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
Music by Alan Menken
Editing by Tom Finan
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date(s) June 15, 1997 (1997-06-15) (New Amsterdam Theatre)
June 27, 1997 (1997-06-27) (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.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 27 June 1997
 United States 27 June 1997
 Argentina 3 July 1997
 Brazil 4 July 1997
Mexico Mexico 4 July 1997
 South Korea 5 July 1997
 Hong Kong 10 July 1997
 Greece 12 July 1997
 Taiwan 12 July 1997
 Japan 26 July 1997
 Azerbaijan 10 August 1997
 Belarus 10 August 1997
 Kazakhstan 10 August 1997
 Singapore 4 September 1997
 New Zealand 11 September 1997
 Philippines 12 September 1997
 Australia 18 September 1997
 United Kingdom 10 October 1997
Republic of Ireland Ireland 17 October 1997
 Denmark 14 November 1997
 Sweden 14 November 1997
 Spain 17 November 1997
 Germany 20 November 1997
 Netherlands 20 November 1997
 Switzerland 21 November 1997 (German speaking region)
 Poland 21 November 1997
 Iceland 22 November 1997
 Belgium 26 November 1997
 France 26 November 1997
 Hungary 27 November 1997
 Estonia 28 November 1997
 Portugal 28 November 1997
 South Africa 28 November 1997
 Finland 5 December 1997
 Italy 5 December 1997
 Norway 5 December 1997
 Slovenia 11 December 1997
 Turkey 23 January 1998
 Russia 2 June 2001

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)

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