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Hercules (1997 movie)

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Directed byRon Clements
John Musker
Produced byRon Clements
John Musker
Written byRon Clements
John Musker
Barry Johnson
StarringTate Donovan
Danny DeVito
James Woods
Susan Egan
Rip Torn
Hal Holbrook
Narrated byCharlton Heston
Music byAlan Menken
Edited byTom Finan
Robert Hedland
Distributed byWalt Disney Feature Animation
Release date
November 22, 1997 (1997-11-22) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$85 million[1]
Box office$252,712,101[1]

Hercules is an animated released by Walt Disney Pictures. produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. movie. It is based on the Greek legend of Hercules, but it is very different than the original story. It was more like Superman, Rocky and The Karate Kid. Unlike most Disney movies, it had a very different style due to the fact that the British cartoonist Gerald Scarfe, (who designed the movie Pink Floyd The Wall) helped make the movie.

"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.


Awards and nominations

  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards[5]
  • 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)