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Asterix and Cleopatra (1968)
"Astérix et Cléopâtre" (original title)

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Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix (voice)
Jacques Morel ...
Obélix (voice)
Micheline Dax ...
Cléopâtre (voice)
Jacques Balutin ...
Tournevis (voice)
Jacques Bodoin ...
(voice)
Maurice Chevit ...
(voice)
Claude Dasset ...
(voice)
Pierre Garin ...
(voice)
Olivier Hussenot ...
(voice)
Bernard Lavalette ...
Le narrateur / Amonbofis (voice)
Rodolphe Marcilly ...
(voice)
Joel Noel ...
(voice)
Jean Parédès ...
Jules César (voice)
Alfred Personne ...
(voice)
Lucien Raimbourg ...
Panoramix (voice)
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Storyline

Popular animated hero Asterix and his faithful sidekick Obelix travel to ancient Egypt to help Cleopatra build a new summer home. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar have made a bet, with Caesar wagering the project cannot be completed in a few weeks time. With the help of a magic potion, Asterix comes to the rescue of the Queen of the Nile as Caesar and an angry architect plot against them. Written by Anonymous

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Astérix meets the Queen of the Nile!


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24 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Astérix creators René Goscinny & Albert Uderzo had no input in the first Asterix feature, Asterix the Gaul (1967), which was made by Georges Dargaud without their consent. For this second animated film, they decided to take control. Uderzo even came to the conclusion that Astérix's legs had to be made a bit longer to enable him to walk properly and subsequently changed the way he drew the character. See more »

Goofs

Many sound effects are off-sync, for example an urn falls into the floor at one point, after the crash is heard. See more »

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Followed by The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Quand l'Appétit va, Tout va
Music by Gérard Calvi
Lyrics by Pierre Tchernia
Performed by Roger Carel and Jacques Morel
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Good but not perfect
8 January 2014 | by (Co, Derry, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

There are some good gags in this film, like the poor dubbing in the beginning, the scene where the man is sharpening his hand to karate chop wood, the architect's's poor designs and Cleopatra acting like a spoiled brat.

But the songs are terrible. There is only 3 songs and the lyrics are hopeless. Cleopatra's song in the bath consists of only "La la la la la." and that annoying lion dancing. The food song consists of "When you're eating well, you're well. When you're eating well, you're well. Loss of appetite is a dreadful blight. When you're eating well, you're well." And don't get me started on the song where the villain bakes a cake.

The point of writing a song is to make it catchy so that people can't get it out of their heads. These lyrics are obviously written by a first timer.

Black people are drawn in a shockingly stereotypical way with giant lips and speak in stereotypical voices. I'm surprised the BBFC didn't cut those scenes out. They probably knew it was Asterix and gave it a U anyway without watching it. You could have full frontal nudity in it and they wouldn't know.

The animation is not great, it is not a Hollywood Disney film. Just a low budget French film. The voice acting is average. Asterix with an American accent is not good idea. Ceaser and Cleopatra's voices work though.

It's also really short. But back in the 60's, animated movies were very short.

But it is entertaining. There's good visual gags in it and it is certainly a lot better than Asterix The Gaul which was awful. Despite it's flaws, it is worth watching if you're an Asterix fan.


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