The year is 50 B.C. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans… well not entirely! One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. The village is protected by Asterix, a diminutive but tenacious warrior, who transforms into a superhuman fighting machine once fortified with the druid Getafix's magic potion. He is helped by his best friend, the gentle-hearted, menhir-toting Obelix, who's always ready to support his friend – as long as there's plenty of wild boar to feast on! After countless beatings by Asterix and Obelix, the Romans decide to kidnap the druid Getafix in the hope of getting the secret formula for his magic potion.