Hercules (1997 movie)
|Directed by||Ron Clements
|Produced by||Ron Clements
|Written by||Ron Clements
|Narrated by||Charlton Heston|
|Music by||Alan Menken|
|Editing by||Tom Finan
|Studio||Walt Disney Feature Animation
Walt Disney Pictures
|Release date(s)||June 27, 1997(United States)|
|Running time||93 minutes|
Hercules is an animated released by Walt Disney Pictures. produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. movie. It is based on the Greek legend of Hercules, but it is very different than the original story. It was more like Superman, Rocky and The Karate Kid. Unlike most Disney movies, it had a very different style due to the fact that the British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, (who designed the movie Pink Floyd The Wall) helped make the movie.
"Go the Distance" was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. It lost both to Celine Dion's hit "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic.
Cast[change | edit source]
- Tate Donovan as Hercules, based on the mythological deity Heracles.
- Danny DeVito as Philoctetes/Phil.
- James Woods as Hades.
- Susan Egan as Megara.
- Frank Welker as Pegasus.
- Rip Torn and Samantha Eggar as Zeus and Hera, Hercules' birth-parents.
- Lillias White, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze, Roz Ryan and Vanéese Y. Thomas as the Muses (Calliope, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Thalia and Clio respectively), the narrators of the movie's story.
- Bobcat Goldthwait and Matt Frewer as Pain and Panic, Hades' henchmen.
- Patrick Pinney as the Cyclops.
- Hal Holbrook and Barbara Barrie as Amphitryon and Alcmene, Hercules' adoptive parents.
- Amanda Plummer, Carole Shelley and Paddi Edwards as Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos, the three Fates who predict Hades' attempt to conquer Olympus.
- Paul Shaffer as Hermes.
- Jim Cummings as Nessus.
- Wayne Knight as Demetrius
- Keith David as Apollo
- Charlton Heston has a cameo role as the opening narrator.
Awards and nominations[change | edit source]
- Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance" (Nominated)
- Best Fantasy Movie (Nominated)
- Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
- Favorite Animated Family Movie (Nominated)
- Favorite Song from a Movie - "Go the Distance" (Nominated)
- Best Performance in a Voice Over Role - Young Actor Josh Keaton for Young Hercules's voice (Nominated)
|Nominated||Animated Theatrical Feature|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Producing||Alice Dewey (Producer)
John Musker (Producer)
Ron Clements (Producer)
|Won||Individual Achievement in Directing||John Musker (Director)
Ron Clements (Director)
|Nominated||Individual Achievement in Character Animation||Ken Duncan (Supervising Animator - Meg)|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Character Animation||Nik Ranieri (Supervising Animator - Hades)|
|Won||Individual Achievement in Effects Animation||Mauro Maressa (Effects Supervisor)|
References[change | edit source]
- "Hercules (1997)". Box Office Mojo. http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=hercules.htm. Retrieved 2008-02-03.
- "1997 (70th)". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/ampas_awards/BasicSearch?action=searchLink&displayType=1&BSFromYear=70. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "HFPA Awards Search". www.goldenglobes.org. http://www.goldenglobes.org/browse/film/25917. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: 1998". www.imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Academy_of_Science_Fiction_Fantasy_And_Horror_Films_USA/1998. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: 1998". www.imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/Blockbuster_Entertainment_Awards/1998. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Nineteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards 1996-1997". www.youngartistawards.org. http://www.youngartistawards.org/pastnoms19.htm. Retrieved 2009-01-09.