PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Members of Team StarKid Pick Their Favorite Songs by Disney Villains
17 Mar 2014
Kaley McMahon (lyricist): "Hellfire" (from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Judge Claude Frollo is easily the scariest — and most psychologically complex — Disney villain of all time. Other villains tend to be more (forgive the term) cartoonish, rubbing their hands and cackling in gleeful celebration of their own evil, but such over-the-top malice can't hold a candle to Frollo's unshakable conviction in his own righteousness. His tortured soliloquy "Hellfire" gives us chilling insight into the way he twists the truth and paints himself as a victim.