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04/22
Renault factory: A bit of history...
Posted by Shaka on 04/22/2018 at 11:28 (0 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello.

A little something for those of you who are keen on history.
On the 17th of April, a historical documentary was aired on France 2, featuring the Renault factory in Billancourt and the people who worked there. For the record, this factory (one of the largest in France at the time with no less than 36,000 workers) is in its own way one of the last shrines of the industrial era, opened in 1929 during the interwar period and closed in 1992 with the decline of manual labour and the era of mechanisation.
The documentary is centred on the period from 1960, the 30 years of glory until 1992, by way of the events of May of '68. It notably gives voice to the last generation of employees at the factory: workers and office staff, in the office and in the workshop!

This (French) documentary can be downloaded or streamed by following the link below:

Les Hommes de Billancourt (The Men of Billancourt, in French)

Linking with our small photo gallery of the series' sources of inspiration:
The Renault factory in Billancourt

To conclude, a reminder that the factory was demolished at the end of 2004 and the island was turned into a cultural centre.
Have a nice Return to the Past on CodeLyoko.fr!


02/25
Reboot: The Guardian Code
Posted by Shaka on 02/25/2018 at 15:34 (5 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone.

Older members of the French Code Lyoko community, who were around when the series started airing, will remember a time historians once called, "Le péril ricain," or "The American peril." Indeed, during the era of season 2 and all the way through season 4, a number of rumours spread about the will of the Americans and Cartoon Network purchasing the Code Lyoko licence. At the time, we all trembled as we imagined the effects of clichéed Americanisation on our truly French cartoon, with Yumi going up 3 bra sizes and Aelita being renamed Kimberley.
That never came to pass and if memory serves, the last episodes of season 4 of Code Lyoko were never even aired on CN because of a "commercial disagreement."

Later on, following the end of the series, many thought that the series may one day be taken up by Americans... We only got Code Lyoko Evolution.
Even later on, I long thought that CL's great success would one day in 2030 lead to a reboot or a continuation of the series by Americans or someone else...

What nobody saw coming was that the Americans would take the series up again someday...its content...its concept...its characters... But under another name, so as not to confuse copyrights or intellectual properties.

Indeed, we're here today to announce the upcoming release of a Netflix series which seems, not to be a continuation, but to be a reboot/complete rip-off of Code Lyoko under another name. Here are some details on it:

(This first bit will be treated a little lightly. Unlike Moonscoop or Dargaud, we don't answer to Netflix, so we can finally let loose a little and call them out on their crap! A more formal analysis will come at the end of the article, after the video).

This series is called, "Reboot: The Guardian Code."
The title already sounds familiar.

A quick overview of the synopsis:
“Four teenagers at Alan Turing High School are recruited by V.E.R.A, a "virtual evolutionary recombinant avatar," to protect cyberspace”

In it, we find teenagers attending a "school specialising in computing technology."
On a casting level, we've got: a black guy (black Ulrich), a comic relief character... (In the end, there's only Yumi who seems to be missing, logically replaced by a blonde girl who takes selfies).

They meet a virtual artificial intelligence (well then...). She ends up arriving at their school in flesh and blood (Oh...).

But before that, she trains them to defend the virtual world (!!!)...
To do this, they use a very simple process: virtualisation. (You may think that it's performed differently to in Code Lyoko, but....no!).
Once in the virtual world, you'll find out heroes in their virtual outfits with superpowers (On my mother's life!). But because Cyberspace is vast, they also need to explore a place that looks a lot like a certain global network, like two peas in a pod.

They fight different threats on the world, spawned by the malicious virus created by an evil computer genuis hidden in the shadows behind his screen.

I think we've arrived at the stage where you should believe me a lot more, so here's the video trailer:


Back to a more pragmatic view.

Effectively, at first sight, this trailer seems to be a mix of 70% Code Lyoko, 20% Tron and 10% Iron Man. To an extent that with serious reservations, it's incredible to wonder how far Netflix will go before they're afraid of a plagiarism lawsuit.

However... This series, as its name indicates, is a reboot. But it's not a reboot of our cartoon, rather another cartoon called, "ReBoot".

