Asterix, Netflix

Asterix, Netflix

Netflix Greenlights First-Ever Animated Asterix Limited Series

Netflix Greenlights First-Ever Animated Asterix Limited Series

3/3/2021 1:14:00 PM

Netflix Greenlights First-Ever Animated Asterix Limited Series

Netflix has partnered with Hachette’s Les Editions Albert René and playwright Alain Chabat to create the first-ever animated limited series based on the iconic French comic book The Adventures of A…

Asterix’snumerous screen appearances and the third highest-grossing feature film in French history, according to Dominique Bazay, Netflix’s director of original animation.Each ofAsterix’s38 volumes features the pugnacious warrior and his irreverent village companions keeping a tiny corner of ancient Gaul free from bumbling Roman invaders.

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The Netflix series will be based onAsterix and the Big Fight, where the Romans, after being constantly embarrassed by Asterix and his village cohorts, organize a brawl between rival Gaulish chiefs and try to fix the result by kidnapping a druid along with his much-needed magic potion.

In a blog, Bazay said: “I have been talking with Celeste Surugue at Albert Rene for years about how to bring Asterix to Netflix. We built a great relationship of trust and mutual respect around our love for these characters.“I’m French Canadian, and like most francophones around the world, I grew up with Asterix, his sidekick Obelix and loyal companion Dogmatix. I watched the animated specials and read the books religiously. If you’d told the 8-year-old me that one day I’d help bring these characters to life… I wouldn’t have believed you!” headtopics.com

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this is exciting. 2023 😔 Obélix, Idéfix...💜