The English Voice Cast of Season Seven

image Rainbow uploaded the ending credits for season seven, which revealed the new English voice cast. You might be surprised who some of these folks are.

1. Haven Paschall — Bloom

Past Credits: Serena (Pokemon XY)

2. Jessica Paquet (a.k.a. Rebecca Soler) — Stella

Past Credits: Tecna (Winx Club 4Kids season 3), Alexa (Pokemon XY, Pokemon Black and White)

3. Eileen Stevens — Flora, Kalshara

Past Credits: Belldandy (Ah! My Goddess), Iris (Pokemon Diamond & Pearl), Tori Meadows (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)

4. Alysha Deslorieux — Aisha (not Layla — sorry, folks)

I couldn’t find any voice credits, but she’s been on Broadway. That counts for something, right? :) A lot of voice actors started out on stage, anyway.

5. Kate Bristol — Musa

Past Credits: Kisa Sohma (Fruits Basket), Lynette Bishop (Strike Witches)

6. Saskia Maarleveld — Tecna

Past Credits: Officer Jenny (Pokemon XY)

7. Suzy Myers — Roxy

Past Credits: Stormy (Winx Club 4Kids seasons 1-3)

8. Billy Bob Thompson — Sky

Past Credits: Burgh (Pokemon Black and White), Ash’s Froakie (Pokemon XY)

9. Jake Paque — Brandon

Past Credits: Professor Sycamore (Pokemon XY), Dumon (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)

10. Wayne Grayson (a.k.a. Vinnie Penna) — Timmy

Past Credits: Joey Wheeler (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Bolt Tanner (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s), Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003-2010)

11. Marc Thompson — Brafilius

Past Credits: Knut (Winx Club 4Kids season 1), Professor Avalon (Winx Club 4Kids season 2), Duke Devlin (Yu-Gi-Oh!), Astral (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)

12. Erica Schroeder (a.k.a. Bella Hudson) — Faragonda

Past Credits: Daphne (Winx Club 4Kids season 1), Galatea (Winx Club 4Kids season 3) Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece 4Kids dub)

Final Thoughts

So, we have a bunch of actors from Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! and a few 4Kids Winx Club veterans. Interesting. I hope they do well.

One question some fans have asked is, “Where are the other Winx boyfriends?” Have they disappeared? Probably not.

This credits list is probably for one episode. If you rewatch seasons five and six, you’ll see Nickbow only listed the characters in the episodes they appeared in. So, only Sky, Brandon, and Timmy — who else could “Tim” be? — are in this episode.

Where are the others? Who knows? I doubt Rainbow’s gotten rid of them, though. Don’t worry. :)

What do you think of this cast?

Season Seven Premieres May 24 in Greece

Greek Winx fans, looks like you’ll be the first to see the new season! According to Nick Greece’s Winx Club page, season seven will premiere Sunday, May 24 at 10:10 a.m.

Here’s the official promo with brand-new scenes!


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Magical World of Winx (Tumblr): “Winx Club Season in Greece – New SCENES!”
Nick Greece Winx Club page
WinxPowers3000 (YouTube)

New Season Seven Screenshots: Flora and Aisha’s Second Forms + Powered-up Fairy Animals?

Quoting Morgana, “Free! Finally free!” School’s out for the summer, so I can finally get back to blogging! Woohoo! :D

Last week was very busy, so I didn’t have time to talk about the season seven screenshots that spread around the fanbase. They came from a show called 2Next, which did a feature on Iginio Straffi and Rainbow’s success. Here they are:

First, we see what looks like Flora and Aisha’s second forms. Don’t they look familiar? They reminded me of the ones we saw around the time Mystery of the Abyss premiered. We thought it was Butterflix, but now we know we were wrong.

