First of four, actually. But anyways, I loved it.*opens the floodgates for negative comments and runs*
Well the transforms are better for everyone, but i miss that whole x thing they did with their arms, though that would help when *pounds desk for saying the next few words* Aisha comes in to play
She said... "Remember those boys?" but... they hadn't met them.
Icy says...Darcy says...Stormy says... "THIS IS REALLY CORNY!"
The power of... Charmix?'. . -
I don't think I like what they did to the episode "Grounded". Why would they do this on a field day? Why would they do this in the first place? WTF?!? And why aren't they upset to be the only people missing something they other students get to attend?
I would've liked it if they took out the pointless plot lines and just stuck to the important stuff. But nnoooo.And the boys are strangers to them. The alarms are counding in my head.
I'm seriously hoping that the actual episodes will be better than the smushed-together specials. It was seriously jumpy, and I didn't like most of the voices, especially Kiko's. Not to mention they completely removed the Brandon is Sky and Sky is Brandon plotline. >.<
Does anyone else notice the mistake when tecna casted the shield. You can see her hair through her hat. It's around the 22:55 mark. But other than that I really enjoyed the episode. I am way disappointed that the next episode is in august. That's over a month!
Okay one my last post I said when Tecna casted the shield but it is actully when she says "Get behind me!" or something like that.
Overall, a good start to the series. Good work Nick, pat yourselves on the back.
Honestly, I'm glad they removed that plot of Sky and Brandon switching names. I hated that plot for how it ended.Stella and Bloom did meet the boys. They rounded up the troll.
There was WAY too many changes/things left out for a person who has watched the series from the beginning, like me, to take this seriously.
They HAD to leave things out! It's one half of a two-hour summary of an entire season. I wish people would understand this.And why can nobody stand changes? Geez.
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Ok.....what the heck...they basically cannot voice out..cept maybe Grezelda and Faragonda's wasn't too bad. They skipped wayyyyyy toooo much....like people new to Winx aren't even gonna get the whole story.... uggg I PRAY KekePalmer AKA Aisha can at least get her voice right....
Ohhh AND the theme song like clips and lyrics....could of been better..but it was catchy.
You can't ask for the whole story here. It's a SUMMARY, not normal episode. 2 special=2 hours can not be equal to 26 episodes which are 9 hours. Hammer that into your head if you gonna complain that they'd left something out.
I liked it, some of the jokes were really corny and the way they introduced characters (icy says, stormy says, darcy says). i'm fine with them leaving stuff out, because it was a one hour special, they had too. However, my main thing is Tacna's voice, after listening to 4kidstv for so long, it just doesn't sound as logical-Dana
I honestly think that Nick's not gonna put epsiodes that are about the other characters... like date with disaster. Or when they get into season 2 there wont be any episode about Brandon and Amentia. They are only gonna focus on Bloom. It's not fair. but typical Nick always putting everything on the main character. ie. Icarly, Victorious. -sigh- And the whole Brandon being Sky and Sky being Brandon was the best plot line in the whole series. it was genius. I loved that part ! not ranting this special did have perks like the new transformations and the theme song, and the music throughout. and the animations, I mean everyone looked like 10x prettier. all in all it was alright but how the summed up the plot was just too much for me.