If that doesn't mean anything to you, that's normal.
It was a Canadian cartoon aired between 1994 and 2001. It was broadcast in the country of the maple leaf. It tried to spread to the USA, but it had very little success due to competition between the big animation channels. It then tried to export across the Atlantic to the United Kingdom, but it was very quickly censored due to complaints from parents who thought the cartoon and its characters were too violent and crude for their young children.
So in the end, it retained very limited notoriety among cartoon lovers. Here is its synopsis:

"The story takes place inside a computer. Bob is a Guardian who is charged with maintaining the security of the Mainframe system, in which can be found a virus named Megabyte. The virus tries at all costs to infiltrate the SuperComputer, another much more powerful system that Bob originally comes from, in order to infect it. Bob also has allies in the form of Dot Matrix (a young woman who manages a large part of the system and is at the head of the restaurant Dot's Diner), his particularly reckless little brother Enzo who's always accompanied by his dog Frisket, and Phong the "old sage." They do all they can to fight against Megabyte's offensives, but also to take part in games hosted by the user of the system, which manifest as violet cubes that fall from the "sky," and in which they must battle the user at all costs: if they lose the round, they will be deleted and will provoke the destruction of a sector of the Mainframe."


The new series you just watched the trailer for was pitched in 2013, commissioned by Netflix in 2015, filmed in 2017 and will release on the 30th of March 2018 on Netflix.
It will be both a reboot and a continuation (in the style of Code Lyoko Evolution) that notably ignores the fact that the fourth and final season of the original cartoon ended on a cliffhanger.
So, the new series may both continue the cartoon (yet to be seen!) and renovate the concepts of the series universe. It will keep the old characters from the cartoon and introduce new ones. However, visually, in the reboot, we can't help but notice that they've borrowed extremely notable elements from other series, notably Tron and Code Lyoko... The new series is indeed very far from the original cartoon, visually speaking...




Now... How should one react?

-    First of all, if you're not afraid of huge American clichés (because even the opening swamped us) and if the theme of the battle between humanity and cyperspace is still a passion of yours, throw yourself into this series.
-    If you're more outraged like the CL.fr writing team, you can watch the first few episodes and see if our first prejudices are true or not.
-    In a lighter manner, you can also content yourself with looking at this series in a more curious manner: indeed, due to its format, the series will address an older audience and as a result, it's possible that a number of "taboos" of the Code Lyoko cartoon in terms of humour, romantic relationships, etc...will be touched on in this series, and that it will include gags or lines that we'd hoped to see at the time of Code Lyoko.

As for us, we'll remain prudent but we'll try to keep an open mind about this little series, and maybe we'll end up doing some more extensive work on it. We'll see...

To be continued...
On March 30th! Only on Netflix!
AND CodeLyoko.Fr

Wikipedia page for the original series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReBoot
Wikipedia page for the new series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ReBoot:_The_Guardian_Code

02/04
Death of Carlo de Boutiny
Posted by Shaka on 02/04/2018 at 11:10 (3 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone.

Those of you who are better connected will already have heard the news, especially those who are following Thomas Romain on Twitter. One of the fathers of Code Lyoko passed away last week. It was Carlo de Boutiny, whose name appears in all the openings of Code Lyoko.
This man was a writer for cinema and although he wasn't very well known to the LyokoSphere in the end, he guided the young Tania and Thomas at the end of their studies and helped them to take the first steps in the Garage Kids/Code Lyoko project.

Here are two links to Tweets by Thomas Romain on the subject:

https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo/status/959367229480493056
https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo/status/959367229480493056 "We developed the CODE LYOKO project together in 2001. With great sadness I've just learned that my friend Carlo de Boutiny has left us. As well as being a formidable person, Carlo was a talented writer. I miss his words."



https://twitter.com/Thomasintokyo/status/959755987119874049
"The Code Lyoko project was initiated by Tania Palumbo and myself just after we left animation school. Carlo, who had his origins in cinema, brought us his writing experience. He did a lot of work with the director Jan Kounen."


07/11
Code Lyoko on YouTube and Dailymotion
Posted by Etienne on 07/11/2017 at 19:43 (3 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone!

It's summer, it's school holidays (for the lucky few) and like every other summer, each moment of rest is spent outside or staying at home binge watching TV series, for example. For those who prefer the latter idea and who are fans of Code Lyoko (surprising for someone on codelyoko.fr Surpris), Dargaud offers you the entire series for free on the official Code Lyoko YouTube channel (in other words, the only channel where Code Lyoko episodes are officially available  Clin d'oeil). This channel, opened two years ago, has published new episodes every week until recently finishing with the release of episode #95 - Echoes. On your phone, tablet or television, you no longer have any excuse not to watch a good little episode. What? You'd rather watch with the original French voices rather than the English? No problem! The episodes are also available in French. No excuse, I tell you!

