I may be in my forties, but two books I used to adore when I was young were Tintin and Asterix & Obelix. Both much adored internationally and later this month Asterix will star in his latest animated adventure…Asterix: The Secret Of The Magic Potion.
60 years since the famous little Gaul was created by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Celebrating his birthday which sees Asterix go on a quest with his faithful friend looking for a young Druid. He has a potion that could protect his village from Julius Caesar’s army invading his village.
Here in the UK (and many other countries) when it comes animation, Disney-Pixar dominate the box office. Which makes it extremely difficult for other animated films succeed or even get a cinematic release. History has foretold the big names don’t always deliver. So why not give one of the smaller films a chance? You might be pleasantly surprised?!
On the 60th anniversary of the much-adored comic book series, Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest across Gaul looking for a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion – a formula which has long helped to keep the Gaulish village safe against Julius Caesar and his invading army.
However, once Asterix and Obelix begin their quest, all hell breaks loose at home as the Romans start attacking the village and an evil wizard named Sulfurix does everything he can to steal the potion’s secret recipe.
Asterix: The Secret Of The Magic Potion will be released in UK and Irish Cinemas from 30th August.