Magazine article Screen International

Asterix Feature Animation in the Works with SND

Magazine article Screen International

Asterix Feature Animation in the Works with SND

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EXCLUSIVE: Cartoon hero to return in The Secret Of The Magic Potion.

SND has unveiled details of French animation duo Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier's 3D CGI animated film Asterix - The Secret Of The Magic Potion, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 collaboration Asterix - The Mansions Of The Gods [pictured] which drew three million spectators in France and also did well worldwide.

The new adventure sees Asterix and Obelix embark on a quest across Gaul to find a young druid worthy of learning the secret of the magic potion, after elderly village druid Getafix breaks his legs when he falls from a tree while picking mistletoe.

Partners on the production include SND, M6 Studio, M6 Films and Editions Albert Renee, the publishing house set-up by Asterix co-creator Albert Uderzo. The feature is being produced in France by M6 Studio and developed by Mikros Animation, the Paris and Montreal-based animation production house which also worked on features such as The Little Prince.

The new production is based on an original script rather than a specific Asterix work. …

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