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REEL BUZZ : PARENTS, KIDS GET ANIMATED ABOUT `HUNCHBACK'.

Disney's ``The Hunchback of Notre Dame'' has generated debate over whether it is too scary or violent for young children, and whether the story line, which involves issues of sexual obsession and religion, might be too adult. We decided to ask some kids and their parents what they thought of the movie and whether they found it appropriate for children.

Mathew Mintz-Plasse, 8

Woodland Hills

His favorite characters were the stone gargoyle statues. ``I liked it,'' and he thinks other kids his age will like it, too.

Bobbie Eckstein

Mathew Mintz-Plasse's grandmother

Agoura

``If I saw it by myself (first), I would not take my grandchildren. There are no likable characters. Kids will like the violence and excitement, but they won't get the story.''

Daniel Hans, 9

West Hills

``I understood the movie. A 9- and 10-year-old will; 6- or 7-year-olds won't. I liked it. `Beauty and the Beast' and `Pocahontas' are the best.'' He added, however, that ``Hunchback'' has ``no catchy tunes.''

Jennifer Hans

Daniel Hans' mother

West Hills

``I think the action is too intense for little children, and the dialogue is over their heads.''

Frank Pestano

Parent

Woodland Hills

``I thought it was fantastic - a little different, but I have no problem with it.''

Brian Cox

Parent

Woodland Hills

He thinks it's OK for kids. ``If it comes on video, I'll get it.''

Cristina Cox

Parent

Woodland Hills

She doesn't think the movie follows the tradition of Disney's previous films for children. ``I thought it was dark and gloomy. ... I wasn't too crazy about it.''

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8 Photos

Photo: (1) In the colorful Feast of Fools sequence in `` The Hunchback of Notre Dame,'' the merry master of revels, Clopin, left, crowns Quasimodo, right, king of the festivities.

(2) Mathew Mintz-Plasse

(3) Bobbie Eckstein

(4) Daniel Hans

(5) Jennifer Hans

(6) Cristina Cox

(7) Brian Cox

(8) Frank Pestano
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Date:Jun 27, 1996
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