IMPORTANT: Season Seven Premiere Moved to Nov. 29

IMG_1785Thank you to Marcus M. and Brandon L. on Facebook for this news!

Important note, U.S. Winx fans! The premiere of season seven has been moved to next Sunday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. EST. Nick Jr. will air the first two episodes.

Episodes descriptions:

7X01: “The Alfea Natural Park”
Faragonda shows Roxy and the Winx the Alfea Natural Park, which she created to welcome the last specimens of Fairy Animals in the Magic Dimension.

7X02: “Young Fairies Grow Up”
The Winx and Roxy receive from the headmistress the Stones of Memories to travel back in time; only in this way, they will be able to save the Digmoles.

Screencap from Zap2It:


My Thoughts on Episode 6X26: “Winx Forever”


Finally! The last episode of season six — which, by the way, premieres Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. EST on Nick Jr., followed by the premiere of season seven at 10:30 a.m. EST. We’ve waited a long time for this, haven’t we?

And you’ve waited a long time for this review. Sorry, guys. 😳 I’ve had a hard time adjusting to my school schedule. (So glad this semester’s almost over.)

Let’s wrap this season up, shall we?

Episode Highlights

1. The Winx (minus Bloom) are still fighting the Great Lizard Spirit. Selina wants to help, but thanks to Acheron’s spell, she’s powerless. Suddenly, a surge of energy bursts out of the Legendarium, restoring her magic. This means Bloom defeated Acheron!

The only thing I liked was when Selina got her power back. The visuals were pretty cool. (Confession: I like the new animation.) I’ll gripe about the rest of this scene later.


2. Bloom’s fighting the Trix in the Legendarium World. After a few minutes, Icy freezes her Mythix wand and knocks it — and her — to the ground. Since they’re stuck forever, they plan to have fun torturing Bloom for the rest of their lives. They trap her in The Cage of Sorrow, a magic sphere that slowly saps her energy.

Wow! This was a decent fight scene — definitely the best that’s taken place in the Legendarium World. The pace was faster, and Bloom didn’t let herself get hit like she did when she fought Acheron. (Seriously, she could have dodged those fireballs.) She even taunted Stormy and Darcy when she hit them!

Is this “safe” to air on Nick Jr.? 😕 I can see the tweets already:

  • “Bloom’s a bad role model for little girls!”
  • “This show’s too violent! My four-year-old doesn’t need to see this!”

Sigh. :roll:

IMG_37583. Selina figures out the Lizard Spirit’s secret: it’s fueled by the magic the Trix stole from the schools. She goes in Cloud Tower and releases the magic from the dragon skeleton. The schools get their energy back, and the Lizard Spirit dissolves.

I’ll talk about Selina later, but here’s something that bothered me about this scene: the Lizard Spirit got beaten by an instakill gimmick. Most of the monsters in this season did. Are the Winx not allowed to attack till the monster’s dead anymore? 😕

4. Drawing on the power of love and friendship, Bloom gives herself an energy boost. She breaks out of the Trix’s cage, traps them in bubbles, then teleports out of the Legendarium World.
Winx Club went Sailor Moon on us! 😛 This isn’t the first time a Winx has used emotion to boost her power, but I’m sure it’s never happened like this before! I couldn’t take it seriously! Is it just me, or are we starting to see more anime influence in this show?

5. After Bloom and Selina make up, Bloom tries to lock the Legendarium. The Key won’t turn! Turns out not just anyone can use it. It has to be Selina. Now that she’s helped them win, the Winx trust her with the Key. Acheron and the Trix are trapped in the book forever.
I liked this twist. Selina got to clean up the mess she made herself. Plus, hearing the Trix begging her to let them out was pretty funny. 😛 (Are they really trapped forever? Maybe, maybe not. You know how tenacious they are.)


6. Life goes back to normal. Selina returns the Legendarium to Eldora and asks to be her student again so she can become a better fairy (yes, fairy). Griffin goes back to being headmistress of Cloud Tower. The Winx and the guys attend Daphne and Thoren’s wedding, where the happy couple finally gets hitched without a hitch. 
So obligatory party at Alfea. Except this time, it’s a wedding at Domino Palace. Congratulations to the future king and queen of Domino.

Really, Nickbow? You had Kiko catch the bouquet? 😛 I guess the Winx aren’t marrying their boyfriends any time soon.

My prediction: wait till the final season. The couples will say “I do” at Alfea, and Rainbow will try one more time to make us think Bloom and Sky aren’t meant to be. He’ll go missing, Diaspro will try to steal him (for the millionth time), Erakylon will be attacked, etc. (Note: I’m making this up! We’ll see if I’m right.) Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…

Season Seven Premieres Nov. 22 in the U.S.

IMG_1785Big thanks to Brandon L. on Facebook for this exciting news! You read that right, U.S. Winx fans! Season seven will premiere Sunday, Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m. EST on Nick Jr., after the season six finale (finally!) at 10 a.m. EST.

