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 Winx club is an Italian-American animated television series created by Iginio Straffi and co-produced by Rainbow SpA and Nickelodeon. It is set in a magical universe that is inhabited by fairies, witches, and other mythical creatures. The show follows a fairy warrior name Bloom as she enrolls at Alfea College to train and hone her skills. The series uses a serial format that has an ongoing storyline, with individual story arcs comprising each season. It premiered on 28 January 2004, becoming a ratings success in Italy and on Nickelodeon networks internationally. Straffi initially outlined the show s plot to last three seasons. He chose to continue the story for a fourth season in 2009. Around this time, Winx Club s popularity attracted the attention of the American media company Viacom, owner of Nickelodeon. Viacom purchased 30% of the show s animation studio, Rainbow SpA, and Nickelodeon Became a co-producer of the series. Production on the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons was divided between Rainbow and Nickelodeon Animation Studio. To attract an American audience, Viacom assembled a voice cast of Nickelodeon actors (including Arianna Grande ), invested USS 100 million in advertising for the series, and inducted Winx Club into Nickelodeon s franchise of Nicktoons. Beginning in 2010, episodes of Winx Club have been jointly written with Nickelodeon s American team. Nickelodeon s writers aim to make the series multicultural and appealing toward viewers from different countries. In 2019, Straffi commented on his near-decade of collaboration with Nickelodeon, saying that the know-how of Rainbow and sensibilities of the Americans, with our European touch. The continued partnership between Rainbow and Nickelodeon on Winx Club has led to the development of additional co-productions, including Club 57 in 2019, on which much of Winx Club s staff worked. The series was subject to budget cuts in 2014, during its seventh season. The 3D computer-generated segments and Hollywood voice actors were deemed too costly to keep using. The seventh season eventually premiered on Nickelodeon s worldwide channels in 2015. After a four-year hiatus, an eighth season premiered in 2019. At Straffi s decision, this season was retooled for a preschool target audience. Most of the show s longtime crew members were not called back to work on season 8, and Nickelodeon s team moved to a consultant role. Straffi stepped away from the series at this time, shifting his focus to live-action projects. A live-action adaptation of Winx Club fot young adults, titled The Winx Saga, was announced in 2018.

 Premise- The series follows the adventures of a group of girls known as the Winx, students (and later graduates ) at the Alfea College for Fairies, who turn into fairies to fight villains. The team consists of Bloom, the red- haired leader whit flame-based powers; Stella, the fairy of the sun; Flora, the fairy of nature; Tecna, the fairy of technology; Musa, the fairy of music; and Aisha, the fairy of waves. Roxy, the fairy of animals, occasionally joins the Winx and all three of the show s production companies refer to her as the Winx Club s seventh member. 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. They include Bloom s fiance sky; Stella s fiance Brandon; Flora s boyfriend Helia; Tecna s boyfriend Timmy; and Musa s boyfriend Riven. Unlike their female counterparts, the Specialists do not have magical powers and instead train how to fight using laser weapons. The Winx and Specialists most frequent adversaries are a trio of withes named the Trix; Icy, Darcy, and Stormy, all of whom are former students of the Cloud Tower school. Winx Club is set in a vast universe that has several dimensions. Most episodes take place in the Magic Dimension, which is closed off to ordinary people and inhabited by creatures from European mythology like fairies, witches, and monsters. The capital of of this world is the city of Magix – which is located on the planet of the same – where the three main magic schools are situated. The other planets of the Magic Dimension include Bloom home planet Domino, Stella s home planet Solaria, Flora s home planet Linphea, Tecna s home  planet Zenith, Musa s home planet Melody, and Aisha s home planet Andros. Some episodes take place on Earth, Roxy s home planet and where Bloom spent her childhood. The concept of fairy magic in the series is presented in the form of magical transformations, that fairies receive by performing certain actions. Having mastered the transformation, fairies can summon it at any time, after which she has wings, and her clothes change to bright and shinny.

During the 1990s, comic artist Iginio Straffi noticed that animated action shows were primarily focused on male protagonists;[15][16] at the time, he felt that the “cartoon world was devoid of female characters.”[17] 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.[18] He decided to develop a pilot centred on the conflict between two rival colleges; one for fairies and another for witches.[19] Straffi compared his original premise to “a sort of ‘Oxford–Cambridge rivalry‘ in a magical dimension”.[20] In expanding the concept, Iginio Straffi drew his inspiration from Japanese manga[21] and the comics of Sergio Bonelli,[22] a comic writer for whom Straffi had worked.[23]

Straffi’s pilot, which was titled “Magic Bloom,”[24] featured the original five Winx members in attires similar to those of traditional European fairies.[25] It was produced during a twelve-month development period that included animation tests, character studies, and market surveys.[26] The animation attracted the interest of Rai Fiction,[27] which paid for 25% of the production cost in exchange for Italian broadcast rights and a share of the series’ revenue over 15 years.[28] After holding test screenings of the pilot, however, Straffi was unhappy with the audience’s unenthusiastic reaction to the characters’ outdated clothing style[25] and stated that the pilot did not satisfy him.[27] In a 2016 interview, Straffi said the end result was unoriginal and “looked like just another Japanese-style cartoon … but nothing like [the modern] Winx “.[29] He likened his feelings about the pilot to an “existential crisis” and chose to scrap the entire test animation despite an investment of over €100,000 in the completed pilot.[27]

To rework the concept, Straffi’s Rainbow team hired Italian fashion designers, including some from Dolce & Gabbana[30] and Prada,[31] to restyle the show and give the characters a more modern appearance. 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.[25] Production of the restyled series began by 2002, and Rainbow estimated the episodes would be delivered to distributors by late 2003.[32] The new name of the series (“Winx”) was derived from the English word “wings,” and the “x” was intended to evoke the shape and sound of wings.[15] 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.[32][33] At the October 2003 MIPCOM event, Rainbow screened the show’s first episode to international companies.[34] The first season had its world premiere on Italian television channel Rai 2 on 28 January 2004.[35]

From the beginning of development, Iginio Straffi planned an overarching plot that would conclude after 78 episodes.[36] Straffi stated that the Winx saga “would not last forever”[26] in 2007, and he intended the first feature film (Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom) to resolve any plot points remaining from the third season finale.[36] In 2008, Straffi decided to extend the series, citing its increasing popularity.[36]

In 2010, Nickelodeon—which had aired Winx Club on one of its international outlets since the show’s debut[37]—announced that it would be co-producing the fifth and sixth seasons of the series with Rainbow,[38] as well as four hour-long specials summarizing the first two seasons.[39] Production on the 52 new episodes was divided between Nickelodeon Animation Studio[40] and Rainbow with Nickelodeon approving scripts and all phases of animation.[41] Nickelodeon brought on some of its long-time staff members, such as creative consultant Janice Burgess, and writers Adam Peltzman and Carin Greenberg.[42] In February 2011, Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom purchased a 30% stake in Rainbow,[43] with the other 70% belonging to Iginio Straffi. Following the announcement, the two Winx Club feature-length films were released through Viacom’s Paramount Pictures[43] and aired on Nickelodeon.[44] The series was officially inducted into Nickelodeon’s franchise of Nicktoons,[7] a brand that encompasses original animated productions created for the network.

