History Trivia / Hercules

9th Jul '16 1:05:10 PM themisterfree
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*** [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] (who worked with Merv on ''Series/HeadlineChasers'') was a riddle-giving Sphinx.
2nd Jul '16 8:27:04 AM rafi
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* CastingGag: In the animated series episode "Hercules and the Dream Date", Aphrodite who is voiced by Creator/LisaKudrow, brings to life a statue named Galatea, voiced by fellow ''Series/{{Friends}}'' star, Creator/JenniferAniston, who also once dated Tate Donovan.

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* CastingGag: In the animated series episode series.
** A recurring villain on the show was Echidna "the mother of all monsters" voice by Kathy Lee Gifford. In one episode, Hercules accidentally used one of Zeus's thunderbolts to destroy the mountain imprisoning her husband Typhoeus, voiced by her old talk show partner, Regis Philbin.
** Creator/MervGriffin appears as a gryphon with a talk show.
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"Hercules and the Dream Date", Aphrodite who is 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/LisaKudrow, brings to life a statue named Galatea, voiced by fellow ''Series/{{Friends}}'' star, Creator/JenniferAniston, who also once dated was dating Tate Donovan.Donovan at the time.
** Creator/WilliamShatner as Jason in "Hercules and the Argonauts", because who better to play the captain of the Argos than the captain of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]].
8th Jun '16 8:11:43 PM Josef5678
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* DoingItForTheArt: In regards to James Woods' performance as Hades. Woods has said that the role is his absolute favorite in his entire career and gladly reprises the role whenever asked, be it for the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series or a few bumpers at the Disney theme parks!
31st May '16 9:51:45 AM ClockworkFirefly
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** Creator/DonnyOsmond auditioned for the role of Hercules but Disney thought his voice was too deep for Herc.

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



** Meg was initially going to be a bit more of a DamselInDistress, but since she spent so much time with Hades, when he became a car dealer Susan Egan made her a much stronger woman just from the amount of improv she had to deal with.
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* This is the last Disney Animated Classic to have some sort of input from Walt Disney Studios chief Jeffrey Katzenberg. He supervised a few early meetings, but was canned after ''The Lion King'', three years before ''Hercules'' made it to theaters.

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** Meg was initially going to be a bit more of a DamselInDistress, but since she spent so much time with Hades, when he became a car dealer Susan Egan made her a much stronger woman just from the amount of improv she had to deal with.
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* This is the last Disney Animated Classic to have some sort of input from Walt Disney Studios chief Jeffrey Katzenberg. He supervised a few early meetings, but was canned after ''The Lion King'', three years before ''Hercules'' made it to theaters.
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31st May '16 9:51:22 AM ClockworkFirefly
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*** John Lithgow 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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*** ** John Lithgow 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/DonnyOsmond auditioned for the role of Hercules but Disney thought his voice was too deep for Herc.
18th Apr '16 7:54:30 AM Bluemargay
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* CastingGag: In the animated series episode "Hercules and the Dream Date", Aphrodite who is voiced by Creator/LisaKudrow, brings to life a statue named Galatea, voiced by fellow ''Series/{{Friends}}'' star, Creator/JenniferAniston.

