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The findings of Dude Dudu 2016 - Part 3/3...well...
Posted by Dudu on 10/28/2016 at 12:00
Huston, we have a problem! A title with a double meaning? Well let's explain, at the start of this little chronicle it was just an alternative version of the original Findings of Dude Dudu aiming to condense the number of findings into a smaller set of news posts with the same amount of content. Except that in the meantime Dude Dudu has made other findings and let's just say that if he tried to publish all his remaining findings in this news post, it would be far too long (if you only knew what was coming...), oh yes... So let's say that...we're about to defy the laws of physics with a part 4/3 ;)
Musical show hero heads + MAJ Musical Show
Among the load of related products released in Spain and events during the period where the series found its success. The series had, and not many people know it, a musical show. Called "El show de Codigo Lyoko: la mémoria perdida". It allowed the spectator to "appreciate" the sight of the Lyoko Warriors in flesh and blood, or rather, as people dressed up as the Lyoko Warriors and dubbed by the official Spanish voice cast. If you're wondering what our heroes' masks could have looked like, well here they are!
Which also allows me to simultaneously update the gallery dedicated to promotional images by adding the promotional poster created around the same time, even before the announcement of the future release of Code Lyoko Evolution:
Update to several sections in the "Related products" section
Yes! If you check out these pages, they've undergone a few changes, and not small ones. Indeed, now, you can find most of the DVDs released for Code Lyoko with the most information possible (new jackets, a large number of interfaces and much more!) From the first French DVDs to the current box sets and the failed attempt to collect the series in volumes, the first English DVDs released by Funimation to the last released by Amazon and others from different countries, French CD-ROMs to American ones, come and admire these new pages bursting with incredible bonus features such as:
Having to work on a live action series like CLE demands changes and new perspectives, such as the creation of numerous special effects (for a French series), ranging from the insertion of interfaces onto computers to X.A.N.A.'s attacks, some special effects are more discreet than you may think. Do you know for example that the team in charge of the special effects had to digitally erase all trace of Yumi's actress, Mélanie Tran's, tattoos on each shot of her back? And so here's a small before/after comparison of special effects.
Chronicle #58 back on 15/12/2013, here's a link (it's in French). It was the publication of several backgrounds from season 1 in great quality. But you know what? That's not enough, no. They can be found in even better quality! And I offer them to you today in exceptional quality.
Q&A with Sophie Decroisette (update)
Did you like the Q&A session from the previous finding? Because here's a new wave of responses right here. Sophie Decroisette, writing director for the first three seasons, agreed to respond once again to questions from Berik, who runs the Spanish website codigolyokonet.blogspot.com
The findings of Dude Dudu - 2016 edition - Part 2/3
Posted by Dudu on 06/27/2016 at 16:24
Here it is, the second round of findings. 9 years after Code Lyoko ended, dive into the new findings and travel behind the scenes of the series. From the origin of the series to the final Code Lyoko Evolution merchandise after the success of the series in Spain. Enjoy and come back for more in 3 months' time!
Season 4 drafts / Merchandise
It's 2005, season 2 is being aired while behind the scenes at France 3, a third and fourth season have just been approved. And new seasons means new ideas, new stories and new things to explore: it's in this area that Michael Guarniere was asked to conceptualise various monsters that may have appeared in the following seasons. But that's not all; there's also work on season 4 costumes, as well as Marvel-made merchandise that was looked at. Here are all the images:
Scans of Spanish magazines
Let's step out of the digital universe to look at glossy paper found in the magazines released exclusively in Spain, another attempt to promote the series universe in the country...even if it didn't always work.
The first magazine in question is simply called "Codigo Lyoko Stickers Collection": published by the company E-max (which no longer exists) in English and Spanish, this album contains almost 200 stickers, most of which are renders from the 4 seasons and focus more on the Lyoko Warriors, the main secondary characters as well as the 5 Sectors and XANA's monsters.
The second is much more recent, not only dating post-CL, but also post-CLE! Indeed, the Spanish, although they never had the "opportunity" to watch the 26 episodes of the sequel, bizarrely still had the chance to release a sticker album for the series. Published by Panini this time (which already released a sticker album in France in 2005), this album contained mostly screenshots, with brief information on the characters and episodes (with a summary for each of them) as well as a few renders from CLE and CL.
This third magazine is a new version of the previous sticker album above (thanks to the Spanish site codigolyoko.net), also published by E-max only in Spanish this time, it contains 200 new stickers, most of which are new renders.