On 7 April 2014, Rainbow SpA and Nickelodeon announced their continuing partnership on the seventh season of Winx Club, with a planned premiere date of 2015.[45] Straffi said of the season: “It will be a privilege to partner once more with Nickelodeon on this.”[45] During this season’s production, Rainbow was undergoing a multimillion-euro financial loss due to the box office failure of its film Gladiators of Rome.[46] This made them cut costs on Winx Club, its most expensive show. The CGI-animated segments and California voice cast from the previous two seasons were deemed too costly to continue using for season 7. As with the previous two seasons, the copyright to season 7 is co-owned by Rainbow and Viacom.[5] The first episode aired on 22 June 2015, on Nickelodeon in Asia,[47] followed by its broadcast on 21 September 2015 on Rai Gulp in Italy.

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).[48] In addition to financing the television series, Viacom provided the resources necessary to produce a third Winx film.[49] In 2019, Iginio Straffi commented on the two studios’ near-decade of continued work together, saying that “the know-how of Rainbow and the know-how of Nickelodeon are very complementary; the sensibilities of the Americans, with our European touch.”[8] Winx Club opened the opportunity for Nickelodeon and Rainbow to collaborate on additional co-productions together, including various pilots from 2014 onward and Club 57 in 2019.[50]

The eighth season of the series was not produced immediately after the seventh. It followed a multiple-year hiatus and was not made as a direct continuation of the previous season. At Iginio Straffi’s decision, Season 8 was heavily retooled to appeal to a preschool target audience.[8]

For season 8, Rainbow’s creative team restyled the characters to appear younger, hoping to increase the appeal toward preschoolers.[8] The plot lines were simplified so that they could be understood by a younger audience.[8] Most of the show’s longtime crew members were not called back to work on this season, including art director Simone Borselli, who had designed the series’ characters from season 1 to 7, and singer Elisa Rosselli, who had performed a majority of the songs.[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 SpA on a new co-production, Club 57.[8] Season 8 was also the first-ever season without the involvement of Rai Fiction.[52]

Iginio Straffi made the decision to shift the show’s intended audience after years of gradually aiming toward a younger demographic. In a 2019 interview,[8] Straffi explained that decreasing viewership from older viewers and an increased audience of young children made this change a necessity. 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.”[8] Straffi stepped away from the series at this time and did not oversee season 8’s production like he had for the previous installments. He instead shifted his focus to live-action projects aimed at older audiences: Nickelodeon’s Club 57 and Fate: The Winx Saga.[8] Straffi explained that “the things we had to tone down [in season 8] have been emphasized in the live action–the relationships, the fights, the love stories.” He added that he hopes that Fate will satisfy the “20-year-olds who still like to watch Winx.”[8]

The series’ visuals are a mixture of Japanese anime and European elements,[53] which Iginio Straffi calls “the trademark Rainbow style”.[21] The main characters’ final designs are based on Straffi’s original sketches, which were modelled on celebrities popular at the turn of the 21st century. In a 2011 interview with IO Donna, Straffi stated that Britney Spearsserved as the basis for Bloom, Cameron Diaz for Stella, Jennifer Lopez for Flora, Pink for Tecna, Lucy Liu for Musa, and Beyoncé for Aisha.[22] This approach was part of Straffi’s aim for the fairies to represent “the women of today”[17] and look much more modern than classic examples like la Fata Turchina.[54] The three Trix witches were also designed to appear “beautiful and fashionable” to counter the stereotype of ugly witches.[19]

A team of specialized artists designs the characters’ expressions and outfits for each season. About 20 tables of expressions and positions from all angles are drawn for each character.[19] The designers start to develop characters’ costumes by creating collages from magazine clippings of recent fashion trends. Using these as references, they draw multiple outfits for each character.[55] Simone Borselli, the series’ art director, designed most of the characters’ early-season clothing despite lacking a background in fashion design. When asked by an interviewer where his fashion intuition came from, Borselli responded, “From being gay.”[56]

The first stage in the production of an episode is developing its script, a process that can last 5–6 months.[57] When the series began production, the writers were based entirely in Italy. Since Nickelodeon joined as a co-producer in 2010, Rainbow’s group of 30 writers has collaborated with teams in both Italy and the United States.[55] The international coordination, which has continued through 2019,[55] intends to make scenarios depicted in the program multicultural and accessible to viewers from different countries.[55] Episodes are written with two stories in mind: a longer narrative arc that lasts for tens of episodes and a subplot that concludes at the end of the 22-minute runtime.[58] This episode structure was modelled on those of teen dramas and American comics.[59] Themes written into the series include romance,[10] the acquisition of maturity upon reaching adulthood,[60] and (in the fifth season) nature conservation.[22]

After the script and character designs have been approved, the screenplay is passed onto a group of storyboard artists. For each 22-minute episode, the artists prepare 450 pages of storyboards for each 22-minute episode,[55] which are used to assemble an animatic. At this stage, dialogue and music are added to determine the length of each scene.[61] Characters’ mouths are normally animated to match the Italian voice actors’ lines but for seasons five and six, mouth movements were synchronized to Nickelodeon’s English voice cast.[62] Episodes are worked on concurrently because each requires around two years of work to complete.[55]

At the beginning of the first season, the ten-person production team worked at Rainbow’s original headquarters in Recanati.[57] In 2006, Straffi opened a second studio in Rome for computer-animated projects.[63] During the fifth and sixth seasons, 3D CGI sequences were incorporated into the series for the first time, animated at the studio in Rome. According to the Rainbow CGI animators, the animation of the characters’ hair in underwater scenes was particularly difficult, and it was animated separately from the characters.[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). According to Ilaria Latini, the characters were cast before any character designs were finalized and the actors were shown black-and-white sketches of their roles.[64] The actors record their lines in Rome[55] and the animation is later synchronized to their voices, with the exception of the specials and seasons 5–6, which were animated to match the Hollywood cast.[62]

The 2011 specials introduced a new cast of Hollywood voice actors, who also provided voices for the first two Winx films and seasons three through six. For this cast, Viacom hired several Nickelodeon actors whose names were advertised on-air to attract American viewers; these stars included Ariana Grande as Diaspro,[65] Elizabeth Gillies as Daphne, Keke Palmer as Aisha, Matt Shively as Sky, and Daniella Monet as Mitzi.[66] The cast recorded their lines at the Atlas Oceanic studio in Burbank, California.[67][68]

According to Iginio Straffi, music plays a crucial role in the success of the series. Original pop songs in the “style of Britney Spears and Beyoncé” have been recorded in about 40 languages for the show.[30] Songs are usually drafted in English; Italian lyrics are written after Rainbow has approved the English versions.[69] Frequent composers for the program include Michele Bettali, Stefano Carrara, Fabrizio Castania, and Maurizio D’Aniello. Music is recorded in Milan and Rome, and each song takes between five and twelve months to complete.[70]One of Nickelodeon’s composers, Emmy and Grammy Award recipient Peter Zizzo, joined the team during Nickelodeon’s joint production of the fifth season. His music is featured in the fifth, sixth,[71] and seventh[72] seasons; he also composed the stand-alone single “We Are Believix” for the show.[73] The single was accompanied by a Nickelodeon live-action music video that was performed by Elizabeth Gillies[74] and was released on iTunes. Six compilation albums based on the show’s music have been released; some include songs that do not appear in the television series.[75]

