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Hercules is entry #35 of the Disney Animated Canon, released in in the game it didn't appear in, the world's theme music was used in another world. Hercules is a American animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Walt Disney . Ricky Martin provided both the voice and singing voice for the Latin Keith David as Apollo · Charlton Heston has a cameo role as the opening narrator. . Singles from Hercules: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack. Incidentally, for the Spanish language version of the film, Latin pop singer . " Hercules ()" is a very fun kids film that get's pretty dark and mysterious at times.
During Herc's teen years, the other kids mock him and call him "Jerkules", and the townspeople in general call him a freak and disaster because of his Super Strength. Luckily for them, they are in a G-rated Disney movie and Hercules is a kind-hearted and sweet-natured guy, as opposed to the Hercules of the actual myths, who was known for A being extremely hot-tempered and B using his strength against those who angered him, often with lethal results for the mortals involved. He goes from blue to bright red flames.
When he loses it completely, his whole head and arms become fountains of fire. The Hydra eats Hercules and burps when done, but Hercules escapes by sticking his sword in its throat and cutting its head off. During the beginning of the movie after Pain and Panic abduct Hercules, turn him mortal, and then try and fail to kill him.
Panic runs around saying "Hades is gonna kill us when he finds out about this! Zeus and Hades are brothers and the latter is trying to usurp and imprison the former. The Muses, Pegasus and Deimos Pain were not involved in the original Heracles myth, and were brought in from other parts of Greek Mythology for the Disney movie.
Phobos Panic does not appear in the myth per se, but Heracles did worship him and have him depicted on a shield of his. Phil, after he overhears part of a conversation between Meg and Hades, catches on that Meg isn't to be trusted and tries to warn Hercules.
The lovesick Herc will have none of it, to the point of hitting him in a blind rage, and Phil leaves Herc in his darkest hour. Hades ends up revealing Meg's involvement to Herc after taking his strength away. And boy does it have a more crushing effect on Herc than having his strength gone! Hades has a literal chessboard for planning his take over of Olympus. Several scenes during "Zero to Hero" even have him sitting at a chessboard, pushing various pieces naturally, shaped like various mythological monsters toward Herc.
Herc rushes off to help people as soon as he hears about it. A double subversion in that he's doing heroic deeds to regain his godhood, but later realizes that he should be doing good for good's sake. During the training montage, Pegasus ducks to narrowly dodge a badly-aimed sword, which gives him something like a flattop.
During his battle with Hydra, Hercules' tunic and cape get shred, with one of the tunic's straps even being ripped off. The Hydra still looks pretty CG despite advanced cell shading simulation techniques being applied. Also, Hercules' 'crib' and the colonnade in Olympus. Megara has a sultry, husky voice, atypical of both Disney female Love Interests in general and female characters in the movie. She's also working for Hades albeit unwillinglyand at one point tries to seduce Herc into revealing his weaknesses, though she ends up falling for him instead.
Caricatures of the film's directors John Musker and Ron Clements appear at the top of an arch as Young Herc speeds his foster father's wagon into the marketplace.
Hades gets one more Funny Moment as the Disney castle comes up. Happens when Hercules shakes Phil's hand. Herc is so excited to meet his mentor that he forgets to be careful with his Super Strength. Later, Hercules gets this from Hades after being blackmailed into giving up his strength for twenty-four hours. If Hercules proves himself worthy, he can rejoin the gods. Thanks to Exact WordsHercules can get out of his deal of giving up his strength to Hades in exchange for Meg's release: Hades simply promised that "no harm" would come to Meg, so when she pushes him out of the way of the falling pillarthus bringing her to harm and sacrificing her lifethe deal is broken and Herc gets his strength back.
