Italian cartoon series “Winx Club” by Iginio Stratiffi is getting a live-action series on streaming platform Netflix next year. Just when the Winx Club thought things were beginning to settle down, an old friend of Bloom's appears at Cloud Tower. A ship full of zombie pirates battle the Winx and the Trix, both of whom must exit the Legendarium quickly or become forever trapped there as characters within the book. [61], In Italy, the series' voice actors include Letizia Ciampa (Bloom), Perla Liberatori (Stella), Ilaria Latini (Flora), Domitilla D'Amico (Tecna), Gemma Donati (Musa), Laura Lenghi (Aisha), and Debora Magnaghi (Roxy). After their father (public figure and arms dealer to the cartel) passes away, two brothers on the opposite sides of the law are forced to reunite. As with the previous two seasons, the copyright to season 7 is co-owned by Rainbow and Viacom. Its television premiere was on 11 March 2012 on Nickelodeon in the United States. [50], The eighth season of the series was not produced immediately after the seventh. Play Now. [145] Over 180 Italian issues have been released as of 2019. On 2 September 2010, Nickelodeon announced through a press release that they would be producing brand-new seasons with Rainbow. [13] Straffi's aim was to appeal to both genders, including action sequences and displays of power designed for male viewers and fashion elements for female viewers. Princess Stella. [6] The seventh season was jointly announced by Nickelodeon and Rainbow in April 2014 as part of their continuing partnership. [86], On 27 June 2011, the first special produced with Nickelodeon premiered on Nick U.S. to 2.278 million viewers. Winx Club Maker. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. [9][10][11] The main male characters are called the Specialists, a group of students and later graduates of the Red Fountain school who are romantically involved with the Winx fairies. [38][39] Viacom financed and staffed the revived series, dividing production between Viacom's Nickelodeon Animation Studio[40] in the United States and Rainbow in Italy. In a 2011 interview with IO Donna, Straffi stated that Britney Spears served as the basis for Bloom, Cameron Diaz for Stella, Jennifer Lopez for Flora, Pink for Tecna, Lucy Liu for Musa, and Beyoncé for Aisha. The magic is in you on the Winx Club. Live Shows. and preventing the mysterious talent thief from kidnapping them. [84] The premiere of the fourth season set a record for an animated show's audience on Rai 2 with 500,000 viewers. [43], On 7 April 2014, Rainbow and Nickelodeon announced their continuing partnership on the seventh season of Winx Club, with a planned premiere date of 2015. Winx Club was first created back in 2001, originally called \"Magic Bloom\". [149] A physical trading card game based on the franchise and produced by Upper Deck Entertainment was released in 2005. Winx Club New Generation is a spin off from the original Winx Club and takes place several years after the events of season 7. [149] Magical Fairy Party was released as part of Nickelodeon's partnership with D3Publisher. [88] During the first quarter of 2012, an average of 38.5 million viewers watched the series across nine of Nickelodeon's international outlets, a 60% increase from the fourth quarter of 2011. Viacom purchased 30% of the show's animation studio, Rainbow SpA, and Nickelodeon began producing a revival series. An average accountant attempts to fill the boots of a movie-based superhero. Six compilation albums based on the show's music have been released; some include songs that do not appear in the television series. [62][65], The 2011 specials introduced a new cast of Hollywood voice actors, who recorded their lines at the Atlas Oceanic studio in Burbank, California. After Viacom became a co-owner of Rainbow in 2011, Rainbow's group of 30 writers began collaborating with teams in both Italy and the United States. This page only covers the four original seasons of Winx Club. [143] In 2013, Rainbow relaunched vintage dolls as collectors' items. Her family roots … [119] Its television premiere was on 20 May 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States. IMDb takes a look at Gal Gadot's biggest roles and the parts she never got the chance to play, including a major role in the James Bond franchise. [127] 26 episodes over two seasons were produced. [39] Nickelodeon debuted four one-hour specials (also co-produced with Rainbow) summarizing the first two seasons, the first of which premiered on their flagship American channel on 27 June 2011. The students of all the fairytale characters attend Ever After High, where they are either Royals (students who want to follow in their parent's footsteps) or Rebels (students who wish to write their own destiny). A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence. [55] Simone Borselli, the series' art director, designed most of the characters' early-season clothing despite lacking a background in fashion design. Winx club tells the story of bloom, a girl who has powers she never knew about. At Alfea College, fairy warriors from all over the universe study to improve their supernatural powers. Production on the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons was divided between Rainbow and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. voiced by Amy Gross and 5 others. [108], The Regional Council of Marche, Italy, chose the Winx Club fairies to represent Marche and Italy at the Expo 2010 world's fair in Shanghai. 