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Asterix and the Vikings (2006)

Astérix et les Vikings (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 19 May 2006 (USA)
The vikings come to Gaul and kidnap the chief's nephew. The chief sends Asterix and Obelix up north to get him back but the nephew has fallen in love with the viking chief's daughter v.v. What to do?

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René Goscinny (comic book), Albert Uderzo (comic book) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roger Carel ... Astérix / Idéfix (voice)
Lorànt Deutsch Lorànt Deutsch ... Goudurix (voice)
Sara Forestier ... Abba (voice)
Jacques Frantz ... Obélix (voice)
Pierre Palmade Pierre Palmade ... Cryptograf (voice)
Pierre Tchernia ... Le narrateur (voice)
Bernard Alane ... Assuracetourix (voice)
Marc Alfos Marc Alfos ... Grossebaf (voice)
Jules Azem Jules Azem ... Garçon viking 1 (voice)
Patrick Borg Patrick Borg ... Caraf (voice)
Philippe Catoire Philippe Catoire ... Nescaf (voice)
Bruno Dubernat Bruno Dubernat ... Télégraf (voice)
Luc Florian Luc Florian ... Océanonix (voice)
Stéphane Fourreau Stéphane Fourreau ... Olibrius (voice)
Marion Game Marion Game ... Bonemine (voice)
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Storyline

After another raid in an empty village, the chief of the Vikings Timandahaf misunderstands the explanation of his druid Cryptograf that "fear gives wings to the dwellers" and believes that fear actually makes the villagers fly. They decide to chase the champion of fear in Gaul to learn how to fly and make them invincible warriors. Meanwhile, the nephew of Vitalstatistix, Justforkix, is sent from Parisium to the Gaulish village to become a man and Asterix and Obelix are assigned to train the youngster. The stupid son of Cryptograf, Olaf, listens to a conversation of the coward Justforkix with Asterix and Obelix and kidnaps him. While returning to the Viking village, Justforkix meets Abba, the daughter of Timandahaf, and they fall in love for each other. But the Machiavellian and ambitious Cryptograf plan to marry his son Olaf with Abba and become powerful. In the end, Asterix realizes that it is not fear that gives wings, it is love. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Language:

French | English

Release Date:

19 May 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asteriks i Vikinzi See more »

Filming Locations:

Angoulême, Charente, France See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,501,596
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This and "Asterix and the big fight" (the version without the narrator) are the only two Asterix movies where the Obelix back story - he fell into the magic potion as a baby and it made him invincible - is not mentioned. See more »

Goofs

When Asterix is going on Vikings pursuit, in one sequence he already has the magic potion that he will receive few moments later. See more »

Quotes

[watching Abba and Justforkix glide off towards the horizon]
Asterix: You see, Obelix, it's not fear that gives you wings - it's love.
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Crazy Credits

The rolling credits are accompanied by rock cryptograms on which the Vikings and the Gauls are depicted. See more »

Connections

Follows Asterix and Caesar (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Let Your Heart Decide
Performed by Céline Dion
Written by Kristian Lundin, Sebastian Thott, Didrik Thott, Carl Bjorsell and Savan Kotecha
2005 WB Music Corp/Kristian Lundin Publ. AB/Location Songs
EMI Blackwood Music Corp.One Suri Music
With the authorisation of Warner Chappell Music France and EMI Music Publishing France SA
All world-wide rights reserved
Produced, programmed & arranged by Kristian Lundin
Guitars played and recorded by Sebastian Thott and Carl Bjorsell
Vocal engineering by Humberto Gatica at Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Assistant: Jean-François Lalonde
Background vocals: Nana Hedin, Kristian Lundin, Didrik Thott and Carl Bjorsell
Recorded at Location Studios, Stockholm and Digital Insight, Las Vegas
Mixed by Kristian Lundin at Location Studios, Stockholm
2005 Sony BMG Music (Canada) Inc.
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Enjoyable
29 April 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I have known for a long time that France has its own animation industry, but I'd never seen examples of it before. I chose this movie to be my first look at "Franimation", because I am an Asterix fan - I've read almost all of the books, including the one this movie is based on.

Overall, I was pleased with this movie. First, the animation. While the animation may not quite match Disney theatrical movies, it comes close. The movement is fluid, the colors pop out of the screen, and the backgrounds are detailed.

As for the story, it was overall fine. The movie does follow the book about halfway through, then goes in its own direction. Probably this was a wise decision, because the second half of the book is mostly talk. In this movie, there is more action and slapstick in the second half, and it's more cinematic. The whole story zips along at a good pace and contains plenty of action and laughs.

My one criticism of the movie is that the characters of Asterix and Obelix - the principle characters of the books - become secondary characters here. It seems odd to have Asterix in the title of the movie. One other criticism other viewers might have is that, if they are unfamiliar with the books, some details may be a little puzzling.


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