Here is everything you need to know about the amazing Disney movie Hercules including casting, reviews, fun facts and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!
In order to return home to Mount Olympus, Hercules needs to prove he can move from “zero” to true hero with Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil — a feisty personal trainer. Along the way, he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades who, with the help of Pain and Panic, plans to take over the Universe.
Hercules Fun Facts
- The film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who also directed “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and “Moana.”
- The film’s character designs were inspired by Greek pottery and mythology, with the animators incorporating bold lines and patterns into the characters’ designs.
- The film features several references to other Disney films, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” and “The Lion King.”
- The role of Hades was originally going to be voiced by actor Jack Nicholson, but he turned down the role.
- The film’s production was delayed due to technical difficulties with the new CAPS (Computer Animation Production System) technology being used by Disney at the time. The film was eventually completed on time and within budget, but the delays meant that the film had a shorter production schedule than most other Disney animated features.
- Tate Donovan: Hercules
- Danny DeVito: Philoctetes/Phil
- James Woods: Hades
- Susan Egan: Megara
- Frank Welker: Pegasus
- Rip Torn and Samantha Eggar: Zeus and Hera
- Lillias White, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze, Roz Ryan and Vanéese Y. Thomas: the Muses
- Bobcat Goldthwait and Matt Frewer: Pain and Panic
- Patrick Pinney: the Cyclops
- Hal Holbrook and Barbara Barrie: Amphitryon and Alcmene
- Amanda Plummer, Carole Shelley and Paddi Edwards: Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos
- Paul Shaffer: Hermes
- Jim Cummings: Nessus
- Wayne Knight: Demetrius
- Keith David: Apollo
- Directors: John Musker and Ron Clements
- Producers: Alice Dewey, John Musker and Ron Clements
- Music: Alan Menken
- A Star Is Born (Song)
- Go the Distance (Song)
- I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) (Song)
- Long Ago (Song)
- One Last Hope (Song)
- The Gospel Truth III (Song)
- The Gospel Truth II (Song)
- The Gospel Truth I/Main Title (Song)
- Zero to Hero (Song)