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Hercules is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by Ron Clements released in USA on 27 june 1997 with Tate Donovan

Hercules (1997)

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Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film is loosely based on the legendary hero Heracles (known in the film by his Roman name, Hercules), the son of Zeus, in Greek mythology.

Development of Hercules began in 1992 following a pitch adaptation of the Heracles mythological stories by animator Joe Haidar. Meanwhile, Ron Clements and John Musker re-developed their idea for Treasure Planet following the critical and commercial success of Aladdin. Their project was removed from development in 1993, and Musker and Clements joined Hercules later that same year. Following an unused treatment by Haidar, Clements and Musker studied multiple interpretations of Greek mythology before abandoning Zeus's adulterous affair with Alcmene. The project underwent multiple story treatments and a first script draft being inspired by the screwball comedy films of the classic Hollywood era and popular culture of the 1990s before Donald McEnery, Bob Shaw, and Irene Mecchi were brought on-board to shorten the script and deliver additional humor. British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe was recruited as production designer where over seven hundred visualization designs of the characters were produced, and research trips to Greece and Turkey provided inspiration for the background designs. Animation for the film was done in California and Paris. Computer animation was utilized in several scenes, predominantly in the Hydra battle sequence.

Hercules was released on June 27, 1997 to positive reviews from film reviewers who praised James Woods's portrayal of Hades. Despite the positive critical reception, the film under-performed in its theatrical release notably in comparison to its predecessors before ultimately earning $252.7 million in box office revenue worldwide. Hercules was later followed by the direct-to-video prequel Hercules: Zero to Hero, which served as the pilot to Hercules: The Animated Series, a syndicated Disney TV series focusing on Hercules during his time at the Prometheus academy.

Synopsis

After imprisoning the Titans beneath the ocean, the Greek gods gather to Mount Olympus for Zeus, and his wife Hera have a son named Hercules. While the other gods are joyful, Zeus' jealous brother Hades plots to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus. Turning to the Fates for help, Hades learns that in eighteen years, a planetary alignment will allow Hades to locate and free the Titans to conquer Olympus, but only if Hercules does not interfere. Hades sends his minions Pain and Panic to dispose of Hercules. The two succeed at kidnapping and feeding him a formula that turns him mortal, but fail to remove his superhuman strength before Hercules is found and adopted by the farmers Amphitryon and Alcmene.

Actors

Tate Donovan

(Hercules (voice))
Danny DeVito

(Philoctetes (voice))
Josh Keaton

(Young Hercules (voice))
James Woods

(Hades (voice))
Roger Bart

(Young Hercules (singing voice))
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Disney's Hercules

Disney theatrical animated features

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Fantasia (1940) Pinocchio (1940) The Reluctant Dragon (1941) Dumbo (1941) Saludos Amigos (1942) Bambi (1942) Victory Through Air Power (1943) The Three Caballeros (1944) Make Mine Music (1946) Song of the South (1946) Fun and Fancy Free (1947) So Dear to My Heart (1948) Melody Time (1948) The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) Cinderella (1950) Alice in Wonderland (1951) Peter Pan (1953) Lady and the Tramp (1955) Sleeping Beauty (1959) One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961) The Sword in the Stone (1963) Mary Poppins (1964) The Jungle Book (1967) The Aristocats (1970) Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) Robin Hood (1973) The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977) Pete's Dragon (1977) The Rescuers (1977) The Fox and the Hound (1981) The Black Cauldron (1985) The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Oliver & Company (1988) Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) The Little Mermaid (1989) DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Beauty and the Beast (1991) Aladdin (1992) The Lion King (1994) A Goofy Movie (1995) Pocahontas (1995) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) Hercules (1997) Mulan (1998) Doug's 1st Movie (1999) Fantasia 2000 (1999) Tarzan (1999) Dinosaur (2000) The Emperor's New Groove (2000) The Tigger Movie (2000) Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) Recess: School's Out (2001) Lilo & Stitch (2002) Return to Never Land (2002) Treasure Planet (2002) The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Piglet's Big Movie (2003) Brother Bear (2003) Home on the Range (2004) Teacher's Pet (2004) Chicken Little (2005) Pooh's Heffalump Movie (2005) Bambi II (2006) Enchanted (2007) Meet the Robinsons (2007) Bolt (2008) The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tangled (2010) Winnie the Pooh (2011) Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Planes (2013) Frozen (2013) Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014) Big Hero 6 (2014)

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