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In Ancient Greece, during the time of myth and legend, there was a great hero born to the king of the gods, Zeus, and his name was Hercules. Now when Hercules was born, the god of the underworld, Hades, was in the process of hatching a long-term plan to take control from Zeus. As careful a schemer as Hades is, he learns that when Hercules grows up, he'll be the only one that can stop Hades' take-over. Since you can't kill a god, Hades sends his underlings, Pain and Panic, with a special potion to make Hercules mortal--and then they can kill him. They succeed in making him mortal--although Hercules retains his super-human strength--but they are stopped before they can kill him. Hercules, now stuck on earth, must prove himself to be a true hero before he can return to Mount Olympus to be with Zeus and the other gods.

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i really cherish the moment of how disney makes these beloved animated features. besides the hunchback of notre dame, hercules bring incredible excitement of heroic actions. even the incredible hit number,...
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I have a nack for the Greek myths, and Hercules is another favorite Disney movie because of the amazing music by Alan Menken (composer of The Little...
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When I Was Given The 1996 Release Of Toy Story, I Saw The Previews That Included Hercules. Hercules Is The Greatest Movie Based On The Same Name Of A Hero...
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The backgrounds are lovely and detailed i spent the whole movie looking at them. But the hero of this story for someone who has super strength isnt very strong when it...
Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Tate Donovan ... Hercules
Joshua Keaton ... young Hercules
Danny DeVito ... Phil
Susan Egan ... Megara
James Woods ... Hades
Bob Goldthwait ... Pain
Matt Frewer ... Panic
Rip Torn ... Zeus
Samantha Eggar ... Hera
Paul Shaffer ... Hermes
Lillias White ... Calliope the Muse of Epics and Lead Muse
Vanéese Y. Thomas ... Clio the Muse of History
Cheryl Freeman ... Melpomene the Muse of Tragedy
La Chanze ... Terpsichore the Muse of Dance
Roz Ryan ... Thalia the Muse of Comedy
Carole Shelley ... The Fates
Paddi Edwards ... The Fates
Amanda Plummer ... The Fates
Hal Holbrook ... Amphitryon; Hercules' Foster Father
Barbara Barrie ... Alcmene
Wayne Knight ... Demetrius the Pot Maker
Jim Cummings ... Nessus
Charlton Heston ... Narrator
Directed by: John Musker and Ron Clements
Musical Score by: Alan Menken
Writing Credits: John Musker, Ron Clements, Don McEnery, Bob Shaw, Irene Mecchi and Barry Johnson

animated movie Hercules © DisneyIn the Greek myth, Hercules isn't the son of Zeus and his wife, Hera, but the product of Zeus cheating on his wife with a mortal woman--this was a fairly common practice for the king of the gods. Hera was really Hercules biggest nemesis and she hunted down and tried to destroy him many times, like she did with all of Zeus' illegitimate children. What's that saying about 'the fury of a woman scorned?' Anyways, poor Hades doesn't appear in the tale at all since in Greek mythology he wasn't a "devil figure" but the hard-working guardian of the underworld.

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