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A "new" world without danger?
Posted by Icer on 01/02/2024 at 15:00 (1 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone,

I'd like to share a few words with you after the liquid-hungry holidays. On the occasion of Code Lyoko's 20th anniversary last September, one of the two composers of the "Un monde sans danger" theme song Justine Sainte (then Franck Keller) announced a new project for the coming year, tweeting:

While there's no obvious link between this and the latest announcements (which were made after the fact, it should be noted), there are already some very concrete consequences: Justine Sainte has reported numerous abuses of rights concerning the cult song of our favorite series, which explains the multiple deletions of associated videos in recent weeks, including that of Julien Lamassonne, the vocalist himself!

This wave of strikes is ultimately the logical consequence of a certain abuse (not unique to the Code Lyoko community, of course) concerning remixes or covers that flourish on Youtube or Spotify, and which for some, serve to make (undue, in fact) money by not crediting the right composer.

This doesn't mean, of course, that it's impossible to cover all or part of the credits for our fan projects - proof of which is that some very current ones do so with her authorization - but it does mean that it's essential to respect copyright. It's always worth remembering.

Well, we'll just have to wait and see what happens in 2024. And happy new year!


Update on the 6th of January 2024: Yes, things move fast these days, and Justine Sainte has explained the topic further in a video by Code_Lyokofan_ which you can find on YouTube (in French).

She speaks on the aforementioned rights issue, reveals that an album is in thr works for the 20 year anniversary...and vaguely implies the eventual possibility (yes I was careful with my words there, did you notice?) of a link between what she's working on and the previous announcements from Mouscadet and Decroisette, as she seems to know more about what's going on, citing a "search for funding to do a cartoon."

The return of Code Lyoko?
Posted by Etienne, Icer, Shaka & Zephyr on 10/24/2023 at 18:16 (4 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Greetings to all on this average day like any other. Except, perhaps it's not.

The deliberately sensationalist title of this news post can't hide the fact of the matter: Code Lyoko is 20 years old and ended over 15 years ago (we won't talk about CLE, on principle).
This is why we first invite you to watch the video below (largely in a mix of English and French, all with Spanish subtitles), particularly the exchange that happens at


Before we dig into it, we need to provide some context (and credit).

This video was published on the Spanish channel
Tertulia Tiztazo, which is two months old and aims to cover various thematic subjects with each release (so nothing directly to do with Code Lyoko at its core), presented by José Tistazo. A new challenger in the now famous YouTube game has dropped a meteor on our modest little community. It may have flown under the radar...if our KaruzoHikari (known for his work on the Code Lyoko Sprite Game page) hasn't been on the alert for a non-extinction event!

So, back to the subject at hand: this huge bit of information (the potential return of Code Lyoko, no less) was first announced by French people speaking English with Spanish subtitles, on a channel with only two videos? I'm going to pre-empt the more suspicious among you: it sounds like it could be AI-generated, a fake. "Another one of X.A.N.A.'s tricks," as some members of the community would say.

But look, while nothing has been confirmed, the famous Sophie Decroisette (the former head writer) and Jérôme Mouscadet (the former director) have teased the future of the Code Lyoko licence. Despite being in franglish, their words are clear and apparently carefully weighed out. is committed to relaying information from media sources both prominent and independent, but we'll refrain from saying anything definitive: is this the first step in a series of promising news to come, or something that will never come to fruition, like the old MMORPG? Or worse yet, a project that does get finished, but ends up being pretty terrible? That part of the video never mentions CLE, which is already good news in and of itself, and something that lets us finish this news post on an encouraging note.

To be continued…on

Happy Birthday, Code Lyoko !
Posted by Icer on 09/03/2023 at 00:00 (1 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami

"It's 2003 AD. France 3's entire children's programming schedule is filled with mediocre cartoons... All of it? No, because as the new school year gets underway, a new series populated by irreducible teenagers continues to resist X.A.N.A... "

Yes, okay, we've overstated the case a little, but the parallel with another famous French hit is apt for Code Lyoko, which was released 20 years ago to the day with the first broadcast of #1 Teddygodzilla !

10 years ago, in the midst of a boom in activity linked to the ongoing broadcast of Code Lyoko Évolution (remember, after the first 20 episodes were broadcast between January and May, the rest of the French broadcast had to wait until... December, giving ideas to a group of Hungarian raclette lovers) marked the occasion with a few news items, notably announcing in a rather racy way the completeness of the site...

