History Trivia / Hercules

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).
28th Feb '16 2:28:18 PM nombretomado
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** [[ThirdRockFromTheSun Harry Solomon]] is Icarus, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman]] is Adonis, and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is Helen of Troy for the series.

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** [[ThirdRockFromTheSun [[Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun Harry Solomon]] is Icarus, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold Batman]] is Adonis, and [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]] is Helen of Troy for the series.
20th Jan '16 2:28:02 PM Josef5678
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* AllThereInTheManual: The Titan's names are [[BlowYouAway Stratos]], [[DishingOutDirt Lythos]], [[MagmaMan Pyros]], and, rather unfittingly for his powers, [[AnIcePerson Hydros]].
** Likewise, unless you know your Greek mythology, the five Muses are Thalia (muse of Comedy and the plump one), Melpomene (muse of Tragedy and the one with the long, curly hair), Calliope (muse of Epic Poetry and the leader), Clio (muse of History and with the pony tail), and Terpsichore (muse of dance and choral poetry, the one in the two-piece toga).
** The Hydra is repeatedly stated to be a girl in supplemental material like story book versions.
20th Jan '16 11:06:44 AM Caps-luna
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** The Hydra is repeatedly stated to be a girl in supplemental material like story book versions.
29th Dec '15 10:03:55 PM jameygamer
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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.

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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.in.
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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.
16th Nov '15 12:28:35 PM samface
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** And another one: Disney veteran Andreas Deja was asked to animate Hades, but he feared that animating ''another'' villain (he'd already done a considerable streak of famed villains, animating [[Disney/{{BeautyAndTheBeast}} Gaston]], [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} Jafar]] and [[Disney/{{TheLionKing}} Scar]] one after the other) would be too easy and obvious. So, to challenge himself, he asked to animate a hero instead and was given the job of animating Hercules himself.
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