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The audio commentary for Hercules is a fan-fiction thing to make. It would've appeared on Hercules: 2-Disc Heroic Special Edition DVD.

Discription

Hercules commentary with Directors John Musker and Ron Clements.

Transcript

  • JOHN MUSKER: Hi, and welcome to the DVD audio commentary for the legendary Hercules. I'm John Musker, the director of the film.
  • RON CLEMENTS: And I'm Ron Clements, the co-director of the one and only Hercules.
  • MUSKER: This whole idea of Hercules, you know, sparked from a pitch Joe Haidar made because he suggested pitching a story from Greek mythology, but when work on an adaption of The Odyssey was dropped, he just produced a sketch of Hercules, instead, and, and explained a brief outline of what happens in the story. And so after the pitching session was over, the film was basically approved for development and Haidar, well, he presented to the filmmakers a page-and-a-half outline, but his work on the film just stopped after that.
  • CLEMENTS: It's worth noting that Charlton Heston did the fake narration for the opening scene before being interrupted by the Muses, a-and then becoming the true narrators for the story. It was, just, such a amazingly good time for him to be working on the film at, like, such a time like this.
  • Calliope: ...take it from here, darling.
  • Narrator: You go,...
  • CLEMENTS: Ironically enough, there was at one point going to be a alternate opening to this where Charlton Heston narrated the legacy of Zeus even further than he did in the final cut of the movie, but it was changed to the opening that we're currently seeing to, you know, start the movie off with a 'bang'.

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