Watch Asterix the Gaul
- 1 hr 8 min
This is the first in a series of French animated movies involving the cartoon character, Asterix the Gaul. Set in a time period of 50 B.C., this movie depicts the forces of the Roman Empire expanding into Europe, resisted by a few Gauls, including Asterix. When a Roman officer attempts to obtain a magical potion that gives the Gauls superhuman strength, Asterix tries to counter him. The original comic strip was reportedly written by Rene Goscinny and drawn by Albert Uderzo. This film was released in December 1967 by Dargaud Films Belvision. It enjoyed considerable success, becoming a popular series.