HerculesDirector: Ron Clements, John Musker, Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton
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Disney's animation team dipped into the rich well of ancient mythology for this musical comedy. The son of Greek gods Zeus (voice of Rip Torn) and Hera (Samantha Eggar), Hercules (voice of Josh Keaton) is stolen as a boy by the minions of Hades (voice of James Woods), lord of the underworld. Forced to live among humans, Hercules is turned into a half-god and half-mortal after drinking a forbidden potion brewed by Hades' right hand men, Pain (voice of Bob Goldthwait) and Panic (voice of Matt Frewer). Now Hercules has the remarkable strength of a god, but is trapped in the body of a human, and before he learns how to use his power properly he goes through a typically adolescent awkward period. In order to become a god and return to his home on Mount Olympus, Hercules must prove himself a true hero on Earth. With the assistance of Philotes (voice of Danny De Vito), a plucky satyr known as "Phil," the grown-up Hercules (voice of Tate Donovan) learns to use his strength to his advantage and becomes a famous and benevolent protector of those around him, successfully battling a variety of gods and monsters. However, Hades, wanting to cut Hercules down to size, sends his secret weapon after him -- Megara (voice of Susan Egan), a seductively beautiful woman under Hades' control, who is to win Hercules' heart and render him helpless against the forces of the underworld. Acclaimed British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe served as production designer for this project, while Alan Menken wrote the musical score. Incidentally, for the Spanish language version of the film, Latin pop singer Ricky Martin provided the singing voice of Hercules, two years before he became a chart-topping sensation in America with his hit single "Livin' la Vida Loca."
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Cast & Crew
|Josh Keaton||Young Hercules|
|Roger Bart||Young Hercules (singing)|
|Amanda Plummer||(The) Fates|
|Carole Shelley||(The) Fates|
|Paddi Edwards||(The) Fates|
|Andy Gaskill||Art Director|
|Kendra Halland||Associate Producer|
|Alan Menken||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Gerald Scarfe||Production Designer|
|David Zippel||Score Composer|
1. Program Start [:15]
2. "The Gospel Truth" [1:56]
3. Festivities on Mt. Olympus [:36]
4. Hades [:36]
5. The Fates Reveal The Future To Hades [:36]
6. Hercules Is Kidnapped [2:11]
7. Jerk-ules [2:38]
8. "Go The Distance" [2:48]
9. Hercules Sets Out For The Temple Of Zeus [:15]
10. The Search for Philoctetes [3:23]
11. "Call Me Phil" [4:00]
12. "One Last Hope" [:05]
13. A Damsel In Distress [1:43]
14. Megara [3:41]
15. The Big Olive- Thebes [1:36]
16. The Battle With The Hydra [:31]
17. "Zero To Hero" [2:20]
18. Hades' Plan On The Verge of Disaster [3:47]
19. Progress Report To Zeus [3:11]
20. At The Villa [2:53]
21. The End Of A Great Day [:57]
22. "I Won't Say (I'm In Love)" [4:59]
23. Herc's Weakness [:14]
24. Hades' Dirty Deal [4:02]
25. Hades Releases The Titans [1:10]
26. Inspiration From Phil [:09]
27. Hercules Heads For Mt. Olympus [:09]
28. The Fates Cut The Thread [:09]
29. Hercules Makes A Deal With Hades [:51]
30. Reunion At Mt. Olympus [:04]
31. "A Star Is Born" [:04]
32. End Credits [:04]
"No Importa La Distancia" Con Ricky Martin ("Go The Distance" Music Video With Ricky Martin)
The Making of "Hercules"
English For The Hearing Impaired
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This is one of my two year olds favorite movies. She is a typical toddler-loves the Disney Princesses, ballerinas, Dora etc... but this is one of the few films that does not follow any of this typical style. My daughter loves female characters, and Meg is not your typical goody-goody type. My daughter loves the muses songs, which are cute and catchy. I tried it out at the library first, and my daughter kept requesting it after it had been returned. I like Woods & DeVios characters-overall an entertaining movie.
it is a great and rare diseny classic. there is very few merchandise from the movie. it is a great movie and great for kids who are into animated comdeys.
I really liked the characters and the voices were great. Everyone knows the story of Hercules but the Disney take was cute and the characters wonderful and delightful fun. One to remember and add to your video library.
This movie was pretty cool a little bit slow in the beggining but over all its a good movie this movie is about a boy named hercules and he got stolen by a guy named hezu (whatever you call it) and so hercules need to become a true hero with help(phil) and tries to see his father again when suddenly the solar monsters came out and loses hi powers do you think he will see his father again? find out by watching this movie.
Great movie - I owned it before I had kids (yes, VCR) and it just broke after we've watched it many times.
This movie was a bit boring at the begining but was great at the end!