**Tecna (sorry, typo above)Also, Darcy's voice kinda creeped me out, it was just.... weird. Also, I agree with Sasha above, i loved the whole Brandon/Sky thing. :/-Dana
I can't see it from my location T.T
I didnt like it very muchTHE VOICES R SO WEEEIIIIIRRRRRDDDDand Brandon and Sky switched places...wtf!? and its just really weird they switched a lot of stuff and its just not normal
i liked it but the thing that needs some getting used to are the voices of bloom, musa (she sounds kinda bratty) and flora...but i agree that everyone looks prettier...another thing is that i get that its just a summary, but the whole brandon and sky plot is a main cause of the witches getting the dragon fire...its probably the most important subplot of the first season...oh well all's well that ends well but i can't wait for the other 3 hour long specials...i hope they really emphasize the battle as much as possible
Yeah, I'm watching it right now on nick.com (user name WinxKHfan7) and I like it so far. Sure, they had to leave some stuff out, but I'm not gonna complain too much. The voices were alright, but I like the 4kids voices better. Though I still say that they nailed it with Stella's voice. And I REALLY liked Riven's voice. I think they did a really good job with him. Sky wans't bad either, probably my favorite voice for him. But anyway, I never liked Sky/Brandon, Brandon/Sky thing. And this is meant to be a kids/preteen's show. Nick might have felt (like me) that it was a little too much drama for kids to be watching. So, with that said, *Eep!* [dodges various rotten fruits] I pretty much liked the rest *EEK!* [dodges rotten veggies] of it and can't wait *YAAAAA!* [runs from angry mob carrying pitchforks and torches chanting SHUT UP WE HATED IT THEY RUINED IT! *thinks* '....I read waaaaay too many fan fics...random much?...'] the next special. And without further adue, today's quote is from, *once again...* KINGDOM HEARTS!! [still running from angry mob] SAY IT ALREADY, BRAIG!Braig: 'I keep forgetting- don't mess with Keyblade wielders. But you know what? That just means I made the right choice!' -Braig, Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep, Aqua's Story/Ventus' Story Long live Winx Club and Kingdom Hearts!! -Em
Whoops! I almost forgot! What kids would be interested in the Brandon/Sky drama anyway? I know that when I was a kid, it bored me. Thats just me though.....I'm weird like that. Then again, w/ family members in and out of the hospital, and other family drama, do you really think I would want even more drama, via my favorite tv show? I think not. Anyway, that's my take on it. Long live Winx Club and Kingdom Hearts!! -Em
I REALLY enjoyed it, actually. I liked how they didn't have the whole Brandon/Sky crazyness, it always confused me. As for their "charmix" I think that was a good idea. I mean, what else were they going to call it? Originally it was Magic Winx (at least from what I hear), but they want to bring NEW fans in to watch Winx, and Charmix is catchier. I just don't know what they're going to do about the actual charmix - give it a new name or just skip it??As for voices, they weren't too bad, actually. When Flora was talking to Bloom after she had her dream, it was a really calm and soothing voice, which fits Flora. And I LOVE Bloom's voice. I don't know about Tecna...it could have been better. For Tecna's voice, I think 4Kids wins that round. Stella's voice fit her EXACTLY! As for Musa, it's good. Plot lines...they're good. Not much change to them really. I mean, they have to fit a lot into four one hour specials! and I <3 the new opening!!!And the new animation is great as well! More modern and anime-looking! :DWell, overall, I love the special and am looking forward to the next special (I wish it was sooner though) :)
It was bad to watch and in my mind rethinking how they are just taking out pieces of the episode plot. They just put together episodes 1,2,7 and 10 all together in an hour and cut a lot of stuff that adds to the story line. Plus the intro song was horrible even if they were using the 4th season song they made it even worse and their transformation song isn't all that great either! Nick showed Winx Club Rai on their counterpart stations why not here? They messed up big time! The old school transformation is still cool. Though they could have aired Rai and had 26 episodes play at 8pm M-Fri to take up a empty time slot. Now people will be somewhat confused. Oh well.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7qm-5Xmgl0&feature=relatedRising Sun sounds better than not Shining Sun:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcmuZCbjEvY&feature=relatedRead more: http://winx-fairies.blogspot.com/2011/06/four-amazing-previews.html#ixzz1Qho2xJrmUnder Creative Commons License: Attribution
Does anyone rember that game that nick said that would follow this speacial?!?
It's not that bad, we have to put up with it if we want Season 5 and 6.
