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Asterix in Britain (1986)

Astérix chez les Bretons (original title)
The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to deliver a barrel of their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ...
Astérix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ...
Obélix (voice)
Graham Bushnell ...
Jolitorax (voice)
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Cetinlapsus (voice)
Maurice Risch ...
Châteaupétrus (voice)
Roger Lumont ...
Stratocumulus (voice)
Nicolas Silberg ...
Motus (voice)
Albert Augier ...
Le marchand phénicien (voice)
Paul Bisciglia ...
(voice)
Bertie Cortez ...
(voice)
Gérard Croce ...
(voice) (as Gerard Croce)
Alain Doutey ...
(voice)
Michel Elias ...
(voice)
Michel Gatineau ...
Cétautomatix / le chef des pirates (voice)
Henri Labussière ...
Panoramix (voice)
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The diminutive Asterix and his rather larger companion Obelix, warriors of the last village in Gaul still free after the Roman invasion, set out on a mission to deliver a barrel of their druid's famous magic potion to help Asterix's cousin in Britain fight off the invading Roman army. Written by Benjamin John Evans <benj@whitley.unimelb.edu.au>

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I say! The Romans have invaded!


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3 December 1986 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Asteriks u Britaniji  »

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In the book, Jolitorax's shirt is green, while Zebigbos' is yellow. In the movie, Jolitorax's shirt is yellow, while Zebigbos' is green. See more »

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Followed by Asterix Conquers America (1994) See more »

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Title Song
Performed by Cook da Books
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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In Vino Veritas
11 August 2010 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Before the British can ask themselves what the Romans can possibly do for them they are not too terribly pleased with the bothersome invasion. Anticlimax, cousin of Asterix, sneaks off to Gaul for help. Getafix makes a barrel of magic potion and Asterix, Obelix and Dogmatix courier it back to Britain. Many, many beaten, bruised, and broken Romans make the mistake of getting in their way.

The jokes and visual humor just don't stop. You'll be grinning from ear-to-ear when watching Asterix in Britain. The animation has such a detailed quality to it that the film nearly rivals vintage Disney. The music too, is also lovely. A score CD was produced in France, but it's long out of print. Bill Oddie is the voice of the little warrior this time around, while amusing English stereotypes fill out the rest of cast.

A favorite of mine since I was a kid, I first saw Asterix in Britain on BBC2 one Xmas morning. I nearly wore out the tape I recorded it on. My advice, buy the DVD. Even for kids raised on CGI it's a winner.


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