The Asterix Project

Ray Goossens is the director of the film Asterix the Gaul.


Ray Goossens was born in Merksem, Belgium in 1924. Interested in animation from before World War II, he founded the AFIM animation studios with Henri Winkeler and Edmond Roex in 1939. They had 15 employees, including later famous comics artists like Bob de Moor and Jef Nys. They created a number of short animated movies, of which Smidje Smee was the most successful.


  • 1956: First prize at the second Festival of the Belgian Movie, for Wat 'n vaer


As director[]

With Belvision Studios[]

External links[]

  • Biography at Lambiek's Comiclopedia (focuses on his comics work)
  • Biography in Dutch at Filmhuis Klappei (focuses on his animation)