Anonymous said "...but the whole brandon and sky plot is a main cause of the witches getting the dragon fire..."Not quite, the main cause of them getting part of the dragon fire was Sky and Diasporo's relationship. Because of that, Bloom returned to Gardenia, with Stormy spying on her on the way to the transport station.Honestly though, if you fell for someone you thought was a squire and it turns out he's actually a prince, woudn't you be happy? It didn't seem to bother Aisha too much when Ophir turned out to be Nabu, especially since she wasn't that into guys to begin with. Personally, I think the name change is just a minor, unimportant side-plot.
Some of it was really good and some of it was kind of stupid. icy says... darcy says... and stormy says... is way annoying. And i didnt get why grizelda gave them the task of cleaning the castle. she said all first years do it buy only the winx are there. and why did Sky and Brandon have their real names. Then there's no reason for bloom to attack diaspro at the day of the royals. If this was a stand alone show, it was really good. But because of the fact we've all seen it before and we've memorized the lines and know the plots backwards and sideways, it seems stupid and like they messed it up.
I miss 4kids :(
Here's how I see it they didn't have time to air the first two seasons in full plus the plotline of sky and brandon switching names is impertinent to the plot, and Bloom will have a reason for attacking Diaspro it's called Boyfriend stealer/icy in disguise. Next The animation is better and the Trix's voices they sound like the Hex Girls from Scooby-Doo or at least Darcy Sounds like Luna which fits given that both names have to do with the darkAs for the transforms they are way cooler and nick fixed rai's mistake of Flora's tranformation by adding her wings in and a whole new spin thing
I hate it. And nothing anyone says will change my mind.~Kairi~
I actually thought some of the voices were better, like how Stella's wasn't sooo.... squealy? But I do miss Tecna's accent, I really loved it. I can't wait for Layla to get in the series, but it's gonna be weird calling her Aisha... I'm glad the took out the whole Sky and Brandon switching names thing, that was SO annoying. I DO wish they wouldn't focus so much on Bloom, but she is the main character so... I LOVED the new transformations!!!! And I also liked that they called it Charmix instead of Winx, that way Winx could JUST be the name of thier little group. Can't wait to see the Enchantix get there... ^^
Overall, I like it but not more than Rai and 4kids. I enjoy the new animation and happen to love the voices but the orignal is always best no matter how amazing the new is. One thing that bothers-no two things- Darcy's voice is super annoying and they got "grounded" for no reason. The second day of school, they get punished for NO REASON. COME ON, Nick!Wait, one last thing. Ms.F knows who Bloom is. WTH? Makes her so stalker-ish.Last thing: I love that they used an original Winx song. Superheroes is my.... third favorite Winx song.
its ok but i really miss the real one with the episodes and the other voices and the season one outfits :D
i kinda agree with kairi i dont hate it but wen i saw it i was pretty mad
the two comments above this one is from - NhiNhiBear
i reallllllly wish 4kids would continue to do winx! the voice actors they picked made them come more alive, it really fit their characters. i seriously thought that the whole "one hour special" thing meant that they were going to show the first two episodes! i was pretty dissapointed that they crammed it all together. as for the voices, honestly i really only liked Riven's and Stella's. Bloom sounds well, just plain weird. So does, Musa, Tecna, and Flora. Maybe i'm just too used to the GREATEST voices from 4kids. i liked the graphics and everything, but everything else just kinda fell flat for me. I'm 16 years old and i'm still in love with Winx Club. the 4kids version will alwayyyyyys hold a special place for me, and anything else falls below it.<3
To the comment above, 4kids lost the rights to the show and it was handed to nick...sooo no more...4 kids voices.
can you put it on youtube pls i cant watch it in my country
They left out way too many things. Like when she says thanks for saving me from those witches. I watched the all 4 seasons and both movies so i kno but what about someone who is watching x club for the first time. Same as the specialists. They skipped guys intro. I let my cousin watch it and she is all confused and asked me who are those guys, what witches, and can flora, tecna, and musa transform like bloom and stella? This video did nothing but make ppl confused and cut out too much. Again i hed thwatce original so i kno what happens but what about my cousin who is watching it for the first time.
