Monday, August 27, 2012

Episode 1: The Lilo

Thanks to EnchantixGermany for uploading!



That episode blew away my expectations in many ways. First of all, we got to learn about Mitzi and her little (adorable) sister Macy. Second, we got another Flora-centric episode. (I think that last one was in season one when she visited the Black Mud Swamp.) Third, the Trix's "vacuums" (Whisperian Crystals) are back! The Lilo flower felt like a total MacGuffin though and I hope that it gets a bigger role in the upcoming episodes.

What did you think about the episode?

51 comments:

  1. The theme song is okay, but it feels strange to me. I guess I'm used to the older ones more. I'm definitely not used to the animation. I'm glad that the Trix have returned. But, I feel that the voice actor doesn't portray Flora as well as she could have.
    And, something about Macy makes me think that she's a goth despite her gentle personality.
    I'm definitely interested in the 5th season (much more than I originally did) now that the "Vacuums" are back as well as other ideas from Season 1. It's a minor detail, but I think that the transformation order changed.
    One thing that I wish is that Tecna and Musa would get more attention. I hardly noticed the two at all, and they're my favorite characters.

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    1. I agree, the voices are kind of weak. I would of liked that the original Rai voices would of come back. But otherwise I loved the episode! <3

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  2. I love the theme song. But the animation is different to me; is it just me or did they do something different with it? The episode was pretty good.

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    1. It's more like they improved the animation by adding more dynamic shots (notice the Dutch shot) and went further with the movement of the girls.

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  3. I love that they made the first episode Flora-centric that's been made in a while, I actually think the last episode that was centered around Flora was the one when she got her charmix in pixie village. I absolutely loved how she thought of Helia during her training (it made me squeel hehe...). Not bad for the first episode but i wish that the voices were different for the Trix and Flora. I think Flora's voice needs to be a little more sweeter sounding like the way she sounded in the 4kids version of Winx Club.

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    1. Agreed! I love Flora (and Helia). I liked her voice in the Rai version the best. The Nick's version of Flora is a lover deeper kind of voice, Alejandra still does a great job though!

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  4. i hope people keep on uploading episodes of season 5

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  5. Honestly, it was a bit of a mixed bag with this episode. I didn't really see the point of the Lilo (how did Macy get it, anyway?) or the random three-minute flying montage at the end (probably just to promote the song). The changed animation threw me off a lot, and Icy's voice really grated on my nerves, but I guess that's Nick for you. On the other hand, I loved that Flora got the spotlight, a rare treat for me. Macy was a surprisingly interesting character; I think she's got potential. The theme song's not too bad, either. One the whole, it was a good episode but fell short of my expectations.

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  6. The episode just threw me off i just didn't get it did i miss an episode or something? I liked it but i didn't get it! I love it though. It was an episode that needs a little bit of help.

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    1. I agree, usually the first episode would explain things a little more. I actually had no clue what was going on.

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  7. I think that compared to the other season premiers where the villain is shown and the winx get there first mission that sets the plot for the rest of the season. Then you have the Trix coming back which you would not know about unless you have seen the 2nd movie. And the new animation is that flash thing that gives me a major headache. I wish it could have been better but i knew Nick would put their own spin on things. I hope the episodes get better.

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    1. I still dont really understand how the Trix escaped after the second movie. Whatever the Winx do to lock those three up the really need to up the security on it or something cause they always seem to escape.

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  8. i wonder how the trix escaped

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    1. Me too... I think it might be explained later on in the season!

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  9. i love this episode
    the theme song was awsome

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  10. I personally liked the episode. I have been waiting for it for about 3 years now. My expectations were very high. Nick did a good job, but I don't think anyone could do a better job then the original 4kids and Rai dubs. I hope the Lilo becomes well known through the season. If not it was a waste of the first episode everyone was waiting for. I loved that this episode was half based on Flora instead of the usual Bloom. I love Bloom and all but Flora is my favorite character and she, Layla, Musa, and Tecna almost never get the spotlight. It was sweet how Flora thought of Helia and I hope there may be a proposal coming up later this season. I would also like to see more of Musa and Tecna. The intro song was ok. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either. The voices were a bit different, I guess I was used to the old voices and animation. I still think the gils did a great job! Besides that I enjoyed the episode and I'm glad the Trix are back! I can't wait till the next episode!

