Friday, May 27, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rainbow Magicland

Rainbow Magicland will open the 26 of May. (That's two days from now!)

According to's video interview, the parl boasts 35 attractions on Rainbow's various products made for all ages. Most of it is for the family but there are a couple aimed at teenagers looking an adrenaline rush. In the video interview, Straffi says that there is a 5D Huntik ride and a reconstructed Alfea castle, including their classrooms and bedrooms. There is one "fairy ride into the magical world which is very scenic." Next to the school is the PopPixie village which an attraction for little kids. There is also one attraction for Maya Fox.

WorldScreen's original article:
"Video Interview: Rainbow's Iginio Straffi
By Anna Carugati
Published: May 24, 2011

Iginio Straffi, the founder and CEO of Rainbow S.p.A., talks about the new MagicLand theme park opening later this week, as well as current feature-film projects and more.

Taking the easy route has never been Straffi’s strategy. As founder and CEO of the Italian content company specializing in animated and multimedia properties, Rainbow S.p.A., Straffi has continually moved into new business areas. Winx Club was his first huge hit and the series about the teenage fairies has sold around the world. The popularity of the brand prompted Straffi to make the feature film Winx Club Movie—The Secret of the Lost Kingdom, while at the same time expanding the range of Rainbow’s TV series, which includes the comedy Monster Allergy, the action series Huntik and PopPixie for preschoolers.

Straffi continued setting new goals, including the construction of a theme park in Italy. As he explains in this video interview, Rainbow MagicLand opens later this week. Located near Rome, several of the park’s 35 attractions are based on Rainbow’s most popular characters.

One of his greatest challenges, however, is production of the movie Not Born to Be Gladiators, an ambitious project that reconstructs all of ancient Rome in 3D."

Monday, May 23, 2011

Animation Changes

So I knew there was this huge difference in animation styles in the original and the new Nick dub. But I didn't really get how much until I put them side by side.

Disregard, for a moment, all your lists of differences. Just look upon this in wonder.

I assume this is the same scene (albeit not the same exact moment). All I can say is, wow. 

Okay, permission to list differences.
- Stella is in her princess dress (the new, pretty one), and not her Magic Stella. Is there a plot change, or can this be considered a relatively minor thing? When will the transformation sequence be introduced? Besides Bloom, will there even be an individual sequence, or will it just be Bloom and then the group, like it was in the trailer?
-Gardenia in the background looks brighter, and more like a city. From Season 4, you can get that it's really big, as opposed to the smaller town I thought it was in Seasons 1-3. This animation looks more big city to me.
- Different outfits. Yeah. Duh.
- The style seems more anime. And the style seems to make the characters look younger, something I've noticed before. If I put first season and fourth season Bloom side by side, first season has always looked older to me. It's the eyes.

Anyway, do you like it more now that you see it side by side? Less? About the same? I'm tied- I do like it more, but I'm certainly going to miss the old era of Winx Club.

New Outfits!

If you've seen the trailer for Nick's dub of Winx Club, you've had a glimpse of some of the new outfits! 

Bloom's pajamas:

Stella's royal gown:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nick's "First" Winx Oops!

What would the Winx Club be without it's Oops moments?

Notice the difference in Bloom's top?

Ariana Grande is Diaspro

Several days ago we learned that Ariana Grande of Nick's Victorious has been cast in Winx Club. Some speculated she would be playing Roxy, while others guessed she would play Tecna. Today, via Twitter, she revealed that she is voice acting Diaspro.

What do you think of this casting choice?

Hey everyone!

Hey, I'm Tabby! Love me!

Okay, Phoebe told me to say that. :p

In all seriousness, I'm Tabby, aka LoveLoveLovix. I've been a Winx fan for more than six years- since elementary school, and I'm going to be finishing high school pretty soon. My favorite Winx is Aisha (and I love that name more than Layla, so glad Nick is going to use it), my fave Specialist is Riven, and my favorite Trix is Darcy. But above all, I love Mirta. I wish they had given her a spin-off series instead of the pixies. But hey! That's what fanfiction is for... and I really love fanfiction. And fanart. I'm an all-around fanon fan. :p

Five more quick fangirl facts:
1. Winx is my favorite show, followed closely by Buffy the Vampire Slayer
2. I think Flora looked cuter with glasses. See her original character design. :)
3. In my dream education, I'd go to Mahora Academy for middle school, Hogwarts for high school, and Alfea for college.
4. I collect unicorns and I need to get a job so I can buy a Peg doll off E-bay.
5. My mp3 player is dominated by Taylor Swift, then The Hush Sound, then Elisa Rosselli.

Hope to post something actually useful soon! Thanks for taking the time to read my rambles. 


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Nickelodeon Trailer

Right now, words escape me. I am speechless. Just watch the video.

Disappointed by Bloom's voice but amazed by the animation change. o.0

Video by BanjoGate

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

What if Secret of the Lost Kingdom was in 3D?

Imagine this scene in 3D. Awesome or not awesome?
It is not uncommon that films get rereleased in the 3D even though they were not meant to. I see new ones on the shelves everyday now.

With that being said and Winx Club: Magical Adventure 3D being released every other week, I do not think it will be long before Rainbow/Nickelodeon decides to release the first movie, Winx Club: Secret of the Lost Kingdom, again, but in 3D in theatres and on DVDs/Blu-rays. Actually, it seems like the most probably move considering that I think Nickelodeon is trying to dub the first movie.

I like 3D movies enough but only when I go to the theatre because it's part of the experience. I could never imagine buying the disc, sticking it in my player, sitting down and then sticking on a pair of unstylish glasses on my face. Plus, buying a TV that supports 3D just seems a little out of my price range at the moment and I'm wondering if this 3D thing is only a fad.

What do you think? How would you feel if Secret of the Lost Kingdom was rereleased in 3D (in English)? Would you buy it? Is the 3D part even worth the extra dollars?

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Magic is Back: Flora's a Princess?

Thanks to Luke for providing the video!

According to this video, Flora's a princess! I'm sure this is something that's only canon in the movie, but it's an interesting thought, right? That would make four of the six girls princesses...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Season 5 Rumors

I've had my head in a hole as far as Winx news has been concerned lately, but this morning I happened to stumble onto the official Winx Club site. This probably isn't news to any of you guys, but they've started a magazine on the English forum! I decided to check it out, and this page caught my interest:

THIS is the Una di Noi article they're referring to.
"...the Winx will have to confront the New Orleans' oil catastrophe..."