Walt Disney company, which has a magnified history with the Notre Dame Cathedral has donated $5m to rebuild it after the fire.
Walt Disney has a connection with the cathedral due to the animated classic in 1996 titled “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” based on the Victor Hugo novel.
In a press release, Walt Disney announced “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 animation “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame,” sold an estimated $325 million tickets worldwide. The company which also manages, Disneyland park in Paris. A 5,510-acre theme park 20 miles east of the French capital.
The Disney donation is among the first major contributions from the United States entity, following the fire.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also announced an unspecified amount to be donated to the cathedral. While Henry Kravis, co-founder of investment fund KKR and his wife said they would donate $10 million to the cathedral.
The University of Notre-Dame has also promised the sum of $100,000.