They sure are pretty! We’ve never seen Aisha in white before, but it doesn’t look too bad on her. She looks like an angel! I’m not sure I like her wings, though. My first thought was, “They’re shaped a bit like Tinkerbell’s.” :? They also look like they’re made of crystal! (Good thing they’re not, since they’d be hard to fly with. :P )

And is that her Sirenix hairstyle? I don’t mind it if it works with the look, but I kinda wanna see something different. Her Butterflix hairdo is lovely.

Moving on to Flora. We can’t see her dress well, but it’s really colorful! It looks like her Believix outfit but with a bit more cloth. :P Her wings catch your eye first, though. I’m not wild about the colors, but I like the shape.

The other story is the creatures standing next to Aisha and Flora. Aren’t those their Fairy Animals? When did they get so big?

If this means what I think it does, I might like this season more than I thought. No one would put the balance of the Magic Dimension in the paws of plushie-sized pets. (Forget season five ever happened.) But if those pets could “evolve,” that’d be another story. Maybe as the Winx grow stronger, so do they — and vice versa. (The Winx might get their second form from them. Animalix, anyone?)

These could also be the adults of the species, but I doubt it. I think each creature is the only one of its kind. I don’t have proof, of course, but that’s my gut feeling.

My other theory: these are their true forms. Have you seen Card Captor Sakura? Kero-chan, the adorable cub mascot, is really a massive winged lion. The “toy” form is just a disguise. Maybe the Fairy Animals shrink to look harmless, but they transform when the Winx need their powers.

I wish they’d stay this way. They’re much more impressive! Flora’s collie — it looks like a wolf here — is one of the most beautiful creatures we’ve seen on Winx Club in a while! I can’t wait to see Stella’s phoenix!

Season seven keeps looking better and better! I wonder what else Rainbow’s hiding from us!

“Ricette a Colori” Premieres on RAI Gulp

1430332313227ricette-a-colori-640 Episode one of Ricette a Colori (Recipes With Colors) premiered today on RAI Gulp.

In this new mini-series, the Winx help chef Alessandro Circiello and host Carolina Rey make recipes using all the food groups to teach kids about healthy eating. The show will air again tomorrow at 6 p.m., then every Saturday and Sunday at 11:40 a.m. Each episode is eight minutes long.

Each Winx is associated with a color that represents a food group:

  • Bloom: Legumes (orange)
  • Stella: Pasta and rice (yellow)
  • Flora: Fruits and vegetables (green)
  • Tecna: Dairy and cheese (white)
  • Aisha: Fish and water (blue)
  • Musa: Meat and eggs (red)

Today’s recipe was for almond cookies (biscotti alle mandorle). Flora was the special guest Winx. Check out the official promo below, and watch the full episode here (no subtitles):


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Rainbow Shows Off Roxy in New Season Seven Video (2:58)

Roxy fans, worry no more! Looks like she will play a role in season seven after all! Rainbow just surprised us with some brand-new shots of our Fairy of Animals! What do you think they mean?

One of them looks like part of a transformation sequence! If she’s gonna help the Winx, she’ll probably have to fight. Will she get a new form?

Another scene has balloons in the background, like at a party…or a graduation!

Whatever these pics mean, it’s clear Rainbow wasn’t done with Roxy. Will she finally become a Winx, or will she take over for Daphne as adviser? The video description adds to the mystery: “Even Roxy joins the Winx Club in the new season 7!” Joins the club or joins them on their adventure?

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OP’s Winx Villain Ranking

This one’s for you, Nicholas W.! Feel free to make post requests, you guys. I don’t mind at all. :)

Today’s topic: the Winx Club villains — “Magix’s shadows,” as Faragonda called them. Rainbow knows how to write good “love to hate” characters instead of boring evil masterminds. Fans love some of them as much as the Winx!

Here’s my Winx villain ranking, from worst to best. (Note: these are just the main villains from the TV show. I won’t include Politea, The Ancestral Witches, villains from the comics, etc.)

