The Walt Disney company has made fifty-six full-length feature films, starting with 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and most recently last year's Polynesian epic Moana. Groundbreaking, imaginative, fun, occasionally scary, the Disney movies are sure crowd pleasers and pretty much a guaranteed fun night out for the whole family.
In 1997, their thirty-fifth animated release came out: Hercules. While you can be sure a Disney film will be a good one, you can also be sure there will be lots and lots of merchandise coming out to promote it. The American Treasure Tour is happy to honor both the film - and the merchandise! - with a banner displayed in our Toy Box.
Did you know:
- James Woods loved playing Hades so much in the film that, when it went over budget, he offered to continue working free of charge. Disney said no and figured out how to continue.
- The Muses in the film are Calliope, Clio, Melpomene, Terpsichore and Thalia. Disney originally approached the Spice Girls to voice them, but a scheduling conflict prohibited it.
- One sound effect used in the film is the "Wilhelm Scream." Never heard of it? Stay tuned - our blog will talk about it in better detail soon.
- Donny Osmond, teen heartthrob of the 1970's, auditioned to play Hercules, but his voice was considered too deep for the character and he lost out to Tate Donovan.