Many of the show’s tracks are performed by Italian singer Elisa Rosselli. She was selected during the production of the first Winx film, as Iginio Straffi was seeking a writer and singer for the movie’s soundtrack. Straffi looked to Sony Music‘s archive for inspiration and enjoyed three of Rosselli’s songs that were co-produced with Maurizio D’Aniello.[69] After working together on the film, Rosselli continued to produce music for the show (usually in collaboration with D’Aniello or Peter Zizzo)[70] until its seventh season.[69]

According to Iginio Straffi, music plays a crucial role in the success of the series. Original pop songs in the “style of Britney Spears and Beyoncé” have been recorded in about 40 languages for the show.[30] Songs are usually drafted in English; Italian lyrics are written after Rainbow has approved the English versions.[69] Frequent composers for the program include Michele Bettali, Stefano Carrara, Fabrizio Castania, and Maurizio D’Aniello. Music is recorded in Milan and Rome, and each song takes between five and twelve months to complete.[70]One of Nickelodeon’s composers, Emmy and Grammy Award recipient Peter Zizzo, joined the team during Nickelodeon’s joint production of the fifth season. His music is featured in the fifth, sixth,[71] and seventh[72] seasons; he also composed the stand-alone single “We Are Believix” for the show.[73] The single was accompanied by a Nickelodeon live-action music video that was performed by Elizabeth Gillies[74] and was released on iTunes. Six compilation albums based on the show’s music have been released; some include songs that do not appear in the television series.[75]

Many of the show’s tracks are performed by Italian singer Elisa Rosselli. She was selected during the production of the first Winx film, as Iginio Straffi was seeking a writer and singer for the movie’s soundtrack. Straffi looked to Sony Music‘s archive for inspiration and enjoyed three of Rosselli’s songs that were co-produced with Maurizio D’Aniello.[69] After working together on the film, Rosselli continued to produce music for the show (usually in collaboration with D’Aniello or Peter Zizzo)[70] until its seventh season.[69]

Winx Club first premiered on the Italian television channel Rai 2 on 28 January 2004.[6] 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. On 2 September 2010, Nickelodeon announced through a press release that they would be co-producing additional seasons with Rainbow.[38] 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.[65] With the exception of Italy, the fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons launched on Nickelodeon channels domestically and internationally.[38]

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. The change to younger-skewing networks followed Rainbow’s lowering of Winx Clubs target demographic to a younger audience than the earlier seasons.[8] The seventh season was jointly announced by Nickelodeon and Rainbow in April 2014 as part of their continuing partnership.[77] In Asia, it premiered on Nickelodeon on 22 June 2015,[47] which was followed by its premieres on Rai Gulp in Italy (21 September 2015) and Nick Jr. in the United States (10 January 2016).

By 2014, the show had been aired in over 150 countries.[78] In 2019, after the Viacom-CBS merger announcement, Informa‘s Television Business International listed the show among the most important Viacom properties internationally.[79] Third-party broadcasters that acquired the show included China’s CCTV,[80] Ireland’s TG4,[81] and 4Kids,[82] the last of which aired the series in the United States until their broadcast agreement was permanently revoked by Rainbow in 2009.[30] 4Kids censored and edited the original content in an attempt at localization. Iginio Straffi criticized these adjustments in a 2008 interview, saying, “The Winx fairies cannot talk about boys there. I think this removes something essential.”[83] Straffi wanted to launch the series in Japan, but he abandoned the idea due to the country’s regulation that foreign content producers must pay for airtime.[30]

Upon its debut, Winx Club was a ratings success. During its first season in 2004, the series became one of the highest-rated programs on Rai 2 with an average audience share of 17%.[31] Among viewers 4–14 years old, the average share was 45%.[31] In France and Belgium, the season reached a 56% share among 10 to 14-year-olds.[84] According to Rai in 2009, the gender mix of Winx Club‘s audience was nearly equal across the first three seasons; in the target demographic of 4–14 years of age, females represented only 3% more of the audience than males.[85] The premiere of the fourth season set a record for an animated show’s audience on Rai 2 with 500,000 viewers.[86] In 2007, Iginio Straffi noted that there were lower ratings in English-speaking territories than in Europe at the time, which he surmised was due to cultural differences.[87]

On 27 June 2011, the first special co-produced with Nickelodeon premiered on Nick U.S. to 2.278 million viewers.[88] Each of the following three specials performed better than the previous ones, with the fourth (“The Shadow Phoenix”) rating #1 in its time slot among viewers aged 2–11.[89] 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.[89] On Nickelodeon UK, Winx Club increased the network’s ratings by 58% on its launch weekend in September 2011, ranking as the second-most-popular program on the channel and the most popular show with females aged 7–15.[90] As of 2019, Winx Club and SpongeBob SquarePants are the only animated shows that are still broadcast on Nickelodeon UK’s main network.[91]

Federico Vercellino of Il Sole 24 Ore described the series as “an Italian cultural enterprise—the largest since the days of Salgari“.[92] He credited the show with opening up Italian media to feminist stories about rebellious female characters, calling it a “phenomenon capable of building today’s popular culture”.[92] A 2019 study conducted for the Corriere della Sera reported that Winx Club was the fourth-most-popular Italian series outside of the country, with strong demand in Russia and the United States.[93]

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,[94] performance artistswho wear costumes and accessories to represent the show’s characters. Winx Club costumes were the focus of a second-season episode of The Apprentice, in which Flavio Briatorechallenged the show’s teams to create three Winx outfits intended for females 25–35 years of age, which were to be submitted to the judgment of Iginio Straffi.[95] la Repubblicas Marina Amaduzzi attributed the popularity of Winx-inspired fashion to fans’ desire to emulate the characters, stating that “Winx fanatics dress, move and breathe like their heroines”.[96]

The show has also been popular at fan conventions. For instance, in 2012, Winx Club had a large presence at Nickelodeon’s San Diego Comic-Con booth, where exclusive collectibles were raffled off to fans.[97] In 2015, a four-day Winx Club fan gathering in Jesolo counted 100,000 attendees.[98] 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.[99]

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.[100] A four-minute video using stereoscopic technology showing the Winx in Marche’s tourist destinations was animated for the Italian Pavilion.[100] In 2015, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visited Rainbow’s studio and wrote that “the Winx are a beautiful story of Italian talent”.[101]

In a New York Times article, Bocconi University professor Paola Dubini stated that the themes and characters of Winx Club appealed to both the target audience and their parents. After studying the rise of the show’s production company, Dubini wrote that the fairies’ “defined and different personalities” made them relatable to viewers.[102] Common Sense Media reviewer Tara Swords gave the show a three-star review, calling it “an imaginative story with bold, take-charge heroines” while also arguing that the show is hindered by its design elements and by “ongoing drama surrounding the main characters’ attraction to their male counterparts”.[103]

Criticism has been directed at the character designs, which some have perceived as unrealistic. Meenakshi Gigi Durham took issue with the characters’ clothes in her 2008 book The Lolita Effect, writing that the fairies’ revealing outfits seem to link “ideal femininity” with body display.[104] Researchers for the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media felt that the characters represent an unattainable body image for women.[105] In 2011, Italian journalist Loredana Lipperini said the series perpetuates the idea that women must be fashionable, that the characters’ appearances negatively impact viewers, and that fans learn to “admire the flowing hair, plump lips, narrow waists and wide hips”.[106]

