“Iginio Straffi/Rainbow/My friend WinxFan2190978 said Winx Club‘s gonna end after season X!”

capture_004_13092014_164938_663 Don’t you get sick of hearing this? Worse, when you ask the fan for proof, they either ignore you, chew you out, or link you to Wikipedia. (Never trust Wikipedia.) Of course one day, the boy who cried wolf will be telling the truth. Still, you should wait for the official news before you believe him.

Why does this rumor pop up every season? Because let’s face it: we’re all waiting for Winx to end because it’s lasted so long already. It’s like an old computer. You hope it’ll keep running, but you know it’s gonna die sooner or later.

But I think Winx Club‘s finale is still a ways away. Here are a few signs season seven won’t be the end.

1) “…Additional Seasons”

Last summer, while we were looking ahead to season six, two sites were already looking beyond it: License! Global Magazine:

The new [sixth] season of the TV series is being co-produced with Nickelodeon and will debut worldwide in 2014. Rainbow is already planning additional seasons of the series…

…and Animation World Network:

Coming to screens across the world in 2014 and following on from the huge success of series five, the new 26-episode series [six] is a co-production with Nickelodeon and mixes sumptuous 2D and 3D animation….With even more series already in the planning stage, and another movie set for launch in 2014, Rainbow has announced that it will take the popular Winx Club combination of music, magic, fashion, fun and adventure beyond its already powerful presence in the markets of Europe and America to a worldwide audience within the next two years.

Note the plurals: additional seasons, more series. How many more? Who knows?

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2) To Extend Our Reach to the Stars Above!

Both articles say Rainbow wants to extend Winx Club‘s global reach over the next two years (2013-2014). Here’s a quote from Maurizio Distefano, Executive Vice Manager and General Manager of Global Consumer Products (whew, long title!):

“The continuing success of Winx Club after nearly a decade confirms its status as both an evergreen property and one that is able to evolve to meet changing consumer tastes without losing the core values that have made it such a hit. This year and 2014 will bring strong growth and further extend the reach of this amazing property.”

Question: why would they bother if they’re about to end the series? If they were, their money would be better spent milking the show’s popularity where it’s highest: Europe. But Rainbow hasn’t stopped spreading Winx to the rest of the world. Their latest target: ChinaSeason four just premiered there!

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3) “We’re Looking Ahead Without Goals”

Last Thursday, Tgcom24 posted their interview with Iginio Straffi. When asked if Rainbow already knows when Winx Club will end, he said (my translation):

“We’re looking ahead without goals. We’ve accomplished a unique feat in Europe — that is, creating a cartoon that goes beyond ten years — so at this point, we’re aiming to turn it into a classic in all respects. For once, we even beat the Americans to creating superheroines. Who knows if one day there won’t be further developments, like a nice film with live actresses.”

Interesting note: the word he used for “goal,” traguardo, can also mean “finish line” in sports. The bottom line is Rainbow doesn’t have an end goal — or ending — for Winx yet. They’ll keep it going until they’re ready to stop. It could be in two years or ten, but we’ll know when it’s about to happen. They wouldn’t send this show off quietly.

So don’t plan your finale parties yet, Winx fans. As Mr. Straffi himself said, “the best is yet to come!”

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41 Responses to “Here’s Why Season Seven (Probably) Won’t Be the Last

  1. I’ve decided to stop watching Winx. I’m flabbergasted by what is know as Winx Club now. To me, the episode aren’t good. I’m going to continue watching season six if they ever air it and I’ll watch a few episodes of season seven.

    • I decided to stop watching too. The show really has dropped in quality and with all the sporadic scheduling I could never catch it on tv and at this point I can’t even remember what episode I was on. I remember my initial excitement for Winx Club’s return and watched it religiously but now I can’t even stand to watch it. Knowing all the untapped potential, forgotten characters as well as the lazy writing.

      It’s sad that Nick didn’t really take the time to give Winx the attention it deserved as well as Rainbow for allowing Winx to decay in writing and character development so much. I will always love Winx Club, for ten years I’ve been a fan of the show but this Winx Club is not what I was a fan of, to me, Winx has lost that magical innocent charm that pulled me in as a kid and as an adult.

  2. OMG! I’m SO EXCITED! *fangirling*

    Imagine if they managed to make it to 10 seasons?! We’re already confirmed to make it to 7, so it’s not TOO far fetched. 😀

    And you know, another reason Winx probably won’t end soon is because of the upcoming web series! Why create one for a show that’s about to end? 😛

  3. This is the most wonderful day of my life. I also have some question will winx club be show on Nickoloden. What date will it air. This made me feel much better because I’m sick. Thank you sooooooo much. I can’t wait to tell my friends.

      • Prattler, I would love to know this as well. I got hooked on the “Winx Club” when I was babysitting for my girlfriend from the Renaissance festival and her little girl was watching them on their DVR (They have ALL the seasons up to season 6 EP16 and both movies on their DVR.) and I got interested. After about 5 or 6 episodes, and when my girlfriend got back in, I was laughing and crying right along with her little girl and just having a grand old time watching them with her! I am officially HOOKED on the “Winx Club.”

