Release of the 34th Asterix album to celebrate the character’s 50th anniversary
Paris, October 22, 2009
On 22 October, Albert René Editions will release the 34th Asterix album to celebrate the character’s 50th anniversary.
The album titled L’Anniversaire d’Astérix et Obélix – Le Livre d’or (Asterix & Obelix’s birthday: the Golden Book) is being released simultaneously in 15 countries with a print run of 3.3 million copies (including 1.1 million in France).
More than 325 million albums have been sold since the character’s creation, with translations into 107 languages and dialects!
- 22 October 2009
Release of L’Anniversaire d’Astérix et Obélix – Le Livre d’or (Asterix & Obelix’s birthday: the Golden Book)
- June 2006
Release of the movie Astérix aux Jeux olympiques (Asterix at the Olympic Games), directed by Frederic Forestier and Thomas Langmann, which drew 16 million spectators in Europe.
- April 2006
Release of the animated film Astérix et les Vikings (Asterix and the Vikings).
- 14 October 2005
Publication of the 33rd Asterix album, Le ciel lui tombe sur la tête (Asterix and the falling sky); 8 million copies sold in Europe.
- January 2002
Release of the movie Astérix et Obélix: mission Cléopâtre (Asterix & Obelix: mission Cleopatra), directed by Alain Chabat, which drew 23 million spectators in Europe.
- February 1999
Release of the feature-length film Astérix et Obélix contre César (Asterix & Obélix take on Caesar), directed by Claude Zidi; 20 million spectators in Europe.
- Spring of 1989
The Asterix theme park opens in the French town of Plailly in the Picardy region; it drew nearly 2 million visitors in 2008.
Release of Le Grand fossé (Asterix and the Great Divide), Uderzo’s first solo album (1.7 million copies).
Death of René Goscinny.
Astérix et Cléopâtre (Asterix and Cleopatra); 100,000 copies. First foreign translations.
Release of the first album, Astérix le Gaulois (Asterix the Gaul), with a print run of 6,000 copies.
The creation of Asterix.
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