REEL BUZZ : PARENTS, KIDS GET ANIMATED ABOUT `HUNCHBACK'.
Mathew Mintz-Plasse, 8
His favorite characters were the stone gargoyle statues. ``I liked it,'' and he thinks other kids his age will like it, too.
Mathew Mintz-Plasse's grandmother
``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
``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.''
Daniel Hans' mother
``I think the action is too intense for little children, and the dialogue is over their heads.''
``I thought it was fantastic - a little different, but I have no problem with it.''
He thinks it's OK for kids. ``If it comes on video, I'll get it.''
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.''
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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|Title Annotation:||L.A. LIFE|
|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Jun 27, 1996|
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