The Mighty Hercules (1963–1966)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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In the legend, Hercules was far from being the noble hero that the cartoon portrays him as: he is described as being a womanizer, a glutton with a rapacious appetite for food, and the murderer of his wife and children. 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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Just horrid....and cartoons just don't come any worse
28 August 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Hanna-Barbera Productions must have loved this show. That's because it was so badly written and so amateurishly made that it made the worst Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the 1960s look very impressive by comparison! This terrible mess must in fact be the very lousiest cartoon series ever made. The characters are a lot like those in Clutch Cargo, in that often their bodies didn't move at all but the lips were animated. The animators also often used a few cartoon sketches again and again and again for the entire cartoon! A slide show would have been about as convincing as animation! Imagine the horror, then, that the quality of animation was not the major problem with the series! It was the stories themselves that were pure garbage. Each episode only lasted about 4 or 5 minutes and the plots often made no sense at all! And, for those who know anything about Greek mythology at all, the characters bore no resemblance to the original stories! In this cartoon's case, Hercules pops in and out of Olympus at will and owes everything to a magic ring. Hmmm,...this sounds a lot like Captain Marvel, not Hercules! And to top it off, the dialog was grade-Z! Herc's sidekick was a seemingly brain damaged creature named Newton who kept repeating EVERY line! I just wanted to shut him up so badly when I was a kid!

A couple years ago, I noticed that our cable company offered some free cartoons ON DEMAND. I found that many of these Hercules cartoons were included and they were even worse than I remembered them from my childhood! They were so bad that I showed them to my daughter and we both laughed our heads off at the ineptness of the show. Only watch these for laugh value or to torture your kids if they have been bad--REAL, REAL bad!

By the way, for more about the series as well as a review from someone who pretty much agrees with me, try http://www.toonopedia.com/m-herc.htm.


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