The final magazine is a collection of renders, released in 2014, this "magazine" lets its owner recreate their favourite scenes from the series by sticking these renders on the emblematic backdrops of Code Lyoko Evolution! (Well...on paper...these are actually just screenshots...)
And finally, here's an update on articles on Code Lyoko released in Spanish news (mainly in "Clan Magazine", released by the channel that airs the series). As well as new articles, you'll also find out how to recreate Odd or Ulrich's outfits on your own, a test to discover which Lyoko Warrior you'd be good friends with, or even the first conceptual sketches of the characters of Code Lyoko Evolution. (Thanks also to the site codigolyoko.net.)
Code Lyoko trailer (HQ version)
This time, it's November of 2011, the series ended 4 years ago but is making waves in Spain. The idea of creating a sequel to Code Lyoko had already been anncounced, and the mother company is excitedly promoting the original series with the aim of creating a good reception for its sequel. Thus were created an amount of season 4 merchandise in Spain, such as the famous action figures, but also the Code Lyoko meetup in Spain, the musical comedy and the social game. Moonscoop's final goal was to take advantage of the craze provoked by this renewal so they could convince other countries to buy the licence to Code Lyoko and/or its sequel. To do that, Moonscoop created a brand new TV advertisement that it offered to different broadcasters and potential buyers. This ad is comprised of clips from all 4 seasons.
One small detail, you'll notice that the music at the end was created especially for this ad, but it was reused once and only once - in the trailer for Code Lyoko Evolution ;)
Interview with Sophie Decroisette
The writing director of the first three seasons of the series, Sophie Decroisette, accepted to play the question-answer game, responding to questions asked by Berik on the site codigolyoko.net, allowing fans to discover even more about the series.
And now we turn to something some of you may recognise. In French and in English, the DVD release of the series met a period of disaster. In France, you could find the first 9 episodes of season 1 on DVD and VHS, and that was it until 2008. It wasn't until after the release of season 4 when the first season was finally released on DVD in its entirety. In the USA, its fate was more or less the same. After being able to find the first 14 episodes of season 1 and their respective bonus features on DVD, the production and distribution of DVDs skipped straight to the first episodes of season 2 on a single DVD before, once again, ceasing the release of this season and the one before it (before a 97-episode edition was made available on Amazon years later). (Translator's note: a complete season 1 disc set did come out around the same time as the third season 1 DVD "XANA Possessed", but it meant that if you'd already bought the original three volumes, in order to complete the season, you needed to re-purchase those 14 episodes by getting the complete season set. But in Australia we never got the complete season set...) And it seems, that even though just one season 2 DVD was released, advertisements for a second began to surface despite the volume never hitting the shelves. So here's that advertisement.
A little update to the site content for the weekend. And yes, it has been a while, but it can still happen! What's new in the Code Lyoko universe, you ask? Here's the story:
We all remember the somewhat chaotic French airing of Code Lyoko Evolution. In brief, episodes 1 to 19 in a single salvo on TV and iTunes...then the end of the broadcast, the subtitling of Hungarian versions of episodes 20 to 26 by Team Subsonics and the mysterious CodeRaclette (by the way, for those who didn't realise from seeing the logo at the time, it was us. We should've revealed ourselves a long time ago but our partner at Moonscoop stopped us, so we needed a...codename, dare I say! ). And finally episodes 20 to 26 aired later in France on Canal J.
As a result, our episode galleries for Code Lyoko Evolution were based on the best available quality for each episode, in other words: - For episodes 1 to 19, perfect image galleries in 1080p without a logo (made from the iTunes episodes). - For episodes 20 to 26, galleries in 480p with the Canal J logo (the version aired by the channel was the best we had available).
Back to the present. TF1 seems to have ended up with the rights to Code Lyoko Evolution. As such, for a while, the episodes were available for streaming on the TFouMax website (but they've already been taken down). From this, our sleepy network (thank you Dauphy) noticed that the episodes put up were of a better quality than the Canal J episodes. And so episodes 20 to 26 were gathered. We then launched a call for volunteers on the forum and after serious work from one member (big thanks to WR104) and our usual team, the galleries were ready to be updated.
So, the galleries for episodes 20 to 26 are now available in the best possible quality, that being 720p (instead of 480p) and especially without a logo. We've also added the title cards for episodes 1 to 10, which had curiously gone missing.
Knock yourselves out updating your screenshot collection with ones of Tyron, the Scyphozoa or the unforgettable Mr Rouiller...
And have a nice weekend everyone! Don't forget to keep in contact with CodeLyoko.fr. Despite the end of the series, the site can still receive a few nice updates this summer...
