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Hunchback Of Notre Dame, The
Genre: Animation

Reviewed In Issue 60 (May 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of Tom Hulce, Demi Moore, Tony Jay, Kevin Kline, Paul Kanel, Jason Alexander, Charles Kimbrough, Mary Wickes, David Ogden Stiers

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes up-front ads, a 28-minute making-of documentary, audio commentary by the producer and directors,

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Walt Disney Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 23315
(MPAA Rating): G
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 91
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1996
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 03/19/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Inspired by Victor Hugo

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits animated images that are nicely detailed and well defined. Colors are rich and well balanced, with bold hues and deep blacks. Edge enhancement is unfortunately noticed, but its distraction is not always present. Some fine film grain is noticed, as well as occasional flecks of dirt, but nothing too serious to be distracting. (Suzanne Hodges)

The 5.1-channel soundtracks are wonderful with excellent dimensional presence and fidelity, albeit with the latter being just slightly dated-sounding in comparison with the most current, cutting-edge productions. The DTS