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Hercules
Directed by
  • John Musker
  • Ron Clements
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
Narrated by Charlton Heston
Starring See Voice cast
Music by Alan Menken
Basil Poledouris
Editing by Tom Finan
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date(s) June 15, 1997 (1997-06-15) (New Amsterdam Theatre)
June 27, 1997 (1997-06-27) (North America)
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $85 million
Money made $252.7 million

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.

Cast

Awards and nominations

  • Academy Awards
  • Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance" (Nominated)
  • Golden Globes
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Go the Distance" (Nominated)
  • Best Fantasy Movie (Nominated)
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 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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