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, psychotherapist Gianna Schelotto assumed an opposite standpoint. She argued that the Winx are “anti-showgirls” with stories that highlight positive aspects like friendship, guiding female viewers “away from supermodels to which the commercial world drags them”.[107] 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'”.[108] Il Sole 24 Ore also wrote positively about the show’s feminist themes, commending how the characters “expose narcissistic masculinity”.[92] Responding to criticisms of the character designs, Iginio Straffi said in 2007 that the fairies’ looks are an “envelope” serving to interest the viewer and are “never vulgar or exaggerated”.[53]

Winx Club has attracted academic interest for its presentation of gender roles. In the journal of Volgograd State University, Russian sociologists Georgiy Antonov and Elena Laktyukhina judged that female characters in the series are depicted as dominant while males are shown to be passive.[109] As examples of women adopting traditionally male roles, they listed the female fairies fighting for their boyfriends, saving them from enemies, and inviting them on dates, while at the same time having difficulty performing household duties like cooking and cleaning.[109] Writing for Kabardino-Balcarian State University, Zalina Dokhova and Tatiana Cheprakova stated that the series conveys “both positive and negative stereotypes”,[110] citing the opposite personalities of Stella and Aisha. They wrote that Stella’s character incorporates stereotypically feminine passions for shopping and clothes while Aisha represents a more realistic character with an interest in male-dominated sports.[110]

In April 2004,[111] The Walt Disney Company filed an unsuccessful copyright infringement lawsuit against Rainbow SpA.[111] The company accused Rainbow of copying the Winx Club concept from its W.I.T.C.H. comic book,[111] which was published over a year after production on Winx Club began.[112] Disney applied for an injunction order to halt the further release of the Winx Club series and comic magazine; to declare the Winx Clubtrademark invalid; and to seize the periodical and film material bearing the allegedly infringing Winx Club name.[111] Rainbow won the case against Disney, as they provided proof that Winx Club entered production by 2000, while the W.I.T.C.H. comic was not released until May 2001.[112][113] On 2 August 2004,[114] all of Disney’s infringement claims were rejected by the Tribunale di Bologna’s Specialized Commercial Matters Department,[111]which deemed them unfounded.[111] The suit later became the subject of a commercial law seminar at the University of Macerata in 2009.[114]

In 2005, Iginio Straffi was interviewed in IO Donna about the legal battle.[112] He was asked how it felt “to be one of Disney’s most hated people,”[112] and answered that he—as the founder of a small animation studio—was glad to have “defeated” a massive conglomerate.[112] “I feel a certain pride in having annoyed such a giant. It’s inspiring,” he elaborated.[112] As a result of the lawsuit, Straffi has avoided doing any business with the Disney corporation; he commented in 2014, “They’ve lost the chance to explore our creativity.”[115]

In March 2018, a live-action adaptation aimed at young adults was announced.[9] As of August 2019, the series is in pre-production with Brian Young set as showrunner and Judy Counihan set as executive producer.[116]Filming will begin in September 2019[116] for a planned release date of 2020. The series will follow the same general story as the animated version[9] and will star Abigail Cowen as Bloom.[117]

On 8 October 2006, a Winx Club feature film was announced on Rainbow’s website. The Secret of the Lost Kingdom was released theatrically in Italy on 30 November 2007.[118] Its television premiere was on 11 March 2012 on Nickelodeon in the United States.[44] The plot takes place after the events of the first three seasons, following Bloom as she searches for her birth parents and fights the Ancestral Witches who destroyed her home planet. Iginio Straffi had planned a feature-length story since the beginning of the series’ development, and the film eventually entered production after Straffi founded Rainbow CGI in Rome.[10]

On 9 November 2009, a sequel film was announced for a release date in 2010.[119] Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure was released theatrically in Italy on 29 October 2010.[120] Its television premiere was on 20 May 2013, on Nickelodeon in the United States.[121] In the film, Sky proposes to Bloom, but Sky’s father does not approve of their marriage.[119]Production on Magical Adventure began in 2007, while the first film was still in development.[120] It is the first Italian film animated in stereoscopic 3D.[122]

A third film, titled Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss, was released theatrically in Italy on 4 September 2014.[123] The film made its television premiere on Nickelodeon Germany on 8 August 2015.[124] The plot follows the Winx venturing through the Infinite Ocean to rescue Sky, who has been imprisoned by the Trix. According to Iginio Straffi, the film has a more comedic tone than the previous two films.[123]

PopPixie is a comedy spin-off series that ran for a single season over two months in 2011. It is based on the chibi-inspired Pixie characters from the second season of Winx Club.[125] The series does not feature any of the original characters and is aimed at a younger audience than other Winx content.[126]

World of Winx is a spin-off series that premiered in 2016; Straffi described it as one “with more adult graphics, a kind of story better suited to an older audience”[127] than the original series. It features the Winx travelling to Earth on an undercover mission to track down a kidnapper known as the Talent Thief.[128] 26 episodes over two seasons were produced.[129]

Iginio Straffi opened up to licensing Winx Club merchandise in order to finance his studio’s other projects;[130] in 2008, he stated that he reinvests “almost everything” back into Rainbow.[18] Across the show’s first ten years on air, more than 6,000[78] pieces of tie-in merchandise were released by external licensing companies.[131] As of 2014, Winx Club merchandise licenses generated around €50 million annually,[132] with most of the revenue going toward product licensees rather than Rainbow itself.[78] According to a VideoAge International article, Rainbow’s take from merchandise sales averages 10 percent, with some deals only giving the studio five percent.[78] Outside Europe, Mattel[37] released products based on the show until 2012, when Nickelodeon named Jakks Pacific as the series’ new merchandising partner.[133] The announcement followed a Winx Clubadvertising campaign on which Nickelodeon spent US$100 million.[134]

Doll collections based on the show’s characters were first released in January 2004 to coincide with its debut.[135] In Italy, the dolls are manufactured by Witty Toys (a division of Rainbow)[136] and distributed by Giochi Preziosi.[37] As of 2016, more than 100 collections had been designed and over 60 million Winx Club dolls had been sold.[137] In 2013, Rainbow relaunched vintage dolls as collectors’ items.[138]

An ongoing comic book serial has been published since the series’ premiere.[139] Over 180 Italian issues have been released as of 2019. In 2014, the comics’ worldwide circulation was 25 million copies, with 55,000 copies sold each month in Italy.[78] In the United States, manga distributor Viz Media translated several of the first 88 issues and released them across nine graphic novel volumes.[140] Other tie-in books unrelated to the comics have been produced, starting with character guides distributed by Giunti Editore.[139] Nickelodeon’s partner Random House has published English-language Winx Club books since 2012.[141]

In September 2005, a live stage musical called “Winx Power Show” began touring in Italy.[142] The musical later expanded to other European countries[142] and the show’s cast performed at the 2007 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in Milan.[143] An ice show follow-up starring Carolina Kostner was launched in November 2008.[144] In December 2014, the “Winx Club Musical Show” began in Italy to celebrate the series’ tenth anniversary.[145]

