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Disney's Hercules Title

Premiere Date:
June 27, 1997

Running Time:
93 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

Hercules, the mighty son of Zeus and Hera, is taken from his Mount Olympus home and raised on Earth. Hades see's Hercules as an obstacle to his plans to take over Olympus. Hades sends out his sidekicks, Pain and Panic, to abduct Hercules and feed him a poison to make him mortal, but Hercules doesn't finish the last drop and still has his god-like strength. As Hercules grows up, he discovers his strength and sets up to be a real hero, with the help of hero-trainer, Philoctetes. Hercules beats Hades by discovering that becoming a true hero is not the size of your strength, but the strength of your heart.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Hercules

Tate Donovan

Young Hercules

Joshua Keaton

Young Hercules (singing) 

Roger Bart 

Megera

Susan Egan

Philoctetes

Danny DeVito

Hades

James Woods

Pain

Bobcat Goldthwait

Panic

Matt Frewer

Zeus 

Rip Torn

Hermes

Paul Shaffer

Hera 

Samantha Eggar

Calliope

Lillias White

Narrator

 Charlton Heston

Amphitryon 

Hal Holbrook

Alcmene

Barbara Barrie

CREW

DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS,
AND WRITERS

John Musker
Ron Clements

 PRODUCER

Alice Dewey

COMPOSER

Alan Menken
Alan Zippel

DESIGN CONSULTANT 

 Gerald Scarfe

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Hades

Nik Ranieri

SUPERVISING ANIMATORS,
Panic and Pain

Brian Ferguson
James Lopez

 SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Hercules

Andreas Deja

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR,
Pegasus

Ellen Woodbury

CGI SUPERVISOR

Roger Gould

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Hercules, Young Hercules, Megera, Philoctetes, Hades, Pain and Panic, Hermes, Hera, Zeus, Calliope, Narrator, Amphitryon, Alcmene

SONGS

"The Gospel Truth", "Go the Distance",
"Zero to Hero", "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)"

Disney's Hercules Home Video

Disney's Hercules DVD

Disney's Hercules DVD

Disney's Hercules LaserDisk

Disney's Hercules CD

Home Video

(Order)

 DVD

(Order)

 LaserDisc

 Soundtrack

(Order)

FAN SITE LINKS

The Wonderful World of Disney's Hercules Ring

Hercules Ring

Megera's Garden

Megera's Realm

SPIN-OFFS

"Hercules 2" - Sequel

Hercules 2: A movie sequel to the 1997 animated sequel is apparently on the way and the storyline has just been revealed: "Basically Hercules is now living in Athens with Megara and their daughter, Hebe. However when an old friend named Helen is captured by the evil Paris of Troy, Hercules joins the united Greek army as they head out to war. However this war will create revelations, including Hercules finding an old friend that went missing. There will be several new characters for the film, including a new villian named Paris and a new design for Philoctetes, who will return. There will also be some involvements wth the Trojan War. It's unclear if it is a theatrical release or a direct-to-video release".

 "Disney's Young Hercules": an animated series.

"Hercules 'Zero to Hero' Victory Parade":
began at the Disney-MGM Studios on June 27, 1997, saluting "the greatest hero of all time," also began at Disneyland on the same day.

"Disney's Hercules: Zero to Hero": a home video sequel.

"Disney's Hercules: Journey into the Underworld":
a 3-D adventure game featured at DisneyQuest.

TRIVIA

Animation began in early 1995, and a team of nearly 700 artists was involved with the project.

GALLERY

The Art of Hercules Book