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  11. I thought this episode might as well be a filler, but I LOVE THE ANIMATION SO STINKING MUCH! Seriously, it's stunning.

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  12. after watching it i've many questions:
    1)shouldn't the title be "the spill" istead of "the lilo"?
    2)why did they changed layla's name ? i don't like aisha!!!
    3)what's the trix's story of escaping and everything?
    4)where is neptune and his sons?
    5)why did they change their voices?
    6)why do they seem so weak even though they have fought the trix even with their simpliest transformation?
    7)where is roxy? she should have been studying in alfea but i didn't see her..
    Anyway, i am so looking forward to watching the next episode..!! XD

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    1. answers
      1. the next episode is the spill
      2. nick owns winx club now so the name is now aisha
      3. think they are going to tell that in episode 3
      4. next episode
      5. nick owns it
      6. the trix have been practicing
      7. roxy will come dont worry

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    2. Actually, Aisha is her original Italian name.

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  13. I think it was absolutely amazing!!! I had been waiting for this for a LONG time and it had finally come.! I was really glad flora got some spotlight but I really wanted tecna and musa to get more spotlight as well. And I also REALLY hope nabu comes back this season! I miss him so much!!!! Macy is really cute and I hope that she returns soon in the season.......
    Overall the episode was not what I expected but I really enjoyed it!!! Oh and I loved the ending of the episode :D

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  14. AMAZING EPISODE!! LOVED IT! When are more episodes going to come out?!

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  15. Correct me if you think I'm wrong, but I think it's Tecna who is attention deprived. I know she had the Omega thing, but besides that not very much else. I agree Flora and Musa need more attention as well, but... Not as much as Tecna.

    Flora and Musa are, I think, the two most popular characters on the show. Musa and Riven have a fight, like every season, giving them a fair bit of screen time also Musa has her concert stuff. I think Flora needs it a little more than Musa, though.

    At least we know a little about Flo's home planet. We know NOTHING about Tecna's, apart from the fact that it is called Zenith and is highly advanced with Technology. And There's a million trillion Flora lovers out there. :) ( I like her too, I'm not saying that's a bad thing. Tecna comes first on my fave list, though.)

    So, yeah I think Tecna needs more attention. Layla has become a lot more popular since Nick started doing Winx, she's everywhere on the merchandise, so I'm not too worried about her. Bloom and Stella... I understand because Bloom is the main character and Stella is her BFF.

    Wow, that was a long rant! :)

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    1. I agree that Tecna having literally less than five lines in this episode is disconcerting, but would you prefer she have several cheesy and meaningless shoehorned lines or none at all? Tecna's lack of lines is justified by the fact that she had no importance in this episode, and I'm fine with that. I would rather have her with very little lines than several badly written ones.

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    2. That's true...to be honest I think Nick could of done way better with the whole episode. The way the Trix just 'appeared' out of nowhere is really random.

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    3. You're right, Tecna REALLY REALLY needs attention but not Flora!!!! She gets the most attention right after Bloom and Stella and some times even more than Stella! She appears on all paraphernalia anyway.

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    4. I'm not sure if I'm confused about your comment but based on a recent poll on the Official Winx Club website, the characters in order of popularity are as follows: Bloom, Stella, Flora, Musa, Layla Tecna.
      I think this is a fairly good model of which characters get the most screen time and although I too wish that Musa and especially Tecna were focused on more, I doubt we'll see anything different in season 5 or 6.

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    5. Really?

      From what I see, fanfictionwise, Musa is the most popular.

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    6. I agree nobody really knows anything about Tecna. Bloom, Stella and Flora are the most popular because they are everywhere. No matter what merchandise you look for they are on it. It is hard to find Aisha, Tecna and Musa stuff. Aisha is the hardest to find they tend to leave her out of Winx Club group photos or merchandise with the group. I tend to findmore Roxy stuff now and I don't understand that. It is only 6 Winxs members not 7 officially. Just saying.