Well when they said one hour...guess we didn't expect this and i agree with the comment above and Winx Club Diaries it is on youtube.
i totaly agree with kairi they recked the voices and they used season 4 music pluss i love all the mini plots and the episodes that help lead you to the dramatic climax. now i'm a writer and it may sound dorky but i love judging things by the diologe and base on past set up and this was way to choppy for my brian to handle. i realy hope that the 5 and 6 season are batter organized.savy
@Anonymous "4kids lost the rights"No, they didn't. The show was due to end after season 3.
So many anon's :P
Now then The nick version of Bloom's dragon fire rising out of the canyon, which is also where I feel like she should have first transformed really looks more like a NOBODY AND I MEAN NOBODY HURTS MY BUNNY! NOT NOW NOT EVER AND YOU TRIX ARE GONNA PAY! FEEL MY FIRE BURN YOU UP!
I agree with the comment above, but her powers are like just now awakening...so its only normal in the original show on why they don't explode the first time. I sort of feel like the getting mad was ruined...since through the whole show it really did show how powerful she was...
I have to say, I kinda feel sorry for Nick - they've got to deal with fans who expect perfection. -.- (Sorry, but the fact that everyone is hating on them for having to cut out subplots really annoys me). The way I see it is - Nick HAD to condense the first 2 seasons, otherwise us original fans would be waiting even longer for Season 5. They had a really hard choice, and I think they did pretty good. Sure, it's a little weird having to get used to new voices - but bashing them just because they're different seems very rude to me. And as for the the things they cut - I agree with the people who have an issue with the grounded thing being changed to an assignment, but to someone who had never seen the series, they probably wouldn't miss the change.Also, Kiko's voice - adorable, and now I want a bunneh! <3
@Anon that's below my comment :PNow that reminds me of when Roxy Transformed"You wizards will pay back for what u have done to my dog Artu you will pay back *transformation begins* " Well u get my point :P
Why did they call the magic winx charmix? Then while they transformed, there was a song playing about the power of charmix.
@Kawaii I was kinda thinking about that when I posted it, It seems more realistic to me and more of a stayback or you will feel my wrath
Why did they change the script? They should've kept the 4kids script. I can't believe they skipped the prom episode!!!! And when Stella introdueced the specialists, why did she use Sky instead of Brandon and use the name Brandon instead of Sky? I know that question is confusing, but what I meant was, Sky (Bloom's bf) was supposed to be called Brandon, and Brandon (Stella's bf) should've been called Sky.
@ Anon....... "I realllllly wish 4kids would do Winx . Their voices fit the characters fit them really well. It made the show come alive." I agree. They should've kept those voices. But when they did Daphne, I didn't know it was the girl who played Jade on Victorious. *sighs* The power of animation.
From Winx Club Forever on Tumblr:Note:The person who posted this a lot of spelling mistakes!Winx Club on Nickelodeon ~ HATERS?!?!I’ve seen many gruesome comments about the Winx Club that Nick is co-producing. I believe the changes are great and I appreciate the work Nick has been trying to do. So here are some reasons that might change your mind or appreciate their version more! 1. The seasons they’ve changed (1 and 2) will only last with 4 1 hour specials! They’re only SUMMARIZING the 1st 2 seasons. 2. Nick decided to change the style and look because the seasons are years old. 3. They are summarizing because it would take too much time and work, that they would never catch up to the current season. 4. They change the transformation because it would look nicer. They made it look like the Winx are more powerful than they really are 5. The 4Kids voices are not there. This has nothing to do with Nick! 4Kids licence has been provoked mainly because not a lot of people are watching! You have to wake up really early to watch the Winx, unless you have a VCR or OnDemand. 6. Season 3 and 4 is coming! Many still our there believes that they’re starting all over. Let me say for the last time, they are only SUMMARIZING. 7. Season 5 is scheduled Febuary of 2012. This is why Nick is sort of rushing. 8. Nick skipped most events because they’re given very limited amount of time. They won’t catch up! 9. Nick is already working very hard redrawing something Rainbow SPA did 6 years ago! If you think this would be better, YOU try redrawing every scene peer second. 10. They jumped to Charmix to save time and/or there is no proper name, Bloom decided to say “Magic Winx!”I hope this article clarified and fairy dusted you opinions. Thank you :)
In the battle VS. ThevTrix,Flora was supposed to say Ivy Rope then blow.
