Twilight Sparkle's Retro Media Library

After its theatrical release on June 27, 1997, Hercules, Disney's 35th animated feature, was released on VHS on Feburary 3, 1998 (followed by its moratorium date of January 31, 1999), and on DVD on November 9, 1999.

The first copies of the VHS were produced in December 1997.


An outrageous odyssey of fun, fantasy and adventure unfolds in the hilarious hit film Hercules - Disney's 35th animated triumph "brimming with comic surprise!"

Taken from the gods as a newborn, adopted on earth, Hercules becomes an awkward teenage pillar of strength. Trying to fit in, he discovers Zeus is his dad and home is on Mount Olympus - if he can move from "zero" to true hero! Hercules teams with Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil - a feisty personal trainer - for the mission. But it's no walk on Acropolis. He must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades, who's having a devil of a time with his hostile takeover of the Universe. He's armed with morphing morons Pain and Panic for help, and only Hercules stands in his way!

With a bold animation style, colossal voice cast, and spectacular music, Hercules is unmatched in strength, delivering something for everyone with "pinwheeling, knockabout fun!"



Video Creation date Announcer
1 Green warning screens (1997-2000) October 21, 1997
2 Walt Disney Company intro +
Join Us Now for a Special Preview Bumper (1996-1998)
February 3, 1998 Beau Weaver
3 Teaser trailer for Mulan June 27, 1997
4 Walt Disney Company "Coming to Video" Bumper (1997-1998) March 4, 1997 Beau Weaver
5 Video preview for The Little Mermaid February 3, 1998 Mark Elliott
6 Trailer for Belle's Magical World November 11, 1997 Mark Elliott
7 Video preview for Peter Pan December 2, 1997 Mark Elliott
8 Video preview for Flubber February 3, 1998 Don LaFontaine
9 "Feature Presentation" (1992-1999) October 29, 1996 Beau Weaver
10 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection logo (1994-1999) October 28, 1994
11 Full Screen Format Disclaimer (1994-2000) January 22, 1994
12 Hercules June 27, 1997


  • The Making of Hercules
  • "No Importa La Distancia" music video
  • Music Video With Ricky Martin
  • Film Recommendations

In Other Countries

Country of origin Format Release date
Japan VHS January 23, 1998
Australia VHS February 25, 1998
Brazil VHS March 1998
United Kingdom VHS April 27, 1998
South Korea VHS July 15, 1998
Japan DVD December 22, 1999
United Kingdom DVD March 24, 2000
South Korea DVD July 13, 2000