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[100], Winx Club has been popular at fan conventions. Dubini wrote that the fairies' "defined and different personalities" made them relatable to viewers. [6] The plot lines were simplified so that they could be understood by a younger audience. [112] "I feel a certain pride in having annoyed such a giant. A group of five teenaged girls where choosen to defend the universe with their magical powers. She has a unique and dangerous power that comes from a book called the... See full summary ». "[15] Straffi hoped to introduce an alternative show with a female lead aged 16 to 18, as he was interested in "exploring the psychological side" of the transition to adulthood. "[56], The first stage in the production of an episode is developing its script, a process that can last 5–6 months. The Winx Club is back for Season 2! The Winx Club must defend their universe from having it be turned into darkness and terror by the Senior Witches. In February 2011, the American company Viacom (owner of Nickelodeon) became a co-owner of the Rainbow studio; Viacom bought 30% of Rainbow for 62 million euros (US$83 million). Winx Club TM © 2003-2017 Rainbow Srl. [92], The character designs and outfits have attracted some controversy. The change to younger-skewing networks followed Rainbow's lowering of Winx Club's target demographic to a younger audience than the earlier seasons. [105], In 2018, Giovanna Gallo of Cosmopolitan stated that the program's characters have become "real icons of fashion" and noted the show's popularity with cosplayers,[106] performance artists who wear costumes and accessories to represent the show's characters. 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At a party on Eraklyon, Princess Diaspro has a few tricks up her sleeve for Bloom and Prince Sky. The main character is a fairy warrior named Bloom, who enrolls at Alfea College to train and hone her skills. Winx Club ‘whitewashing’ controversy explained. [101] In 2015, a four-day Winx Club fan gathering was held in Jesolo,[102] where Nickelodeon installed a "Fan Wall" to display messages from worldwide fans. During the sixth season in 2014, episode premieres were moved from Rai 2 to Rai Gulp in Italy, and from Nickelodeon to Nick Jr. in the United States. He elaborated that "the fans of the previous Winx Club say on social media that the new seasons are childish, but they don't know that we had to do that. [96] Rhodes University professor Jeanne Prinsloo agreed, saying in 2014 that "in spite of the unrelenting bad press", Winx Club episodes "present complex narratives with active female protagonists and positive relationships that validate 'girl power'". Main character, Bloom, thinks she’s just a regular ol’ human girl, until she … [16] He decided to develop a pilot centred on the conflict between two rival colleges; one for fairies and another for witches. [61] In the original series (seasons 1–4), the characters' mouths were animated to match the Italian voice actors' lines; in the revived series, the mouth movements were matched to the English scripts. [103] In October 2018, an exhibition for the series' fifteenth anniversary was held at Europe's largest comics festival, the Lucca Comics & Games convention in Tuscany. [6], For season 8, Rainbow's creative team restyled the characters to appear younger, hoping to increase the appeal toward preschoolers. Bloom's Discovery (WINX Club, Vol. The crew changed the show's color palette, replacing the pilot's colour scheme with a brighter collection of hues, and adjusted the skin tone of one of the protagonists to look "more Latin" in an attempt to add diversity to the show. Stuart Brewer, I was curious about Winx Club when I first heard about it.It didn't show where I am so I did a little research.I didn't know what I was expecting so I decided to wait for it to premiere on tele.I was surprised in a good way.Winx Club is about a girl named Bloom who discovers her magical powers while saving Stella,a fairy who has magic of the sun and moon.Stella suggests to bring Bloom to a school called Alfea where fairies learn to control their