Aren't you a damsel in distress? I'm a damsel, I'm in distress, I can handle this. Have a nice day! Deal with the Devil: Megara sold her soul to save her boyfriend Hercules gave up his Super Strength to set Meg free. Cue invasion of Thebes by a giant cyclops. Hercules makes a deal with Hades to save Meg in exchange for his life. This time, Hades's tricks don't work. Hercules comes close to this after giving up his strength to save Meg from Hades, only to have Hades reveal that Meg was working for him all along.
Herc is fully prepared to commit suicide by giant cyclops until Phil comes back and gives him a pep talk. Characters Main Characters Hercules Tate Donovan - The god turned mortal hero-in-training, thus he is now half-mortal, half-god. He is a son of Zeus and Hera, which is in contrast to the myth. In Season 1 Episode 20 he says he is 16 years old, indicating he trained for two years with Phil as he was 18 at the end of the movie.
Tate Donovan only portrayed Hercules as an adult during the film, whereas in the series he portrays him at both ages. Phil continues to train and teach Hercules whenever the hero in training is not occupied with his schooling. Pegasus Frank Welker - The winged horse formed from clouds by Zeus, he is the childhood pet and faithful companion of his owner Hercules with the brain of a bird. Icarus French Stewart - Hercules' best friend. The boy who escaped from the Labyrinth with his father on wax wings appears as a complete nut the explanation is that he was "brain-fried" by flying too close to the Sun.
Despite his accident, Icarus still flies every chance he gets resulting in a few more encounters with the sun. Icarus is very adaptive and hence could adjust to about every situation, except when he is very jealous or overly hyperactive. He could become an ultra serious soldier at boot camp or a nearly identical version of Hades himself. Thankfully, at the end of each episode, he reverts to his own odd self. His father, Daedalus David Hyde Pierceis a genius but egotistical teacher in the academy.
When Icarus graduates, he goes into inventing with his father and makes a fortune, earning the commercial title "Icarus: Cassandra Sandra Bernhard - The Trojan War prophet appears as an anti-social girl, that has visions of the future usually bad once in a while. Icarus is completely obsessed with marrying her; she has no reciprocation, but merely tolerates him, though she loathes even trying to kiss him.
Supporting Characters Adonis Diedrich Bader - The narcissistic and self-obsessed prince of Thrace, who bullies Hercules and Icarus every chance he has. He even annoys the gods, at one point resulting in Gaia putting a curse on him.
Adonis believes that anything can be solved with power and money. In "The Yearbook", at graduation, he was one credit short and had to attend summer school much to his horror.
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She sports a mohawk hairstyle and is aggressively tough. In the Amazon culture, the women fight and work while the men stay at home baking cookies and cleaning the house. Tempest is forbidden by her culture from showing any emotion beyond bravado and aggression, which causes a great deal of friction between her and her classmates.
Bob is often interrupted or upstaged by the muses, but manages to maintain a professional working relationship with them. Bob has an incorporeal wife Mrs. Their only "appearance" on screen, is in episode "Return of Typhon", their movements only noticeable by the hats they wore. Helen of Troy Jodi Benson - Helen was the sweetest and most feminine character of the series.
She was the most popular girl in the academy and Adonis' girlfriend. Helen tries her best to keep Adonis from being a jerk but typically fails. Unlike most students, she is openly amicable towards Hercules.
Unlike the film, where he could only communicate with his son through a temple statue, Zeus frequently shows up in person to communicate with Hercules.
Though a just ruler, he is at times shown to be both immature and nepotistic, using his position to give Hercules advantages in life. He showed lavish closeness for Hercules despite the distance between them and helps him out whenever he could. Sometimes, his attempts go wrong, causing Herc even more trouble than before.
His frequent teasing towards his brother Hades often ends up driving him further into villainy, to which the King of the Gods seems blissfully unaware of.
Hades James Woods - The smooth-talking lord of the underworldwho constantly makes plans to overthrow and rule Olympusbring more dead into the underworld or rewrite universal order.Disney's Hercules Intro HD
His crazy shapeshifting imp assistants, Pain and Panichave also returned from the movie, but at times end up working alongside Hercules. Hera Samantha Eggar - The loyal Wife of Zeus and equally loving mother to Hercules, although she proves to be the more rational of his parents, often forced to reign in her own husband at times. Poseidon Jason Alexander - God of the sea, storms and earthquakes. Poseidon is easily swayed by others, particularly Hades, which tends to bite him back in the end.
