Snowball is Claude Frollo's horse in Disney's 1996 animated feature film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He is mostly seen to mirror Phoebus' horse, Achilles.


Very little is known about Snowball, except that he appears to be a breed of draft horse, built as muscular, and hulking. He is loyal to Frollo, however, and can't be considered truly evil as he does not have a human-based personality like other animals in Disney films are sometimes seen to have, although he does always appear to have an angry snarl on his face, hinting that he does have some sort of dark personality. Frollo is also shown to be fairly fond of him, which is one of the few instances of genuine kindness displayed by him, as he ordered his men to not harm Snowball when pursuing a then-defecting Phoebus.

In the audio commentary of the DVD, film directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale and film producer Don Hahn revealed his name to be Snowball.

Role in the film

Snowball appears only a handful of times in the film. During the opening scene, he's with Frollo chasing after the gypsy woman who is holding baby Quasimodo. In one scene, he gives a harsh glare to Phoebus' horse, Achilles. When Phoebus rebels against Frollo at the windmill, Esmeralda throws a stone at Snowball's butt thrusting Frollo off. Then Phoebus steals Snowball in order to escape. He is immediately recovered by Frollo after Phoebus is wounded when thrown off of him.

It is not known what happened to him by the end of the movie.


  • His name is slightly ironic, as he is a black sable horse, whereas snowballs are usually white.
  • He is a Friesian horse.
  • In Beauty and the Beast, Gaston rallies the mob while riding a horse which bears a striking resemblance to him.


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Films: The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Hunchback of Notre Dame IIVideoThe Hunchback of Notre Dame (live-action film)

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Original: QuasimodoEsmeraldaClaude FrolloPhoebusVictor, Hugo, and LaverneDjaliClopinArchdeaconAchillesBrutish and Oafish GuardsFrollo's SoldiersOld PrisonerQuasimodo's MotherQuasimodo's FatherSnowball

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

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