Wow, I have the nerve to go to Walt Disney World for 9 days, and when I come back, the site is totally different--I'm still trying to figure it all out(having the post-Disney blues is not helping!)! Anyway, here's a topic I haven't seen discussed since I "joined" this wonderful site about two months ago--it's a topic we have fun debating at home frequently, and I'd like to hear some opinions! I started thinking about it again after watching "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" on DVD earlier today. There are some truly wonderful songs in that movie, "Topsy-Turvy," "The Bells of Notre Dame," to name a few(not to neglect Alan Menken's terrific score)--and they are all sung by the characters themselves. Isn't it time Disney moved back in that direction? Doesn't that really put magic in the movies, to hear, for instance, Pat Carroll's deliciously nasty "Poor Unfortunate Souls"? If there is any doubt in anyone's mind what can happen when the characters sing, just listen to the beautiful 4-CD tribute to Howard Ashman, "The Magic Behind The Music"--it brings tears to my eyes every time I listen to it, realizing what was lost with Howard's death. Seeing--and hearing--"The Hunchback" today made me long to hear the heroes-heroines-villains raise their voices again and bring us more musical memories! Can the characters we come to know and love so much be given musical voices again? Thoughts? Michael Zielski.