USA Today - 06/13/1997
"...Furiously fast and fiendishly funny..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 06/13/1997
"...The ingenious new animated HERCULES is pretty divine....Disney animation is back in top form..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 06/20/1997
"...HERCULES jumps into the ancient legends feet-first, cheerfully tossing out what won't fit and combining what's left into a new look and a lighthearted style..."
A rollicking, tongue-in-cheek Disneyfication of the myth of Hercules. Forget those legendary labors--this teenage Herc's the goofy and lovable adopted scion of mortal parents, toiling on earth to prove himself to Zeus, his Olympian dad. His demi-god gifts score him money, fame, and product endorsements, but he can't attain full deity (or "True Hero") status--and defeat a jealous Hades--without the help of his satyr friend Phil and the true love of beautiful Megara. Features the voices of Tate Donovan, Danny De Vito, James Woods, and more. Academy Award Nomination: Best Original Song ("Go the Distance").
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
An outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy, and adventure unfolds in the hilarious hit film HERCULES, Disney's 35th animated triumph "brimming with comic surprise!" (Entertainment Weekly) Taken from the gods as a newborn, adopted on earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. Trying to fit in, he discovers his dad is Zeus and home is Mount Olympus -- if he can move from "zero" to true hero! Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil -- a feisty personal trainer -- for the mission. But it's no easy task as he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades. With the help of Pain and Panic, Hades plans to rule the Universe with only Hercules standing in his way! With a bold animation style, colossal voice cast, and spectacular music, HERCULES is unmatched in strength -- delivering something for everyone with "pinwheeling, knockabout fun!"
Ancient World |
Disney Film |
Theatrical release: June 27, 1997.
HERCULES is the 35th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures.