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 ...
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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
While the film was distributed in Germany by Jugendfilm, 20th Century Fox handled its distribution outside of Germany. See more »
Caesar and the other Romans seem to think the world is flat. In truth, they would have known it was round, since scientists from Greek culture had determined this several centuries earlier. See more »
In 2003 the film was re-released in Germany with a different dubbing featuring the voices of John Friedmann and Florian Simbeck (the infamous comedy duo "Erkan & Stefan", best known for their pseudo-Turkish/Bavarian accent). That dub was also included on the DVD/Blu-ray (called the "Schwörerdeutsch-Version"). See more »
The story isn't necessarily that bad, but it's disserved by a very poor quality production and realisation. The animation is erratic, with entire sequences copy-pasted from greater Astérix movies or even recent disney's of the time, adding a constant "deja vu" which distracts from the story.
Still pleasant for kids but not much for the amateurs of Astérix or good animation.
The songs are just insufferable and out of place.
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