To stay consistent to the architecture and details of Notre Dame, animators spent several weeks in and around the actual cathedral. They were given office space at the recently-opened Disneyland Paris in the interim.
Featured above is a wonderful restyling of the main characters from Reboot by Matt Rhodes. Here is another show where one of the best things going for it were its villains. Megabyte and Hexadecimal were two virus siblings who served as the primary antagonists for most of the show. Megabyte was voiced by the incredible Tony Jay, who voiced every villain in the 90’s that Tim Curry didn’t. Jay was also the voice of Frollo in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, where he completely steals the picture. His vocal work for Megabyte was awesome, but it is always Hexadecimal that is remembered where Reboot is concerned. The character’s extremely striking aesthetic was pretty terrifying: she could only express one emotion at a time, therefore her mask would change depending on her mood (which was generally either manic or raging-psychotic or both). Mrs. Millner’s voice was absolutely perfect.
I am in love with this song. Everything about it is beautiful. The lyrics are powerful, the music is wonderful, the animation is a pure masterpiece. I love the French version too, though I prefer Tony Jay’s voice. Anyway, Hellfire is the song that made me want to see the movie (I saw it for the first time in december… shame on me).
“I haven’t always had friends like you, because I was born…different. Because I didn’t fit in, society shunned me. All my life, the world’s tried to forget my face, but after tonight, they will never forget my name!”