magic.There Bloom meets Flora,a fairy who's power is based on flowers,Musa,a fairy who's magic is based on music and Tecna,a fairy who's power is based on technology.Together they join to form the Winx Club to fight against Icy,Darcy and Stormy,three senior witches who go the Cloud school(forget name).Bloom also meets Brandon,the nicest warrior of them all who she falls for.At the school,Bloom's goal as a fairy is to discover her past and the origin of her powers.I personally believe that Winx Club is a decent show.Most of it is unoriginal yet there are some plots that have magic of their own.Brandon and Prince Sky switching identities for security reasons and to see the world in different shoes was original.I believe the powers are also well thought of.There is one thing that disturbs me though.They make some of the girls too perfect.They're all super skinny and their fashions and battle outfits make them look like sluts.The fairies all make it seem like fashion,boys and good-looks are the most important thing all girls should worry about.Stella has the most powerful ring in the Magical Realm and it's a target of the witches to steal and she doesn't want to wear it because it doesn't match her outfit.In most hero/heroine shows,the writers would never do that.I really don't like Brandon,Prince Sky,Bloom and Stella.They just seem like the way all girls should act.The romantic pairings also fail to have any depth.Brandon is just made to be this macho,handsome prince charming and Bloom is made to be this little-miss-perfect supposed role model for young girls and they're both just paired off.The only pairing that interests me is Riven and Musa.Riven isn't Mr.Perfect and is distant around everyone yet Musa the deep and understanding girl seems to be drawn to him.I believe that the animation is superb and the characters all have good personalities but the episodes are usually about Bloom and her past,the witches trying to steal Stella's ring or cause havoc or about fashion and beauty.In total,I rate Winx Club a 5.5/10. The capital of this world is the city of Magix—which is located on the planet of the same name—where the three main magic schools are situated. Winx Club Original Normal Transformation Theme FULL - YouTube [65], According to Iginio Straffi, music plays a crucial role in the success of the series. [150], In the last ten years, the animation audience has skewed younger. comic book,[111] which was published over a year after production on Winx Club began. [99] Writing for Kabardino-Balcarian State University, Zalina Dokhova and Tatiana Cheprakova stated that the series conveys "both positive and negative stereotypes",[100] citing the opposite personalities of Stella and Aisha. Iginio Straffi criticized these adjustments in a 2008 interview, saying, "The Winx fairies cannot talk about boys there. Princess Bloom. [119] It is the first Italian film animated in stereoscopic 3D. "[115], On 8 October 2006, a Winx Club feature film was announced on Rainbow's website. [6] Season 8 was also the first-ever season without the involvement of Rai Fiction. View production, box office, & company info. [51] In another change from previous seasons, Nickelodeon's American team served as consultants rather than directly overseeing the episodes; at the time, Nickelodeon was instead working with Rainbow on a new co-production, Club 57. [141] In Italy, the dolls are manufactured by Witty Toys (a division of Rainbow)[142] and distributed by Giochi Preziosi. [45] This made them cut costs on Winx Club, its most expensive show. Music is recorded in Milan and Rome, and each song takes between five and twelve months to complete. They're smart, They're stylish and they are magical fairies, They are the Winx Club. Using these as references, they draw multiple outfits for each character. [26] After holding test screenings of the pilot, however, Straffi was unhappy with the audience's unenthusiastic reaction to the characters' outdated clothing style[23] and stated that the pilot did not satisfy him. [47], The president of Nickelodeon International, Pierluigi Gazzolo, was responsible for arranging the co-production partnership and became a member of Rainbow's board of directors (a role he continues to serve in, as of November 2019). Title: [4] Reruns later began airing on Rai Gulp, a sister channel to Rai 2 aimed at children and teenagers, shortly after the network launched in 2007. "[6], The series' visuals are a mixture of Japanese anime and European elements,[53] which Iginio Straffi calls "the trademark Rainbow style". Use the IMDb rating plugin and preventing the mysterious talent Thief episode structure was modelled on those of dramas. Ends up going through a press release that they could be understood by a younger audience than Winx! 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