Hercules

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Walt Disney Feature Animation Released 1997

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Director:
Ron Clements , John Musker
Released:
1997
Rating:
G

Hercules is an outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy, and adventure that's "brimming with comic surprise!" (Entertainment Weekly). Taken from the gods as a newborn, adopted on earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. Trying to fit in, he discovers his dad is Zeus and home is Mount Olympus -- if he can move from "zero" to true hero! Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil -- a feisty personal trainer -- for the mission. But it's no easy task as he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades. With the help of Pain and Panic, Hades plans to rule the Universe with only Hercules standing in his way! With a bold animation style, colossal voice cast, and spectacular music, Hercules is unmatched in strength -- delivering something for everyone with "pinwheeling, knockabout fun!"

Metacritic Score

  • 88

    Philadelphia Inquirer Carrie Rickey

    The dialogue is tart, and likewise the bluesy score (a departure for Disney stalwart Alan Menken, working here with City of Angels lyricist David Zippel). And it's these elements t...

  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The wonder is that it took Disney so long to get to the gods of Greek mythology. Hercules jumps into the ancient legends feet-first, cheerfully tossing out what won't fit and combi...

  • 88

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Disney's smashing new mythological feature cartoon, is one of funniest and most purely entertaining of all the recent Disney animated efforts.

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