Today, time has passed, and things are of course a little different. Code Lyoko Evolution has flopped, Moonscoop has collapsed almost at the same time, and Dargaud, which bought out its catalog, hasn't announced anything... but should we complain? Should we really be hoping for a sequel/reboot? Everyone will undoubtedly have their own opinion on the subject, but we can anticipate one thing: after so much time, things will necessarily be very different (already, when we see what Evolution has achieved...). The series as we discovered it 20 years ago will remain as it was 97 episodes ago. Perhaps that's no bad thing.

And while the mausoleum of quality writing, which after 10 years has reached a form of completeness, continues to stand proudly (no closure planned for à la Skyrock blogs, so this part of our childhood/adolescence will remain, until further notice, intact), the ever-active community has or will undoubtedly make its mark on its various channels. Let's take a look at just one of them, and not the least:

Code Lyoko : Virtual Frontiers


(An english subtitled version is yet to be announced)

The fruit of a year and a half's work by Evil Goat, this is nothing less than a sound fiction, with all that implies: scriptwriting, dubbing, sound, mixing and editing of course! Not to mention all the team management involved. Many projects of this human dimension have gone no further than the declarative... but not these!

The proof is in the pudding: to mark the company's 20th anniversary, their first episode, Revirtualisation, is being released with great fanfare. First episode? Well, yes, because this is just the beginning, and there will be more to come. The work continues for the team, and we can only encourage them.

The action takes place 16 years after season 4. In fact, since the original fans are all 20 years older today, you'll be delighted to meet up with the characters from your childhood... now grown up!

You can also find all their information their X which contains the link to their Discord server.


Well, on that note...

The fan projects are exploding !
Posted by Immu on 09/02/2023 at 12:00 (2 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Tomorrow, the series celebrates its 20th anniversary!

20 years of a tight-knit community!
20 years ago, the Garage Kids project became Code Lyoko, and we can't thank Thomas Romain, Tania Palumbo and Carlo de Boutiny enough for all their hard work.

While the license continues to sleep wisely at Dargaud, no sequel, reboot or soft reboot of the license is to be deplored.
And indeed, why produce more? The license continues to bring in new fans even as it stands!
The wisest would say that this is probably for the best, after all, Code Lyoko is a product of its time, and even if its themes are more valid than ever (the subject of AI among others), its delightfully retro atmosphere (the Nokias!) cannot be reproduced.

The most incredible thing about this situation? The community has never been so active (apart from fan fiction)!
In fact, the 20th anniversary is being celebrated by a host of projects, so don't hesitate to take a look around the Internets!

Frontière Virtuelles : Revirtualisation v=QUVitO8s5jk
This year's flagship project is, of course, Code Lyoko: Frontière Virtuelles (CLFV), a sound fiction project (the older generation will refer to it as an mp3 saga), completed in a year and a half. This is the first episode of a totally original story set several years after the destruction of Xana.
The actors give their all to bring the Lyoko-Warriors back to life, through top-quality sound staging.

Such ambitious projects that follow through on their ideas are rare, requiring very good organization, and clearly the Audiodidact collective and this particular project, led by Evil Goat, are not on their first try!
The icing on the cake for those who prefer to read, subtitles are also included in the upcoming video. No English version yet sadly...

IFSCL : (Simulated Fictional Interfaces of Code Lyoko)
The ultimate 3D fan-game that puts you in command of Jeremy in his everyday life as a Lyokowarrior and at the helm of the supercomputer interface is celebrating 13 years of development this year, and will be celebrating the last year with a live event, featuring live illustrations!
Chill atmosphere guaranteed with fans of the project!

Code Lyoko Beyond
Julio Raphael (animated season 5 fan) can now boast a French version of his fan series!

The creator of themed videos Code Lyoko invites us to a special video!

La Revanche de Tyron
SEJ Studio keeps fandom alive with a new trailer for their 3D game, to be released tomorrow!

Documentary: "Stronger After All: 20 Years Of Code Lyoko, A Tribute to the Fandom"
As successor to the "Lyoko Decoded" documentary produced in 2007 by TB3, Joseph Tafur is determined to present a new CL documentary. Will he succeed in transcending his illustrious predecessor?

At the time of writing, they have not announced any special events to mark the occasion, but we haven't forgotten the rest of the artists and content creators who make the community tick!

MRCL (Minecraft CL)

DarkGuillaume (Visual Novel)

Light & Robb (Movie)

Laetitia FanClub

Özberk Ozen (Movie and Animated Season 5)

A World Without Danger - The return!
Posted by Etienne on 06/09/2022 at 21:27 (5 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hello everyone,

Some short but sweet news, following the Code Lyoko-focused Cartoon Fair last year, Julien Lamassonne, who sang the French opening theme Un Monde Sans Danger, returned to do a new version of the theme in collaboration with Crystal Voices, which you can find below:

EDIT: There's also a video here giving a behind-the-scenes look

Have fun listening!

