The Mighty Hercules (1963–1966)

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The adventures of the heroic demigod of Greek mythology.

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The original animated adventures of Hercules, "hero of song and story". Gifted "with the strength of ten ordinary men" courtesy of his magic ring Hercules routinely saves ancient Greece from assorted baddies, accompanied by several (generally unhelpful) sidekicks. Written by Derek Chong <derekchong@hotmail.com>

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Strangely enough, this cartoon has a cast album that features the famous theme song as well as songs written specifically for the album itself. Also called 'The Mighty Hercules', the album first came out as a record in 1963. See more »


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The Mighty Hercules
Theme by Winston Sharples and Win Singelton
Sung by Johnny Nash
Scroll Productions (ASCAP)
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The Best Of The Classic 60's Cartoons
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Say what you want to about this cartoon, but it was a 60's Cartoon gem. By todays standards the stories were over simplistic, and predictable but they stuck a real heroic chord with me. The theme music is still unforgettable. Hercules has a slight resemblance of the Max Flisher Superman (in a toga) but this show was fun, power packed with excitement. I love the good versus evil theme that Hercules brought to us. The plots were imaginative, with stories such as the Chair of Forgetfulness, The Pod Of Transformation, The Hydra, and The Box of Pandora. This is a Cartoon show I would really love to own for my collection. To some of you others who might think it's crap, you can have your Simpsons, and South Park. The Mighty Hercules Rock!


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