues. Younger children may be frightened by this scene. Frollo's "Hellfire" song in which he openly lusts after Esmeralda features frightening images of hooded figures and abstract shadows that torment Frollo is usually considered to be the darkest moment in the Disney canon. One character begins to be burned at the stake (but is saved) and frightening expressions are given by Frollo. The final moments in the heights of the cathedral can be intense for younger viewers. There is an especially scary scene when after Quasimodo and Frollo are clinging onto the balcony, Frollo swings onto a ledge. He slowly rises up next to Esmeralda. When we see him, his eyes seem to glow yellow and then red. Plus with the smoke and fire in the background, it makes Frollo scarier than he is in the rest of the movie. In the end Frollo says "And he shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit!" The quote means that God will send Satan's allies and drag them to Hell. Frollo holds a dagger behind his back. Overall Rating: 22/50 BBFC - (U): mild threat, sex references.|