Along with "Hunchback" and "Mulan," "Hercules" is proof that the nineties were a high-point for Disney. As with those unqualified classics, here effort is put into not only into recreating the story for children, but honoring its source and interpreting it uniquely; risks were taken with these films, especially here, and most of them pay off. The story being narrated in gospel style by the muses might sound odd at first; but while watching, you couldn't imagine the story told in any other way. James Woods knocks it out of the park and eradicates the archetypal low-voiced, droning Disney villain.
Weird but a lot of fun, the plot doesn't make sense and is full of holes, the musical choice is... Soul(?), The art reminds more Las Vegas than Ancient Greece, but despite this (or thanks to this) the movie is really fun to watch in its wackiness, and it has some great characters and some awesome casting choices (I mean, James Wood as Hades?! Rip Torn as Zeus?! hell yeah!).