Walt Disney Studios’ The of Notre Dame remains an animated classic. But just this week, behind the scenes information was revealed and fans were shocked.The ‘s directors revealed the juiciest I still can’t believe it!) Let’s dive into it.
All information comes from an Collider podcast, as reported by Collider. with directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise on the
Original of Notre Dame was wild
The first bombshell that Trousdale and Wise dropped was revealing an who was very nearly to Quasimodo: Marvin Lee Aday. Never heard of him? He’s not really known for , so perhaps you’ll know him better as the one and only Meat Loaf.
Yes, for the part and even performed Quasi’s main , Out There. According to Trousdale and Wise, he made it pretty far and was almost ! Meat Loaf was brought in to
“He was really good! It was pretty far along in the process. Like almost.”
Other big Quasimodo. moves included staples like singer – Cyndi Lauper and Sam McMurray as two of the three Gargoyles. However, the real came from another who auditioned for the ‘s of
Mandy Patinkin’s is more dramatic than the Victor Hugo
Ok, maybe not quite that bad. But The Princess Bride ‘s certainly sounds intense to say the least.
We’ll let Kirk and Trousdale take it from here;
“In one of oursessions in New York, Mandy Patinkin came in and actually read for the part. Again, Mandy Patinkin – amazing , incredible , big fan, disastrous ,”
“He brought his own accompanist. We had a guy there. He was on the piano and everybody who came in and sang, he supplied the music. His accompanist had rearranged the… This is [with] Alan [Menken – legend] and [lyricist] Stephen Schwartz in the room!”
“So they played it. And Kirk and I were like huh. You could see Alan and Stephen just turning red and levitating. Like the room behind them was getting dark … And when he finished with the, I can’t remember who it was, but almost immediately they said, ‘Kirk and Gary do you want to step outside?’ We said, ‘Okay.'”
“We could hear an animated discussion happening behind the door and then Mandy Patinkin came back out, ostensibly to work with us on a little bit of the dialogue … He was going to read a dialogue, because he hadn’t yet for his . We were supposed to give him some feedback and talk about the . He was very gracious with us and he’s talking with us and nodding and a little bit intense. Then, in mid-sentence, Gary and I were talking and at one-point Mandy goes, ‘Guys, I’m really sorry, I can’t do this.’ And he turns on his heel and he goes back into the room and shuts the door. Then the fireworks really started. The walls shook.”
“Mandy chewed out Stephen so bad that Stephen was so pissed that he got up and left. Stephen gets in the elevator and he’s gone …And then Alan has to go talk him off the ledge … So Alan puts on his coat and his scarf and he’s out of here. So now we’ve lost Mandy, we’ve lost Alan, and we’ve lost Stephen. We’re sitting there in this smoking crater.”
Sometimes rooms offer a that’s crazier than the itself. It makes you wonder who else was nearly in the . It was the 90s, so probably Julia Roberts as and Brad Pitt as Phoebus. Imagine that, . Imagine that.
So that’s the wild Hunchback celebrity audition drama — Are you shocked?
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