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Asterix in America (1994)

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Caesar has had enough when another legion is hacked to pieces by the damned single indomitable village in Gaul because of the druid's magic potion, so he decides to tackle the problem at ... See full summary »

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Gerhard Hahn

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René Goscinny (comic book "La grande traversée"), Albert Uderzo (comic book "La grande traversée") | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix (voice)
Pierre Tornade ... Obélix (voice)
Henri Labussière Henri Labussière ... Panoramix (voice)
François Chaix François Chaix ... Abraracourcix (voice)
Michel Tugot-Doris Michel Tugot-Doris ... Assurancetourix (voice)
Jean Dautremay Jean Dautremay ... Ordralfabétix (voice)
Robert Party Robert Party ... César (voice)
Jean-Luc Galmiche Jean-Luc Galmiche ... Tumulus (voice)
Olivier Jankovic Olivier Jankovic ... Stupidus (voice)
Nathalie Spitzer Nathalie Spitzer ... Falbala (voice)
Yves Pignot Yves Pignot ... Centurion (voice)
Claude Chantal Claude Chantal ... Bonnemine (voice)
Joël Zaffarano Joël Zaffarano ... Capitaine (voice)
Sylvain Lemarie Sylvain Lemarie ... Chef (voice)
Thierry Buisson Thierry Buisson ... Barbe-Rouge (voice)
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Caesar has had enough when another legion is hacked to pieces by the damned single indomitable village in Gaul because of the druid's magic potion, so he decides to tackle the problem at the root before conspiratorial senators exploit his humiliation: sycophant Lucullus is ordered to capture the druid (believed immortal) and push him over the edge of the earth (according to the story still believed to be flat as a pizza; actually Greeks and Romans knew better). By pure luck, Lucullus' first net traps both druid and Obelix's pet dog, so the giant and Asterix follow them by ship on the Atlantic, and crash after a storm on the North America coast in pursuit of the druid who was catapulted off the Roman galley before Lucullus triumphantly sets sails back for Europe. They find the druid and meet a tribe of Indians (believing to be in India), literally a whole New World for the equally primitive Celts. At the home front, Caesar sees his chance to overrun the village, but has to wait till ... Written by KGF Vissers

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Danger lurks on foreign shores!


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Germany | France | Spain

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asterix erobert Amerika See more »

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DEM19,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the comic book Asterix and the Great Crossing, the Native American Chief's daughter is a very minor character and is so unattractive that she is the main reason the Gauls decide to quickly return home (Obelix absolutely doesn't want to marry her). In this adaptation she plays a significant role, is portrayed as young and beautiful and has a (platonic) love story with Obelix. See more »

Goofs

When Asterix and his friends leave the Native Americans,the tribe chief speaks in what is clearly Getafix's voice; he says good bye in English for one thing, which the Native Americans cannot speak. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the French version, the song "We Are One People" is dubbed in French, in the German and Spanish Castilian version is kept in English. See more »

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Follows Asterix in Britain (1986) See more »

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Written by Harold Faltermeyer, David Cooke & Magda La Bonté
Performed by Wild Kit
Guitars: Matthias Achilles & Michael Ellwanger
Produced by Harold Faltermeyer & Uli Fisher
Published by BMG Ufa
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The weakest of the animated Asterix-films
16 November 2014 | by t_atzmuellerSee all my reviews

Somehow it just has never quiet worked out to translate the "Asterix"-comics to the big screen. For one, the graphic novels always had an appeal for both young and old. More than being your average, "funny comic-book adventures", "Asterix" contained insight and informative, valuable facts on cultural references, language and history. Not all of those would reveal themselves to the adolescent reader, but appealed to the older crowd (generally the parents). Indeed, I dare say that the Latin which most of kids from my times learned came straight out of "Asterix".

The cartoons on the other hand, perhaps with exception of the first two films, "Asterix the Gaul" and "Asterix and Cleopatra" (that caught the essence of the first album) and the psychedelic "Twelve Tasks of Asterix", clearly catered to an adolescent audience. Combining various story lines from the comics, the wit and cultural and political references were mostly been replaced with juvenile jokes and slapstick.

Generally most of the Asterix-films are an amalgamation of various comics. In the case of "Asterix conquers America" the story sticks pretty close to "Asterix and the Big Crossing" (but excluding the meetings between the two Gauls with the "actual" discoverers of America, namely a bunch of Danish Vikings). The visuals are okay if you prefer computer-animations over hand-drawings (which I don't), but lack the richness in details that was typical in the graphic novels. However, the gags and jokes are so infantile and predicable, that I doubt it will raise many laughs even during a screening of some children's channel. If you never liked the cartoons, give it a miss and stick to the comics. If you enjoyed the early cartoons, it still is one of the weakest of the whole series.

To those who criticize that there are some genitalia visible in the film, I'll let you in on a secret: We all have them, we've all seen them and very little ill has come from this fact. Only dirty minds think dirty things.

3 from 10 points


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