Several console video games based on the show have been produced. The first, Konami Europe‘s Winx Club, was released on 15 November 2005.[146] Other video games based on the franchise include Winx Club: The Quest for the Codex (2006), Winx Club: Join the Club (2007), Winx Club: Mission Enchantix (2008), Winx Club: Secret Diary (2009), Winx Club: Believix in You (2010), Winx Club: Magical Fairy Party (2012), and Winx Club: Saving Alfea (2014).[147] Magical Fairy Party was released as part of Nickelodeon’s partnership with D3Publisher.[147] A physical trading card game based on the franchise and produced by Upper Deck Entertainmentwas released in 2005.[148]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title / Cinélume English title
4Kids English title
Italian air date American air date
1 1 “Una fata a Gardenia” / “An Unexpected Event”
“It Feels Like Magic”
28 January 2004 19 June 2004
2 2 “Benvenuti a Magix!” / “Welcome to Magix!”
“More Than High School”
30 January 2004 26 June 2004
3 3 “L’anello di Stella” / “Alfea College for Fairies”
“Save the First Dance”
2 February 2004 3 July 2004
4 4 “La palude di Melmamora” / “The Black-Mud Swamp”
“The Voice of Nature”
4 February 2004 10 July 2004
5 5 “Appuntamento al buio” / “Date with Disaster”
“Date with Disaster”
6 February 2004 17 July 2004
6 6 “Missione a Torrenuvola” / “Mission at Cloudtower”
“Secret Guardian”
9 February 2004 24 July 2004
7 7 “A che servono gli amici?” / “Friends in Need”
“Grounded”
11 February 2004 31 July 2004
8 8 “La festa della rosa” / “A Friendship Sundered”
“The Day of the Rose”
13 February 2004 7 August 2004
9 9 “Il tradimento di Riven” / “Betrayed!”
“Spelled”
16 February 2004 14 August 2004
10 10 “La Fiamma del Drago” / “Bloom Tested”
“Magical Reality Check”
18 February 2004 21 August 2004
11 11 “Il regno delle ninfee” / “The Monster and The Willow”
“Junior League”
20 February 2004 28 August 2004
12 12 “Miss Magix” 23 February 2004 4 September 2004
13 13 “La figlia del fuoco” / “A Great Secret Revealed”
“Meant to Be”
25 February 2004 11 September 2004
14 14 “Il segreto di Bloom” / “Bloom’s Dark Secret”
“Witch Trap”
27 February 2004 18 September 2004
15 15 “Voci dal passato” / “Honor Above All”
“Pushing the Envelope”
1 March 2004 25 September 2004
16 16 “Il nemico nell’ombra” / “Cold Spell”
“The Nightmare Monster”
3 March 2004 2 October 2004
17 17 “Il segreto di Brandon” / “Secrets Within Secrets”
“Royal Heartbreak”
5 March 2004 9 October 2004
18 18 “Addio Magix” / “The Font of Dragon Fire”
“Senior Witches Go to Earth”
8 March 2004 16 October 2004
19 19 “Attacco ad Alfea” / “The Fall of Magix”
“The Army of Decay”
10 March 2004 23 October 2004
20 20 “La scomparsa di Bloom” / “Mission to Domino”
“Sparks of Hope”
12 March 2004 30 October 2004
21 21 “Trappola di ghiaccio” / “The Crown of Dreams”
“The Frozen Palace”
15 March 2004 6 November 2004
22 22 “Il ritorno di Riven” / “Storming Cloudtower”
“Mission to Cloud Tower”
17 March 2004 13 November 2004
23 23 “Fuga da Torrenuvola” / “Power Play”
“The Search for the Flame”
19 March 2004 20 November 2004
24 24 “Il mistero del lago” / “The Witches’ Siege”
“Battle for Alfea”
22 March 2004 27 November 2004
25 25 “Il sonno di Magix” / “The Ultimate Challenge”
“The Great Witch Invasion”
24 March 2004 4 December 2004
26 26 “Battaglia finale” / “The Witches’ Downfall”
“Fire and Ice”
26 March 2004 11 December 2004
RC1 RC1 “Attack of the Senior Witches” N/A 22 May 2004

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title / Cinélume English title
4Kids English title
Italian air date American air date
27 1 “La fenice d’ombra” / “The Shadow Phoenix”
“Back to School”
19 April 2005 10 September 2005
28 2 “Il ritorno delle Trix” / “Up to their old Trix”
“Princess of Tides”
21 April 2005 17 September 2005
29 3 “Missione di salvataggio” / “Rescue Mission”
“Into the Under Realm”
26 April 2005 24 September 2005
30 4 “La Principessa Amentia” / “Princess Amentia”
“Queen of Perfection”
28 April 2005 1 October 2005
31 5 “Magico Bonding” / “Magic Bonding”
“Rescuing the Pixies”
3 May 2005 8 October 2005
32 6 “Il matrimonio di Brandon” / “Runaway Groom”
“My Boyfriend’s Wedding”
5 May 2005 15 October 2005
33 7 “La pietra misteriosa” / “The Mysterious Stone”
“The Dark Tower”
10 May 2005 22 October 2005
34 8 “Il guastafeste” / “Party Crasher”
“Party Monster”
12 May 2005 29 October 2005
35 9 “Il segreto del professor Avalon” / “Professor Avalon’s Secret”
“The Angel of Doom”
17 May 2005 5 November 2005
36 10 “La cripta del codice” / “Crypt of the Codex”
“Reaching for the Sky”
19 May 2005 12 November 2005
37 11 “Corsa contro il tempo” / “Race Against Time”
“Homesick”
24 May 2005 19 November 2005
38 12 “Unite per la vittoria” / “Winx Together!”
“Truth or Dare”
26 May 2005 26 November 2005
39 13 “La dama del ballo” / “The Invisible Pixies”
“Gangs of Gardenia”
31 May 2005 3 December 2005
40 14 “Battaglia sul pianeta Eraklyon” / “Battle on Planet Eraklyon”
“The Wrong Righters”
2 June 2005 28 January 2006
41 15 “Lo spettacolo continua” / “The Show Must Go On!”
“Magic in My Heart”
7 June 2005 4 February 2006
42 16 “Hallowinx!”
“The Fourth Witch”
9 June 2005 11 February 2006
(After episode 44)
43 17 “Gemellaggio con le Streghe” / “Twinning with the Witches”
“Exchange Students”
14 June 2005 4 February 2006
(After episode 41)
44 18 “Nel Cuore di Torrenuvola” / “In the Heart of Cloud Tower”
“The Heart of Cloud Tower”
16 June 2005 11 February 2006
(Before episode 42)
45 19 “La spia nell’ombra” / “The Spy in the Shadows”
“Shadows in Bloom”
21 June 2005 18 February 2006
46 20 “Il villaggio delle Pixies” / “Pixie Village”
“The First Charmix”
23 June 2005 18 February 2006
47 21 “Il potere del Charmix” / “Charmix Power”
“Trouble in Paradise”
28 June 2005 25 February 2006
48 22 “Wildland: La grande trappola” / “Danger in the Wildland”
“Last Resorts”
30 June 2005 25 February 2006
49 23 “Il momento della verità” / “The Time for Truth”
“Darkness and Light”
5 July 2005 4 March 2006
50 24 “Prigioniera di Darkar” / “Darkar’s Prisoner”
“Desperately Seeking Bloom”
7 July 2005 4 March 2006
51 25 “Faccia a faccia con il nemico” / “Face to Face with the Enemy”
“Storming Shadowhaunt”
12 July 2005 11 March 2006
52 26 “Le ceneri della Fenice” / “The Phoenix Revealed”
“The Ultimate Power Couple”
14 July 2005 11 March 2006

