David's Vacation Club Rentals
David's Vacation Club Rentals

VIDEO: Meet the real-life Disney Muses who brought to life “Zero to Hero” tune in “Hercules”!

in Disney, Movies, Movies & TV, Technology

Disney’s animated feature, Hercules is one of those awesome little trips that tends to take a backseat to some of the other heavy-hitters in the Disney library. This is unfortunate, because it has so many incredible and wonderful musical numbers.

One of which is “Zero to Hero” where the Muses chronicle Herc’s rise to becoming a public icon.

But did you know that the minds at Walt Disney Animation Studios actually filmed the entire sequence with live actresses before putting pencil to paper and animating the whole thing? Well now ya do! And it’s pretty darn amazing how accurately the animators captured the vigor of these “real-life” Muses!

Check it out below:

Amazing, right? Disney has been actually using this technique as far back as Snow White, if you can believe it! It goes without saying that the method is wildly effective. But I want to hear from you! Tell me your thoughts on this video and as always, stick with Inside the Magic for all things Disney!

2 Comments

  1. EricJ

    “Hercules is one of those awesome little trips that tends to take a backseat to some of the other heavy-hitters in the Disney library.”

    Probably because we were still a little delayed-reaction cranky about sorting out our feelings over whether Hunchback was a good or bad film, decided that it was a bad (and ultimate 90’s-corny) one, we unfairly took it out on the next one, and Herc became Disney’s biggest box-office flop until Atlantis came along. The sitcom humor didn’t help at the time either, which we all took out on Eisner.
    Which is too bad, as Herc’s now considered alongside Mulan and Lilo as one of the best “post-Big Four” movies of the 90’s Renaissance. Video, and a generation too young to remember box office, did it.

  2. Awesome you remind me my childhood. I used to see Hercules cartoon with my brother. He always wants to be a king like Hercules.

    Regard
    Anupriya

Add Your Voice