History Trivia / Hercules

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.
17th Mar '17 12:10:05 AM NWolfman
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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.



* MoneyDearBoy: More like "AuteurLicense, Dear Boy." 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.
10th Mar '17 9:28:56 AM themisterfree
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*** [[Series/TicTacDough Wink]] [[Series/HighRollers Martindale]] (who worked with Merv on ''Series/HeadlineChasers'') was a riddle-giving Sphinx.

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*** [[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}}.)
6th Mar '17 9:29:20 AM dsneybuf
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* NonSingingVoice: Roger Bart as Young Hercules. Creator/JoshKeaton explained that since 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 Young Hercules. Creator/JoshKeaton explained that since 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.
6th Mar '17 9:27:44 AM dsneybuf
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* TheOtherDarrin[=/=]PoorMansSubstitute: Most of the movie's cast ''did'' return for the series, except for Charlton Heston, Rip Torn, and Danny [=DeVito=].

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* TheOtherDarrin[=/=]PoorMansSubstitute: NonSingingVoice: Roger Bart as Young Hercules. Creator/JoshKeaton explained that since 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.
* TheOtherDarrin:
Most of the movie's cast ''did'' return for the series, except for Charlton Heston, Rip Torn, and Danny [=DeVito=].[=DeVito=].
28th Feb '17 1:17:56 AM NWolfman
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* AwesomeDearBoy: James Woods has cited Hades as his absolute favorite role ever, so much so that he leaps at the opportunity to reprise the role in any future Disney projects, such as the animated series, ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and even some theme park bumpers!



* 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!


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* MoneyDearBoy: More like "AuteurLicense, Dear Boy." 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.
28th Jan '17 11:04:38 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Hades, but he turned it down.
** 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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** Jack Nicholson Creator/JackNicholson was offered the role of Hades, but he turned it down.
** John Lithgow
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.



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

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** Donny Osmond Music/DonnyOsmond auditioned for the role of Hercules but Disney thought his voice was too deep for Herc.Herc.
** Creator/JimBelushi, Creator/JohnGoodman, Creator/GregoryPeck and Creator/PatrickStewart were considered for Zeus.


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** Music/TheSpiceGirls were considered for the Muses.
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