Coming to Blu-ray for the first time is Disney’s colossal fantasy adventure film Hercules Special Edition with dazzling picture and brilliant high-definition sound. This odyssey of fun is the 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Based on the legendary son of Zeus, Hercules, the film is directed and produced by Ron Clements and John Musker. It features a comical voice cast that includes Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Frank Welker, Rip Torn, Samantha Eggar, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Frewer and Jim Cummings. Charlton Heston has a cameo role as the opening narrator. The song “Go the Distance” was nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Song and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
Taken from Zeus, Hera and the gods as a newborn, Hercules gets adopted on Earth and grows up to become an awkward teenage pillar of strength. Trying unsuccessfully to fit in, he learns of his true origins and that he can regain his godhood and go home to Mount Olympus once he goes from “zero to true hero.” For the mission, Hercules teams with babyhood pal Pegasus, the flying stallion, and satyr Phil -- a feisty personal trainer. But it will prove to be a Herculean task when he must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg, and thwart comical hothead Hades and his henchmen Pain and Panic’s plans to overthrow Zeus and rule Mount Olympus.
- Tate Donovan as Hercules
- Josh Keaton as Young Hercules
- Roger Bart Young Hercules (singing voice)
- Danny DeVito as Philoctetes/Phil
- James Woods as Hades
- Susan Egan as Megara
- Frank Welker as Pegasus
- Rip Torn as Zeus
- Samantha Eggar as Hera
- Lillias White as Calliope
- Cheryl Freeman as Melpomene
- LaChanze as Terpsichore
- Roz Ryan as Thalia
- Vanéese Y. Thomas as Clio
- Bobcat Goldthwait as Pain
- Matt Frewer as Panic
- Patrick Pinney as Cyclops
- Hal Holbrook as Amphitryon
- Barbara Barrie as Alcmene
- Amanda Plummer as Clotho
- Carole Shelley as Lachesis
- Paddi Edwards as Atropos
- Paul Shaffer as Hermes
- Jim Cummings as Nessus
- Wayne Knight as Demetrius
- Keith David as Apollo
- Charlton Heston as Narrator
- “From Zero To Hero" Sing-Along
- "No Importa La Distancia" Music Video With Ricky Martin
- The Making Of Hercules
Release Date: July 7, 2014
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