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* CastingGag: In the animated series episode "Hercules and the Dream Date", Aphrodite who is voiced by Creator/LisaKudrow, brings to life a statue named Galatea, voiced by fellow ''Series/{{Friends}}'' star, Creator/JenniferAniston.Creator/JenniferAniston, who also once dated Tate Donovan.
12th Apr '16 8:35:11 PM Josef5678
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Hades is James Woods; Phil is Danny [=DeVito=]; Hermes is Paul Shaffer, best known for being Creator/DavidLetterman's band leader on ''The Late Show with David Letterman'' (though Shaffer got his start as the leader of ''Saturday Night Live'''s band in the 1970s and was a feature player during the 1979-1980 season). And Zeus is [[Film/MenInBlack Rip]] [[Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory Torn]]!
** The best part? Come time for RecycledTheSeries, Hades is ''still'' James Woods. And whenever Hades shows up in ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'' it's James Woods (well, except for "House of Villains", where he has all of two singing lines, so Creator/RobPaulsen fills in). And in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series it's James Woods again (well, except for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' and ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsCoded'', where his only lines are BossBanter because of technical limitations, so archival clips of James Woods fill in). Woods loved doing the voice of Hades (partially because of his kids and partially because he loved the character) so much that he made a deal with Disney to do the voice of the character for whatever salary they ask for until his death.
** Thalia, the fat singing Muse, would later go on to play [[WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack Bubbie the whale]] and [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime Cake the cat]].
** Ricky Martin played Hercules for the Latin American Dub. Tatiana, a children's television show host famous for her songs, played Megara also in the Latin American Dub.
** Meg goes on to be snarky and independent some more as Rin/Lin in ''Anime/SpiritedAway''.
*** She also voices Gina, an independent woman that sings in the club she owns in ''Anime/PorcoRosso''.
*** She later became [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse the leader of the Crystal Gems]].
** For fans of stand-up comedy, the distinctively-voiced Creator/BobcatGoldthwait is Pain and Sandra Bernhard is Cassandra.
** And for musical theatre folks, Hercules' singing voice is [[Film/TheProducers Carmen Ghia]].
** Panic is MaxHeadroom (or for the younger set, [[Series/{{Alice|2009}} the White Knight]] and [[Series/{{Supernatural}} Pestilence]].)
** The centaur Nessus and the Fat Thebian are voiced by Creator/JimCummings, who was also Rasul in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', another Disney comedy directed by Ron and Jon.
** Lachesis (the Fate with the spider in her nose) is [[Disney/RobinHood Lady Kluck]], Atropos (the short, fat one with one eye) was [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Flotsam and Jetsam]], and Clotho is [[Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire Wiress]].
** The Cyclops sang the '''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' theme song.
** Also, in the animated series, James Woods' return brought many, many famous voices as guests.
** Creator/KeithDavid is Apollo.
** MervGriffin also plays a fictional "Merv Griffon" who interviews Herc as well in an episode.
** Wink Martindale (game show host extraordinaire, from ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}'', which was produced by Disney/Buena Vista around the time of the series) as Sphinx Martindale.
** Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman and Frank Welker reprise their "Aladdin" roles as Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar and Abu for "Hercules and the Arabian Night," which was the Hercules-Aladdin crossover episode.
** [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Harry Solomon]] is Icarus, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman]] is Adonis, and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is Helen of Troy for the series.
** Echidna and Typhon are two titans who were the Parents of all Monsters, were also then voiced by another "Live!" pair--Kathie Lee Gifford and [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Regis Philbin]] (and, like Wink above, also employed by Buena Vista TV/Disney).
** Creator/WilliamShatner appeared as Jason, leader of the Argonauts.
** [[Series/TheOC Jimmy Cooper]] is a definite zero, but hero not so much.
** And Helen of Troy, voiced by [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Jodi Benson]] is dressed as a mermaid in a homecoming parade
** In "Hercules and the Kids", that wouldn't be the first time Ryan O'Donohue, Pamela Segall, and Courtland Mead [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} voiced a group of kids on a Disney cartoon]].
** Idina Menzel as a [[Theatre/{{Rent}} vamp who goes though men like wet wipes]] in "Song of Circe". She also later became [[Disney/{{Enchanted}} Nancy]] and [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Queen Elsa]].
** [[{{Series/Wings}} Steven Weber]] as Odyssseus, famous for his long journey.
** EdAsner as Mentor, [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} yet another]] tough cop type.
** [[WinBenSteinsMoney Ben Stein]] was Trivia (Try-vee-ah), a monotone and bored God who thought up a plan to counter Hades' Pool Party ([[RunningGag and again]], his game show was ''[[RuleOfThree also]]'' produced by Buena Vista/Disney).
** In Sweden, Megara is [[WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb Linda]], [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]], and [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jasmine]].
** Artemis was Music/RebaMcEntire.
** Aphrodite was [[Series/{{Friends}} Lisa Kudrow]].
** Galatea appeared in one episode, voiced by Creator/JenniferAniston.
** Creator/DomDeLuise is Bacchus.
** [[{{Reno 911}} Lt. Dangle]] is Atlas.
** [[TheDickVanDykeShow Carl Reiner]] is Prometheus.
** [[Series/{{Frasier}} Niles Crane]] is Daedelus.
** [[Series/TheBradyBunch Mrs. Brady]] is Demeter.
** Creator/BettyWhite is Hestia.
** [[WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist Dr. Katz]] is Morpheus.
** [[TheProducers Roger Bart]] is Young Hercules' singing voice.
8th Apr '16 3:35:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* XMeetsY: Many fans and critics have noted that the movie is much more Disney's own take on Superman with some elements of Rocky thrown in.
20th Mar '16 11:51:44 AM themisterfree
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** Wink Martindale (game show host extraordinaire, from ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}'', which was produced by Disney/Buena Vista around the time of the series) as The Sphinx.

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** Wink Martindale (game show host extraordinaire, from ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}'', which was produced by Disney/Buena Vista around the time of the series) as The Sphinx.Sphinx Martindale.
20th Mar '16 11:50:36 AM themisterfree
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** Wink Martindale (game show host extraordinaire, from ''Series/TicTacDough'', ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}'', which was produced by Disney/Buena Vista around the time of the series) as The Sphinx.



** Echidna and Typhon are two titans who were the Parents of all Monsters, were also then voiced by another "Live!" pair--Kathie Lee Gifford and [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Regis Philbin]].

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** Echidna and Typhon are two titans who were the Parents of all Monsters, were also then voiced by another "Live!" pair--Kathie Lee Gifford and [[WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire Regis Philbin]].Philbin]] (and, like Wink above, also employed by Buena Vista TV/Disney).



** Wink Martindale (game show host extraordinaire, from ''Series/HighRollers'' and ''Series/{{Debt}}'') as The Sphinx.
** MervGriffin as a [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Griffin]] talk show host.



** [[WinBenSteinsMoney Ben Stein]] was Trivia (Try-vee-ah), a monotone and bored God who thought up a plan to counter Hades' Pool Party.

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** [[WinBenSteinsMoney Ben Stein]] was Trivia (Try-vee-ah), a monotone and bored God who thought up a plan to counter Hades' Pool Party.Party ([[RunningGag and again]], his game show was ''[[RuleOfThree also]]'' produced by Buena Vista/Disney).
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