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The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976)

Les 12 travaux d'Astérix (original title)
The Gauls have the chance to become the new masters of the Roman empire if they can solve twelve tasks set by Julius Cesar.

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... Astérix / Les 2 sénateurs (voice)
Jacques Morel ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Abraracourcix (voice)
Henri Labussière ... Le réceptionniste (voice)
... César (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ... (voice)
Lawrence Riesner ... (voice)
Claude Dasset ... (voice)
Roger Lumont ... Cylindrique le Germain, prof de karaté allemand (voice)
Gérard Hernandez ... Le vénérable du sommet (voice)
Henri Virlojeux ... Panoramix / Iris (voice)
Nicole Vervil ... (voice)
Jacques Hilling ... (voice)
Henri Poirier ... (voice)
Mary Mongourdin ... (voice)
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When Julius Cesar fears, that he will probably never be able to defeat the gaulic village of Asterix and his friends, he has the idea of offering the Gauls a deal: if they are able to solve twelve tasks that he selected, he will hand over the Roman empire to them. If not, they have to submit. Written by Michael Zink

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Twelve mighty tasks to prove the Gauls are gods or mortals!


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Trivia

At one point a chicken lays some bizarre looking eggs. One is in the shape of Donald Duck's head. Note that the scene was cut in some versions due to copyright problems. See more »

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When Julius Caesar lists the Twelve Labours of Hercules, several of them are wrong, namely Hercules killing Geryones and Diomedes and Hercules freeing Theseus from the underworld. Hercules killed Geryones while having to steal his cows; when Hercules had to steal Diomedes's men-eating horses he fed Diomedes to the horses; Hercules went into the underworld to capture the multi-headed dog Cerberus, during which he also rescued the captive Theseus. See more »

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Obelix: Oh, Asterix! He called me "Fatty!"
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Spoofs The Birds (1963) See more »

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Quite fun
10 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the best Asterix-movies, but it isn`t as good as "Ceasar`s surprise"(my favorite). The Gauls and Ceasar have made a bet. The Gauls must prove that they are gods by doing 12 extremely difficult tasks, and they will become Ceasar`s slaves if they fail. This is clearly worth a look, and surprisingly you won`t find this story in any of the comics. 8/10


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