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 his master, however, and can not 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 the horse, one of the few instances of genuine kindness displayed by him, as he ordered his men when pursuing a then-defecting Phoebous to not harm the horse.
In the audio commentary of the DVD, film directors Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale and film producer Don Hahn revealed the name of Frollo's horse to be Snowball.
Role in the film
He appears only a handful of times in the film. During the opening scene, Snowball was with Claude Frollo chasing after the gypsy woman who is holding the 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 the captain steals the horse in order to escape. His final fate is unknown.
- 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 with Snowball.