Critics' Corner
Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Walt Disney’s insipid, lifeless, animated feature, is hardly the stuff of children’s entertainment."

Rita Kempley - Style section, "The movies is annoyingly hip."

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Scene from this movie The heavenly child of Zeus and Hera, Hercules is abducted from Mount Olympus by scheming Hades, lord of the underworld. Hades, whose desire to rule the gods is threatened by Hercules’ destiny, orders two hellish lackeys to administer a potion that will render the boy mortal. But the goons don’t give him the full dose.

Raised on Earth by mortals Amphitryon and Alcmene, Hercules eventually learns of his connection to Zeus from the thunderous god himself. But to prove himself worthy of returning to his celestial home, Hercules must show his heroism. Aided by his winged horse, Pegasus, and trained by Philoctetes, Hercules takes on Hades and his arsenal of weapons, including a 30-headed Hydra and a two-faced beauty called Megara, whose job is to discover Hercules’ weakness. -- Desson Howe Rated G

Directors: Ron Clements; John Musker
Cast: Tate Donovan; Josh Keaton; Roger Bart; Danny DeVito; James Woods; Susan Egan; Bob Goldthwait; Matt Frewer; Rip Torn; Hal Holbrook; Amanda Plummer; Charlton Heston
Running Time: 1 hour, 26 minutes
Filmographies: Tate Donovan; Danny DeVito;
James Woods; Charlton Heston;
Rip Torn; Hal Holbrook