Young Hercules

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Follow teenage half-god/half-mortal Hercules and his friends, Iolaus and Jason, as they learn about life, love and friendship on their action-packed adventures and watch as they encounter Hercules' not-so-loving Olympian family and the consequences of such encounters. Basically a prequel to: Hercules, the Legendary Journeys. The voiceover during the theme went as follows: In an age of light and darkness Zeus, King of the Gods, rules the universe. He had a son, young Hercules. Half-god, half-man, young Hercules longs to find his place in this world... the father he's never known, and what it means to be a hero. Before the man became legend... before the legend became myth... came the greatest adventure of all... young Hercules. FILMING LOCATION/TIME: Young Hercules was filmed on location in Auckland, New Zealand from May 1998 to January 1999. BROADCASTING: UNITED STATES: The series aired on FOX. CANADA: The series aired on YTV and FOX ============================= Runtime: 30 min (50 episodes) Country: USA Language: English Color: Color Sound Mix: Dolby =================== Production Companies * MCA Television * Renaissance Pictures Distributors * MCA Television * Studios USA Television Special Effects * Flat Earth Productions ============================= Awards Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 -- Nominated Outstanding Sound Editing -- Tim Isle (supervising music editor), George Haddad (sound/adr editor) Outstanding Sound Editing -- Yuri Reese (re-recording mixer), George Haddad (re-recording mixer), Richard Hansen (production mixer) Outstanding Sound Mixing, Yuri Reese (re-recording mixer), George Haddad (re-recording mixer), Richard Hansen (production mixer) Writers Guild of America, USA 2000 -- Nominated --WGA Award (TV) Children's Script -- Shari Goodhartz [For episode "Hind Sight"] ============================ Release dates Sweden -- 3 January 1999 France -- 10 April 1999 Spain -- 2000 Hungary -- 26 May 2001 ========================== Filming Locations 1. Auckland, New Zealand 2. Los Angeles, California, USA 3. New Zealand ======================= CREW Directed by Chris Graves Charlie Haskell Andrew Merrifield Simon Raby (block 13) T.J. Scott (pilot) Writing credits (in alphabetical order) Michael Edens series (episode "The Between Friends") (episode "Down and Out in Academy Hills") (episode "Winner Take All") (episode "Under Siege") (story) (episode "The Prize") (writer) (episode "Head that Wears the Crown") Brian Herskowitz Eric Lewald head writer Julia Lewald head writer John Loy Steven Melching Doug Molitor co-story Brooks Wachtel writer (episode "Battlelines") Produced by Cynthia Hsiung .... producer Sam Raimi .... executive producer Robert G. Tapert .... executive producer (as Rob Tapert) Original Music by Joseph LoDuca Cinematography by Kevin Riley Art Direction by Nick Bassett Makeup Department Lynn Barber .... makeup artist: second unit Michael Krehl .... makeup artist Production Management Nicki Ellis .... production manager Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Michele Priest .... first assistant director Quentin Whitwell .... second assistant director Art Department Chris Hollyer .... property master Sound Department Markus Braack .... sound mixer: foreign version Jason George .... adr supervisor Tim Isle .... music editor Steve Scoville .... dialogue editor Brad Segal .... supervising music editor Special Effects by Jabin Dickins .... floor supervisor Ryan Hartnett .... special effects technician Visual Effects by Kevin Blank .... visual effects Steve Bobertz .... visual effects coordinator Everett Burrell .... visual effects supervisor Kristen Fitzner .... visual effects Omar McClinton .... visual effects coordinator: Flat Earth Productions David Rednour .... digital artist Eric Reinhard .... 2D composite artist: Flat Earth Productions Rod Ripley .... data management: Flat Earth Productions Kevin Struckman .... digital effects artist: Flat Earth productions Kenneth Voss .... digital artist (uncredited) Stunts Ben Cooke .... assistant stunt coordinator Glen Levy .... stunts Sheree Swords .... stunt double Sheree Swords .... stunt performer Other crew Steve Bobertz .... assistant editor Daniel Kolton .... composer: additional music Stephanie Laffin .... casting associate: New York Dale McCready .... camera operator Howard Meltzer .... casting: New York Allison Wilke .... casting assistant (pilot episode) ======================= TRIBUTE: Xena Star Smith Killed In Fall 18 February 2002 (StudioBriefing) New Zealand actor Kevin Smith, 38, who played the recurring role of Ares on the syndicated TV series Xena Warrior Princess and Young Hercules and had recently landed a leading role opposite Bruce Willis in the upcoming feature Man of War, has died of brain injuries in Beijing following a fall. Details of the apparent accident were sketchy. Smith, who presumably is no relation to the American director of the same name, had reportedly just completed work on a joint Sino-U.S. production. His death touched off an outpouring of grief on a Xena website as well as eulogies from New Zealand newspaper columnists and political figures. The country's Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard said in a statement, "Kevin Smith was a wonderful New Zealand actor who was known not only for his enormous talent and amazing beauty, but also for his intelligence and self-effacing humor." ==============================moreless
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spinoff, Fairy Tales & Fables, legendary heroes, fantastic adventure, child hero