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Mary is a character from Disney's 1978 animated Christmas short film, The Small One, being the actual Virgin Mary from the Bible. Although her name is never mentioned in the entirety of the film, it is pretty obvious that she is the one who rides Small One with her husband, Joseph to Bethlehem. Joseph's line in the short film: "I need a gentle donkey to carry my wife to Bethlehem." says it all. Her son is Jesus.


The Small One

Mary only appeared for a short while in the film, because she was seen at the very end. She was first seen with her husband, Joseph riding on Small One (bought by Joseph from a boy earlier at night) while waving good-bye to the boy from a long distance and then, continuing their journey to the manger in Bethlehem where a bright star later shone; symbolizing the birth of their son, Jesus.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The "Hellfire" sequence of the film consists primarily of Frollo's prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mother Mary. Roman Catholics do pray to Mary to ask her to pray to God on their behalf, and because of her absolute purity she is the perfect saint to ask regarding his inappropriate attraction to Esmeralda. However, in so doing Frollo reveals himself to be filled with sinful pride, lust, envy, and vengefulness.

Earlier in the movie, the Archdeacon sang "you can never run nor hide what you've done from the eyes, the very eyes of Notre Dame". This was the Archdeacon's way of saying that, from Heaven, the Virgin Mary bore witness to Frollo's murder of Quasimodo's parents, and thus Frollo needed to do something to avoid being damned by her. This is what convinced Frollo to adopt Quasimodo as his son.


  • During the making of the "Ave Maria" segment of Fantasia, there was suggestions to have an image of the Virgin Mary appear in the last shot when it was intended to end with the monks (and possibly nuns) entering an actual church.


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Films: The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideo

Television: House of MouseEsmeralda
Video games: The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Topsy TurvyKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
Music: SoundtrackStudio Cast Recording
Books: Big Golden BookClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingStitch and Friends Summer Surprise

Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!The Golden MickeysThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: A Musical AdventureThe Hunchback of Notre Dame: Festival of Fools
Restaurants: Clopin's Festival of Foods
Parade: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Topsy Turvy Cavalcade
Firework: Disney Dreams!World of Color
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowHappy HallowishesIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeVillains Mix and Mingle

Original: QuasimodoEsmereldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneClopinArchdeaconAchillesDjaliQuasimodo's motherQuasimodo's fatherOld PrisonerSnowballBrutish and Oafish GuardFrollo's soldiers

Sequel: MadellaineZephyrSarousch

Original: The Bells of Notre DameOut ThereTopsy TurvyHumiliationGod Help the OutcastsThe Bell TowerHeaven's LightHellfireParis BurningA Guy Like YouThe Court of MiraclesSanctuaryAnd He Shall Smite the WickedInto the SunlightSomeday

Sequel: Le Jour D'AmourAn Ordinary MiracleI'd Stick With YouFa la la la Fallen In LoveI'm Gonna Love You
Musical: Balancing ActRest and RecreationRhythm of the TambourineInto Notre DameTop of the WorldThai Mol PiyasEsmeraldaCity Under SiegeFlight Into EgyptOut of Love (Reprise) • Dance of the GypsiesMade of StoneGrand Finale
Deleted Songs: In a Place of MiraclesAs Long As There's a MoonSomeday

ParisNotre Dame de ParisPalace of JusticeCourt of Miracles
MusicalDisney Sing Along Songs: Topsy TurvyThe Making of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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