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title / Cinélume English title
4Kids English title / Nickelodeon English title
Italian air date American air dates
(4Kids / Nick)
53 1 “Il ballo della principessa” / “The Princess’ Ball”
“The Princess Ball” / “The Perfect Dress”
29 January 2007 30 September 2006
14 November 2011
54 2 “Il marchio di Valtor” / “Valtor’s Mark”
“Beauty is a Beast” / “Valtor’s Plan”
31 January 2007 7 October 2006
15 November 2011
55 3 “La principessa e la bestia” / “The Fairy and the Beast”
“Pretty Pretty Princess” / “The Monster’s Escape”
2 February 2007 28 October 2006
16 November 2011
56 4 “Lo specchio della verità” / “The Mirror of Truth”
“Mirror of Truth” / “Stella’s Truth”
5 February 2007 4 November 2006
17 November 2011
57 5 “Il Mare della Paura” / “Sea of Fear”
“Mission to Tides” / “Andros in Danger”
7 February 2007 11 November 2006
18 November 2011
58 6 “La scelta di Aisha” / “Layla’s Choice”
“The Mermaid Queen” / “Aisha’s Courage”
9 February 2007 18 November 2006
28 November 2011
59 7 “La compagnia della luce” / “The Company of the Light”
“Royal Behavior” / “Heroes of the Past”
12 February 2007 25 November 2006
29 November 2011
60 8 “Una sleale avversaria” / “Disloyal Adversary”
“Dark Sky” / “Diaspro’s Deception”
14 February 2007 24 February 2007
30 November 2011
61 9 “Il cuore e la spada” / “The Heart and The Sword”
“Operation Boyfriend Rescue” / “Breaking the Mark”
16 February 2007 3 March 2007
1 December 2011
62 10 “Alfea sotto assedio” / “Alfea Under Siege”
“Attack of the Zombie Witches” / “Taking Over Cloudtower”
19 February 2007 10 March 2007
2 December 2011
63 11 “Trappola per fate” / “A Trap for Fairies”
“Missing in Action” / “Facing the Enemy”
21 February 2007 17 March 2007
5 December 2011
64 12 “Le lacrime del salice nero” / “The Black Willow’s Tears”
“Tears From the Black Willow” / “A Journey to Lynphea”
23 February 2007 24 March 2007
6 December 2011
65 13 “Un ultimo battito d’ali” / “One Last Fluttering of Wings”
“Point of No Return” / “Tecna’s Sacrifice”
26 February 2007 31 March 2007
7 December 2011
66 14 “Furia!” / “Fury!”
“Payback” / “Revenge!”
28 February 2007 7 April 2007
8 December 2011
67 15 “L’isola dei draghi” / “The Island of Dragons”
“The Island of Dragons” / “Dragon Quest”
2 March 2007 14 April 2007
9 December 2011
68 16 “Dalle ceneri” / “From the Ashes”
“The Power Within” / “Building Hope”
5 March 2007 21 April 2007
12 December 2011
69 17 “Nella tana del serpente” / “In the Snake’s Lair”
“The Omega Mission” / “The Omega Mission”
7 March 2007 28 April 2007
13 December 2011
70 18 “Lo scrigno di Valtor” / “Valtor’s Box”
“Day at the Museum” / “The Museum of Magic”
9 March 2007 28 July 2007
14 December 2011
71 19 “All’ultimo minuto” / “At the Last Moment”
“Biker Chick Wedding Crashers” / “Back to Solaria”
12 March 2007 4 August 2007
15 December 2011
72 20 “La carica delle Pixies” / “The Pixies’ Charge”
“Little Big Shots” / “The Pixies Fight Back”
14 March 2007 11 August 2007
16 December 2011
73 21 “La torre rossa” / “The Red Tower”
“The Golden Kingdom” / “Beyond the Magic Dimension”
16 March 2007 18 August 2007
19 December 2011
74 22 “Il labirinto di cristallo” / “The Crystal Labyrinth”
“The Crystal Labyrinth” / “Finding Your Way”
19 March 2007 25 August 2007
20 December 2011
75 23 “La sfida dei maghi” / “The Wizards’ Challenge”
“The Wizard’s Challenge” / “The Water Stars”
21 March 2007 1 September 2007
21 December 2011
76 24 “La rivelazione delle streghe” / “Witches’ Revelation”
“The Witches’ Crypt” / “Seeking the Truth”
23 March 2007 8 September 2007
22 December 2011
77 25 “L’ira dello stregone” / “Wizard’s Anger”
“The Spell of the Elements” / “Valtor’s Fury”
26 March 2007 15 September 2007
23 December 2011
78 26 “Un nuovo inizio” / “A New Beginning”
“Fire and Flame” / “The Final Battle”
28 March 2007 22 September 2007
26 December 2011

Title Directed by Written by Release date (Italy)
Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom Iginio Straffi Iginio Straffi and Sean Molyneaux 30 November 2007

Season 4 (2009)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title / Cinélume English title
Nickelodeon English title
Italian air date American air date
(Nick)
79 1 “I cacciatori di fate” / “The Fairy Hunters”
“The Wizards of the Black Circle”
15 April 2009 6 May 2012
80 2 “L’albero della vita” / “The Tree of Life”
“Fear in Pixie Village”
17 April 2009 6 May 2012
81 3 “L’ultima fata della terra” / “The Last Fairy of Earth”
“Winx on Earth”
20 April 2009 13 May 2012
82 4 “Love & Pet” / “Love & Pet”
“Magic Pets”
22 April 2009 13 May 2012
83 5 “Il regalo di Mitzi” / “Mitzi’s Present”
“Ogron’s Spell”
24 April 2009 20 May 2012
84 6 “Una fata in pericolo” / “A Fairy in Danger”
“A Fairy Found”
27 April 2009 20 May 2012
85 7 “Winx Believix” / “Winx Believix”
“I Believe in You”
29 April 2009 27 May 2012
86 8 “Il cerchio bianco” / “The White Circle”
“Hidden in the Country”
1 May 2009 27 May 2012
87 9 “Nebula” / “Nebula”
“Nebula’s White Circle”
4 May 2009 3 June 2012
88 10 “La canzone di Musa” / “Musa’s Song”
“The Audition”
6 May 2009 3 June 2012
89 11 “Winx Club per sempre” / “Winx Club Forever”
“Superheroes”
8 May 2009 10 June 2012
90 12 “Papà! Sono una fata!” / “Dad! I’m a Fairy”
“The Pets’ Pursuit”
11 May 2009 10 June 2012
91 13 “L’attacco degli stregoni” / “The Wizards’ Attack”
“Roxy’s Energy”
13 May 2009 17 June 2012
92 14 “7: Il numero perfetto” / “7: The Perfect Number”
“Bringing Magic Back”
14 October 2009 17 June 2012
93 15 “Lezioni di magia” / “Magic Lessons”
“The New Witch in Town”
16 October 2009 24 June 2012
94 16 “Un mondo virtuale” / “A Virtual World”
“A Virtual Hideout”
19 October 2009 24 June 2012
95 17 “L’isola incantata” / “The Enchanted Island”
“Island Tricks”
21 October 2009 1 July 2012
96 18 “La furia della natura” / “The Nature Rage”
“Diana’s Attack”
26 October 2009 1 July 2012
97 19 “Nel regno di Diana” / “In Diana’s Kingdom”
“In the Amazon Forest”
28 October 2009 8 July 2012
98 20 “I doni del destino” / “The Gifts of Destiny”
“Diana’s Redemption”
30 October 2009 8 July 2012
99 21 “La caverna di Sibylla” / “Sibylla’s Cave”
“The Fairy of Justice”
2 November 2009 15 July 2012
100 22 “La Torre Gelata” / “The Frozen Tower”
“Aurora’s Tower”
6 November 2009 15 July 2012
101 23 “La prova di Bloom” / “Bloom’s Trial”
“Bloom’s Challenge”
6 November 2009 22 July 2012
102 24 “Il giorno della giustizia” / “The Day of Justice”
“The Wizard’s Trap”
9 November 2009 22 July 2012
103 25 “Il segreto di Morgana” / “Morgana’s Secret”
“Home at Last”
11 November 2009 29 July 2012
104 26 “Ghiaccio e fuoco” / “Ice and Fire”
“Duel in the Omega Dimension”
13 November 2009 29 July 2012

