Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rune Bennicke: Asterix and the Vikings Reel

I saw this reel posted by Rune a while back and I just finished watching the entire movie. I have to say that the animation is very solid (great control of volumes and fun shapes) and the movie was entertaining. Asterix is a series of French comic books created in 1959 by Rene Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. There have been 8 animated films created so far and I hope they make a few more! You can watch the movie on Youtube in several different languages and the quality is pretty good.

any of the animators who worked on this film... I would love to show your work here!


Asterix and the Vikings Reel from Rune Bennicke on Vimeo.


:: smo :: said...

i think hans perk over at worked on that too. he has incredible posts on his blogs about the importance of timing to music in animation, worth a look!

thanks for posting this i hadn't seen any of the movie until now!

Willem Wynand said...

Awww thats great, love the movie, its probably the best animated asterix so far =) not that the rest of them isn't great in their own way =)
thanx for posting this =)

Denis said...
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Denis said...

actually the only good asterix film is "Asterix and Cleopatre". Anybody born in France in the late seventies (like me) would tell you that ! Certainly not because of it's great animation or any graphical stuff... no no... simply because it was the only Asterix film created by its original author : René Goscigny. The story is so much fun and the songs are just the best I ever heard in an animated film (funny and funcky, just what a kid need to sing it for years).

I'd also like to suggest another link from another great film (Brendan and the secret or Kells):

Anonymous said...

Actually, Rene Goscinny directed three of them, including "the twelve works" which the only one not directly taken from an album!
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I've always loved the films "le coup du menhir" (which doesn't have an official english title) and "Asterix Versus Caesar" for the much more cinematic approach and amazing animation they both show, especially the first one.
The vikings was a nicely crafted film but definitely too pop-ified to render the hilarious athmosphere of the album! Lovely linetests and solid acting on that reel though, congratulations to the author!

Philip A. Buck said...

Thank you so much for all the posts! They are a real inspiration!
I had seen some pictures of Asterix before but didn't know much about it. I quickly went on Youtube and started watching the movie. It took a while to find all of the film, but boy, did I enjoy it! Thanks!

Jbax. said...

i m sorry ,but it s terrible animation,acting spacing....character move without no sense no feeling it s more like illustration.....the animatore needs to studie more the intention before doing movement the rule for animation will be avalaible for europeen animation....Please this is to broad animation...

Olivier Ladeuix said...

not sure how you will take this but there might be a 3d version in the pipeline in Paris