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Animated Life by Floyd Norman

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Monster in the Bell Tower

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Development Art

Beautiful art was created for The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Returning Home

Though not an overwhelming success, I think The Hunchback of Notre Dame was one of the most sophisticated animated films I've ever worked on. I actually went to my old pal, Beauty and the Beast director Gary Trousdale when I got word that he and his co-director Kirk Wise might be adapting this Victor Hugo novel for the screen. Frankly, I thought doing The Hunchback as an animated film was a totally crazy idea—and that's exactly why I wanted to be a part of it. Taking risks is what creativity is all about, and the thought of doing the Victor Hugo novel, with its darkness and sexuality, was a daunting challenge. Could ...

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