Magical Adventure (2010)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Release date (Italy)
Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure Iginio Straffi Iginio Straffi and Sean Molyneaux 29 October 2010

Season 5 (2012–13)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title
English title
Italian air date American air date
105 1 “Minaccia dall’oceano”
“The Spill”
16 October 2012 2 September 2012
106 2 “L’ascesa di Tritannus”
“The Rise of Tritannus”
17 October 2012 9 September 2012
107 3 “Ritorno ad Alfea”
“Return to Alfea”
18 October 2012 16 September 2012
108 4 “Il libro Sirenix”
“The Sirenix Book”
19 October 2012 23 September 2012
109 5 “Il magico Lilo”
“The Lilo”
22 October 2012 26 August 2012
110 6 “Potere Harmonix”
“The Power of Harmonix”
23 October 2012 7 October 2012
111 7 “Le conchiglie luccicanti”
“The Shimmering Shells”
24 October 2012 14 October 2012
112 8 “La melodia del rubino”
“Secret of the Ruby Reef”
25 October 2012 28 October 2012
113 9 “La gemma dell’empatia”
“The Gem of Empathy”
26 October 2012 4 November 2012
114 10 “Natale ad Alfea”
“A Magix Christmas”
29 October 2012 9 December 2012
115 11 “Le Trix in agguato”
“Trix Tricks”
30 October 2012 11 November 2012
116 12 “Prova di coraggio”
“Test of Courage”
1 November 2012 18 November 2012
117 13 “Le fate Sirenix”
“Sirenix”
2 November 2012 25 November 2012
118 14 “Il trono dell’imperatore”
“The Emperor’s Throne”
8 April 2013 17 February 2013
119 15 “Il pilastro della luce”
“The Pillar of Light”
9 April 2013 24 February 2013
120 16 “L’eclisse”
“The Eclipse”
10 April 2013 3 March 2013
121 17 “L’occhio che ispira le fate”
“Faraway Reflections”
11 April 2013 10 March 2013
122 18 “Il divoratore”
“The Devourer”
12 April 2013 17 March 2013
123 19 “Le balene del canto”
“The Singing Whales”
15 April 2013 31 March 2013
124 20 “Problemi sentimentali”
“The Problems of Love”
16 April 2013 31 March 2013
125 21 “Un appuntamento perfetto”
“A Perfect Date”
17 April 2013 7 April 2013
126 22 “Ascolta il tuo cuore”
“Listen to Your Heart”
18 April 2013 5 May 2013
127 23 “Sulle tracce di Politea”
“The Shark’s Eye”
19 April 2013 12 May 2013
128 24 “Il respiro dell’oceano”
“Saving Paradise Bay”
22 April 2013 8 September 2013
129 25 “Scontro epico”
“Battle for the Infinite Ocean”
23 April 2013 15 September 2013
130 26 “La fine dell’incubo”
“The End of Tritannus”
24 April 2013 22 September 2013

The Mystery of the Abyss (2014)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Release date (Italy)
Winx Club: The Mystery of the Abyss Iginio Straffi Iginio Straffi and Giovanni Masi 4 September 2014

Season 6 (2014)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title
Nickelodeon English title
Italian air date American air date
131 1 “L’ispirazione del Sirenix”
“Inspiration of Sirenix”
6 January 2014 29 September 2013
132 2 “Legendarium”
“The Legendarium”
13 January 2014 3 November 2013
133 3 “Il collegio volante”
“The Flying School”
20 January 2014 3 November 2013
134 4 “Il potere Bloomix”
“Bloomix Power”
31 January 2014 15 December 2013
135 5 “Golden Auditorium”
“The Golden Auditorium”
7 February 2014 15 December 2013
136 6 “I mangiafuoco”
“Vortex of Flames”
14 February 2014 12 January 2014
137 7 “La biblioteca perduta”
“The Lost Library”
17 February 2014 16 February 2014
138 8 “L’attacco della sfinge”
“Attack of the Sphinx”
10 February 2014 16 February 2014
139 9 “Il tempio del drago verde”
“Shrine of the Green Dragon”
3 March 2014 3 August 2015
140 10 “La serra di Alfea”
“The Secret Greenhouse”
10 March 2014 5 August 2015
141 11 “Sogni infranti”
“Broken Dreams”
17 March 2014 7 August 2015
142 12 “I figli della notte”
“Shimmer in the Shadows”
24 March 2014 10 August 2015
143 13 “La fata madrina”
“The Fairy Godmother”
31 March 2014 12 August 2015
144 14 “Mythix”
“Mythix”
7 April 2014 14 August 2015
145 15 “Il mistero di Calavera”
“Mystery of Calavera”
31 July 2014 17 August 2015
146 16 “L’invasione degli zombie”
“Zombie Invasion”
1 August 2014 19 August 2015
147 17 “La maledizione di Fearwood”
“The Curse of Fearwood”
1 August 2014 21 August 2015
148 18 “Il totem magico”
“The Magic Totem”
1 August 2014 9 September 2015
149 19 “Regina per un giorno”
“Queen for a Day”
2 August 2014 11 September 2015
150 20 “Il banchetto di Solaria”
“Stella’s Big Party”
2 August 2014 15 September 2015
151 21 “Un amore mostruoso”
“A Monster Crush”
2 August 2014 17 September 2015
152 22 “Music Café”
“The Music Cafe”
3 August 2014 8 November 2015
153 23 “L’inno di Alfea”
“The Anthem”
3 August 2014 8 November 2015
154 24 “Scontro fra campioni”
“Legendary Duel”
3 August 2014 15 November 2015
155 25 “Acheron”
“Acheron”
3 August 2014 15 November 2015
156 26 “Winx per sempre”
“Winx Forever”
4 August 2014 22 November 2015

