This is a list of companies who were involved in Code Lyoko. Many companies were involved in the Code Lyoko franchise, with the two shows, books, games, toys, distribution, and miscellaneous merchandise. Some of these companies are significant enough to warrant their own articles. Some are more minor. This article attempt to list all of both of these groups.
- 1 Companies with their own articles
- 2 Funimation
- 3 Canal J
- 4 Cartoon Network
- 5 Universal Studios
- 6 Beyond Home Entertainment
- 7 Dargaud/Mediatoon Distribution
- 8 Jetix / Disney / Toon Disney / Disney XD
- 9 ITV
- 10 Amazon/CreateSpace
- 11 Warner Bros.
- 12 France Cartes
- 13 France Animation
- 14 Spacetoon
- 15 NET.
- 16 Bandai
- 17 Sianco
Cartoon Network was started on October 1st, 1992 by Turner Broadcasting, so that the company could make money off of its animation assets. The channel's first show was the Bugs Bunny short Rhapsody Rabbit. The channel was the initial broadcaster of many popular and critically acclaimed shows in the 90s and early 2000s, such as Dexter's Laboratory, Edd Ed n Eddy, Teen Titans, and the Powerpuff Girls. In 1997, the channel launched Toonami, which was a major introduction of Anime into the US market. In 2000, the channel launched Boomerang, as a dumping ground for canceled and old shows to still make money. Later, in 2004, the channel launched Miguzi, a programming block which carried both Code Lyoko and Totally Spies, two high-performing Franime. Code Lyoko was removed from the Miguzi block for a worse timeslot, but survived the cancelation of the timeslot itself. Code Lyoko continued to be broadcasted until 2007. Initially, the channel was a rebroadcaster of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons, but diversified in 2002 with a code-share channel, "Adult Swim", a channel dedicated to animation for people in their 20s and teens.
Mediatoon, a subsidiary of Dargaud specializing in television works, have created 3 YouTube Channels where you can watch Code Lyoko for free in French, English and Spanish. They upload a new episode almost every week. Mediatoon doubles as a media import company, and has helped import Naruto and Fairy Tail to France.
Dargaud was founded by Georges Dargaud in April of 1936. At the time, it specialized in minor comics. In 1948, they started "Line", a magazine for women. In 1989, Dargaud was purchased by Média-Participations, after the founder retired. Today, Dargaud is run as Groupe Dargaud, which encompasses around 15 secondary publishers. It is most famous for the Tintin franchise, and for making the Garfield show. In 2008, they founded Mediatoon as a subsidiary; and in 2014, purchased the French arm of Moonscoop. Dargaud has been involved in several intellectual property disputes.
Jetix started as a set of secondary European properties owned by Fox in Europe, which were partially purchased by ABC during Disney's purchase of ABC. Throughout 2004, Jetix became a consolidated brand which aired as channel blocks, independent channels, and code shares in various countries, spreading world wide. Most of these were with Toon Disney and Disney Channel. In 2008, Disney initiated a buyout, taking over the brand officially. From there, a new channel was launched: Disney XD, which was formed as a merger of Jetix and Toon Disney, even though they were already the same channel in most cases. The new Disney XD shared most of the old programming, though new items shifted into the lineup after the first few years.
Disney Channel itself is a property of the Walt Disney company, one of the oldest entertainment companies in existence. Disney's contribution to the Code Lyoko franchise was airing the show in Italy, along with owning Jetix during its broadcasts of Code Lyoko. Disney is the second largest media company in the world, second only to Comcast. The company's history traces back to the silent film era in 1923, when it worked in animation. Over the years with some losses, it developed some properties such as Mickey Mouse, which remains its flagship character. They then launched the first cel-animated feature length film:: "Snow White And The Seven Dwarves". Then in the 40s, the US and Canada were both in World War 2, and much of the company was drafted. Cut off from the foreign market which was the majority of their revenue, and stuck in a command economy, they broke into the propaganda film industry. After the war ended, Disney had a brief experimental phase with a few films such as "Song Of The South", a film which blended live action and Animation, often in the same shots; but is now disavowed by the company for being racist. From there till 1966, Disney's film empire grew, culminating in the death of the company's co-founder, Walt Disney. From there, the company diversified into theme parks, though revenue from the art itself was declining, primarily due to the creation of a competitor from their previous employees: Don Bluth Productions. After a few awkward years with at least one corporate coup, the studio released "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", which reused "Song Of The South"'s techniques and "The Little Mermaid", resulting in an era now known as "The Disney Revival". This was the era in which Disney Channel launched. In 1994, Disney purchased ABC broadcasting, and launched a cruise line a few years later. After another coup, Disney started acquiring other media companies, including Pixar, Lucasworks, Marvel, Maker Studios, and Blip. Blip was later shut down.
ITV broadcasted Code Lyoko on the channels ITV4 and CITV. CITV, Children's ITV, was originally a codeshare secondary channel of ITV4. Later, CITV became an independent channel.
Spacetoon started in Dubai and branched into Indonesia and South Korea before the 2008 economic recession. It was also licensed in India, but Spacetoon India is basically a separate company. In the Arabic markets, Spacetoon created several secondary channels: Spacetoon English, Spacetoon Radio, and Space Power TV.
After the recession, Spacetoon Korea failed. Spacetoon English, Spacetoon Radio, and Space Power TV were all forced to shut down in the Arabic language market, with only the original Spacetoon surviving in that market. Spacetoon Indonesia sold its OTA broadcasting channel to NET., a new generic broadcaster. NET. also gained secondary rights to broadcast Code Lyoko in the Indonesian market. This created a similar situation to France Television and Canal J in France. After this, Spacetoon Indonesia became a cable/satellite only provider in Indonesia. From here, Spacetoon Indonesia launched Spacetoon 2, Spacetoon Plus, and Spacetoon 3. Spacetoon 3 lasted less than a year. Due to financial problems, the Spacetoon company was forced to diversify from children's content to also include home shopping. Spacetoon 2 was rebranded as Space Shopping.
Sianco took commissions from several major British Television networks including BBC, ITV, and S4C. It specialized in youth and child’s programming, along with factual and documentaries. Most of these programs were broadcast in the Welsh language.
In 2005, Sianco was commissioned by S4C to dub season 1 of Code Lyoko into Welsh. The episodes were aired in the Spring-Summer period of 2006.
|List of companies involved in Code Lyoko|
|Moonscoop | The Game Factory | Splash Entertainment | Antefilms | Atlantyca | Norimage | France 3 | Mediatoon Distribution | Disney | CreateSpace | Warner Brothers | France Cartes | Bandai|
|Broadcasters And Distributors|
|TV News Channel | Canal J | Kabillion | Megamax | France Télévisions | Funimation | Cartoon Network | Universal Studios | Beyond Home Entertainment | ITV | Warner Brothers | Spacetoon | NET.|
|Norimage/Gallery: Presentations | Moonscoop/Gallery: Presentations | Kabillion/Gallery: Presentations|
|Gobelins | Agence Kamaji | Dargaud | France Animation|