Disney Girl Challenge: Esmerelda

Disney Girl Challenge: Esmerelda

The Hunchback of Notre Dame gets my vote for best score in an animated Disney movie, but holy hell (sometimes literally) is it one bleak, BLEAK examination of race relations and the danger of unchecked power, all of it wrapped in a bow of heavy handed religious sermonizing.

But sassy, singing stone gargoyles! And, if I remember correctly, Demi Moore’s vocal turn as Esmerelda, gypsy apple of Quasimodo’s eye. Esmerelda has a great dress – all the better for enticing Frollo, one of the most fearsome Disney villians because he’s real world evil – elements of which I attempted to capture here, with a little help from a new favourite polish, Enchanted Polish’s holographic Octopus’s Garden.