A soundtrack was recently announced for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which will not only include music that was not included as part of the original 1996 soundtrack album, but will also include multiple demos:
Notably, this album will include early versions of Heavens Light (reprise), Topsy Turvy, and A Guy Like You, which have never been released before. There are also two versions of out there, and only one has been made available in the past.
Many of the demos, I suspect, will be identical to the versions that were featured on the 1997 laserdisc edition of the movie.
Disappointingly, some of the songs that were on the laserdisc, such as heavens light, and the abandoned songs for the court of miracles scene, will not be included, and I am unsure as to why.
Still, this is a very exciting announcement, and from the historical perspective, it will always be a good thing to have more content available from the making of the film.
Tab Murphy (screenwriter for Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame) posted on FB the “first treatment” that he had written of the movie. There are thirteen pages in all, but already the first three are a riot. I just highlighted parts that made me roll:
Look at it you all, Murphy was already writing the villain’s origin story before Diz Inc. got in the act and did it for other villains.
BORIS AND BELA.
THEY REALLY WERE SHAPING PHOEBUS AFTER GRINGOIRE.
HIS POEMS ARE SO BAD THAT EVEN HIS HORSE CRINGES.
Edit: Putting the rest of the pages behind “read more”, since people asked about them!
Well since I’ve got a hold of some new pins recently and some rather large ones at that.. I well had to get myself a bigger pin board… but as I can never do anything simple; so I made one …or two😆 As I have only collected Hunchback pins, I made a pin board based on the pennants from Frollo's tent.
Now, these measure about 60cm in height(the pole does) using 8mm wood dowels which have been spray painted with gold metalic paint; the pennants are about 54cm tall.
They are free-standing by being fitted into wood blocks - I think they were originally desk flag stands I found laying around in the garage. The red diamonds and Fleur de Lis’ are iron on patches. And to top them off I used Fleur de Lis metal charms on top the poles with a bit of gold metallic thread.
The minister having spied the man’s presence made his way over towards the newcomer. Frollo was by no means a short man, but now he found himself having to crane his neck up to meet the eyes of the golden clad soldier.
“Ah, so this must be the gallant captain Phoebus, home from the wars…”
On his approach he circled him once to inspect his newly acquired asset.
“Reporting for duty, as ordered sir.”
“Your service record precedes you, Phoebus. I expect nothing less from a war hero of your Caliber.”
“And you shall have it sir, I guarantee it.”
Just a fun photo edit😊
and the doll display... OOAK Doll of Phoebus. Removed the existing clothes on this Mattel Phoebus doll and replaced them with new armor made from craft foam painted and sprayed with metallic gold paint. New cape made with a sword accessory.
The arm Armour/ Pauldrons are held on with a strap around his arms, and also a strip of blue ribbon attached to the top and underside of the breastplate just to stop them sliding down.
Edit, if you missed it, I did have a go at drawing this proper too.
Had a go at doing a Frollo inspired by the Midnight Masquerade series…as they sadly never made one, such a pity as they made an Esmeralda it got my hopes up, but sadly not yet.
This is actually my riding outfit Frollo doll- I’ll be showing him in that too soon-I just last minute slapped together some fancy attire and placed it on top.
I thought Claude might choose something elegant but relatively simple, with not too many flourishes.
The mask is of course made from polymer clay; it is a little big, but my sausage fingers was having trouble making it any smaller 😆 Anyway Frollo bringing some Hell to the party.
Version 2 with cape and more flame embellishments on bottom of robe.