Synopsis: Hercules, son of the Greek God, Zeus, is turned into a half-god, half-mortal by evil Hades, God of the Underworld, who plans to overthrow Zeus. Hercules is raised on Earth and retains his god-like strength, but when he discovers his immortal heritage Zeus tells him that to return to Mount Olympus he must become a true hero. Hercules becomes a famous hero with the help of his friend Pegasus and his personal trainer, Phil the satyr. Hercules battles monsters, Hades and the Titans, but it is his self-sacrifice to rescue his love Meg which makes him a true hero.
Production: Buena Vista Internationa
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 15 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

Long ago, in the far away land|of ancient Greece...

there was a golden age|of powerful gods...

and extraordinay heroes.

And the greatest and strongest|of all these heroes...

was the mighty Hercules.

But what is the measure|of a true hero?

Ah, that is what our stoy is...

Will you listen to him?

He's makin' the story|sound like some Greek tragedy.

Lighten up, dude.

We'll take it from here, darling.

You go, girl.

We are the muses...

goddesses of the arts|and proclaimers of heroes.

Heroes like Hercules.

Honey, you mean "Hunk-ules".

Ooh, I'd like to make|some sweet music with him...

Our story actually begins...

long before Hercules...

many eons ago.


Back when the world was new

- Whoa!|- The planet Earth was down on its luck

And everywhere gigantic brutes|called Titans ran amok

It was a nasty place

There was a mess|wherever you stepped

Where chaos reigned and earthquakes|and volcanoes never slept

Whoo! Say it, girlfriend!

And then along came Zeus

- He hurled his thunderbolt|- He zapped

- Locked those suckers in a vault|- They're trapped

And on his own|stopped chaos in its tracks

And that's the gospel truth

The guy was too "TypeA"|to just relax

- And that's the world's first dish|- Yeah, baby.

Zeus tamed the globe|while still in his youth

Though, honey|it may seem impossible

That's the gospel truth

On Mount Olympus life was neat

And smooth as sweet vermouth

Although, honey|it may seem impossible

That's the gospel truth

- Ah, ah|- Ah

- Ah, ah|- Oh, yeah, yeah

- Ah, ah|- Hey, hey, hey

- Ah, ah|- Hey, yeah


Behave yourself.

Oh, look at this.

Look how cute he is.

Hah! Oh, he's strong...

like his dad, hmm?

Whoa! Excuse me!|Hot stuff coming through!

Excuse me.|One side, Ares.

Why, Hermes, they're lovely.

Yeah, you know, I had Orpheus|do the arrangement.

Isn't that too nutty?

Fabulous party. You know, I haven't|seen this much love in a room...

since Narcissus discovered himself.

Dear, keep those|away from the baby.

Oh, he won't hurt himself.

Let the kid have a little fun.

On behalf of my son,|I want to thank you all...

for your wonderful gifts!

What about our gift, dear?

Well, let's see here.|We'll take... Hmm, yes.

A little cirrus and, uh, hmm,|a touch of nimbostratus...

and a dash of cumulus.

His name is Pegasus...

and he's all yours, son.

Mind his head.

He's so tiny.

My boy.

My little Hercules.

How sentimental.

You know, I haven't been|this choked up...

since I got a hunk of moussaka|caught in my throat!


So is this an audience|or a mosaic?

Hey, how you doin'?|Lookin' good. Nice dress.

So, Hades,|you finally made it.

How are things|in the underworld?

Well, they're just fine. You know,|a little dark, a little gloomy.

And, as always,|hey, full of dead people.

What are you gonna do? Ah!|There's the little sunspot.

Little snootchie. And here is a sucker|for the little sucker.

Eh? Here you go.|You just...


Uh, powerful little tyke.

Come on, Hades. Don't be such a stiff.|Join the celebration!

Hey. Love to, babe...

but unlike you gods|lounging about up here...

I regrettably|have a full-time gig...

that you, by the way,|so charitably bestowed on me, Zeus.

So, can't.|Love to, but can't.

You ought to slow down.|You'll work yourself to death.

Hah! Work yourself to death!

Oh, I kill myself!

If only. If only.

If there's one god you don't want|to get steamed up, it's Hades.

'Cause he had an evil plan.

He ran the underworld

But thought the dead|were dull and uncouth

He was as mean|as he was ruthless

And that's the gospel truth

He had a plan|to shake things up

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Ron Clements

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ronald Francis "Ron" Clements (born April 25, 1953) is an American animation director and producer. He is one half of America's leading contemporary animation team with John Musker. more…

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