Young Hercules

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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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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • amor e amizade em suas aventuras cheias de ao e ver como eles encontram Hrcules no to amorosa famlia olmpica e as conseqncias de tais encontros.

    10
    Antes que o homem se tornou lenda ... antes de a lenda tornou-se mito ... veio a maior aventura de todos ... jovem Hrcules. filma / HORA: Young Hercules foi filmado em locaes em Auckland, Nova Zelndia de maio de 1998 a janeiro de 1999 . TRANSMISSO: ESTADOS UNIDOS: A srie foi ao ar na FOX. CANAD: A srie foi ao ar na YTV e
  • Hot guys in leather, how could you not love it!

    9.5
    Personally I loved everything about this show. Action, humor, romance, not to mention several hot guys decked out in leather.



    Telling the story of Hercules (the teen years) and his two closest friends Iolaus and Jason, Young Hercules was full of action and adventure. Created by the same people who gave us Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Hercules was a show for children of all ages.



    Giving us great tales of the young hero when he still was searching for his father's approval, the show boasted several wonderful recurring characters like Ares (played by the late Kevin Smith), Hephaestus, Discord, and Lilith. Putting new spins on wonderful Greek Myths and Legends.



    The half hour show was just getting into its groove when production was cancelled, but left us with 50 great episodes. And did I mention lots of hot guys in leather?moreless
  • As young Hercules continues to grow and live through his teen years, his mother sends him to Cheiron's Academy of Warriors, where he meets two lifelong friends, Jason and Iolaus, and comes into conflict with fellow Gods, and learns the way of the warrior.moreless

    9.5
    I remember a much more youthful time in my own life, where I would wake up in the morning, and my only motivation to be up and off to school was watching Batman: The Animated Series, and Young Hercules. Something appealed to me about the latter program, and it stuck with me, even ten years later, I always remembered the young Ryan Gosling in his Young Hercules attire, and I had no idea how much the image stuck with me since then until I saw the page for it on this site. Looking back on the episode recaps, I remember sitting and watching this show in my living room and thinking, God I love this show. It had an innocence to it that was apparent in the actions of Herc, Jason, and Iolaus, it had romance between Herc and Cyane, it had action everywhere, and perhaps best of all, it was a show you didn't have to tune into every week to understand it. You could show up out of the blue in front of your TV with a friend who never watched, sit down, and watch it, and you'll both be walking away from it without questions as to what one character meant, because it had open credits, started, it climaxed, and then there was the aftermath and close credits. It was simple and straightforward...unlike this review. It's a shame they cancelled the series, as it could've made stars out of all three actors. Luckily, Ryan Gosling made it big, obviously with help from this series, but it makes you wonder what would've happened if it hadn't been cut so quickly from the lineup for a show with no base (Mystic Knights of Tyrnanog or something). Bad move Fox.moreless
  • Not very popular, but not so cool neither.

    6.0
    Young Hercules is a very upbeat and adventurous counterpart to the adult version of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Unlike Hercules:TLJ, Young Hercules is obviously aimed at younger kids who couldn't be interested to sit for an hour and watch some boring episode of Hercules and get completely confused by watching plot lines twist and turn, people dying, then coming back to life. Young Hercules offers them the chance to love Hercules and Ancient Greece by giving them action packed episodes that are only a half hour long. Perfect for anyone who loves Ancient Greece and Hercules, heroes and gods, but doesn't want to be confused, or sit through an entire hour of television of the same thing over and over again. :)moreless
  • Young hercules go threw a tough time with the gods especially ares!

    7.0
    I use to like this show I dont know if this stil comes on it just popped in my head and i thought ill right something! This is a great show but in some episodes it can get alittle annoying but i still liked this show and i liked how they had the same sres thats in Hercules legendary journeys and Xena!
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spinoff, Fairy Tales & Fables, legendary heroes, fantastic adventure, child hero