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  • Productions Darguard Films were the first to see the animated film potential of the Asterix stories. They made two cartoon movies - Asterix the Gaul (which was released in cinemas with much success) and Asterix and the Golden Sickle. The problem was, Uderzo and Goscinny had no idea that these movies were made and were not happy about it at all when they found out. According to Asterix.com Goscinny and Uderzo were invited to a film screening by Georges Darguad and were "and were staggered to see a cartoon using their story and their graphics." They couldn't stop Gaul from being released but "to prevent a chill wind blowing up between the publisher/producer and his much venerated authors" the Asterix and the Golden Sickle Film project was ceremoniously dumped. Goscinny and Uderzo instead went on to make Asterix and Cleopatra under their own direction.
  • Asterix and the Golden Sickle has never been released publicly and it is not known whether it was fully or partially completed or if copies still exist. Our only glimpse of what the film might have been comes from images of six of the film's celluloids from the book "Asterix - The Mirror World" released to catalogue this exhibition held in Brussels, 2005.

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