Hercules (1997 movie)

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Hercules
Directed by
Produced by
  • Alice Dewey
  • John Musker
  • Ron Clements
Screenplay by
  • Ron Clements
  • John Musker
  • Donald McEnery
  • Bob Shaw
  • Irene Mecchi
Story by
  • Kaan Kalyon
  • Kelly Wightman
  • Randy Cartwright
  • John Ramirez
  • Jeff Snow
  • Vance Gerry
  • Kirk Hanson
  • Francis Glebas
  • Mark Kennedy
  • Bruce M. Morris
  • Don Dougherty
  • Thom Enriquez
Narrated by Charlton Heston
Starring See Voice cast
Music by Alan Menken
Editing by Tom Finan
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date(s)December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06) (New Amsterdam Theatre)
December 10, 1997 (1997-12-10) (North America)
Running time 93 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $85 million[2]
Money made $252.7 million[2]

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

"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 | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards[6]
  • 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)
Result Award Winner/Nominee Recipient(s)
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)

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada December 10, 1997
 United States December 10, 1997
 Argentina December 13, 1997
 Brazil December 14, 1997
Mexico Mexico December 18, 1997
 South Korea January 5, 1998
 Hong Kong January 10, 1998
 Greece January 12, 1998
 Taiwan January 12, 1998
 Japan January 26, 1998
 Azerbaijan February 10, 1998
 Belarus February 10, 1998
 Kazakhstan February 10, 1998
 Singapore March 4, 1998
 New Zealand March 11, 1998
 Philippines April 12, 1998
 Australia April 18, 1998
 United Kingdom May 10, 1998
Republic of Ireland Ireland May 17, 1998
 Denmark June 19, 1998
 Sweden June 19, 1998
 Spain June 20, 1998
 Germany June 20, 1998
 Netherlands June 20, 1998
 Switzerland June 21, 1998 (German speaking region)
 Poland June 21, 1998
 Iceland June 22, 1998
 Belgium June 26, 1998
 France June 26, 1998
 Hungary June 27, 1998
 Estonia June 28, 1998
 Portugal June 28, 1998
 South Africa June 28, 1998
 Finland July 5, 1998
 Italy July 5, 1998
 Norway July 5, 1998
 Slovenia July 10, 1998
 Turkey August 23, 1998
 Russia June 2, 2001

References[change | change source]

  1. "Hercules". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hercules (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 3, 2008. 
  3. "1997 (70th)". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  4. "HFPA Awards Search". www.goldenglobes.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: 1998". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  6. "Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: 1998". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  7. "Nineteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards 1996-1997". www.youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 

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