Hercules (1997 movie)

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Directed by
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
Based onThe legendary Greek mythology hero Heracles
Produced by
  • Alice Dewey
  • John Musker
  • Ron Clements
StarringSee Voice cast
Narrated byCharlton Heston
Edited byTom Finan
Music byAlan Menken
Basil Poledouris
  • Destination Films
  • Curious Pictures
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures (USA)
TriStar Pictures (Mexico)
Universal Pictures (International)
Release dates
  • November 14, 1997 (1997-11-14) (New Amsterdam Theatre)
  • December 28, 1997 (1997-12-28) (North America)
Running time
93 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$85 million[2]
Box office$252.7 million[2]

Hercules is a 1997 American-Greek animated musical fantasy comedy movie based on the legendary Greek mythology hero Heracles (known in the movie by his Roman name, Hercules), the son of Zeus in Greek mythology. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, and was produced by Curious Pictures.

"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]

Additionally, Tawatha Agee, Jack Angel, Shelton Becton, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Jennifer Darling, Grey DeLisle, Debi Derryberry, Bill Farmer, Milt Grayson, Michael Lerner, Sherry Lynn, Mickie McGowan, Laraine Newman, Denise Pickering, Phil Proctor, Jan Rabson, Riley Steiner, Alfonzo Thornton, Brian Tochi, Erik von Detten, Frank Welker, Billy West, Samuel West and Ken Williams provided additional voices.

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)

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. Archived from the original on 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  5. "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: 1998". www.imdb.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-16. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  6. "Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: 1998". www.imdb.com. Archived from the original on 2008-12-30. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  7. "Nineteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards 1996-1997". www.youngartistawards.org. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09.

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