Huh? You...what? You're...anti-YouTube? It was better before? When the more successful video platform was Dailymotion? NO PROBLEM! The episodes are also available on Dailymotion. When we say that everything has been planned out...

Well...to summarise, here are the Code Lyoko episodes available:


There, now nobody misses out.
Have a nice evening on co...what was that?
And for those who...don't want to see the episodes...in English...or in French?
...
Ok, two things:
1) It's summer, get some sunshine!
2) I see...anyway I present to you the children of the official channels, I call them:

There you have it, for other languages, reread step 1) and if not, you know what you have to do: watch and rewatch the episodes as you please indefinitely! =D



Have a nice holiday on codelyoko.fr Clin d'oeil (and it's not necessary to click the "Lire la suite" ("Continue reading") link, you'll find the exact same news :p)


Lire la suite...

05/20
A YouTuber offers you a little return to the past
Posted by Shaka&IDM4 on 05/20/2017 at 16:04 (2 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone!

Despite the years that have passed since the end of the cartoon, Code Lyoko continues to be appreciated by many as a quality cartoon and a nostalgic childhood memory.
This is why a YouTube channel that creates videos themed on cartoons has leaned towards our baby. The channel is called Channel|Frederator and its thematic videos are based and titled on the theme "107 Facts You Should Know About...".

As the model becomes more and more popular on YouTube, the channel creates videos about cartoons and asks its subscribers to propose the subject of the next video in the comments.
And so, after numerous requests from the English-speaking audience, on the 10th of May, the channel finally released "107 Facts You Should Know About Code Lyoko".


A number of things resonated with us in this video:
- Firstly, this video paints the history of Code Lyoko across the board: its origins, sources of inspiration, Code Lyoko, Code Lyoko Evolution, the actors, goodies, community life, etc... The video leads us in a very nostalgic thematic cruise that will revive a lot of small memories linked to the series.
Evidently, however, if you're a really dedicated fan and have followed and read this entire website, you'll learn next to nothing...

- ...despite our decades of research and writing, the author(s) managed to find facts or supply analyses on certain points that we've never touched on CodeLyoko.fr. There aren't many of them, but nonetheless: hats off to you!
Still should be noted that there are some errors among the 107 facts (like point 15 for example, showing Evolution concept sketches while discussing the Garage Kids concept art).

- We note the mention, throughout the 107 facts, of projects that our site hosts or is partners with. One good homage is given to Immu's IFSCL, our fantranslation project of the Code Lyoko Chronicles receives a good report (What about Keppsa's one...?) and our cosplayers from old Japan Expos are also given a mention.

- Also, we regrettably see a few redundancies in these facts. Indeed, some of the more repetitive facts could have been combined with others, allowing for funnier ones to take their place (like the parallel between the Subsonics and the trio of éminence grises from the series.)

- Finally, we enormously appreciate seeing the creators of the video have used CL.fr as a source of information: some facts directly concern the site's projects, and their pages appear in the video. Notably our file on the differences between the scripts and episodes! (And by the way, the season 1 pages have now been translated into English! Go check them out!)
Though we regret the absence of any credit to us in the end, we can clearly see that for some facts, some drawings from our artists (requested to illustrate our files) appear in the video. This is extremely gratifying for all the people who have worked on the site at any level (office and workshop!) to see that years after, our work continues to serve people and the site retains its role of the most complete and rich encyclopaedia on the series, despite being fanmade on a volunteer basis.

Well, I've said enough. Enjoy the video!


04/21
Rebirth of the Île Seguin
Posted by Shaka & le Juif on 04/21/2017 at 22:11 (0 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone.

Tonight, a very short news post to announce the rebith of the Île Seguin.
Those who've been following the site for a while should know it: the Île Seguin (or Seguin Island) where the large Renault factory once stood (which served as the source of inspiration for our heroes' factory) remained abandoned for years, until the factory was demolished and a new project came to light.

This vast project which we've been getting information about for years has finally come to fruition: on the island now stands a building dedicated to music: the "Seine Musicale" and the grand opening is tonight. Rather than say anything more about it, here's a link to the site LeMonde.fr (in French) where you can find more information on the event, as well as photos!


