The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Factual error: During the song "A Guy Like You," one of the gargoyles trips the trapdoor on Quasimodo's miniature hangman's scaffold. Trapdoors weren't used on scaffolds until the 18th century.

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Factual error: Towards the end of the song "Out There" Quasimodo climbs onto the large spire on the roof. That spire was added in the 19th century and thus didn't exist when the movie was set.

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Factual error: When Quasimodo and Esmerelda are on the roof of the cathedral, a piece of the roof breaks off and slides with them standing on it. The material creates sparks as it slides. The material would be either copper or (more likely) lead, neither of which can be made to spark.

Factual error: The statues outside of Notre Dame Cathedral are shown as plain stone, as they appear in modern times, although in the story's period (the fifteenth century) they were polychromed.

Factual error: After Phoebus distracts the guards to stop them from chasing Esmeralda, we see the goat smoking a pipe to give the appearance of a beggar. Tobacco (and consequently, smoking pipe) wasn't introduced in Europe for at least another century, as it's a plant native to the Americas.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Quasimodo is reciting his alphabet to Frollo, we see Frollo pick up his goblet for a drink when he says "D?" By "E?", he still has the goblet in his hand. After saying "F?" he raises the goblet and takes a drink. When the camera pans back to Quasimodo saying "Festival", the goblet is in clear sight even when we hear Frollo spit out his drink.

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Oafish Guard: All right, gypsy, where'd you get that money?
Esmeralda: For your information, I earned it.
Oafish Guard: Gypsies don't earn money.
Brutish Guard: They steal it.

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Trivia: Where you can see Belle from Beauty and the Beast, you can also see Pumbaa from the Lion King being carried on one of those stick things they use for dead animals.

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Question: I'm not of the Catholic religion so I have a question. During Frollo's fireplace song he sees those faceless people wearing the red cloaks and then on the wall there are shadows holding crosses and stuff like that. Are these any specific objects of the catholic religion or just your average devils and angels?

Answer: They are representations of good and evil.

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