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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René Goscinny (comic), Albert Uderzo (comic) | 1 more credit »
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Roger Carel ... Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Graham Bushnell Graham Bushnell ... Jolitorax (voice)
Pierre Mondy ... Cetinlapsus (voice)
Maurice Risch ... Châteaupétrus (voice)
Roger Lumont Roger Lumont ... Stratocumulus (voice)
Nicolas Silberg Nicolas Silberg ... Motus (voice)
Albert Augier Albert Augier ... Epidemaïs, le marchand phénicien (voice)
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... (voice)
Bertie Cortez Bertie Cortez ... (voice)
Gérard Croce Gérard Croce ... Le voleur de vin (voice) (as Gerard Croce)
Alain Doutey ... Vendeur de vins (voice)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Olive Escartefix alias Gaulix (voice)
Michel Gatineau Michel Gatineau ... Cétautomatix / le chef des pirates (voice)
Henri Labussière 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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Trivia

The book was adapted into an animated film of the same name, which was released in 1986. The adaptation is similar to the book (the main difference being that Dogmatix accompanies his master to Britain). See more »

Goofs

Although Julius Caesar managed to beat Casivellaunus's coalition and demanding tribute and hostages from them, he never conquered Brittannia as a whole. Even his victory against the southern tribes was short-lived, since he went back to Gaul to stop an uprising and secure Roman rule there. Permanent Roman occupation in Brittannia started about a century later, under emperor Claudius. See more »

Quotes

[Caesar's armies beat each other up]
Caesar: I came, I saw, and I don't believe my eyes...
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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 Swabian. See more »

Connections

Followed by Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song
Performed by Cook da Books
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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Standard version of the book – only the Euro-pop spoils it!
14 April 2002 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

When the Romans invade Britain they do such ghastly things as fight outside working hours and at weekends, hence the island quickly falls. One Briton sneaks across the channel to seek help from his cousin Asterix. Asterix, Obelix and the Briton take a barrel of magic potion back across the channel in an attempt to help the British villages to fight back.

Another in the staggered animated Asterix series. This story follows the book quite closely and manages to have some of it's wit – `send us a victorious wind o gods' implores Caesar just before his map blows over his face! However much of this is the usual hitting Romans fare. The story may not be great but it's still very enjoyable for children.

The colours are a bit washed out looking at times and the animation isn't state of the art (even then!) but it's easy to overlook this. Some of the characters are very good – the British, although cliched, are very funny, however the main characters are a bit off. All the Gauls have `Allo, Allo' French accents that annoy. Worse is Obelix being played again like a buffoon crossed with a child – not very good at all.

Overall this is an acceptable addition to the Asterix stable, it doesn't totally manage to carry off the wit of the books but it's a reasonable funny and faithful version. The worst thing is the terrible Euro-pop played over the end credits.


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Country:

France | Denmark

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

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Asterix in Britain See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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