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6. TRITANNUS (SEASON FIVE)

*Sigh* What can I say that I haven’t said already? He was just…awful. Boring. Weak. An angsty teen throwing a 13-hour temper tantrum. (I think I have said that before.)

What was his motive, anyway? Did getting passed over for Crown Prince really make him so mad, he decided to take over the universe? If that’s true, no wonder Aisha called him a “psycho!” Or did the magic pollution make him crazy?

Was he even trying to take over the universe, or just the ocean? If the universe domination was his goal, he didn’t think things through. He had the power to turn anyone into a mutant, a perfect tool for building armies of followers. He also had access to a dimension connected to every ocean — thus, every world — that exists.

The plan should have been simple: invade all the kingdoms with legions of mutants. What did he do instead? Sit on a stone throne and raise the tides…in Andros. The water realm.

His defeat was just as lame as his plan. Bloom melted his trident, and his father banished him to Oblivion. He returned in Mystery of the Abyss, but he was nothing more than a puppet for Politea and the Trix.

Tritannus was a joke. I hope we never see another villain like him.

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5. SELINA/THE LEGENDARIUM (SEASON SIX)

A newbie witch with a magic book. Big deal. (And so 2008.)

Well, it could have been a big deal, but it’s ended up being “Monster of the Week” fodder. That’d be okay if the monsters were strong, but they haven’t been. Most of them are weak, too dumb to live, or — in the case of the Calavera zombies — both.

After episode 14, “Mythix,” the plot’s shifted to a series of story adaptations. It’s a cool concept, but like most of Nickbow’s ideas, it wasn’t executed well. Mythix itself has gotten in the way sometimes.

For example, “Queen for a Day” and “Stella’s Big Party” took characters and scenarios from “Theseus and the Minotaur.” But Theseus needed the magic thread to escape the labyrinth, which was built to be escape-proof. Stella could have teleported out at any time with her Mythix wand. If Nickbow had said the Winx couldn’t leave without finishing the story, those episodes would have made sense. Right now, it’s open for interpretation.

Back to Selina. I’m not sure she belongs on this list because she’s not the true villain of season six. You could say the Trix are, but they’re being used just like she is.

The real mastermind is Acheron, the wizard trapped in the Legendarium. Nickbow’s built him up as a shadowy “man behind the man” (er, woman), but will he live up to the hype? Knowing these writers, I doubt it. Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…

My Thoughts on Episode 6X20: “Stella’s Big Party”

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I was told there’d be cake!

Surprise! A new episode! I’m not sure if Nick added it on purpose, but we’ll take it. I just hope they don’t keep firing off new episodes without telling us, just to get the season over with. Our girls deserve more attention than that!

Anyway, six episodes left!

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

620BAt the end of last episode, Stella was putting up with a whole lot of bull. But like most of these monsters, he’s a pushover. A Matrix jump and a couple blasts from her Mythix wand, and Stella not only beats him, but also knocks her crown out of Darcy’s grasp. Battle over! Time to get out of there!

Not if Darcy can help it. If she can’t have the crown, she can at least trap Stella in the Legendarium World forever. She leads the princess on a wild goose chase through the maze, getting her even more lost than before.

Stella’s just about to give up when Eldora appears in front of her. Instead of teleporting out together (which would have made sense, but it’s Eldora we’re talking about), she hands her a ball of magic yarn and tells her to unravel her way out. (At least it wasn’t breadcrumbs.) It works, of course. Stella escapes just in time.

Meanwhile in the throne room, Daphne and the Winx are fighting Stella’s now unwanted guests from Cloud Tower. You’d think five Bloomix and a Sirenix could more than handle a few newbie witches, but they almost get their wings handed to them. The battle ends just as the tide’s about to turn in their favor. The witches use a smokescreen to mask their retreat. Cowards.

Stella re-emerges in her room, where Brandon’s still recovering from Darcy’s attack. For once, he’s not happy to see her. He’s not sure he wants to keep dating a spoiled brat. Stella tries to apologize — after all, she was under a spell part of the time — but he’s not listening. He storms out just as her friends open the door to check on her.

