Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion

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Asterix and Obelix go in search of a young druid to replace an ageing Panoramix in this French animated adventure based on the hit comics.

Following a fall during mistletoe picking, Druid Panoramix decides that it is time to secure the future of the village. Accompanied by Asterix and Obelix, he undertakes to travel the Gallic world in search of a talented enough young druid to take his place.

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Directed by

Written by

  • Alexandre Astier
  • (based on the comic book characters by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo)

Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family, World Cinema

85mins

Rating: PG Violence

France

Hollywood Reporter

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Unlike other Gallic attempts at this kind of big budget tongue-in-cheek cartoon, at least the directors know how to pull theirs off with slick efficiency and a fair amount of wit, even if the scenario itself feels far too simplistic.

NZ Herald (Toby Woollaston)

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It's all fairly lightweight fun, full of nostalgia for the older fans and plenty of slapstick giggles for the young 'uns.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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Pratfalls and battles abound, while Demonix's quest for power/revenge echoes that of Aladdin's Jafar (the animated one at least) and it all builds to a fiery finale.

Sydney Morning Herald

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The films have always been more kid-oriented than the books and this one won't frighten the school-age ones, although it might raise a few hairs on those younger. Adults might enjoy the knowing glimpses of the real world.