Like you, quasimodo1384, I absoluetly ADORE the film. It's my ultimate favorite Disney animated feature. But as I explained in another thread, I believe it doesn't get a lot of recognition because of the risky elements it had. Purists of the book hated it because they screwed up a lot of things, it was a lot more 'adult' than many other of the Disney films and leave it said that Roy didn't want to see it happen. Critics respected it while the general American audience wasn't willing to grow up as the company did. It was restricted mostly of the expectations of the Disney name.
The only real problems I had with it is the fact the gargoyles were very distracting. Sidekicks are usually used as a way to connect the younger audience to the movie. But they seemed out of place and un-necessary because the atmosphere itself was serious. It was one too many. You had the gargoyles, Dijali and Clopin. It was a little stuffy as they all clamored out in competition for humor.
Oh, and my music teacher was one of the tenors used in the chorus. :D
Even now as I watch the movie, I do get a little taken a back when Frollo grabs Esmerelda and takes a whiff of her hair. Creepy as it is, that scene's pretty hot. ;)
If you're wondering as the original tale goes...
Phoebus was a playboy and helped sentenced Esmerelda and her mother to death. Even old Quasi dies.