This article is about the 1968 animated film. For the 2002 live-action film, see Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra.
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Astérix et Cléopâtre
adapted from René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
Lee Payant (English)
National General Pictures (1969, U.S.)
19 December 1968 (1968-12-19)
French / English
Asterix and Cleopatra (French: Astérix et Cléopâtre) is a Belgian/French animated film released in 1968; it is the second Asterix adventure to be made into a feature film. Overseen by Asterix creators Goscinny and Uderzo (who had no involvement in the production of the first film Asterix the Gaul), the film is noticeably more well-produced than its prequel, featuring far more detailed animation and a more polished soundtrack.
Asterix and Cleopatra is practically a musical, featuring three individual song sequences and a more varied score than the earlier film. Elements of satire and surreal humour (such as Cleopatra’s singing lion and the engraving of Santa Claus on the pyramid wall) are prominent throughout.
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After a heated argument with Julius Caesar over his lack of faith in the Egyptian people, Queen Cleopatra enters into a bet claiming that she can have a magnificent palace constructed for him in Alexandria within three months. She gives this enormous task to her best architect Edifis (despite his shortcomings), informing him that he will be covered with gold if he succeeds or thrown to the crocodiles if he fails. Daunted and distraught, believing the task to be insurmountable without some sort of magic, Edifis travels to Gaul to seek help from the famous druid Getafix.
Getafix agrees to return to Egypt with Edifis, while Asterix and Obelix insist on accomp