The French studio TAT has chosen "Asterix" for the Netflix series.
Almost a year since the publishing house Les Éditions Albert René (Hachette Livre) and Netflix announced their partnership to develop a new 3D CG animated series based on the famous comic book character Asterix by the authors René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo. Companies have welcomed TAT to address this adaptation. The Toulouse, France firm is launching a large recruiting campaign to hire some 200 graphic designers and increase its workforce to XNUMX employees.
Since its debut in 1959, each new Asterix the printed volume or screen appearance has been eagerly awaited by fans around the world, from generation to generation. More than 385 million copies of the Asterix the books have been sold, translated into 111 languages and dialects, and since 1967 a total of 14 feature films have been distributed, including 10 cartoons and four live-action films.
Alain Chabat, who wrote and directed the 2002 hit live-action film Asterix and Obelix: Cleopatra Mission, is making his animated series debut as the writer and director of the new project. (Cleopatra mission was the most successful of Asterix's many big screen appearances, earning the fifth highest box office score of all time for a French film.) BAFTA nominee Alain Goldman (La Vie en Rose, Babylon AD) is producing the series.
International Emmy Award-winning studio TAT has been selected to create this highly anticipated series. By leveraging this internationally known creative universe and the choice of a French studio, Netflix adheres to its animation ambitions and recognizes the French experience in the art form. TAT shared that the team "is very honored to have been chosen to create this promising series and very happy with this first collaboration."
Founded in 2000 by David Alaux, Eric and Jean-François Tosti, TAT has become one of the most important and prolific European producers of animated series and feature films. Its title of marquee, The jungle deck, has enjoyed tremendous success since 2011, both on television and in film. The winning series of the International Emmy Award Jungle Bunch: to the rescue it is broadcast in more than 200 territories and translated into about 50 languages. TAT has released three feature films in recent years: The jungle deck (2017) Terra wily (2019) and Pil's Adventures (2021); with two more in production: Pattie and the wrath of Poseidon (2022) and The Jungle Deck 2 (2023)