Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods

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Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods
Astérix - Le Domaine des dieux poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by
Produced by
Written by Alexandre Astier
Based on Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
Starring
Music by Philippe Rombi
Edited by Soline Guyonneau
Production
company
Distributed by SND Films
Release date
  • 26 November 2014 (2014-11-26) (France)
Running time
85 minutes
Country
  • France
  • Belgium
Language French
Budget €31 million[1]
Box office $51.3 million[2]

Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods (French: Astérix – Le Domaine des Dieux), also titled Asterix and Obelix: Mansion of the Gods, is a 2014 French-Belgian 3D computer-animated adventure family comedy film written and directed by Alexandre Astier. It is based on the Asterix comic book The Mansions of the Gods, which was the seventeenth book in the comic book series Asterix by Goscinny and Uderzo. The film features the voices of Roger Carel, Guillaume Briat, Lionnel Astier, Serge Papagalli, and Florence Foresti. The film sticks to the book's plot very closely while also expanding on it.[3] It was the first Asterix film animated in 3D.[4]

The film was theatrically released on 26 November 2014 by SND Films in France across 696 movie theatres. It received generally favourable reviews and has grossed over $51 million on a €31 million budget.[5] It received an IFMCA Award nomination for Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film. Asterix: The Land of the Gods was released on DVD, VOD and Blu-ray on 9 June 2015, by M6 Vidéo.

Plot[edit]

Julius Caesar plans to defeat the Gauls by encroaching on the forest near the village of Asterix and Obelix and building a new city named The Mansion of The Gods with the help of the architect Squareonthehypotenus, who he remarks builds buildings, most of which are still standing.

Cast[edit]

French[edit]

  • Roger Carel as Astérix (Asterix)
  • Lorànt Deutsch as Anglaigus (Squareonthehypothenus)
  • Laurent Lafitte as Duplicatha
  • Alexandre Astier as Oursenplus
  • Alain Chabat as Sénateur Prospectus (Senator Prospectus)
  • Elie Semoun as Cubitus (Marcus Ubiquitus)
  • Géraldine Nakache as Dulcia
  • Artus de Penguern as Petiminus
  • François Morel as Ordralfabétix (Unhygienix)
  • Florence Foresti as Bonemine (Impedimenta)
  • Bernard Alane as Panoramix (Getafix)
  • Olivier Saladin as Samus
  • Lionnel Astier as Cétautomatix (Fulliautomatix)
  • Guillaume Briat as Obélix (Obelix)
  • Serge Papagalli as Abraracourcix (Vitalstatistix)
  • Laurent Morteau as Agecanonix (Geriatrix)
  • Arnaud Léonard as Assurancetourix (Cacofonix)
  • Joëlle Sevilla as Ielosubmarine (Bacteria) and matron
  • Philippe Morier-Genoud as Jules César (Julius Caesar)
  • Christophe Bourseiller as Sénateur Falérius (Senator Falérius)
  • Brice Fournier as Sénateur Pesticius (Senator Pesticius), a citizen and Roman brute
  • Florian Gazan as Travaillerpluspourgagnerplus
  • Sébastien Lalanne as Radius (Unscrupulus)
  • Franck Pitiot as Julius Humérus (Julius Monotonus)
  • Damien Gillard as Médius, Roman brute and Roman
  • Oscar Pauwels as Apeldjus
  • Benjamin Gauthier as a doctor, guide and Roman
  • Pascal Demolon as a Goth gladiator
  • Baptiste Lecaplain as a Numide gladiator
  • Louis Clichy as a Roman idiot
  • Virginia Anderson as a Roman and matron
  • Julien Meunier
  • Martial Le Minoux
  • Pauline Moingeon as a Roman
  • Vincent Ropion
  • Christian Peythieu
  • Jérémy Bardeau
  • François Raison
  • Matthieu Albertini
  • Hervé Grull
  • Juan Llorca
  • Antoine Lelandais
  • Magali Rosenzweig
  • Céline Melloul
  • Marie-Madeleine Burguet
  • Delphine Braillon
  • Axelle Bossard
  • Brigitte Guedj
  • Brigitte Lecordier
  • Aurélie Valat
  • Jean-Claude Donda

English[edit]

The English dub was released in the United Kingdom on 19 August 2016 titled Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods.[6]

An international dub featuring a full Canadian cast was released on March 12, 2015 (in Singapore) with the following alterations:

Critical response and box office[edit]

Laurent Lafitte, Lorànt Deutsch and Alain Chabat were praised by critics for their performances.

The film was released on 26 November 2014 in France across 696 theatres and earned $7.64 million on its opening week from nearly 780,000 admissions placing at No. 1 at the box office ahead of Hollywood blockbuster films The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Interstellar which were in their second and fourth weeks respectively. The film's opening weekend is also the third highest of 2014 in France. Its opening weekend outperformed other animated movies' openings of Frozen, Tangled, Monsters, Inc., Cars and The Lego Movie.[9] Jordan Mintzer of The Hollywood Reporter said, "Astier and Clichy manage to make the material at once enjoyable and meaningful, while also providing a series of slick, streamlined visuals that never overstuff the screens."[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Nominee Result
IFMCA Award Best Original Score for an Animated Feature Film Philippe Rombi Nominated

Home media release[edit]

Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods was released on DVD, VOD and Blu-ray on 9 June 2015 by M6 Vidéo.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ JPBox-Office "Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014)" Check |url= value (help). Nash Information Services.
  2. ^ "Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  3. ^ "Astérix – Le Domaine des Dieux". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ Beck, Jerry (26 May 2015). "TRAILER: "Asterix: The Mansions Of The Gods"". Indiewire. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) - Financial Information". The Numbers. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
  6. ^ "Good Movies for Kids on Twitter".
  7. ^ "Asterix & Obelix on Twitter".
  8. ^ a b "Asterix: The Mansions of the Gods set for UK release in August". 21 June 2016.
  9. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (3 December 2014). "'Asterix: Mansions Of The Gods' Animates French Box Office In Big Bow (Video)". Deadline.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  10. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (21 November 2014). "Asterix: The Land of the Gods". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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