Top 27 Hercules Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Hercules facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Hercules film message.

When Hercules first walks into Phil's cabin he hits his head on the mast of the Argo. In the original myth, Jason, the captain of the Argo, was killed when the mast hit his head.

The Fates tell Hades "In 18 years precisely the planets will align ever so nicely", but only show 6 planets. The Greeks were only aware of 5 planets (plus Earth) which they could see with the naked eye.

Hercules Trivia

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  1. During the the Hydra fight there is a lighting strike as the Hydras rear up for the kill, Hercules then looks up to see another strike and has the idea to collapse the cliff, potentially his dad Zeus giving him a hint?

Hercules Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • At the part where Hercules is accosted in Thebes by a crazy man screaming "The end is coming!", the graffiti on the wall behind him reads "The end coming", "The end is near" and "FIN".

  • 1 - The titular character throws his Scar coat on the floor as a throw rug, in reference to what Zazu says to Mufasa in Lion King (1994).
    The titular character throws his Scar coat on the floor as a throw rug, in reference to what Zazu says to Mufasa in Lion King (1994).
  • There is a reference to the Ancient Greek play, Oedipus Rex; during his date with Meg, Hercules talks about the play they saw together, that "Oedipus thing". Oedipus was the tragic hero who killed his own father and married his mother.

  • 1 - The two kids/demons trapped behind the rock ask someone to call "IX I I", Roman numerals for 911
    The two kids/demons trapped behind the rock ask someone to call "IX I I", Roman numerals for 911
  • 1 - The song "One Last Hope" features a scene which is a tribute to Karate Kid (1984)
    The song "One Last Hope" features a scene which is a tribute to Karate Kid (1984)
  • Meg calls Hercules "Wonderboy." Wonderboy is the name of the main character's baseball bat from The Natural (1984). Both movies follow a promising young athlete who gets betrayed by a beautiful, mysterious woman, nearly ruining his career.

Hercules Hidden Details

One guy just goes "nope" and starts walking backwards

1 - The scissors that the fortune tellers use to cut Meg's thread of life already had cracks on the blades. These cracks are because the scissors can't cut through the thread of Gods, referencing when Hades failed to kill Zeus before the birth of Hercules.
The scissors that the fortune tellers use to cut Meg's thread of life already had cracks on the blades. These cracks are because the scissors can't cut through the thread of Gods, referencing when Hades failed to kill Zeus before the birth of Hercules.
1 - The medallion he receives as a baby is fitted into his belt.
The medallion he receives as a baby is fitted into his belt.

In the garden scene you can see Meg walking into the scene with a wrap around her shoulders but when Pain and Panic talk to her, the wrap is gone only to be brought back in the next cut when she falls

1 - Zeus' statue is smiling after meeting Hercules
Zeus' statue is smiling after meeting Hercules

Hades makes a deal with Hercules by shaking with this left hand. Left handedness has long been associated with being evil and shaking with your left hand is seen as rude.

1 - Two boys get trapped under a massive rock and one shouts out "somebody call IXII," which are the roman numerals for 911.
Two boys get trapped under a massive rock and one shouts out "somebody call IXII," which are the roman numerals for 911.
1 - When he goes to the gorge to rescue those children (Panic and Fear) they scream to call 911 in Roman numbers.
When he goes to the gorge to rescue those children (Panic and Fear) they scream to call 911 in Roman numbers.
1 - Herc's head piece is Scar from Lion King
Herc's head piece is Scar from Lion King

Phil mocks Herc for claiming to be the "only kid of Zeus", as the movie suggests. In the myths, Zeus was known as a womanizer and had many children by many mothers.

Pain and Panic depower Hercules, and Pain jokes that it's "a little grecian formula"; from this point on, Hercules is no longer blonde, but instead ginger - [01:08]

Megara refers to Pegasus as a pinto, referencing the Ford Pinto, an experimental flying car!

1 - Hercules wears the skin of Scar (from The Lion King) while getting his image painted on a pot.
Hercules wears the skin of Scar (from The Lion King) while getting his image painted on a pot.
1 - You can see Hercules wearing Scar from the Lion King. My partner just pointed it out as we were watching the movie with our daughter.
You can see Hercules wearing Scar from the Lion King. My partner just pointed it out as we were watching the movie with our daughter.
1 - Megara's soul has no feet. That's because feet have their own soles.
Megara's soul has no feet. That's because feet have their own soles.

Hercules removes his headband and rides like a modern day bull rider.

Hades is warned that if Herc fights during the battle at the end of the movie Hades will lose. Hades purposefully sends Herc into battle against the Cyclopes. If he hadn't, Hercules wouldn't have been able to fight because of the deal they made which sapped Hercs strength

Hercules poster
Hercules poster

Hercules Plot

The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Hercules. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Director Ron Clements
Stars Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito
IMDB score 7.3