The whole episode was corny, they left too many things out and the stuff they kept they changed it up too much and made it retarded...what I hate the most is that everyone who is new to the show will never know the true story and the real plot they'll just know this corny mess Nick made...very disappointed...I did the math and they had more than enough time to put EVERYTHING in the episodes and not leave anything out and it could still be 1 hour...
What kind of screwed up math did you do?
In my opinion, I thought it was alright. It reaquainted me with the Winx Club. I hadn't forgotten about it, just hadn't thought about it in a long, long time. I had watched the one hour special, then went straight on YouTube and watched the 4kids seasons 1-3 for the past 3-4 days. After watched that, I went back and watched a little of the one hour special again. A few things to say:1) I don't really mind that they left stuff out, it was Nick trying to fit 2 seasons of showing into one hour. BUT, that being said, I wish they had kept the whole Brandon/Sky fiasco. I just felt like it, I don't know, fit the story, I guess. Also, the grounded thing. I think it worked better as a punishment that a "chore", I guess.2) I love the new animation. Don't get me wrong, I loved the 4kids animation too, but the new one I like much better.3) What they say (yes, by that I do mean the words) kinda surprised me. Not in a bad way, I just don't know if it fit their personalities. Especially the whole "Icy says.../Darcy says.../Stormy says..." thing.4) I do really like the new theme, although both themes tend to get stuck in your head.5) I'm not so sure about them all yelling "charmix" when they transform. It just doesn't seem right, not unless it's like they "leveled up", so to speak.And 6) My biggest thought was about the voices. Don't get me wrong, there are some that fit, like Riven's, Sky(e?!)'s, or Stormy's. Even Bloom's is fine, or the other boys's I can get used to. But Stella's is actually really annoying, no offence intended to the actress, I just REALLY don't think it fits Stella. If they switched Musa's voice and Flora's voice, itl think that would work better. Flora seems like she'd need a higher pitched voice than what she has, and Musa a lower pitched than what she has. Techna, I always thought she'd sounded best with an accent, like British, or even English. She doesn't sound the same with an American accent. Darcy and Icy I can get used to, though they don't fit as well as Stormy's. Griselda and Feragonda, not sure how those are spelled, are fine too.I'm not hating on it, I just wish they hadn't made some of the changes they had. I can get used to the voices if I must, though it will take a long while. I guess I'll just have to see how it all plays out. I'm not going to just dismiss one of my favorite shows just because of some changes i may eventually get used to. I'm 16, I still watch and love it, and that's not gonna change.
I was the person just above... I forgot to mention that the transformations are TONS better. I'll always love the original, but the new transformation seem more...colorful. Not in literal color, but in imagination and creativity, ya know?And about Flora's and Musa's voices, I just heard them (AGAIN), they aren't as bad as I'd originally thought. Maybe I'm getting used to them. Though I still think Flora's should be higher and Musa's lower.
Okay. Point taken.
People, if new people watch the show especially teenagers that have access to the internet, dont you think they would look winx club up on Google and read everything they left out? Nick doesn't have the time to please everyone. We are lucky to be seeing winx club in America!! WE ARE LUCKY! People need to stop complaining for a minute, take a step back and be grateful we can watch this show on television. No, the special wasnt like the episodes, the voices are new, the animation is new. But these are improvements. Nick is trying to bring this show to a new audience and they succeed. People who think the songs are horrible need to calm down. I think its wonderful they wrote two new songs for this special! Nickelodeon cant please everyone. If you do not like the new winx, please stop complaining and stick with the rai version.