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  16. does anyone know if there is going to be a rai english version the nick ones just seem to kiddish for my taste and there will be when will it come out.

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    1. As far as I know, Cinelume will not be making anymore dubs of the series.

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    2. That stinks since Cinelume waisted all that money on voices actors and stuff and their just not gonna make more. I thought the nick version was too kiddish too, its like, in my opinion, that winx club is...lifeless.

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    3. That is how the winx feel to me to now. That they are missing that one thing that makes them the Winx Club. And lifeless is exactly how i would describe it.

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    4. Cinelume is just a Canadian dubbing company. Generally, the money they make is from Rainbow who pays them to translate it, not from the actual sale and distribution of the show.

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  17. Well, I loved the trix ''vacuumes'' were back! I thought they were long gone, but they returned!
    And yeah, I would've liked ot have seen how the trix got out of prison. The Winx weren't even that surprised to see them, it was kinda just like, 'oh no, it's the trix again.' I also hope that THe Lilo has more importance in the series, and it's not just a filler.
    Other than that, the first episode was pretty darn good :)

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    1. Considering that the trix are somewhat of a joke now that the girls are believix i'm not surprised that the winx were not surprised, if I read Bloom's face correctly she was annoyed by has-been villians trying to regain their villianous fame. Aisha and Stella also had that look., the winx probably figured out the trix had help from the new villian who has not yet been seen on screen.
      if you had to deal with someone as annoying as the trix every season it would get old and that is why Bloom had that annoyed look along with stella and Aisha

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  18. Is it just me or was the animation quality lower than usual? It looked a bit lazy, like they tried to cut down on drawing new frames as much as possible. There were a lot of time where they just had still images being moved around the screen, not really animated.
    I hope the theories that this is really that special they had planned are right, and confusion about whether to go through with the special or not led to having very little time to animate this properly.

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  19. Not Knocking nick but i hope that we get a RaiEnglish version as well

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  20. Idk. I thought all in all it was pretty good. I liked that the episode was centered around Flora. I hope that her thinking of Helia during her training is hinting toward more interaction between the two. To me, they rarely get screen time as a couple, other than their group meetings.I just hope that Musa & Riven can get it together & be a couple for longer than 3 seconds before Riven goes off or Musa gets upset.

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    1. I know Im so tired of them fighting all the time. It was fine the last two seasons, but now they really need to make them stop fighitng and start acting like grown ups.

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    2. Or figure out something, like they've broken up like 3 times, either have them calmly together or break them up. For good. No girl would put up with that for that long smh.

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  21. all i can say is that the trix need a new makeover their outfits are getting old

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    1. Tsh, seriously. The winx and specialist have gone through how many wardrobe changes and the trix are still wearing the same clothes since season 1. I mean if they can change clothes in a second, how come they can't have diffrent outfits.
      They complain about how stella is, but maybe they could take a que from her.

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    2. And it seems so stupid that the Winx upgraded through Winx, Charmix (I'll get to watch the RAI version so I'll follow that continuity), Enchantix to Believix in this episode and to Harmonix and Sirenix later on and the Trix are STILL a match for them in their very first form! Season 2 and 3 tried to upgrade them with Gloomix and Disenchantix but they just disappeared and I want better than that!!

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    3. I feel the same way. Like The Trix never actually get more powerful permanently it's always like an outside source giving them power. Alone they're nothing. Basically they're saying that witches don't evolve, or change clothes lol. I think it's terribly convenient how the Trix always manage to escape jail.

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  22. MY NAME IS MACEY!!!!!! I just spell it differently!!! THANK YOU WINX CLUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Okay when is season 5 going to be shown in the uk

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  24. I have heard that Nabu will be coming back into season 5 in the next few episodes. And also it might help that one of the episodes is called Nabu's return or something like that. At first when Nabu supposedly "died" or something I was very confused? Is he dead? Is he alive? Then at the end of episode 26 of the 4th season he appears twice.
    Once behind the specialists and then behind Roxy when she's dancing.

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  26. When are all the rest of the episodes of season 5 on Nick going to air???

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