Hercules, son of the Greek god Zeus (Rip Torn), is born with incredible strength. Hades (James Woods), Lord of the Underworld, sees him as the one thing standing in his way of taking over Mt. Olympus, home of the gods. He sends his two bumbling demons, Pain and Panic to kidnap young Herc, give hiim a potion that will change him into a mortal and kill him. The catch:Herc is supposed to drink every last drop of the formula, and thanks to those demons' clumsiness, he doesn't and holds on to his power, though he is mortal. After being raised by a lonely couple, Herc discovers the secrets of his past and goes to train with Phil (Danny DeVito), the Trainer of Heroes, to learn what makes a true hero and restore his godhood. Along the way, Hercules meets and falls in love with the temptress Megara (Susan Egan), who's secretly working for Hades.

A fun parody of the Greek myths, this also features a great score and songs by Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin) and David Zippel. This is probably one of the best Disney animated musicals there ever was.