07/04
Code Lyoko Evolution prop sold
Posted by Shaka on 07/04/2015 at 18:57 (4 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone!

A very brief bit of news!
The more informed of you would have noticed that, about 2 weeks ago, Norimage put the keyboard they used for the Supercomputer in the series on eBay, with a certificate of authenticity from Norimage. We didn't relay the news in order to avoid any false bidding that would incur. The bids are still coming in with little time to go...

A few seconds ago, the keyboard from Code Lyoko Evolution, on which Marin Lafitte in Jeremie's skin typed, was sold by Norimage to a lucky buyer for the tidy sum of 281.11(excluding shipping)!

Aside from this rather anecdotal happening, the prop being sold confirms what we've already more or less guessed: there certainly won't be a season 2 of Code Lyoko Evolution... As even Norimage is beginning to get rid of its props.

That's all for this evening! Kisses!

03/23
A surprise from Norimage...
Posted by Shaka on 03/23/2015 at 20:27 (6 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone!

A bit of news from Code Lyoko Evolution (which is pretty rare!!)! Norimage posted a little message on their Facebook, directed at fans of Code Lyoko Evolution. A surprise is announced for Tuesday at 8PM. Here's the post in question!

So, our advice: don't get your hopes up too high! However, it seems very likely to us that this little surprise will be none other than the famous last Finding of Dude Dudu, which we've had available for some time now.

>> Follow this link to see it [in French] <<

How did Dude Dudu release this without Norimage's knowing? He found this video on Norimage's Vimeo account and, surprised at how little it spread, grabbed it. In the end, we noticed that the video was taken down from the Vimeo account in question. So is this what they're referring to? Or does Norimage have some other surprise up their sleeves? Come back Saturday to find out.

Have a nice week.
Thanks to Zaryu for passing on the information.




>> Edit on the 24th of March <<


As we guessed, this surprise was the Jim video.
Norimage has already "revealed" the surprise. The only good point: a subtitled version is available for the international community - click the CC button on the right!

02/01
The return of GI-Jim...
Posted by Shaka on 02/01/2015 at 10:57 (4 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone.

Two news posts in two days... A nice breath of fresh air for the nostalgic ones. Shut in his secret base, Dude Dudu continues to look for the Ultimate Finding that will plunge the world into chaos. Yesterday, he found a prototype of this finding, hidden in the darkest depths of the net.

And so we reveal to you today, the 101st lost finding...and it's worth your time.

It's a short film. It's created by Norimage and was created while Code Lyoko Evolution was being filmed.
Was it just a joke between the artists that a member of the crew decided to finalise once Moonscoop was dead?
Was it a bonus reel that Norimage kept hidden away for eventual broadcasting...or to be a DVD bonus feature?
Was it something else?
It's hard to say...

This short film is centred on the largest mystery within the Lyokosphere. No, not "Where is Anthea Hopper", not "Why did XANA go to the dark side". Not even "Why did nobody in the world ever die before a return to the past?"

The real question is what all Lyokofans have asked one time or another: 

"What is underneath Jim's band-aid?"

Before leaving you to watch, I can already hear the purists thinking: "Bah! Norimage is CLE... And CLE is crap... So this teaser isn't canon!"!
Don't worry about that! This short film is truly excellent: on one hand, thanks to the excellent Bastien Thelliez, unanimously known as CLE's biggest success... But also and especially thanks to the few winks to the Code Lyoko cartoon that we find in this bonus clip... References that we would loved to have seen in CLE.

Well, enough talking, here's the video and thanks Dudu!


11/26
The Fandom Strategy Playable (0.1.0)
Posted by Immu on 11/26/2014 at 17:27 (2 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami

Not long after its first announcement, the first prototype of the Fandom Strategy is now available!

The game contains Original & Lyoko Fandoms, and all local features, with 2 players, up to 8 players. Reverse Screen Mode and so on.

It works on windows and mac users, while android version might come a bit later. The android version (.apk file) will be slower as being a prototype. And it's mainly aimed at tablets rather than phones (screens would be too small).

You can also check the other compositions of the music artist for the game, Kfe.

>>Download the prototype here<< 


The Fandom Strategy - 0.1.0 Creatures

The Fandom Strategy (Prototype) 0.1.0

The Fandom Strategy (Prototype) 0.1.0

Thanks!

If you've got more questions, don't hesitate to follow this page, and use the comments and the ones from the different social links below:

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