Where Is The Cast Of 'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame' Now? A Lot Has Changed In 20 Years
Back in the '90s and even before then, animated Disney movies had a pretty good track record of retelling classic tales into toons the whole family could enjoy. That also goes for Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which was released in theaters in 1996 — yup, 20 years ago. So, you might be wondering where the cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame is now. The animated tale set in Paris in 1482 had an all-star voice cast, including Demi Moore as Esmeralda, Kevin Kline as Captain Phoebus, Jason Alexander as Hugo, and more.
When The Hunchback of Notre Dame was released, the film followed many other classic tales in the Disney tradition that had captivated audiences: The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Pocahantas, Aladdin. So Disney took on Paris and the dark story of the hunchback himself, Quasimodo, who dreams of what life is life beyond the bell tower he has been living inside — and its a pretty bleak world, but still tame enough to have a family-friendly G rating from the MPAA. The movie went on to earn nominations for an Oscar and Golden Globes.
So what are all those voice actors up to now? Check it out below.
Tom Hulce (Quasimodo)
Since The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hulce returned to the stage. He was the lead producers of the Broadway musicals Spring Awakening (for which he won a Tony for Best Musical), and Green Day's American Idiot. He also produced the stage plays The Cider House Rules and Talking Heads.
Demi Moore (Esmeralda)
The actress has recently appeared in 2011's Margin Call, the 2014 movie Very Good Girls, and Forsaken, which was released in February and stars Keifer Sutherland and Donald Sutherland.
Tony Jay (Judge Claude Frollo)
The English actor died in 2006 at age 73 due to complications during surgery.
Kevin Kline (Captain Phoebus)
The actor has recently appeared in the films Ricki and the Flash, My Old Lady, and Dean. He also has a recurring role on the Fox cartoon Bob's Burgers as the always entertaining Mr. Fischoeder.
Jason Alexander (Hugo)
Even in his-post Seinfeld career, this actor has been very busy. Alexander has appeared in tons of TV, movies, and even stage roles. Among his recent TV appearances are Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with former co-star Jerry Seinfeld, Two and a Half Men, Drunk History, The Grinder, Community, and Hollywood Game Night. On the big screen, Alexander was in How Murray Saved Christmas, The Gettysburg Address, and Wild Card. As for stage, he took over Larry David's role in the Broadway play Fish in the Dark.
Charles Kimbrough (Victor)
The British actor is now 80 years old and hasn't been acting as much. Most recently, he has reprised his Victor voice work for the video games Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance in 2012, and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue this year.
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