@kimiko thank you these complaints were getting annoying, and I like the nick version of things better then the 4kids except on the whole Sparks?Domino thing, and Layla is Aisha which was where i preferred as do a lot of people about Layla, but to me the original planet name for bloom just doesn't sound firey, sparks sounded that way
1) I HATE their new voices. Stella sounds like a nail on chailboard.2) The new theme song is good, i think3) Well I understand that season 5 is coming out in feb and they're rushing, but if someone is new to watching winx, they won't get the whole plot line at all!4) I <3 4kids version, but i had to watch it on youtube because i don't kno what channel it is on dish!!5) I totally luv the new looks. the animation is way better!!WINX 4EVER
ok so im like super obesessed with winx ive seen all the episodes in rai and in 4kids but this....this just makes me cry!!1) i dont like it how they left some good episodes out and i hate that they are squishing all of season 1 together. 2)and then for the transformations: power of charmix!! WTF is that all about!! charmix is the 2nd transformation and they didnt even have their charmix transformations on so wat r they gonna call enchantix believix?? why couldnt they just make a new name for the transformation??3) and lastly THE VOICES i dont like blooms voice its to low at times and tecnas?! tecnas sounded awesome in the rai and 4kids but here it doesnt even sound logical! i was hoping for floras voice (my fav character) to be sweet and soft like in the rai version, but on this one its a little low and weird at times... musas isnt bad and neither is stellas. 4)what i dont like is that u have to wait a whole month to see the next episode.5) but there is good news!! the transformations and animations are way way better than the old ones; and i cant wait to see what helia looks and sounds like, same with nabu. and hopefully u will get to see flora and helias romance (like when she said; "helia, i love you) but over all it was good, so i good job nick ;))writen by: florluv123
hey guys its florluv123,i just wanted to now what u guys thought of what i wrote.thanks..
@ floraluv123 about power of charmix, there is no proper name for the first level, charmix was not much of a transform so it suits to call the first level charmix because it was Bloom's idea to use the group name in the transform, I had no problem with them calling the first level charmix, since the actual charmix is just a pin and purse to go with the standard uniform, but wasn't the whole Helia I love you how Flora got her charmix, so we have to see that, if I remember correctly-brandonstella
The comment about bloom's nobody hurts my bunny was and the response that I was thinking about when I made it was brandonstella, the person just above-brandonstella
i can't watch it
@ anon, you should be able to on youtube, I think someone uploaded it there-brandonstella
Okay, lets stop the hate. Nick doesn't have time, they're co-creating the 5th and 6th season of winx, they needed to do this summary thing or else, we would never catch up. So lets cope with this and pray we get a much non-rushed seasons later on. But I wished Tecna's voice was different.
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@ brandonstella i guess you are kind of right there, but i still think they should of come up with the original names or just make their own up.yes that is how flora got her charmix, so idk what nick is going to do about it....they might just take out that part (which is my favorite part :'( ) or they can just make up or re-create that part.- florluv123
i think nick is doing an ok job, but it must be hard trying to get some episodes through...i hope nick wont skip out some awesome episodes; like they already skipped episode 3 - Save the First Dance (Alfea College for Fairies), episode 4 - the voice of nature (The Black-Mud Swamp), episode 5 - date with disaster, episode 6 - mission to cloud tower, 8 - the day of the rose, episode 9 - betrayed!; i hope they wont leave out any other episodes.-florluv123
which episodes do you guys think they are going to play in the next part?i think they are going to play: episode 13 ment to be (A Great Secret Revealed), episode 14 wich trap (Bloom's Dark Secret), episode 18 The Font of Dragon Fire.-florluv123
People should stop being negative. No, It'll never match up with the original but I still love it. The voices are so much better than both RAI and 4kids. I love the animation, as well. There are things I HATE that Nick is doing but there are a lot more things that I LOVE.I love the new theme song (even though it's short but it's better than RAI's super long opening) And I love the transformations. They're more colorful and lively. I keep watching them over and over. My favorite is Stella's and Tecna's. (Those two always have the best transformation sequences in my opinion)
Okay, really guys? There are gonna be negative comments, so don't hate on those who don't adore it. And don't give me that "Oh, well - I feel sorry for Nick, so don't be so harsh!" rant - 'cause guess what? You're not our mom.Also, why do you keep complaining about there being so many negative comments? It's the fan-girl, negativity-hater people who are taking up the majority of the comments - so be happy. Not only that, but you're acting like we're the ones attacking you - whereas - it's the other way around. Get your facts straight before you offend someone. I hate seeing all this fighting in a normally peaceful group of fans. :/
i agree with the person above, and plz lets not fight..... everyone has their own opinions and rights and plz lest respect each others coments and thoughts...-florluv123
i seriously don't understand why someone would go through all the trouble to make an ENTIRELY different show. Though i like the idea how Nick will play Winx Club there but they took out soo many important things. I know people have been saying that the 4kids version had too much drama for kids, but that was a way that even people older could enjoy it. The Bradon/Sky thing was awesome and I can't believe they left it out, but not including Winx? That's taking out too much. What i do like in this Nick version was the humor. I mean seriously...the vacuums??? I swear, i was like crying from laughing so hard when i heard it.