Season 7 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title
English title
Italian air date American air date
157 1 “Il parco naturale di Alfea”
“The Alfea Natural Park”
21 September 2015 10 January 2016
158 2 “Giovani fate crescono”
“Young Fairies Grow Up”
21 September 2015 10 January 2016
159 3 “Butterflix”
“Butterflix”
22 September 2015 17 January 2016
160 4 “Il primo colore dell’universo”
“The First Color of the Universe”
22 September 2015 17 January 2016
161 5 “Un amico dal passato”
“A Friend from the Past”
23 September 2015 24 January 2016
162 6 “Avventura su Lynphea”
“Adventure on Lynphea”
23 September 2015 24 January 2016
163 7 “Attenti al magilupo”
“Beware of the Wolf”
24 September 2015 31 January 2016
164 8 “Ritorno al medioevo”
“Back in the Middle Ages”
24 September 2015 31 January 2016
165 9 “Il gatto magico”
“The Fairy Cat”
25 September 2015 7 February 2016
166 10 “Winx in trappola!”
“Winx Trapped!”
25 September 2015 7 February 2016
167 11 “Missione nella giungla”
“Mission in the Jungle”
26 September 2015 14 February 2016
168 12 “Un animale fatato per Tecna”
“A Fairy Animal for Tecna”
26 September 2015 14 February 2016
169 13 “Il segreto dell’unicorno”
“The Unicorn’s Secret”
27 September 2015 21 February 2016
170 14 “Potere Tynix”
“Tynix Transformation”
27 September 2015 21 February 2016
171 15 “Le pietre magiche”
“The Magic Stones”
28 September 2015 28 February 2016
172 16 “Ritorno a Baia Paradiso”
“Back to Paradise Bay”
28 September 2015 28 February 2016
173 17 “Viaggio in una goccia”
“Lost in a Droplet”
29 September 2015 6 March 2016
174 18 “Il rapimento di Stella”
“Banana Day”
29 September 2015 6 March 2016
175 19 “L’arcobaleno di Magix”[c]
“The Magix Rainbow”
30 September 2015 13 March 2016
176 20 “Baby Winx”
“Baby Winx”
30 September 2015 13 March 2016
177 21 “Pazzo, pazza mondo”
“It’s a Crazy, Crazy World”
1 October 2015 20 March 2016
178 22 “Il regno dei diamanti”
“The Kingdom of Diamonds”
1 October 2015 20 March 2016
179 23 “Il cuore di Alfea”
“The Secret of Alfea”
2 October 2015 3 April 2016
180 24 “La farfalla dorata”
“The Golden Butterfly”
2 October 2015 3 April 2016
181 25 “Un patto inatteso”
“New Magic Harmony”
3 October 2015 10 April 2016
182 26 “Il potere degli animali fatati”
“The Power of the Fairy Animals”
3 October 2015 10 April 2016

Season 8 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Italian title
English title
Italian air date[16]
183 1 “La notte delle stelle”
“Night of the Stars”
15 April 2019 [17][18]
184 2 “Il regno delle Lumen”
“A Kingdom of Lumens”
16 April 2019[19]
185 3 “Attacco al nucleo”
“Attack on the Core”
17 April 2019[20]
186 4 “Popstar!”
“Popstars!”
18 April 2019[21]
187 5 “Il segreto di Orion”
“Orion’s Secret”
19 April 2019[22]
188 6 “La stella faro[23]
“Doom of the Lighthouse Star”
21 April 2019[24]
189 7 “Trappola su Prometia”
“Trapped on Prometia”
22 April 2019[25]
190 8 “Negli abissi di Andros”
“Into the Depths on Andros”
23 April 2019[26]
191 9 “La Luce Di Gorgol”
“The Light of Gorgol”
24 April 2019[27]
192 10 “Il Potere Dell’Idra”
“Hydra Awakens”
25 April 2019[28]
193 11 “Il Tesoro Magico Di Syderia”
“Treasures of Syderia”
26 April 2019[29]
194 12 “Festa a sorpresa”
“Surprise Party on Earth”
28 April 2019[30]
195 13 “L’ombra di Valtor”
“Valtor’s Shadow”
29 April 2019[30]
196 14 “La stella dei desideri”
“The Wishing Star”
29 July 2019[31]
197 15 “Una nuova missione”
“Mission for the Prime Stars”
30 July 2019[32]
198 16 “La festa dello sparx”
“The Sparks Festival”
31 July 2019[33]
199 17 “Il vestito della regina”
“Dress Fit for a Queen”
1 August 2019[34]
200 18 “La valle degli unicorni alati”
“Valley of the Flying Unicorns”
2 August 2019[35]
201 19 “La torre oltre le nuvole”
“Tower Beyond the Clouds”
3 August 2019[36]
202 20 “Il cuore verde di Linphea”
“The Green Heart of Linphea”
11 September 2019[37]
203 21 “La gara di ballo su Melody”
“Dance Contest on Melody”
12 September 2019[38]
204 22 “Il segreto dell’armonia”
“The Secret of Harmony”
13 September 2019[39]
205 23 “Fra terra e mare”
“Between the Earth and the Sea”
14 September 2019[40]
206 24 “Tra i ghiacci di Dyamond”
“Dyamond on Ice”
15 September 2019[41]
207 25 “La volpe bianca”
“The White Fox”
16 September 2019[42]
208 26 “Scritto nelle stelle”
“Written in the Stars”
17 September 2019[43]

Specials (2011)[edit]

Italian title
English title
Italian air date American air date [44]
“Il destino di Bloom”
“The Fate of Bloom”
21 November 2011 27 June 2011
Bloom, an ordinary girl from Gardenia, is on summer vacation when she stumbles upon a battle between the fairy Stella and an ogre named Knut. Bloom stands against the monster and suddenly discovers that she has magical powers. Stella offers Bloom the opportunity to attend the Alfea College for Fairies, which Bloom and her parents agree to. The two fairies soon meet their roommates: Flora, Tecna, and Musa. After an encounter with the Trix witches from the competing college of Cloud Tower, the fairies decide to form their own group: the Winx Club.
“La vendetta delle Trix”
“Revenge of the Trix”
28 November 2011 1 August 2011
A mysterious nymph named Daphne communicates with Bloom through a dream. During spring break, Bloom returns home and bonds with her parents. While in Gardenia, Bloom dreams about her father rescuing a baby left unharmed in a fire. After telling her parents, Bloom realizes that the event in her dream actually happened, and that she was the baby in the fire. Later on, Bloom visits Cloudtower’s library to learn more about herself. Meanwhile, the Trix devise a plan to steal Bloom’s Dragon Flame powers.
“Battaglia per Magix”
“The Battle for Magix”
5 December 2011 18 September 2011
After the Trix take Bloom’s powers, the three witches take over Cloudtower and take down Headmistress Griffin. Through the power of the Dragon Flame, the Trix summon an Army of Darkness to start a reign of terror. Bloom returns to Alfea, powerless without her Dragon Flame. She teams up with Stella, Sky, Brandon, and Knut to confront the Trix at Cloudtower and reclaim her powers. Once she talks with Daphne, Bloom is able to regain her Dragon Flame and join her friends in a final battle. She faces Icy one-on-one while the other fairies face Darcy and Stormy. After Bloom manages to beat her rival, the friends celebrate, and Bloom and Sky share their first kiss.
“La fenice d’ombra”
“The Shadow Phoenix”
12 December 2011 16 October 2011
Aisha, the princess of Andros and fairy of waves, tries to rescue a group of pixies from the Shadow Phoenix. She is caught by him and is forced down a cliff. Aisha arrives at Alfea where she meets the Winx. Bloom and Stella offer to help her, leaving Flora, Musa, and Tecna to take care of a young pixie named Piff. Meanwhile, the Shadow Phoenix breaks the Trix out of prison. Bloom and Stella duel with the Trix while Aisha saves the pixies. Later, a paladin named Professor Avalon offers to help Bloom uncover more about her past. Avalon brings Bloom to a fortress and reveals his true identity as the Shadow Phoenix. The Winx and Specialists fly to the fortress and eventually defeat the Shadow Phoenix.

 

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