History Trivia / Hercules

25th Jul '17 7:31:14 PM creader
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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: ''Hercules'' is considered a lower point in this era.
25th Jul '17 7:30:49 PM creader
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Idina Menzel was already pretty well-known in the late 90s thanks to ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'', but her guest spot as Circe in the show is even funnier now, since she went on to appear in [[Film/{{Enchanted}} two]] [[{{Disney/Frozen}} later]] Disney movies.
25th Jul '17 7:30:22 PM creader
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* AuteurLicense: John Musker and Ron Clements admitted to only making this movie because Disney agreed to green-light their dream project, ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', if this one was successful.
17th Jul '17 9:34:34 AM fearlessnikki
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* ActorAllusion: Who knows if this was on purpose, but as Phil is an Expy (or at the very least an AffectionateParody) of Mickey from the Rocky films, [[Film/BatmanReturns this isn't the first time Danny DeVito has played a character made popular by Burgess Meredith...]]

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Who knows if this was on purpose, but as Phil is an Expy (or at the very least an AffectionateParody) of Mickey from the Rocky films, [[Film/BatmanReturns this isn't the first time Danny DeVito has played a character made popular by Burgess Meredith...]]



** Creator/MervGriffin appears as a gryphon with a talk show.
*** [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] (who worked with Merv on ''Series/HeadlineChasers'') was a riddle-giving Sphinx. (He was also working for Disney's Buena Vista TV arm at the time, as the host of ''Series/{{Debt}}'' on Creator/{{Lifetime}}.)
** "Hercules and the Dream Date" has a guest character in Galatea, Hercules' date for the Aphrodesia Dance, who's [[ClingyJealousGirl completely obsessed with him]]. Galatea was voiced by Creator/JenniferAniston, who was dating Tate Donovan at the time.

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** Creator/MervGriffin appears as a gryphon with a talk show.
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show. [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] (who worked with Merv on ''Series/HeadlineChasers'') was a riddle-giving Sphinx. (He was also working for Disney's Buena Vista TV arm at the time, as the host of ''Series/{{Debt}}'' on Creator/{{Lifetime}}.)
** "Hercules and the Dream Date" has a guest character in Galatea, Hercules' date for the Aphrodesia Dance, who's [[ClingyJealousGirl completely obsessed with him]]. Galatea was voiced by Creator/JenniferAniston, who was dating Tate Donovan at the time. What's more is that Aphrodite - who brings Galatea to life - is voice by Jennifer's ''{{Series/Friends}}'' co-star Creator/LisaKudrow.



* TheOtherDarrin: Most of the movie's cast ''did'' return for the series, except for Charlton Heston, Rip Torn, and Danny [=DeVito=].

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Most of the movie's cast ''did'' return for the series, except for Charlton Heston, Rip Torn, and Danny [=DeVito=].



* PlayingAgainstType: Non-acting example: The art director was Gerald Scarfe, the same person behind the nightmarish [[DerangedAnimation animation]] of ''Music/TheWall''.

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Non-acting example: The art director was Gerald Scarfe, the same person behind the nightmarish [[DerangedAnimation animation]] of ''Music/TheWall''.



** Music/DonnyOsmond auditioned for the role of Hercules but Disney thought his voice was too deep for Herc.

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** Music/DonnyOsmond auditioned for the role of Hercules but Disney thought his voice was too deep for Herc. He would at least get to be the singing voice of Shang in ''{{Disney/Mulan}}''.



** The original pitch for the movie was going to be more mythologicaly accurate with Hera as the BigBad, the Titans as both the collective BiggerBad and TheStarscream, and Hades as something of a sidekick to Hercules.
*** This concept was later used for HerculesAndXena.

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** The original pitch for the movie was going to be more mythologicaly accurate with Hera as the BigBad, the Titans as both the collective BiggerBad and TheStarscream, and Hades as something of a sidekick to Hercules.
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Hercules. This concept was later used for HerculesAndXena.''Hercules And Xena''.
9th Jul '17 2:18:00 PM creader
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* GeniusBonus: Pain is right, rabbits aren't rodents; they're lagomorphs.
27th Jun '17 8:08:50 AM FigmentJedi
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** Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson, plays the original Homer in a few episodes of the series.
15th Jun '17 7:56:15 PM Clamanath
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* CutSong: Hercules had a ballad called "Shooting Star", and there was an alternate, slower song for Meg called "I Can't Believe My Heart".

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* CutSong: Hercules had a ballad called "Shooting Star", Star" (which was featured in the UK version of the soundtrack [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWJqcNOlw-Y performed by Irish boy band Boyzone]]), and there was an alternate, slower song for Meg called "I Can't Believe My Heart".
17th May '17 5:52:17 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/JackNicholson was offered the role of Hades, but he turned it down. Music/DavidBowie and Creator/WillemDafoe were also considered. Creator/JohnLithgow meanwhile, accepted the role and recorded lines, but Disney found he didn't have the right balance of menace and comedic timing they were looking for.

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** Creator/JackNicholson was offered the role of Hades, but he turned it down. Music/DavidBowie and Creator/WillemDafoe were also considered. Creator/JohnLithgow meanwhile, accepted the role and recorded lines, but Disney found he didn't have the right balance of menace and comedic timing they were looking for. Creator/JamesCoburn, Creator/PhilHartman, Creator/MichaelIronside, Martin Landau, Terrence Mann, Ron Silver, Creator/KevinSpacey and Rod Steiger also auditioned.



** Creator/JimBelushi, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/GregoryPeck and Creator/PatrickStewart were considered for Zeus.

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** Creator/JimBelushi, Creator/JamesBelushi, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/GregoryPeck and Creator/PatrickStewart were considered for Zeus.



** Creator/EdAsner, Creator/ErnestBorgnine, Creator/RedButtons and Dick Latessa read for Phil.



** Music/TheSpiceGirls were considered for the Muses.

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** Music/TheSpiceGirls Music/TheSpiceGirls were considered for originally approached to portray the Muses.Muses following an invitation to sing one of the songs, but declined the offer due to scheduling conflicts.
14th May '17 4:17:50 PM shawnvw
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** In the victory party scene, Hermes plays keyboards, just like his voice actor, musician Paul Shaffer.
26th Mar '17 8:47:28 PM dsneybuf
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* NonSingingVoice: Roger Bart as Young Hercules. Creator/JoshKeaton explained that due to his voice changing, and the fact that he has more experience singing pop than Broadway, he couldn't hold the last note of "Go the Distance (reprise)" for as long as the writers hoped.

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* NonSingingVoice: Roger Bart as sings for Young Hercules. Creator/JoshKeaton explained that due to his voice changing, and the fact that he has more experience singing pop than Broadway, he couldn't hold the last note of "Go the Distance (reprise)" for as long as the writers hoped.
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