okay, no bashing from this girl. i'm the one who wrote that long comment about how i wanted 4kids version back because it suited them better. nick did a REALLY good job on the animations. it's just... the voices. i mean, really. they couldn't at least TRIED to do better? for all of you saying "omigodd it wasnt their faultt!!" duh, um yeah it is. i'm pretty sure they were the ones who picked out the voice actors. lets not get stupid here, girls. i just cant wait to get to the new seasons. really the only voices i hate out of the RAI version was Musa and Tecna. so nick's voices were a step up. CHILL THE EFF OUT.- MoonStream <3
Omigosh. What did I freaking say?! I said that people are being too negative. I was just pointing something out.
Hes right. Dont think negative.Im waiting for the 5. season.
yep, i wanna see the 5 season!! but i wanna see it in rai or 4kids not here....- florluv123
(sorry, I have a really long comment that I have to chop up into parts)Quirks in the special was unavoidable, really. Trying to condense entire seasons into hour-long specials is no easy task, especially for a show like Winx Club that had tons of subplots and plot twists; some that were poignant, others that didn't go very far, but either way something was going to have to suffer to fit the stringent timeframe. That's why I would've preferred them to just show reruns of the Cinelume dubs from the start; they're perfectly usable English dubs and there wouldn't have been a need to invest extra time and money into redubbing the whole thing themselves. Sure, the show's from 2004, but compared to the subpar art style of some shows Nick has currently airing, I don't think the older seasons look THAT dated. I guess they just want to rush to get to the new flashy stuff... but patience is a virtue, and this special is a perfect example of that. There are a few continuity nods from past seasons in season 4, which we know they're airing in full - are they going to tool around with that season as well so things still kinda-sorta make since continuity-wise? Don't get me wrong; I didn't hate the special. RAI having access to better technology and a higher budget made it really nice to see the original Winx outfits in the flashy new style (I'm probably one of the few who missed them after the advent of Enchantix), but I REALLY didn't like them scrapping the season 1 outfits for the ones from 2/3. I always found them symbolic of the stages of the Winx's maturity and the passing of time... plus, I always hated Stella's green-and-pink disaster they call a dress. Ironic that the fashionista of the group wears the ugliest default outfit (imo), isn't it? I'm glad everyone had much better outfits by season 4.But yeah, I didn't like them scrapping the Brandon/Sky subplot since that was one of the biggest plot twists of the first season. I also hated how easily Bloom got admitted into Alfea; it was just so LAZY and never explained. They left out Stella being expelled, making me wonder if they retconned that aspect of her character (which would no longer make her the eldest of the group), the reasoning for the Winx being left behind to clean Alfea being changed was dumb... they hinted at the Darcy/Riven subplot but never went for it (hopefully that will be implemented in the next special)... so yeah. A lot of these problems I listed could've been fixed with a line or two of explanation, so this and the fact that many aspects of the special contradict the series' canon makes me wary of how this'll affect the seasons Nick will do in full.
