Hercules the Hero

American children are avid watchers of television and movies. They get a great deal of information and misinformation from these sources. It is incumbent upon parents and educators to see that the information received is factual and truthful and that the messages conveyed are accurate. Walt Disney has long had influence over our children, retelling tales from history, folklore and mythology. Recently, that studio has released a number of old stories, recounted in the most expedient way. This often means that there is a great deal of poetic, or cinematic license at work.. Unfortunately, this is the case with one of Disney’s most recent productions, Hercules. It is fraught with such inaccuracies and embellishments so as to be barely recognizable as the same story.