Paris, 1482. Today is the festival of the fools, taking place like each year in the square foreign Cathedral Notre Dame. Among jugglers and other entertainers, Esmeralda, a sumptuous gypsy, performs a bewitching dance in in the forefront of happy spectators. From up in a tower of the cathedral, Frollo, an alchemist, gazes at her lustfully. Later in the blackness, Frollo orders Quasimodo, the deformed bell ringer and his detailed servant, to kidnap Esmeralda. But when the ugly freak comes close to her is touched by the under age woman's looker...