I saw Asterix en de Vikings (Asterix and the Vikings) today. It’s a European traditional animated production based on the famous comic characters of Asterix and Obelix. The old 80’s and 90’s Asterix are on TV every year and I always enjoy watching them when I get the chance. I love the gags, trash the Romans! The gag, Rare jongens, die vikings (These Vikings are Crazy)
The gags are funny and the characters timeless. AatV animation is not the same quality Disney used to make but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good because it is. Compared to all the CG garbage out and coming this spring it’s a relief to see theatical pencil animation. The last 2d animated film that had a theater run was Bambi 2 all the rest was 3D and not worth spending my money on. The new Pixar Cars is the only one I’m giving a chance even though I don’t have anything with cars the new trailer looks nice and better then either The Wild of Over the Hedge.
Celine Dion sings the title song “Let Your Heart Decide” at youtube. It’s always good to hear Celine’s voice which brings me to the Aladdin connections in Asterix and the Vikings and the reason I’m alloted to write about it here. As you know Celine sang with Peabo Bryson along time ago and he preformed Aladdin’s A Whole New World with Regina Belle. Futher though I had Flemish voice actors the credits listed Corney Burton as one of the voices.