Episode description:

7X01: “The Alfea Natural Park”
Faragonda shows Roxy and the Winx the Alfea Natural Park, which she created to welcome the last specimens of Fairy Animals in the Magic Dimension.

Screenshot from



Season Six Resumes Tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Nick Jr.


“The Music Cafe” (6X22)

I’ve been hesitant to post this because the info seemed strange, but it’s better to let you know so you don’t miss anything. Credit goes to everyone who’s shared this much earlier, especially Brandon L. on Facebook, who was the first to let me know.

It looks like Nick Jr.’s gonna air at least four of the remaining season six episodes this month. “The Music Cafe” (6X22) and “The Anthem” (6X23) will premiere tomorrow morning (Nov. 8) at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EST. “Legendary Duel” (6X24) and “Acheron” (6X25) will air Sunday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. EST. That will leave only one episode — “Winx Forever” (6X26) — but it hasn’t be scheduled yet.

Also, Nick Jr.’s showing reruns of season three weekdays at 1:16 p.m EST. Yeah, that’s a weird time slot, but a Winx fan confirmed the airings.

If “Winx Forever” premieres Nov. 22, will Nick Jr. pair it with the first episode of season seven? That’s what we’re hoping for. Stay tuned!


Watch ALL The Winx’s Transformations From Seasons 1-7 (28:25)

Now this is a surprise! Rainbow made a video of ALL the Winx’s transformations from seasons 1-7! That includes Charmix from seasons one, two, and the Nick specials; the 3D Enchantix, Believix, and Sirenix from the movies; and Roxy and Daphne’s transformations. (Roxy’s grouped with Believix, while Daphne’s grouped with Bloomix even though she’s a Sirenix fairy.)

With eleven years worth of footage to go through, something was bound to get left out. They forgot Aisha’s Charmix/Magic Winx transformations — both from the original and the Nick specials. That’s a shame. Her Charmix is my favorite. :(

Still, the video’s worth watching for nostalgia. Bon appétit, Winx fans!

First Look at “Winx Club WOW: World of Winx” *UPDATE*

Credit goes to WinxClubRUS for the tipoff and WinxClubAll for the news source!

Winx fans have found an article with new details about the upcoming Netflix spinoff Winx Club WOW: World of Winx. From Googling the author, I think the article’s from Kidscreen. (I haven’t confirmed this yet.) Here’s the key information:

  • The show will have two seasons, each with thirteen, 22-minute episodes designed for VOD (video on demand) viewing. Season one will premiere early next year, followed by season two in fall 2016.
  • The Winx will go undercover to find kids with talent in art, sports, music, and science. But a “dangerous mystery” will complicate their search.
  • The target audience is 8-12 year olds, the same age group Rainbow was aiming for while developing Winx Club season one. (The article says the classic show’s audience is 4-8 year olds, which is a smaller range than what’s listed on Rainbow’s website.)
  • The show takes place on Earth instead of the Magic Dimension. The setting’s described as “urban [and] metropolitan.”
  • The show will feature “a completely different artistic look and feel, brand-new characters, and more thrilling and mysterious plot twists not commonly found in the classic series.”
  • According to Cristiana Buzzelli, Rainbow’s Vice President of Content, Netflix didn’t “enter the creative process on scripts, characters, or plot lines.” In other words, they didn’t help write the show.
  • Rainbow wants to make Winx Club WOW a separate franchise. They’re already building a licensing program for it (translation: merchandise).

UPDATE: According to my affiliate Michael from Michael’s Winx Club, Winx Club WOW: World of Winx was just the working title. The new official title’s just World of Winx. Michael got this information directly from Rainbow at their headquarters in Loreto, Italy.




Rainbow Buys Bardel Entertainment


Rainbow’s bringing another company under their sparkling wing: Bardel Entertainment. Based in Vancover, the nearly 30-year-old animation studio has worked with big names like Dreamworks, Disney, Adult Swim, Warner Bros., and — surprise! — Nickelodeon. Some of the projects on their resume are Teen Titans Go!, Bob’s BurgersTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012), Jake & The Neverland Pirates, and Monsters vs. Aliens.

Bardel will keep their name and their 650+ employees. But as long as they’re not too busy, they’ll be working on Rainbow’s shows. That could include Winx Club, as well as new projects in the future.

Bottom line: if all goes well, Rainbow may be able to make more shows and produce them faster and better. Right now, they outsource animation work to studios in Korea and China, but Mr. Straffi says using Bardel would be cheaper and “allow for better control and quality guarantee.” The deal depends on whether Bardel can handle the workload over the next three years.


Season Seven Premieres in Italy, Season Eight in Production

14The new season of Winx Club premiered in Italy this morning on RAI Gulp. According to the channel’s website and, two new episodes will air Monday through Friday at 6:55 a.m., with daily reruns at 4:55 p.m. RAI Gulp’s program guide lists new episodes for this weekend as well, but that may be an error.