Poor Stella. She knows she’s messed up big this time, and she has to make up for it. How about a heartfelt apology, complete with special effects and mood lighting? No. It’s gotta be grand-scale. She needs to say sorry to the whole kingdom, not just Brandon. This calls for a party! A big one! (Oy.)

Of course, the Winx are more than happy to help her prepare. On the menu: pizza, spaghetti, veggies, deviled eggs, cupcakes, punch, and, for Stella, some humble pie.

Cara, the Pixie pâtissière, is put on cupcake duty, so naturally the cupcakes are even smaller than she is. No worries. She can blow them up with her batter growth spell! Unfortunately, she overdoes it, and the cupcakes blow up for real. *Sigh* Pixies. :roll:

Despite the setbacks, the girls manage to have everything done by evening. Stella even helps, much to her parents’ surprise and delight. The whole court is treated to a feast in the throne room.

Brandon wants nothing to do with it, but Bloom drags him in anyway. Stella hands him a slice of pizza and apologizes again. She’s learned a valuable lesson: everyone deserves to be treated like royalty. Those words reach him, and he finally forgives her.

620CMeanwhile, four girls who weren’t invited to the party, Selina and the Trix, hatch a plan to wreck it. If it’s food we’re talking about, Selina knows the perfect party crasher: Gargantua, the greedy giant. He bursts into the throne room and starts cramming everything into his mouth — eggs, rugs, plates, you name it. Stella tells the guards to protect the guests and her parents. She and the Winx will deal with the monster.

Or try to, anyway. Their spells don’t affect him, and he doesn’t stop eating. All that hard work for nothing. Cara won’t even get to present the big cake she made for dessert. Poor baby. :(

Big cake? That gives Stella an idea! If you can’t beat him, feed him!

Cara lures Gargantua into the kitchen with a trail of cupcakes. Waiting inside is a three-tiered chocolate cake, the perfect size for his monstrous appetite. The giant grabs the dish and dumps the whole thing into his mouth.

Gotcha! The Winx use Cara’s batter growth spell to expand the cake right inside his stomach. He inflates like an air bag until finally…he explodes! (Into magic sparkles, of course. Rated G show. :P )

With the party cut short and the suns having set, Stella delivers her final speech as queen. She says sorry for everything she did and thanks her parents, her friends, and Brandon for standing by her side. The experience taught her being queen is harder than she thought, but she’s glad to have been given the chance.

620DThere’s still one piece of unfinished business: hers and Brandon’s anniversary. Bloom takes care of that. The next day, the couple enjoys private dining at a makeshift pizza parlor in Alfea. Très romantique. Wait! There’s more! Click here to keep reading…

Episode 6X20 Available on Nick.com

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Episode 6X20: “Stella’s Big Party” is up on Nick.com! Why didn’t Nick tell us? Do they think we don’t care anymore (news flash: we do!). Did someone on the site crew goof and put this episode up by accident?

Either way, watch it while you can! Who knows when the next one will be up!

I’ll watch it today and try to get a review up by the end of the week!

Una di Noi Winx’s 6th Anniversary

Yep! This blog’s now been around for six years! I can’t believe it either. :P

My life has changed a lot in the past several months. I quit my job last summer, and after some soul searching, I decided to go back to school. It’s taken some getting used to, but I’m starting to enjoy it.

I’m sure you’ve noticed, though, I haven’t written as much lately. I haven’t had time because of homework and projects. Good thing the semester’s almost over. :)

That doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about the blog. One of the classes I’m taking is Web Design, and as a personal project, I’m building a custom WordPress theme for season seven. I hope to finish it by the season premiere this fall.

As always, thank you for reading and supporting the blog. I’ve made mistakes over the years, but you’ve still stuck by me. I can’t even tell you how grateful I am.

Here’s to the rest of 2015 and beyond!

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