Asterix and Cleopatra Songs from the Animated Film
Best Songs From Asterix And Cleopatra Movie
Asterix and Cleopatra is the 1968 animated film adaptation of one of the most famous Asterix comic book. This film is one of the most successful adaptation of the Asterix books. Not only is Asterix and Cleopatra a highly entertaining animated film, but it is also filled with great music and songs that have become somewhat of a cult. There is 3 songs in the film, funny and witty. If you haven't seen Asterix and Cleopatra I am sure you will after listening to some of the songs and music from the film.
Do you know who Asterix is?
The book upon which the animated film was based
Asterix And Cleopatra Plot - Asterix, Obelix and Getafix travel to Egypt
Alexandria, about 2000 years ago. Cleopatra is mad at Julius Caesar who insulted her people by telling her that Egypt is decadent and incapable of great things. Cleopatra makes a bet with Caesar: her people will build a magnificent palace in less than 3 months....Cleopatra gives this task to her architect Edifis. Edifis is a real bad architect and will never be able to please Cleopatra. He needs help, lots of help otherwise he will be the next sacred crocodiles' snack. And with Caesar ready to do anything to win that bet , Edifis will need a miracle or ...a mage. A Gaulish mage. So began Asterix, Obelix, Getafix and Dogmatix odyssey in Egypt.
This books has one of the best pair of villains: Artifis and Krukhut. And they will stop at nothing to become Cleopatra's favorite architects....
Wait! I Have Seen That Cleopatra Book Cover Before!
Well done friend...
Indeed Uderzo based his cover on the famous Cleopatra movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison and Roddy McDowall.
Your statement is infamous, Oh Caesar! -Cleopatra
Asterix and Cleopatra introduction - Dubbing won't match the lips movements (watch the movie intro to know why!)
Before you listen to the movie songs, you need to watch the introduction so you get the basis of the movie: who is who, what's the plot and why are they speaking funny.
Song: Cleopatra's Bath - From Asterix and Cleopatra soundtrack
That's the first song, just before the Gauls arrive in Alexandria. We get to meet Cleopatra's lion, a poor thing not very bright but quite funny. He suffers from an inferiority complex and feels he is neglected in favor of the of the sacred crocodiles (who gets to eat Cleopatra's enemies apparently).
Asterix and Cleopatra - When You're Eating Well You're Well Song - In French
Poor Obelix is tired of rice and lentils. He wants real food! Wild Boars and beer. Unfortunately, it will only be in his dream.
Gauls from far, sworn to destroy my power, I shall show you how a Queen can die. -Cleopatra
Asterix & Cleopatra: The Arsenic Cake Song - The villains song
Artifis and Krukhut (the arch-villains of the story) are trying to send Edifis to the sacred crocodiles. This time, they plan to poison Cleopatra with a magnificent cake and blame Edifis' Gaulish friends. Listen well to THE cult song. Very few cartoon songs have been this popular in France. The original French version, Le Pouding a l'Arsenic (see the original French version here), has been covered by many artists over the years including by the Canadian band "Les Colocs"
Arsenic Cake recipe
This is the recipe from the video (just in case you want to try...)
- Take one big bowl of strychnine and cream with hemlock.
- Take a glass of paraffin, warm it up and add it to the mix
- Add a spot of opium, marinade a leech in scum.
- Sprinkle with some chopped frog spawn.
- Crumble up your arsenic in a glass of narcotic.
- Add two spoons of castor oil, put them on the stove to boil
- Put some snake's blood in a bowl,then stir in a crushed tadpole.
- Add a thimble full of glue.
- Add rat poison and cobra's venom to the brew.
- Sweeten it with orange juice.
- Bake and before serving top it off with with mandrake root and decorate with moldy fruits.
- 1 Big Bowl of Strychnine
- Some Hemlock
- glass of Paraffin
- 1 spot of Opium
- 1 Leech
- Chopped Frog Spawn
- Some Arsenic
- Some Narcotic
- 2 Spoons of Castor Oil
- Snake's Blood
- 1 Crushed Tadpole
- 1 Thimble of Glue
- Rat Poison
- Cobra's Venom
- Some Orange Juice
- 1 Mandrake Root
- Some Moldy Fruits
What's your favorite Asterix and Cleopatra song?
This is the DVD you want if your liked the videos you watched on this page. It's the complete film, in English.
© 2011 Nathalie Roy