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Hunchback of Notre Dame

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  1. In the poster for the "Hunchback of Notre Dame," there's a hidden Mickey in the left hand corner at the top. It's in between the corner of the poster and the center. It looks like a Mickey Mouse head with a "V" on the forehead.
    REPORTED: Dawn Soria 28 MAR 97
  2. There is a Hidden Mickey on the cover art for the "Hunchback..." video. If you look at the wall on the lower side of the picture, the curved section has the familiar tri-circle Hidden Mickey on the ornamentation!
    REPORTED: Kevin Freels 21 MAR 97
    I looked at the cover art for the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" and I saw the perfect 3-circle hidden Mickey in the lower right-hand corner. It's pretty easy to find.
    CONFIRMED: "Jessie Bannon" 06 SEP 97
  3. In the opening of the movie when you are shown a pan of the city, there is the outline of Mickey's head to left on a roof top and down from a steeple is a sorcerer Mickey hat.
    REPORTED: Kim Gilbert 23 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: David Koc 09 JUL 96
  4. In the opening sequence of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, there is a hidden Mickey on the cathedral. It can be seen right after the "Boulanger" shop. It is in the form of a design on the side of the cathedral.
    REPORTED: Joe Maceda 23 JUN 97
  5. The stonework on Notre Dame is full of Mickeys (except when there is a "close up" - then they turn into four circles.
    REPORTED: Greg Shoop 21 JUN 96
    The motif all you folks are convinced are Mickey heads are most definitely not. It's called a trefoil, and while it resembles a Mickey head, you'll note that the three lobes are the same size, whereas in the silhouette of Mickey's head the three circles are not.
    WISHFUL THINKING: Lea Hernandez 25 JUN 96
    I understand and agree that trefoil is a pattern of three equal sized circles that could be looked at as Mickeys. As you watch Hunchback, the trefoil pattern has been "modified" to be Mickeys. They are not drawn as Mickeys in the close ups but there is no question that in several scenes they are drawn as Mickeys. I also think that a lot of the Hidden Mickeys are not designed to be there and are mostly "wishful thinking."
    CONFIRMED: anon 02 JUL 96
    WISHFUL THINKING: Eric B 29 JUL 96
    There are several scenes which show the characters looking out of an archway of Notre Dame, or looking at the characters standing under the arches. Look above the arches. There are patterns of 3 leaf clovers, but in at least 2 scenes, the clovers are turned to look like Mickeys!
    CONFIRMED: S. Marek 29 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Charles A. Reiss 08 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Dan 09 AUG 96
    CONFIRMED: Erik Mack 16 AUG 96
    Concerning the trefoil pattern in Hunchback. At Disney Studios, two different tour guides on the Magic of Animation tour (on the making of Hunchback) describe this pattern as a Hidden Mickey!
    UPDATE: J.A. Capizzo 27 AUG 96
    I agree with the consensus that most of the trefoils are not Hidden Mickeys (but a few do seem more Mickey-esque than others -- and I am the biggest Hidden Mickey cynic there is!) but, regarding J.A. Capizzo's comment -- if a Hidden Mickey is questionable, the only Cast Member I would believe is the Imagineer/Artist who put it there in the first place. Cast Members are fallible.
    CONFIRMED: Melanie Emmons 03 DEC 96
    In some scenes the holes had 4 round scallops like a flower, but in some scenes they were clearly Hidden Mickeys.
    CONFIRMED: Rosemary 28 FEB 97
    The trefoils in the Cathedrale of Notre Dame in the movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" definitaly resemble Hidden Mickeys in some scenes, but not all.
    CONFIRMED: Beverly Van Fleet 16 MAR 97
    There are Hidden Mickey's, which turn quickly into trefoils as the camera pans. Most of the Mickey's begin as a Mickey, but also turn into a trefoil as the camera pans. Thanks to slow motion and freeze frame on the VCR I can catch some of these better.
    CONFIRMED: Kellie Jones 31 MAR 97
    A trefoil has three lobes which are ALL connected to each other (so no spaces between any of the lobes), in some scenes in The Hunchback of Notre Dame the 'trefoils' show that the lobes are not all connected, the two top ones are disconnected in the middle, just enough to make it a Mickey head.
    CONFIRMED: Edwin van de Laar 11 JUL 97
    CONFIRMED: "Jessie Bannon" 01 SEP 97
    Granted, in Hunchback of Notre Dame, most of the trefoil designs are NOT hidden Mickeys, but there is at least one case in which they are modified to be HMs. When Quasi is on the front of the Cathedral (I'm afraid I've forgotten exactly where this is), the camera pans down, and rather than the shape like the club in a deck of cards, with 3 equally sized circles, we can see a larger circle, and 2 smaller ones, WITH A CLEAR VIEW OF THE SPACE BETWEEN THE EARS! This is the difference between the trefoils and the real HMs...on the HMs, the area that corresponds to the top of Mickey's head is visible between the ears, on the trefoils, there is nothing like that.
