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Black History in Animation:

The Muses from Hercules (voiced by Lillias White, Cheryl Freeman, LaChanze, Roz Ryan, & Vaneese Y. Thomas)

Calliope, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Clio are the Muses, goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes like Hercules. They narrate the film and each are a muse of a different form of art: (from left to right, Thalia is comedy, Clio is history, Calliope is epic poetry, Melpomene is drama/tragedy, and Terpsichore is dance.) They perform excellent songs throughout the film and give it that extra flavor. And that’s the gospel truth.

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