Season Eight in Production

Credit goes to my affiliate Michael’s Winx Club for this news.

An interview with Iginio Straffi from the blog confirms Rainbow’s working on Winx Club season eight. It also gives more details about the spinoff, Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, which will be “a bit more mature, different both graphically and as a story.” The release date may have been pushed back to 2017.


My Thoughts on Episode 6X25: “Acheron”


“Avatar State! Yip yip!”

I tried something new last time: adding more screenshots to help guide the post along. No one said it blew up their browser, so I guess it’s okay. 😛 Here’s another change: from now on, I’m gonna highlight the main moments in the episode instead of recapping the whole thing. You watched it, too. You don’t need a detailed breakdown. :)

Episode Highlights

IMG_33861. Daphne and the Winx are still looking for something to trade Rumpelstiltskin for the Legendarium Key. Out of nowhere (which is her M.O.), Eldora appears and gives them the Infinity Box, which can store anything, even magic power. I know the Legendarium Key’s important, but I wish this sideplot with Rumpel hadn’t lasted so long. It doesn’t even make sense. Alfea’s loaded with magic goods: rare books, artifacts only the teachers know about, and even a piece of the Codex! Yes, some things are too valuable to give away, but you’re telling me they couldn’t find anything?

How about the Sirenix Boxes? The Winx don’t need them anymore. Granted, they’re valuable, too, but all Rumpel would do is sit them somewhere to collect dust. Bloom’s leaving hers on her desk. What’s the difference?

2. The Winx go to Domino for Daphne and Thoren‘s wedding. I’ll talk about these two later, but I wanna gripe about a few other things first. One, is Stella the only Winx with fashion sense now? Morphix ribbons, Aisha? Who’d wanna wear pink glue all over her body on her wedding day? Lady Gaga? 😕

Two, was there a time skip between the first scene and the wedding? Bloom’s line made it sound like there was, but the scene with Selina and the Trix picked up from the end of the last episode. If there wasn’t, that means Thoren proposed about a day or two ago! Talk about a short engagement!

Three, what right did Eldora have to officiate? She’s not a priestess. She’s a retired fairy godmother with too many flowers in her house! Sigh. Maybe it was just for laughs.

IMG_33993. Selina finally frees Acheron. He betrays her, traps the Trix in the Legendarium, and casts a spell called Infinite Chaos that negates all magic but the Dragon Flame. That’s right. Selina got used. If you didn’t see this twist coming, you might not be smarter than a fifth grader. (Apologies to the fifth graders who did see it coming. 😛 )

Doesn’t Acheron’s outfit look like the Paladin uniform? 😛 I confess: I thought Nex and Thoren were gonna be villains when I saw them in the trailer. That uniform just screams “evil” to me. (Great. I just threw a bone to the fans who think Nex is a villain in disguise. 😕 )

4. Selina contacts Bloom through Griffin’s Magic Eye. After Acheron’s spell interrupts the wedding, the Winx head to Magix to beat him. Wait a minute. Don’t you need a spell or an inter-realm ship to get to Magix from Domino? It’s another planet! How could the Winx just fly there?

They did it in “Inspiration of Sirenix” (6X01), too, but I assumed they entered the Infinite Ocean along the way. This time, they didn’t have Sirenix. Did Bloomix give them the power to fly through the space? 😕

5. After the Winx save Selina and stop Cloud Tower from crash landing, Acheron summons a three-headed dragon to destroy them. Bloom comes up with the plan: lead him into the Legendarium World and trap him there for good. I don’t have much to say about this. The scene with the Winx saving Cloud Tower was cool. Why would Acheron have the power to summon a lizard spirit, though? Is it because of the Dragon Flame? (By the way, I know some fans were wondering why he had the Dragon Flame. It’s simple: he had the piece Selina used to free him. No plot holes here.)

IMG_34286. Bloom traps Acheron in the Infinity Box and trades him to Rumpel for the Legendarium Key. But before she can return to the real world, the Trix ambush her. Great. Bloom saves the day again. Hello, seasons three and five. 😕 Sigh. I wish the Winx would fight the “final boss” (or bosses) together, like they used to.
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Why Aisha Chose Nex


In case you skipped Roy’s post, here’s a recap. Roy was just a minor character. He was her segue between mourning Nabu and falling in love with Nex. That’s why he vanished at the end of season six: Nickbow (and Aisha) didn’t need him anymore.

Aisha’s dating Nex now, and the fans aren’t happy. They pretend the two aren’t a real couple, or they act like Nex doesn’t exist by leaving him out of fan art or screenshot sets. Ms. “I’m-Banning-Guys-All-Together” can’t really be in love with a “bad boy,” right? And there’s no way he loves her back. He just loves competing with her.

Here’s my two cents. Yes, this is my opinion, but I’ve got some official stuff to back it up. Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…