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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 »

Connections

Spoofs Cleopatra (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Le Gâteau Empoisonné
Music by Gérard Calvi
Lyrics by Pierre Tchernia
Performed by Bernard Lavalette and Jacques Balutin
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disappointing and without the wit of the comic strip
14 January 2013 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

I read Asterix cartoons over and over in my youth so know them well, but had never seen the animation until today and I'm sad to say I was disappointed. The film didn't have the language wit of the comic strip (the Latin asides) and the animation was naive. You can't say, "Oh but it was 1968" because look what Disney was doing then! It was entertaining and fun to watch but not great. The drawing was poor, which was proved when my film froze a few times to reveal the sketchiness of the artwork! It was similar to the comic in the design of the characters - they looked the same - but song and dance numbers? Really? Maybe I'm being too pedantic about a much loved comic book but there were many points where I thought it was lazy production. I didn't even laugh. I guess for older children, who this is supposed to be for, it would be okay, but it lacked continuity, was too stop-start, limited dialogue (I suppose they were keeping to the comic) so it seemed too simple and not entertaining enough and I got the impression it was trying to be Disney but falling well short. I think I'll stick to reading Asterix.


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