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Hercules (1997 movie)

1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures

Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical movie. It was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 35th animated movie in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The movie was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is based on the legendary Greek mythology hero Heracles (known in the movie by his Roman name, Hercules), the son of Zeus, in Greek mythology.

Hercules
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
Production
companies
Distributed byBuena Vista Pictures Distribution
Release date
Running time
93 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$85 million[2]
Box office$252.7 million[2]

"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.

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

  • 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)

Release DatesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada June 27, 1997
  United States June 27, 1997
  Argentina July 3, 1997
  Brazil July 4, 1997
  Mexico July 4, 1997
  South Korea July 5, 1997
  Hong Kong July 10, 1997
  Greece July 12, 1997
  Taiwan July 12, 1997
  Japan July 26, 1997
  Azerbaijan August 10, 1997
  Belarus August 10, 1997
  Kazakhstan August 10, 1997
  Singapore September 4, 1997
  New Zealand September 11, 1997
  Philippines September 12, 1997
  Australia September 18, 1997
  United Kingdom October 10, 1997
  Ireland October 17, 1997
  Denmark November 14, 1997
  Sweden November 14, 1997
  Spain November 17, 1997
  Germany November 20, 1997
  Netherlands November 20, 1997
   Switzerland November 21, 1997 (German speaking region)
  Poland November 21, 1997
  Iceland November 22, 1997
  Belgium November 26, 1997
  France November 26, 1997
  Hungary November 27, 1997
  Estonia November 28, 1997
  Portugal November 28, 1997
  South Africa November 28, 1997
  Finland December 5, 1997
  Italy December 5, 1997
  Norway December 5, 1997
  Slovenia December 11, 1997
  Turkey January 23, 1998
  Madagascar May 3, 2000
  Russia June 2, 2001

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Hercules". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hercules (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  3. "1997 (70th)". awardsdatabase.oscars.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  4. "HFPA Awards Search". www.goldenglobes.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  5. "Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: 1998". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  6. "Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: 1998". www.imdb.com. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  7. "Nineteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards 1996-1997". www.youngartistawards.org. Retrieved 2009-01-09.

Other websitesEdit