The findings of Dude Dudu - 2016 edition - Part 1/3
Posted by Dudu on 04/04/2016 at 16:52
Time for a great comeback! It's probably been over a year since he left, disappearing into thin air. He hid in a corner and worked in secret for a triumphant return. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome...Dude Dudu! *hysterical cries*...
There you have it.
So now, we can get down to business.
Hello everyone. So yes, we're back, for real, finally...in reality, we didn't actually leave. The goal of this chronicle, for those who aren't aware, was to reveal documents, videos, music, etc. weekly during the time Code Lyoko Evolution was airing (more of less)...with the aim of going further into the series background and allowing fans to discover never-before-seen images of the original series almost 10 years after it aired. For those wanting to refresh their memories, here's a compilation of the best of 101 findings (most clips in French).
Nostalgic? That's just the tip of the iceberg. Since the end of the chronicles, I've continued to sift through the net looking for new documents and for the most part, it's been satisfying. And after gathering a certain number of findings, the distribution of gifts can now commence. This chronicle will appear again a few times throughout the year (so as special events) with a multitude of more or less interesting new images. Here we go!
Storyboard of the episode Distant Memory
Here are storyboards of episode 82 Distant Memory, more precisely of the flashback scene of Anthea's kidnapping. If you look closely, these storyboards have particular significance. Indeed, in the creation of a series, the usual process is to first create the literary and graphic bible of the season, then its common thread which will then allow different writers to work on their episodes from the bible, to finally allow the storyboarders to create the storyboards for different episodes. The final goal being using these storyboards to create the episodes. As you surely know, the series has its own codes concerning the creation of flashback scenes: flackbacks are unique, for some are a series of specially-made, high-quality drawings with certain effects (travelling for example) added. So here are the storyboards in question.
As you can see, the original scene differs to the final one. We can wonder why: is it because of the explicit violence? Or maybe because it didn't match up with the literary bible? Or because of a planning problem (these flashback images, of high quality, weren't done by the same person as other images from the cartoon)? Is it XANA's fault? So many unanswered questions...mysteries still left wide open...(for now).
Did you miss them? New, old, here are some renders! Not a lot, of course, but some of them are very rare. So first off you'll find the renders of the Blok and the Hornet are in higher quality than the ones previously available, plus a new render of Aelita from season 1. And finally, a very rare one of Ulrich (it was only used in France when the TCG was available), it represents our Lyoko Warrior in the virtual world circa season 2 with a Super Sprint trail behind him, and its counterpart with Ulrich on his Overbike, in a way that lets you easily admire the devilish head on his outfit.
Un monde sans danger (A World Without Danger) clip, version 3
You know the Un monde sans danger clip from season 1! You certainly also know the Un monde sans danger clip from season 2! You don't know the Un monde sans danger season 3 clip? That's to be expected, it didn't exist; instead we had the Planet Net video. And season 4? No clip? You might've thought as such! It seems that an Un monde sans danger "season 4" version video does exist. Warning, I'm not talking about any fan-made one available on dozens of YouTube channels, but an official clip. Nothing "new" so to speak but nevertheless something new in and of itself.
Code Lyoko Evolution desktop backgrounds
Now that Code Lyoko Evolution is well and truly over and no new promotion has been released for the series, some sections of the site can now be finished, and this is the case for CLE desktop backgrounds. Just to remind you, these "desktop backgrounds" are promotional images (which are nothing more than screenshots) that Moonscoop made available to television channels, or press releases to illustrate the series.
And there you have it! That'll be all for this issue. The next one will appear later in the year. Let's take advantage of this news to signal that the team making the Code Lyoko social game have recently posted a message that bodes well:
"Dear players, We've met the direction of Ellipse Animation and they are interested to continue the exploitation of the game Code Lyoko. So, we want to know your wishes for the future in order to propose them a concrete updates plan. Thanks for your help." Go to the CLSG page to voice your opinion.
LyokoWanderer, a new code lyoko game!
Posted by Immu on 02/16/2015 at 20:56
A new project has been unveiled! What is that mysterious video game ? You shall know more about it in upcoming months. In the meantime, here's the announcement teaser trailer :
The final findings of Dude Dudu #100
Posted by Etienne on 11/30/2014 at 16:25
Today is the 100th and final finding of Dude Dudu. After more than two years of good, loyal service, the final findings are finally revealed. But to celebrate this issue, we're revealing some files that were previously hidden. One thing's for sure, there's something here for everyone.
