Claude Frollo
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Claude Frollo

Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Claude Frollo with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Hunchback of Notre Dame

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 Aug 18 2012
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
FrolloTony Jay
Tony Jay
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012)
FrolloCorey Burton
Corey Burton


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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EPA Deane
said at 4:29 AM on Tue Sep 5 2017
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Tony Jay's Definitive Role and One of the Finest Vocal Performances in a Disney Animated Film....... Filled with Sanctimonious Viciousness, Perverse Lust and laced with a Malevolently Sardonic Wit....

Absolutely Perfect Casting.....
said at 2:38 PM on Sun Sep 3 2017
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This isn't even a contest. Tony Jay IS Frollo hands down! He has the perfect voice for a sinister, lust-filled and creepy judge but he also knows when to make him calm and gentle.

Corey Burton does do a pretty good job as a follow up but the problem is that Tony's performance was so great Corey just sounds a bit off by comparison.
said at 3:17 PM on Tue Jan 31 2017
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All for it...until they add frollo actually do the "muwhahahaha" laugh...this game really took away any complexity of frollo and made him even more of a generic villain.

Now...for the performance. Despite being VERY similar to the same voice he voices for Yen Sid, Magic Mirror and Ansem the Wise, Corey Burton does do a very good impression of Tony Jay, you can still, tell the difference due to the delivery of the lines but it's the closest to Jay, even if some lines like the laugh and gyspy witch sounded off a bit, however...when he's yelling, the impression falls apart.

So all and all to me it's a fifty fifty. When he's calm, great. Doing a generic villain laugh and yelling...not so great.
said at 5:41 PM on Wed Nov 2 2016
Burton sounds just like his Ansem/DiZ voice in his KH series. So even though I haven't seen the movie (yet), this one goes to Tony Jay.
said at 7:05 PM on Sun Apr 24 2016
Both are good:
1. Tony Jay
2. Corey Burton
said at 2:00 PM on Tue Feb 9 2016
Tony Jay hands down, so sinister, powerful and yet calm when he need to.. Corey Burton is really good at mimic him nonetheless
said at 3:14 PM on Fri Mar 27 2015
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Tony Jay wins, hands down. He was awesome in this part. That said, Burton didn't do a bad job replacing him for the video game. At times, though, he sounds a bit too close to his Yen Sid voice. That's hardly a negative, though. All in all, this is one of Tony's best performances.
said at 2:52 PM on Tue Feb 17 2015
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Tony wins for me.

Corey is a perfect replacement when he's speaking calmly but when he Kaunda nothing like Frollo
Polyester Funk
said at 11:43 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
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Tony Jay gets my vote,but Corey Burton is a great replacement. He sounds more like Christopher Lee than Tony Jay to me, but it still suits the character extremely well.
said at 8:45 PM on Fri Feb 13 2015
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Corey is a more than worthy replacement, as usual, but nevertheless, Tony wins by a mile. He makes Frollo a truly chilling character. I understand they wanted him on account of his voicing of Monsieur D'Arque in "Beauty and the Beast". He certainly didn't disappoint them. He accepted the role and gave an even more memorable vocal performance.
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:
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?
said at 3:18 PM on Tue Jan 31 2017
@Finister2 if they ever did a live action movie he'd be perfect.
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.
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.
said at 1:53 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Comicfan117 For how the animators and Tony Jay portrayed him.
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.
said at 9:34 AM on Sun Dec 21 2014
@Galactic_Cyrus Weird, Frollo for some reason reminded me more of Peter Cushing then he did Christopher Lee.
said at 2:47 PM on Sat Jan 3 2015
@LordofEvil96 His appearance is more Peter Cushing, his mannerisms and voice are more Christopher Lee. Since those two were a famous duo of actors in horror films (a genre in which adaptations of the Hunchback story used to be part of), this most likely wasn't unintentional.
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.
said at 11:28 AM on Sat Jul 6 2013
I can totally imagine Corey Burton voicing Shere Khan.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
said at 8:34 PM on Sat Aug 18 2012
@Telme22 What about Christopher Lee?
said at 3:49 PM on Mon Aug 20 2012

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.
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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Tony Jay
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