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
Astérix meets the Queen of the Nile!
Did You Know?
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
Many sound effects are off-sync, for example an urn falls into the floor at one point, after the crash is heard. See more
Le Gâteau Empoisonné
Music by Gérard Calvi
Lyrics by Pierre Tchernia
Performed by Bernard Lavalette
and Jacques Balutin See more