And we'll start with some final posters. They come from various magazines, including Code Lyoko 2.0.
This time we continue with a promotional related product. Campanile and Moonscoop released these cards with the main characters on them. An old release, dating back to 2006! They're impossible to find these days.
Next, an advertisement dating back to season 4 that was aired on Canal J.
And finally, saving the best til last, here is the final finding, and certainly not the least: a never-before-seen report PDF on Code Lyoko! This report shows us each step in the creation of the 3D part of an episode of the series. Storyboards, sketches, creations and modelling of each element. Pure gold!
<-- Click here to see the PDF!
And there you have it! That was the last finding! Two years of discoveries and never-before-seen gems that have at one point or another taken the hearts of all the series' fans, from the casual ones to the most devoted. And if you thought that Dude Dudu has revealed all of his treasures to you, you'd be wrong. Dude Dudu had and still has other findings in his reserves... (Like the superb lithograph I'll give you a preview of in the logo below. It's a piece of which only 100 copies were made and signed by Tania Palumbo. I went to hell and back trying to find one, so good luck to anyone trying to find the 99 others!)
And there you have it, that's the end of the findings of Dude Dudu... And the end of the updates to CodeLyoko.fr's media database. We've done the best we can to give you an exceptional reserve for a fan community. We hope you've enjoyed it!
Huge thanks to Immu for the banner.
The findings of Dude Dudu #99
Posted by Etienne on 11/23/2014 at 22:25
Today is the 99th and penultimate finding of Dude Dudu: savour it! And today, here's the first lot of the Code Lyoko posters that were published in different magazines. The rest of the posters will come next week with plenty of other stuff, don't miss it!
As you can see, some of these posters have a white line through the middle, as it's impossible to recover the centre of these posters, unfortunately.
Also note that the last findings (90 and above) have been organised on different pages of the site. The "Related products" section can now be considered fully complete, like many other sections before it! (Aside from translation, of course, but we're almost there )
Until next week for the final finding!
The findings of Dude Dudu #98
Posted by Etienne on 11/16/2014 at 21:50
Today, we have a new Spanish book, which also came out during the time the series was a huge success in the country. In this book, you'll find (in Spanish, obviously) information on the main and secondary characters, important locations on Earth and Lyoko, as well as XANA's monsters. Games and anecdotes are also spread throughout.
Hello and thanks for reading this news, let me introduce to you my new game!
The Fandom Strategy is a Multiplayer Turn-Based Strategy Game. Its design is meant to be changed according to several licences from animated or live actions series to videogames (Doctor Who, Stargate, Mario, Ben 10, Code Lyoko and so on), so that multiple players with different tastes can play the same game online, having a different character designs based on what they prefer, and can battle for their preferred fandom design, which gives points to that same fandom.
Right now, it’s the of Code Lyoko community that is chosen and which will be the main base of development, since my last game has a great Code Lyoko community I can count on.
So this game is meant to be multiplayer only. An attempt that I had already tried with one of my cancelled projects, Simple Space Battles. But like any project you cancel, there's always something you've learned in between, for me, it was the understanding and the application of the most important network principles in video games. So I do have the baggage for this game this time!
Platforms & numbers of players
Nevertheless, the first part of the development is focused on a non-online version, playable in LOCAL, on a same PC or a same MAC (2 to 8 players), or, important point, on a same ANDROID TABLET (2 to 4 players). The future online version is meant to be able to accept 2 to 8 players. (up to 12 players has been considered, but since it’s a turn-based game, and that every units takes place on the screen, it doesn’t seem like a great idea).
For game balance reasons, a game with 8 players will certainly be only available with TEAM modes (4vs4), so that players won’t die too quickly. (others ideas are studied, like reducing the number of available actions in a turn depending on total player number).
Each turn, we get the choice between materializing a creature (in case of the Code Lyoko design, a XANA monster), move one, make one attack, or use its special power. Every player has a limited number of creatures that they can materialize, and a limited number they can materialize at the same time. Victory conditions are the elimination of all enemy creatures (and the loss of all their materialization points).
Plans & further goals
After a few prototype versions released and tested, the game will be completely recoded and remade under the unity engine (which would give no more lag + online mode). Actual alpha versions are made under flash technology for faster iterations and modifications.
Some other features are studied, a grid pattern movement only, a ‘commander’ you have to defend, in order to give a focused interest for the players, a power up system to give more diversity and randomness in the battles (like SuperSmashBros types of powerUps) (or giving negative feedback loops, like Mario Kart powerups) and so on.
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