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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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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,501,596
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is base on the book "Asterix and the Normans" however it extends the plot and uses elements from some other books, notably "Asterix and the Great Crossing" - such us the viking party scene and the joke about Obelix supply, while the scene when Asterix and Obelix dress up as vikings "Asteraf and Obelaf" with Obelix who can't stop laughing about it, resembles the scene from Asterix and the Goths when the duo dress up as Romans "Asterus" and "Obelus". See more »

Goofs

Vikings are historically considered to have existed from 789 to 1100 AD. This makes the Vikings in the setting of Asterix (50 BC) about a millennium early. Although their progenitors obviously already existed, they are not considered Vikings and they were certainly not known as vicious raiders in the Roman empire, where the main contact with Scandinavia was through trade. See more »

Quotes

Olaf: [Abba was posing as a man to get onboard the viking longboat, but the vikings discovered her true identity. She has just made a lengthy speech to the all male crew about how women should have all the rights of men] Who is this new guy?
Timandahaf: That's my daughter, cod brain!
Olaf: Your daughter's a man?
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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

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Eye of the Tiger
Performed by Amel Bent
Written by Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan
1982 WB Music Corp -Easy Action Music/Rude Music - Ensign Music Corp c/o BMG Music publishing France
With the authorisation of Warner Chappell Music France and BMG Music Vision
Artistic producer: Alexandre Azaria and Romuald for 'Sureshot Brothers'
Programmed by Romuald
Guitars by Yarol Poupaud and Peter Nilstam
Piano: David 'Dee One' Le Bouhellec
Recoreded at Studio Plus XXX
Mixed by Nicolas Duport at Studio Plus XXX
2005 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France
2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment France/M6 Interactions
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Well done!
30 April 2006 | by sorion-1See all my reviews

Since the last horrid Astérix film and the fact that we only get the Swiss German version in cinemas, here, I went to watch it with quite a bit of trepidation... Unfounded, as I was happy to discover ^____^

The film is funny and modern, has good gags, a good animation, an amusing character interaction, a good voice cast (Note: I can only speak for the Swiss German one!) except for the Viking chief's daughter Abba (her name is great, despite the not very inspired voice actress)...

I especially liked the character Justforkix (Goudurix in French, Grautvornix in German. He's the young man who is supposed to be put in shape...). He's a very amusing portrayal of a mollycoddled, urban teenager; but he's very likable, despite the teenage mannerisms... XD The interaction between Astérix & Obélix and their young charge is fantastic and thoroughly entertaining.

It shouldn't be compared to the old films, since this one is quite different... Which surprisingly doesn't make it bad. On the contrary. When they tried to modernize the last film (twelve years ago), they completely blew it. This film, however, proved that it can be done just fine... ^-^

I came out of the theater cheerful... Always a good sign ^_~


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