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Hercules (1997 movie)

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Directed by
Produced by
  • Alice Dewey
  • John Musker
  • Ron Clements
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
StarringSee Voice cast
Narrated byCharlton Heston
Music byAlan Menken
Basil Poledouris
Edited byTom Finan
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date
Running time
93 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$85 million[2]
Box office$252.7 million[2]

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical 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 The Walt Disney Company. It is the 35th animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.

"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[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)


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