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Clever Details From Hercules That Prove It's Disney's Most Underrated Movie

Updated July 24, 2020 22.9k votes 2.7k voters 88.8k views13 items

List RulesVote up the most interesting details from Disney's Hercules!

Hercules is one of those film's that'll stand the test of time no matter what. The insanely accurate historical details and clever gags easily make it one of Disney's best animated films. 

The movie fans and secret history buffs at /r/MovieDetails pointed out the most impressive details found in Hercules. Did you notice any the first time around? Vote up the most interesing small movie details from Hercules!

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    Hades Calls Out The Movie's Run Time

    From Redditor /u/EveFluff:

    In Hercules (1997) Hades says, "Guys, relax. It's only half-time," exactly at the 46-minute mark, the halfway point of the 92-minute movie.

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    Notes That Only 6 Planets Were Known During That Time

    From Redditor /u/scam_radio:

    In Disney’s Hercules (1997) the Fates tell Hades all the planets will align but only show 6 planets aligning. These are the 5 planets plus Earth that the ancient Greeks were aware of and could see with the naked eye.

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    The Cracks In The Scissors Came From Hades' Failed Attempt To Kill Zeus

    From Redditor /u/UniBiPoly:

    In 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.

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    Hades References The Myth Of Persephone

    From Redditor /u/declankim4843:

    In Hercules (1997), at 1:09:03 hades says he has plans for August, so hurry up. This is a reference to the myth of Persephone.

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