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* ActorAllusion: Esmeralda's infamous "pole dancing" moment. She was voiced by Creator/DemiMoore, who was also in the movie ''{{Striptease}}'' (which came on the same year and was torn apart almost as severely as this movie).
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Poor, poor Mary Wickes, Laverne's voice actress. This was her final film role as she died of cancer during production and had to be replaced by a stand in, although thankfully only for a few lines. Fortunately, [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute that stand-in]] is sound-alike Jane Withers, who took over the role in [[CanonDiscontinuity much-maligned DTV sequel.]]
* TheCameo / FreezeFrameBonus: Try pausing when Quasimodo is looking over the city - Yep. That's Belle walking through the city, reading. The animators thought that since Notre Dame is set in France, like ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', it'd be a nice FreezeFrameBonus. In the same shot, you can see a man cleaning [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} a carpet]] and [[Disney/TheLionKing a warthog]] being carried to cook.
* DawsonCasting: Played with. Zephyr's voice actor was nine when he recorded all of his line, but when the movie came out, Zephyr's VA was fourteen.
* GeniusBonus: The actual, present day Notre Dame has two pillars missing, a damaged gargoyle, and a broken doorknob. Not only does this damage happen in the climax, it's all significant in some way.
** Also, the background singing in Frollo's scenes throughout the film has several layers of meaning:
*** 'Kyrie Eleison', a refrain which is repeated throughout the film, means 'Lord have Mercy'...appropriate.
*** The chanting when Frollo is chasing Quasimodo's mother through Paris comes from a Gregorian chant called the Dies Irae - Day of Wrath - and includes a phrase that roughly means 'Beware the coming of the judge.' Again, appropriate.
*** And, during Hellfire, the shadowy figures that torment Frollo in his madness chant 'Mea Culpa' - 'Through my Fault' - something which Frollo constantly denies.
** Quasimodo's climatic scene (being chained to the pillars of the church, then tearing them down in rebellion) is lifted directly from the story of Samson in the Bible.
* HeyItsThatVoice: David Ogden Stiers (aka [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Cogsworth]]) as the Archdeacon.
** Creator/TonyJay (aka [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Monsieur D'Arque the corrupt asylum official]], aka the Super Mutant Lieutenant from VideoGame/{{Fallout|1}}, aka '''[[ReBoot Megabyte]]''') as Minister Frollo.
*** So, Judge Frollo is played by the same guy who does the voice of... [[spoiler:[[{{Rugrats}} DR. LIPSCHITZ?!?!?]]]] *cue dramatic sting*
*** And the [[LegacyofKain Elder God]], a religious extremist in his own right.
** [[SpongebobSquarepants Patrick Star]] is one of the guards!
** Spanish!Frollo is freaking [[StarWars Darth Vader]]/Creator/ClintEastwood/[[TheTerminator the T-800]]/[[Disney/TheLionKing Mufasa]].
*** In France, he's Mufasa's brother, Scar.
*** Speaking of France, let's go over that cast just because the film is set in Paris. Phoebus is [[Film/GoldenEye James Bond]], while Clopin is [[Disney/TheManyAdventuresOfWinnieThePooh Owl]].
** Jason Alexander as Hugo.
** Kevin Kline (aka Cole Porter in ''De-Lovely'', Dreyfus in ''ThePinkPanther'', and Otto in ''AFishCalledWanda'') is Phoebus.
** Creator/DemiMoore (''Film/{{Ghost}}'', ''Film/AFewGoodMen'') as Esmeralda.
** Quasimodo is [[{{Amadeus}} Mozart]]! No ''wonder'' he can sing so well!
** [[MurphyBrown Jim]] is Victor.
** It's really weird hearing [[{{Disney/Pocahontas}} Governor Ratcliffe]] as a good guy.
*** Reversed in Sweden, in the dub the same guy voices Ratcliffe and Frollo.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In an interview for ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' that was published right around the time that the movie was released, Tony Jay made it a point to say that he was actually a very nice man in RealLife, despite continually playing villainous roles (and with Frollo being one of his darker ones).
* NonSingingVoice : Averted; with the exception of Esmeralda, every actor does their own singing. Tom Hulce, Quasimodo's voice actor, wanted to be a singer when he was younger.
* RecursiveAdaptation: The stage musical.
* ThrowItIn: Phoebus's actor named his horse "Achilles" for the sake of the "Achilles, heel" joke.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Phoebus's speech rallying citizens to rebel against Frollo during the climax of the movie was originally said by Clopin, but the directors/producers felt that Phoebus needed to be more involved in the uprising.

!!The other films
* FakeNationality: In the 1939 version, the French characters are played by British and American actors. In the 1956 version, most actors are French, but Esmeralda is played by the Italian Gina Lollobrigida and Quasimodo by the Mexican American Anthony Quinn.