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Hunchback of Notre Dame

Voice Compare » Hunchback of Notre Dame » Claude Frollo

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Claude Frollo with sound clips and images.
Note: Claude Frollo is voiced by Ron Haddrick in the 1986 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame and by Vlasta Vrana in the 1996 animated series The Magical Adventures of Quasimodo. However, no footage of either performance can be found at this time.

Claude Frollo is the main antagonist of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel Notre-Dame de Paris ("The Hunchback of Notre-Dame" in English territories). He is an archdeacon (judge in some adaptions) who takes in the abandoned hunchback Quasimodo and raises him like a son. While he is celibate due to his station in the cathedral, his innate passions are aroused by the gypsy girl Esmeralda, whom he initially curses as a demoness sent by the Devil to test his faith. However, he eventually gives in to temptation and orders Quasimodo to kidnap Esmeralda. When Quasimodo's abduction attempt is foiled by Captain Phoebus, Frollo leaves Quasimodo to be tortured in the stocks and is driven to increasing instability by his simultaneous desire and hatred for Esmeralda.

Created by CatsTuxedo on Sat Aug 18 2012, 28 Comments, Add Comment
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
FrolloTony Jay
Tony Jay
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012)
FrolloCorey Burton
Corey Burton

EDITOR'S OPINION

Jay pulls off Frollo's self-righteous, passionate and occasionally fatherly nature quite well. Because Burton's performance is an imitation of Jay (although a pretty good imitation at that), I'll have to go with Jay by default.


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Jacob M. Keene
said at 2:49 PM on Sat May 31 2014
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My vote goes to Tony Jay of course! Corey Burton does do a good impression, however on my Tony Jay Impression Comparisons video, people have praised all the other impressions better than Corey Burton's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tdvYv_0nJs
Finister2
said at 4:49 AM on Mon Mar 3 2014
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I wonder if Peter Capaldi would make a good Judge Frollo?
Ross123
said at 3:17 PM on Tue Nov 19 2013
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Tony is the voice of Frollo. Shame he died back in 2006 because he didn't recover from an operation to remove a non cancerous tumour in his lungs. RIP to him.

Corey was a good replacement but it wasn't the same.
Comicfan117
said at 1:45 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
Did Corey Burton do a Shatner. When he was quoting Jay's part in out there.
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 8:58 AM on Sat Sep 28 2013
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I love how Corey's take is like Christopher Lee, whom was an inspiration for Frollo's portrayal in the movie in the first place. The problem I have with it in KH3D is that he's in a game that also features Yen-Sid and Ansem the Wise, and you can hear the similarity. Not knocking the performance, but it's just an issue I have.

That said, Tony Jay obviously wins. Corey Burton is just an impression of what can be imitated but not duplicated or recaptured.
Comicfan117
said at 1:44 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Lee was an inspiration for Frollo?
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 1:53 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Comicfan117 For how the animators and Tony Jay portrayed him.
Comicfan117
said at 2:09 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Give me examples
Galactic_Cyrus
said at 2:13 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Comicfan117 I'm not sure I can. I'm only going by what I read somewhere.
Comicfan117
said at 2:20 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Okay then
DreamMaster08X (Probationary Moderator)
said at 6:11 PM on Sun Sep 22 2013
Of course my vote is going to Tony Jay. This is his absolute best role of all time. That voice is both monstrous and marvelous!

Though I must still say this: Corey Burton did an EXCELLENT job replicating his performance, which is almost impossible to imitate in the first place. If I could vote for more than one actor here, I'd give him a nod too.
Robbie
said at 11:28 AM on Sat Jul 6 2013
I can totally imagine Corey Burton voicing Shere Khan.
SpiderDreamer
said at 10:04 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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God, this really hurts. I love Corey, ADORE Corey, and his performance really is damn good.

But Tony Jay's Frollo is one of my favorite singular voice performances EVER. There is not a moment, sung or spoken, that isn't brilliantly acted. I can't NOT go with him.
Aussieroth
said at 4:16 AM on Sun Aug 26 2012
@SpiderDreamer I know and agree. Corey had really big shoes to fill.

God I miss Tony Jay
MatthewC17
said at 6:44 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
Corey Burton's Frollo is frickin' amazing
but my vote goes to the late Tony Jay
ConfusedPhantom
said at 1:50 PM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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I've always thought Burton had a better vocal quality fitting to Frollo than Christopher Lee. His voice doesn't have the same boom as Jay does, but his vocal quality is similar to him.

But, my pick goes to Jay. Simply put, his performance was phenomenal.
Torak
said at 7:27 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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Words cannot describe Tony's performance, it is simply iconic!
"And he shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the FIERY PIT!" Gotta love that line! :)


Mind you Corey is an impersonation MASTER! He can imitate pretty much anyone, but I digress: Tony was PERFECT!
Cartoon_fan87
said at 2:22 AM on Sun Aug 19 2012
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Corey does a decent impression, I'm going with Tony of course he was the original and no one can replace him, he gave a brilliant performance to one of the most evil and slimiest villains Disney has come up with.
Aussieroth
said at 8:50 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Corey does well... but yeah, again, Tony Jay is just... well perfect as Frollo. I honestly believe he should have been one of the first voice actors to win an oscar for his performance as Frollo. VA or live action.
pete
said at 4:49 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Corey Burton is the best impersonator well it is his Dooku it's also more of a Christopher Lee or Tony Jay impression.
skeletonking1234
said at 3:54 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Frollo is one of the best Disney villains ever and its obvious what my choice is. Jay is what made the role iconic in the original Disney film. Burton does a good job as well but all I hear when he does that voice is his Count Dooku voice from the Clone Wars
pete
said at 4:51 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@skeletonking1234 That's not bad it's the closest we get to Chriistopher Lee as Frollo which to me will be awesome plus it's pretty close to Tony Jay's voice.
Fulgore2005
said at 3:40 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Yay, a VC for Frollo!

Of course, Frollo was easily one of the best characters by Tony Jay. But Corey's version was very impressive too.

But overall, I just have to give this to Tony Jay.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:33 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Man, are there any Disney characters Corey Burton or Jim Cummings CAN'T imitate? Those two are talented.

Anyway, I can't pass up Tony Jay's legendary performance, but Corey also did a great job.
Telme22
said at 3:29 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
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Frollo is pretty much Tony Jay's legacy, but I don't think anyone could've made a better successor for him than Corey Burton.
pete
said at 8:34 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@Telme22 What about Christopher Lee?
Telme22
said at 3:49 PM on Mon Aug 20 2012
@pete

Hm… You make a valid point, and the more I think of it, the more I realize how awesome that would be. Still, Corey Burton's imitation of Christopher Lee is phenomenal anyway.
MatthewC17
said at 8:10 PM on Thu Aug 23 2012
@pete Christopher Lee would be nice but it seems that he was unavailable and Corey's imitation is nice
Nevertheless Burton does a good imitation and unless the budget for the next game isn't like this one we won't see Lee make a comeback
Burton's DiZ voice is nice and you can tell he uses it for Frollo here


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