"Protect me, Maria! Don't let this siren cast her spell, don't let her fire sear my flesh and bone!
Destroy Esméralda, and let her taste the fires of Hell, or else let her be mine and mine alone."
I recently revisited the 1996 Disney adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (for the first time in many, many years) and felt compelled to build this vignette featuring (in my opinion) the most evil (human) Disney character singing one of the most unusual songs in the Disney library, "Hellfire." It really defines Claude Frollo as not only terrifying, in that he will destroy the "evil" in the world (the gypsies) and that he will do it in the name of virtue, but also as human, in that he himself is both afraid of damnation and in that he is lustful. Very uncharacteristic of your typical Disney animated feature. Check out this powerful scene here.
Beautiful. Stunning. I wish I had built this! This is what I love about Disney. There are so many moments in their films where you see that there is actually an artist behind the drawings. Not every moment is fluffy, with cute animals and happily ever afters, there are lots of moments of true and pure expression in these cartoons which reaches out to the artist in all of us.
Like many others here already stated: It's good to see that you posted something new. I always like inspiration that is coming from movies, theatre, comics or books. And you found a very good use for the graduate robe in this atmospheric MOC.
I saw just the part with the song once and I must say that I loved it, because it isn't one of those "hey look at me I'm evil! c0m3 plz ch3ckz 0ut m01 m0ckz!" songs. The fireplace is simplistic, but it works and I think I see a humanoid figure in the fire... MAybe it's just because I know the scene and saw it in your build instantly.