Adapted from the album Asterix and Cleopatra
Written by: Goscinny Drawings by: Uderzo
Original title: Astérix et Cléopâtre
Adapted by the authors, with the participation of Pierre Tchernia.
Produced by: PRODUCTIONS DARGAUD FILMS
Directed by: BELVISION – BRUXELLES
Running time: 69min
Video distribution: CITEL VIDEO / PFC VIDEO
Success again! This time, Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny realise their dreams by supervising the production of the new cartoon and capturing the spirit of their comic strips on film. While René, when he was in Argentina or New York dreamt about becoming a new kind of Walt, the young Albert Uderzo in France had begun his career in cartoons, working as an inbetweener in a professional studio!
Widely broadcast on European channels, the film has become an institution for viewing around Christmas time. The songs by French composer Gérard Calvi are an absolute must: “Beer for Asterix”, “Iced Arsenic Cake” and “Cleopatra’s bath”.