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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.

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

EnglishEdit

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 officeEdit

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

</div> 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 nominationsEdit

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

Home media releaseEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. JPBox-Office Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014). Nash Information Services.
  2. "Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) - Financial Information", The Numbers. 
  3. Astérix – Le Domaine des Dieux (in French). AlloCiné. Retrieved on 23 October 2014.
  4. Beck, Jerry (26 May 2015). TRAILER: "Asterix: The Mansions Of The Gods". Indiewire. Retrieved on 24 October 2015.
  5. "Astérix: Le domaine des dieux (2014) - Financial Information", The Numbers. 
  6. Good Movies for Kids on Twitter.
  7. Asterix & Obelix on Twitter.
  8. 8.0 8.1 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 on 20 December 2014.
  10. Mintzer, Jordan (21 November 2014). Asterix: The Land of the Gods. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 21 December 2014.

External linksEdit

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