Disney announced plans to release The Hunchback of Notre Dame on home video on October 29, 1996. The first copies of the VHS were produced in January 1997, before they were released on March 4, 1997.


Disney's critically acclaimed 34th full-length animated masterpiece -- a stunning addition to your family's Disney collection--is an "uplifting, thrilling story with a heart-touching message that emerges from the comedy and song" (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)! Inspired by Victor Hugo's classic novel, Disney brings the heroic adventures of Quasimodo, the gentle and lonely bell ringer of Notre Dame, to spectacular life. At the urging of his hilarious gargoyle pals, Victor, Hugo (Jason Alexander) and Laverne, Quasimodo defies his evil guardian Frollo and ventures from his tower to the joyous Festival of Fools below. But the crowd turns cruel and rejects Quasi because of the way he looks. After another outcast, the gypsy Esmerelda (Demi Moore), rescues him, Quasi finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves--while reminding us to see people for who they are, rather than how they appear.

VHS Supplements

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens (1991-1997) September 7, 1991
2 Walt Disney Company intro + Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Bumper (1996-1997) October 29, 1996 or February 4, 1997
3 Promo for Walt Disney World's 25th anniversary March 4, 1997
4 Join Us for a Special Preview Bumper (1996-1998) October 29, 1996
5 Sneak preview of Hercules November 27, 1996
6 Teaser trailer for George of the Jungle November 27, 1996
7 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997-1998) March 4, 1997
8 Trailer for Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves February 4, 1997
9 Video preview for 101 Dalmatians (Live Action) March 4, 1997
10 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996
11 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
12 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
13 The Hunchback of Notre Dame June 21, 1996

Advertised on:

  1. Toy Story (October 29, 1996)
  2. Bambi (February 4, 1997)

In Other Countries

Country of origin Release date
South Korea March 26, 1997
United Kingdom February 24, 1997
Australia June 5, 1997
Japan October 24, 1997




Preceded by
Bambi (1997 VHS)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1997 VHS) Succeeded by
101 Dalmatians (1997 VHS/DVD)

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