Tudum + Thomas Romain Interview
Posted by Dudu on 10/01/2020 at 21:41 (3 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
odd + netflix

Hello everyone,

Here we are: all 97 episodes of the series are now available on the streaming platform Netflix. At first glance, the episodes have been zoomed in and cropped to appear in 16:9 on the platform, masking parts of the image in the process. It would also appear (and it was presumable) that the episodes weren't remastered, meaning the image looks somewhat pixelated on some large screens. As a reminder, you can also find all the episodes on the Amazon Prime streaming platform which broadcasts the episodes in 4/3 and 576p (standard DVD) as well as for free on YouTube (also 4/3 and 480p).

While we're at it, Thomas Romain, (co-creator of the Garage Kids project with Tania Palumbo, which later became Code Lyoko, for which he had also participated in the development of the series' Bible) gave an interview today to the BFMTV news channel's website.
This interview is now also available on the site right here! (Update: Now in English!)

Goodnight on

Code Lyoko Evolution on YouTube
Posted by Queen on 10/30/2019 at 06:09 (0 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hi everyone!

Just a quick announcement today. Mediatoon finally has the rights to Code Lyoko Evolution and they've started uploading the episodes on the official YouTube channel. Because only one episode was ever dubbed in English, they've decided to keep the French audio and add English subtitles, rather than creating a new English dub. If you're interested in watching Evolution, now's your chance!

Episode 1 "XANA 2.0" is now available. If they stick to their regular schedule, new episodes should be uploaded every week.

That's all for now! Have a great day on Rigolant

Code Lyoko on Amazon Prime
Posted by Queen on 07/20/2019 at 02:10 (0 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hi all,

Remember a while back when we announced that Dargaud had upscaled the episodes into HD? Well that English HD version has finally surfaced on Amazon's US streaming service! You can watch it for free if you have Amazon Prime, but you can't watch it at all if you don't have Prime. It's not even available for purchase. There's always the option to get a 30-day free trial of Prime if you really want to watch it but you don't want to pay for a Prime membership.

But for those of you who don't want to give any money to Amazon or its sleazebag CEO, allow me to try and ease your fear of missing out.

Code Lyoko was originally made in Standard Definition and not widescreen. When companies upscale old TV series into HD, rather than preserving the SD format, they sometimes choose to change the episodes to widescreen format because it's the format most media is in nowadays. They can either expand the shot lengthways, often giving us a view of things like filming equipment that really shouldn't be on screen; or they can crop the shot and sacrifice the top and bottom bits, often cropping out certain details. And Code cropped.

SD - French DVD HD - Amazon
SD - English YouTube SD - French YouTube
Top left: French DVD SD version (from the Episode Guide) / Top right: Amazon HD version
Bottom left: English YouTube version / Bottom right: French YouTube version
Click to enlarge

As you can see, the screenshot from the Amazon Prime version of the episode is pretty crisp in quality despite being a larger image and it doesn't have black bars on the edges, but the top and bottom is cropped out so that it fits widescreen format. While it's nice to see the episodes in better quality, the cropping means that certain details will be missing from the episodes.

The other versions also look slightly stretched vertically in comparison to the HD episode. Of course, this is just a single screenshot from one episode and you'd really need to see more episodes to make a better comparison.
(Note: The episodes on YouTube, both French and English, occasionally suffer from muted colours like you see in the French version here. Most of the episodes are fine but sometimes you'll see these muted colours, especially in season 1.)

Still undeterred? Then go forth and watch Code Lyoko in good quality!

Is this the definitive official HD version of the series? Will it pop up on other streaming services? We'll just have to wait and see!

Thanks to Michael and semie78 for the information and screenshot!
Enjoy your day on Rigolant

English voice cast on the 15th anniversary
Posted by Queen on 12/18/2018 at 05:46 (0 commentaires)  Ecrire un commentaire sur cet article  Imprimer cet article  Envoyer cette article à un ami
Hi everyone,

We've got a short but interesting video for you today! YouTube user camrockon posted this video last month for this year's 15th anniversary of Code Lyoko: some messages of thanks from Ulrich, William, Odd, Jeremy, Aelita and Jim, spoken by the original voice cast. They also honour the late Jodi Forrest, who played characters including Sissi and Ms Hertz.

With thanks to the RTTP Podcast for sharing the video. You can check out their work here.

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

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!

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