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Astérix le Gaulois (1967)

Gaul invaded! Asterix must save the Druid Getafix from the Romans.

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Ray Goossens

Writers:

René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade Pierre Tornade ... Abraracourcix / Le marchand de boeufs (voice)
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Assurancetourix (voice)
Lucien Raimbourg Lucien Raimbourg ... Panoramix (voice)
Pierre Trabaud Pierre Trabaud ... Caius Bonus (voice)
Bernard Lavalette Bernard Lavalette ... (voice)
Robert Vattier Robert Vattier ... (voice)
Michel Puterflam Michel Puterflam ... (voice)
Maurice Chevit Maurice Chevit ... (voice)
Georges Carmier Georges Carmier ... (voice)
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Storyline

In the year 50 BC Gaul is occupied by the romans - nearly. But the small village of Asterix and his friends still resists the Roman legions with the aid of their druid's magic potion, which gives superhuman strength. Learning of this potion, a Roman centurion kidnaps the druid to get the secret formula out of him. Written by Michael Zink

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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 July 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix de Galliër See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dargaud Films,Belvision See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

120 animators worked on this film. See more »

Goofs

In the UK version of the film, at the end you can see the English voice cast list, but it's actually Astérix et le coup du menhir's voice cast. See more »

Alternate Versions

As a bonus feature for the German DVD release, each Asterix film was given a new dubbing in a German dialect. This film was dubbed in Saxonian. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Where Is Your Head (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Je suis le marchand de boeufs
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A primitive incarnation of the famous Gaul indeed
10 September 2009 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

I wasn't expecting Pixar animation from a French cartoon from the Sixties, but I did expect the drawings to be a little more complex. It doesn't distract from the enjoyment of the movie but if you've ever seen some of the early Charlie Brown cartoons you'll find the stiff animation style quite familiar.

The story itself is very simple and involves an undercover Roman spying on the Gauls to learn the secret of their superhuman strength. We all know it's because of the magic potion but this first movie is very "entry level" so don't expect it to get any more complex than that. It is an almost direct adaptation of the comic-book, but a few of the character names have been changed, for example Getafix is now called Panoramix. I am glad they didn't follow through with these weird changes for the rest of the movies.

At a running time of less than 70 minutes there's not much time for a plot to develop but there are a decent amount of laughs and it's always fun to watch the hapless Romans get beaten up.

Thankfully, the animated Asterix never got any worse than this.


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