Code Lyoko: Evolution
|Code Lyoko: Evolution|
Code Lyoko: Evolution logo
|Format||CGI, drama, fantasy, action|
|Created by||Tania Palumbo
|Directed by||Luccio di Rossa (live action), Florian Ferrier (CGI)|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||23 minutes approx.|
|Original channel||France 4 and Canal J|
|Original run||January 5, 2013 – December 19, 2013|
|Preceded by||Code Lyoko|
Code Lyoko: Evolution is the sequel to the French animated television series Code Lyoko. It premiered on December 19, 2012, on France 4. It blends live-action with CGI, picking up where the original series left off. In addition to improving upon the CGI in the original series, the soundtrack has been overhauled as well.
Set one year after the events of the original series, Jeremy Belpois, Odd Della Robbia, Ulrich Stern, William Dunbar, Yumi Ishiyama and Aelita Schaeffer return to their daily lives and routines at Kadic Academy. XANA, despite their success in defeating it previously, suddenly reappears, reborn with even more strength and power than ever before. The protagonists resume their former double lives in order to protect humanity from XANA's evil schemes once again. Joined by William Dunbar, who has finally been accepted as the sixth Lyoko warrior, and an unreliable girl-genius named Laura Gauthier, the seven heroes are bent on unraveling the reasons for such a return and to exterminate the malevolently evil sentient, autonomous artificial intelligence/multi-agent system that is threatening the world once again.
In addition to X.A.N.A., the gang eventually discover that they have another dangerous enemy, a mad scientist called Professor Tyron, who seems to be the one responsible for unintentionally returning X.A.N.A. to life. He commands a group of several virtual human avatars in green and black-striped costumes to counter the Lyoko warriors. In Tyron's lab the group also discovers Aelita's long-lost mother, Anthea Hopper-Schaeffer, and seek to discover why she is with their new enemy and how to reunite mother and daughter.
In the twenty-sixth episode Ultimate Mission, it is revealed that Tyron had been married to Anthea for four years and is now Aelita's legal guardian and stepfather. His only purpose of marrying Anthea was to get his hands on her late husband's archives so that he could effectively create the Cortex region, which X.A.N.A. then secretly inhabited to carry put its plans for world domination and destruction once again.
|Code Lyoko: Evolution characters||Original Actors/Actresses||English dubbing|
|Aelita Schaeffer (Stones)||Léonie Berthonnaud|
|Jérémy Belpois||Marin Lafitte|
|Odd Della Robbia||Gulliver Bevernage-Benhadj|
|Ulrich Stern||Quentin Merabet|
|Yumi Ishiyama||Mélanie Tran|
|William Dunbar||Diego Mestanza|
The budget for the series is expected to be €5,600,000.
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