Though he is shown to work with other Gods, he makes an effort to keep out of their personal squabbles. He is engaged to Aphrodite and hates it when Hades flirts with her. Morpheus Jonathan Katz - God of sleep, is and has a little brother called Phobetor who wanted to become god of sleep but Zeus said that Thanatos can't be God of sleep because of his "seniority.
Hercules and Morpheus convinced Zeus to give the job of dreams to Phantasos since he was much better at dreams and nightmares than his brother. Ares Jay Thomas - The god of war, who just wants to destroy things and prove the superiority of his home city of Sparta over that of Athens, his sister's city. He hates intellectuals, referring to them as 'eggheads', and is a brash god. He is openly antagonistic towards his sister Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, although their animosity is more sibling rivalry than actual hate.
He is served by his dimwit sons Fear David Cross and Terror Toby Russwhose lack of intellect and common sense frustrate their father to no end.
Athena Jane Leeves - The goddess of wisdom and warfare, witty sister of Ares - her rival. Ares tries frequently to destroy her worship city, Athens, but Athena always receives help from Hercules. Athena has a pet owl named Ibid.
Though she doesn't get along with Ares, when the two are forced to team up, they are a formidable pair. Boreas Alan Rosenberg - The god of the north wind, who seems to have a grudge against Ares for beating him up when Sparta was being created. Aeolus or any of the other winds do not appear so in the show he may be the god of all of the winds. Apollo Keith David - God of the sun, which he rides around in the sky as a chariot.
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Aphrodite Lisa Kudrow - Goddess of the love and beauty, with a theme song that even she thinks is annoying. She is quite strong minded, feisty and clever. Though she speaks with a dignified flourish in times of presentation, when speaking casually her voice is that of a valley-girl.
She has pink skin and blonde hair.
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Despite her engagement to Haphestus, Hades is constantly trying to flirt with her, to no avail. Demeter Florence Henderson - Goddess of agriculture. Summoned Nemesis to smite the satyr Pan Joe Pantoliano for his inadequate offerings at her harvest festival and was building a temple to himself. Persephone - Conceptualized, but did not appear outside of promotional material. According to an inside source from the show, several different stories were considered for her, including one where she was the daughter of Hades and Demeter who were embroiled in a custody battle, and another where she would have been a teacher at Prometheus Academy, but nothing ever felt really appropriate and her storyline was dropped.
Cupid Tom Arnold - The god of passion. He is shown as a pink, short, overweight, middle-aged man wearing a diaper. Cupid has minions called puttos, and his quiver holds both "love" and "loathe" arrows.
Cupid's design differs drastically from his design in the film, where he was presented as a more traditional cherub-like character. Hermes Paul Shaffer - The messenger of the gods and god of thieves, shown to be tremendously fast and constantly airborne. On excerpts detailed in Novemberthe similarities between their outlines included the naive title character caught between two worlds, a Danny DeVito -type sidekick, a world-wise heroine, and a powerful villain in a battle of idealism versus cynicism.
So we thought of different ways he could be half-man and half-god. We moved more toward making Hades the villain instead of Hera. The Underworld seemed like such a fascinating, dark images; the contrast with Olympus seemed to have all kinds of visual possibilities.
Comedy writers Don McEnery and Bob Shaw were recruited by creative executive Jane Healey to work on Hercules where their contribution was "important structural things like putting capital letters at the beginnings of sentences and adding periods and commas.
After Red Buttons had auditioned, he left stating "I know what you're gonna do. You're gonna give this part to Danny Devito! He said that the female lead in Hercules was supposed to be this cynical smart-ass, sounding nothing at all like sweet, innocent Belle.