(WESH)—The Walt Disney Company has announced they will be donating $5 million to the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Disney’s CEO Bob Iger put out the following statement on Wednesday about the donation:
“Notre-Dame is a beacon of hope and beauty that has defined the heart of Paris and the soul of France for centuries, inspiring awe and reverence for its art and architecture and for its enduring place in human history.
“The Walt Disney Company stands with our friends and neighbors in the community, offering our heartfelt support as well as a $5 million donation for the restoration of this irreplaceable masterpiece.”
The Walt Disney Company joins many others in donating to the reconstruction of Notre Dame Catherdral, including billionaire Henri Pinault, who will donate $113 million.
In 1996, Disney released “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” an animated movie based on a novel written by Victor Hugo. Disney’s movie was nominated for an Academy Award for best music, original musical or comedy score.