And while I love the sparkly new effects, I found a charm to the original style and it's kind of a bummer seeing season 1 scenes lose that distinction of their style. I'm VERY glad Nick is being respectful with the music and retaining stuff from the original Italian version (theme song aside, but since it's sung to the tune of the season 4 theme it's fine... but it seems out-of-place to use for pre-season 4 specials; couldn't they have remixed Under the Sign of Winx?), though there's a lot of BGM from the original series I liked and would have preferred retained or remixed instead of recycling season 4 BGMs (not that they're bad or anything).Biggest thing I always hated about the 4Kids version of Winx Club was their shameless eradication of the original music in favor of their home-brew crap. I know 4Kids is capable of good music (like their Pokemon theme songs), but I hate "We are the Winx we are the Winx come join the club we are the Winx" so much it isn't funny. And honestly, I am not that fond of most of the 4Kids voices either. Comparing the three versions' VAs from best to worst, I'd say: Cinelume, Nick, 4Kids. I understand different strokes and all that, but shameless and inappropriately-timed overacting + shouting all of your lines = bad acting if that's not your character's motivation. 90% of the 4Kids VAs are very guilty of overacting and/or shouting all their lines. I didn't think it gave them more personality; I thought it made them sound shallow, vapid, and obnoxious. Plus there was just no excuse for creative liberties such as making Tecna sound British and making Musa a hip-hopping wannabe. The dialog was even worse, and made it nigh on impossible for me to take the show seriously. It wasn't until I watched the Cinelume dub that I could bring myself to take the show seriously. I won't say Cinelume was perfect, but for the most part their voices matched the characters (imo) and understood the concept of subtlety; a word that doesn't exist in 4Kids' dictionary. Most were quite decent with emoting. Just because they weren't over-the-top and eccentric didn't mean their acting was bad. I can't think of a Nick voice I liked more than the Cinelume voices (especially Stella; Cinelume Stella is THE Stella to me), but I also can't think of a Nick voice I hated more than any 4Kids voice. Molly Quinn ended up being much better than I expected. Stella can be a bit grating at times - I'm not used to her with such a high-pitched and young-sounding voice - but she's bearable and is capable of toning herself down. Admittedly I'm having a hard time making a distinction between Musa and Tecna's voices in the Nick version, but they're both okay. Flora's good; her voice doesn't stand out that much for me, but that's probably for the best. I do like that Faragonda sounds more like her Cinelume voice than her stereotyptical old-granny 4Kids voice. And I am VERY happy that the script is more or less staying in tune with the RAI/Cinelume script; no worries of "winx" having an actual meaning or Musa being a princess for no reason. So yeah, I found a lot to dislike about the special, but also a lot to like. As time goes on I'm sure Nick will handle the show better and do it justice where 4Kids couldn't. I'm looking forward to how they plan to condense the next 16 episodes of the first season!
hey do u guys now the girl that voices musa is the same girl from hanna montana (traci)!!!
i disliked the 1-hour special. they cut a lot of the the story and it didnt make much sence. the one that most bothered me was the brandon and sky plot they didnt even have it. i thought they could come up with something much better than that. and the outfits were from like season 2. i thought they should've kept the original outfits that were soo much better !! the voices were all different and i honest;y didnt like them. i hope they have the original episodes for season 3 and 4. and also the episodes for season 5 and 6 should be like the ones from 4kids.
I honestly did not like it, though i think the song is catchy but they have enough time to air the whole series 1 and 2 before anything else comes out so i dont see y they needed to change it TT-TT Bloom sounds like a dude and omg when musa cause thats so not cool ahh she sounds so bad i want to put it on mute cause her voice is horrible :( i loved winx club but of course the shows u love have to be taken over and ruined.... If the americans ever see the original winx club they are gonna be so confused since they changed so much.. 4kids was always the best the characters suited there voices and personality, if nick had gone and looked for voice actors because of there talent and not there popularity then maybe i might have liked it