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Asterix in Britain (1986)

Astérix chez les Bretons (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 10 July 1987 (USA)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Graham Bushnell Graham Bushnell ... Jolitorax (voice)
Pierre Mondy ... Cetinlapsus (voice)
Maurice Risch 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

A second, live-action film was released in 2012. Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia follows the plot of the book, but makes several changes: Chief Mykingdomforanos is replaced by the Queen of England and Anticlimax's tribe are represented as Scots in tartan kilts. The story is combined with elements of Asterix and the Normans - not least in that Vitalstatistix's nephew Justforkix accompanies Asterix and Obelix 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

Follows Asterix and Cleopatra (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Title Song
Performed by Cook da Books
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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Hilarious
25 February 2000 | by paulo20See all my reviews

This was funnier than I expected it to be. I mean, I love the Asterix books but I rarely laugh out loud at them. The animated adaptation also managed to be cleverer than the book in certain instances, though some of the dialogue was unnecessarily changed in others. Something struck me about the character animation, as well, as some characters seemed to be better animated than others. I realize this is probably because different artists were assigned to different characters, but I wish a greater effort at consistency was attempted. These are minor points. This is great fun, for everyone, even if it says "Just for Kids" (the name of the company, I think) on the box.


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Country:

France | Denmark

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 July 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix Britanniassa See more »

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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