    CONFIRMED: Christian Weigert 02 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: anon 26 NOV 97
    CONFIRMED: David Dingley 13 OCT 01
  6. In the beginning of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, the gargoyle Laverne asks Quasimodo, "Didya ever think of going there instead?" While she speaks her finger is toying with one of Quasimodo's figurines. The doll under her finger has large buns of hair tied up on top of her head and they appear to be a Mouseketeer hat.
    REPORTED: Brian Tovar 01 MAY 97
  7. When Quasimodo is looking into the town square during Torpsy Turvy, the camera pulls back on the crowd to establish the scene. Here you can see the crowd and ground area in the middle of the crowd is a hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Jamie O'Shea 29 MAY 97
  8. During Topsy Turvy, Clopoin steps in a puddle. The puddle is ovviously shaped like the classic Mickey shape.
    REPORTED: Jamie O'Shea 29 MAY 97
  9. When Quasimodo is being pulled back into the tower after nearly falling to his death, the stone masonry forms a classic Mickey profile.
    REPORTED: Michael Pilman 20 JUN 96
    CONFIRMED: Keyser Soze 23 JUN 96 pict from hiddenmickeys.org
  10. It looked like there were a couple of Hidden Mickeys when Frollo is singing by the fireplace, but they went by so quickly that confirmation will probably have to wait until the video comes out.
    REPORTED: Missy Wigley 22 JUN 96
  11. When the archdeacon (David Ogden Stiers) processes through the cathedral waving incense, the smoke that lingers behind contains at least one (possibly two) Hidden Mickeys. The first comes very quickly and is to the right (I think), but should be easy to catch if you're looking for it. The second was pretty fuzzy and therefore harder to see. The second one was slightly more center.
    REPORTED: Missy Wigley 22 JUN 96
  12. Near the end of the movie, the weakened Esmeralda holds on to Quasimodo as he is hanging from the rail. When Frollo keeps striking with the sword, look closely. The panels of the railing alternate between clovers and Hidden Mickeys. They become all clovers after Frollo falls to his death.
    REPORTED: Sarai Mana 28 JUL 96
  13. A Hidden Mickey can be seen at the very end when the camera shows an overhead view of the courtyard. The Hidden Mickey is located in the upper left hand corner of the courtyard in the stone floor. The stones make up a outline of Mickey's head. The easiest way to find it is to follow the crowd as they walk towards the upper left hand corner of the courtyard and they will walk right over the Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Chris Dunn 03 JUL 96
  14. When Esmeralda is singing God help the outcast, the artwork on the walls make several out of proportion Hidden Mickeys. Also When Phoebus first enters into the city, he stands beside his horse Achilles . Just to the left of the horse is a sign , on the sign is Pumba . Well it may not be him but knowing Disney it gives us something to type about.
    REPORTED: B Griggs 05 MAR 97
  15. There appears to be a Hidden Mickey at the end of the movie. After Laverne chases the birds off of her and the shot begins to pan out watch the upper left hand corner of the screen. On the top of the tower there appears to be a small Mickey head. The easiest way to find it is to follow the tower upwards as the shot pans out. It almost appears to be a Mickey balloon.
    REPORTED: Valerie Kahler 25 MAR 97
    That's no Mickey head, it's just a part of the steeple in the middle of the screen, it's that thing which indicates the direction of the wind (sorry I don't know what you call this in English).
    WISHFUL THINKING: Edwin van de Laar 11 JUL 97
  16. When he's singing "out there" when he slides down the pole look in the left top hand corner. It's right there I had to watch it twice to make sure.
    REPORTED: Randy Niemann 09 MAR 98
  17. While Quasimodo is singing "Out There", he looks down on to a courtyard that has an X in the middle. Near the top right corner of the X, a young boy stands, and then walks away. While he is standing, right below his feet three round cobble stones create a Hidden Mickey.
    REPORTED: Joshua Stewart 31 JAN 99

Hunchback of Notre Dame 2

Phsst: Fun Facts
  1. When Quasi going after Zephyr on the church, you can see a big Mickey head and right down below that you can see a little one. It's not perfect one but you can see it.
    REPORTED: MELISSA OLIVER 23 JUN 02

Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy CD Rom game

  1. There are several Hidden Mickeys. They appear in the beginning and ending scenes with the cathedral. Also, in the Upsy Daisy game, puffs of smoke from the chimmneys form slight Mickeys at times. The cloud in the background also has a similiar Mickey shape, although it looks kinda cut off. At other point in this game, a red Mickey balloon flies up several times into the sky.
    REPORTED: Laura Throp 24 SEP 97

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