        So. This happened during a festival season and I normally camp and work there for the entire two month season. So I was close by to babysit for my girlfriend when she asked me to. Well, the next work weekend came around and that Saturday, my girlfriend presented me with 5 numbered memory sticks (No names on them at all.) for my old laptop computer (5 years old.) I use while camping. When I asked her what it was all about, she just says “Just stick #1 in that old thing of yours tonight, turn on the movie player and enjoy.”

        After work that night, I did just that. I plugged in the first stick and turned on my movie player and what popped up was the very first episode of the “Winx Club!” I decided to check all the files on all of them and she had given me EVERYTHING she had on her DVR for the “Winx Club” as well as the “Winx Club in Concert” video! I WAS IN HEAVEN! I watched 1/8 the first stick that night and finished another 1/8 Sunday night and then half of the 5 sticks during the first week (After I got my chores done each day. There is a lot to do while camping for two months!) and I was immersed in the “Winx Club” and then had to work another weekend and then finished up all the sticks in the two weeks after I got them.

        I was so involved that I might as well have been at “Alfea School For Fairies” as if it were a real place in this world. I laughed when they laughed, cried when they cried, hurt in my heart with them when they hurt, got excited with them when they were excited and got just as frightened when they got frightened and frankly, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THEM! I would not mind having a one of the girls (Better yet, I will take all of them.) as sisters and were I a High School age girl again, I would give anything but my soul to attend “Alfea School For Fairies!”

        So. As my sisters, I do not like it one little bit to see how “Nick” USA is mistreating them and the fans! We do not deserve to be treated the poor way “Nick” USA is treating all of us! We all want more adventures with the girls and for it to never end! We also want Rainbow to find a more stable TV station here in the USA that is honest with us about when episodes will be out and will not go changing the episodes all over the place just because they might offend one religious group or another and make the rest of us suffer for it!

        I know this was very long, but it is my story of how I became a HUGE fan of the “Winx Club” and how I really feel about the poor way that “Nick” USA is treating the girls and the fans. Thank you all for taking the time to read this!

        • PREACH.

          R u a part of #somethingtrulymagical ? We’re trying to get Nick, Jakks and Rainbow to notice how passionate the Winx fan base is. We’re all over the Internet.

          • Rainbow knows we are here and our live of the show. But they are under contract with “Nick” and “Jakks” and they are the ones that are screwing with us! Somehow we need to get it across to those old fools as to our love for our girls or try to convince Rainbow to start their own network in the USA like “Paramount Pictures” did back in the mid 1990s and then our girls (As well as several other good shows they have done.) would be safe!

          • I think Jakks is noticing because of the campaign. They’ve started a Winx Wednesdays on Twitter. Don’t know about elsewhere.

  4. WOW! I not even so sure if Season 7 is the last. One thing I want back before the series ends (Or whenever) is to see the Fairy pets and/or Selkies since they were the best part of the series.

  5. And this is why I’m still hoping the CG will be better in the fourth movie. I know Straffi explicitly said there wouldn’t be a fourth movie, but everybody makes mistakes sometimes and I think it’ll turn out that he was mistaken when he said that. I may be mistaken, of course. =)

  6. If ur like me, u will probably be wishing that Winx will go on for as long as the producers are alive. 🙂
    But I am happy the show’s a hit. Winx fairy day at Rainbow Magicland is tomorrow, the 14th, and they’re having some kind of Winx contest in Italy. And now Jakks is doing Winx Wednesdays thanks to the campaign #somethingtrulymagical . I wish more Winx happened here though. Because Nick is ignoring it, nothing happens here like before. The shows hardly broadcasted thanks to Nick’s sour treatment. If Winx is gonna keep going past season 7 then we’ve GOT to get Nick’s attention so they see how much we love the show.

  7. I don’t understand how they think they are going to make it a classic with its content declining in quality… and by that I mean the writing (don’t get me wrong!). Honestly, I’m sure little girls still like it, but when a show is good you can grow up with it, instead of ditching it when you’re older.
    With the way it used to be with season 1, 2, and 3, it could have had this awesome uniqueness in the fantasy genre…

    I know Rainbow wants to spread Winx, and I do too, but not with the state the show is currently in.

  8. I don’t know. I have mixed feelings. I’ve been a fan for a long time (so don’t take it as a fan aging away) but I’m not so happy with the quality of the show. It seems like the writing has dipped in quality with seasons 5 and especially six. Seems like the show is getting stuck, with the Trix again used in season six with the same idea of teaming up with another character.

    • You mean stop watching seasons 4 or 5 and beyond? Fine then, if you don’t want to follow on, but what about the previous seasons? If you don’t wanna follow on, at least watch the previous seasons!

      • Well I was talking about season 6 .However if the quality of season 7 is anything like the first four seasons , then I might just start watching again.

  9. Well, the premise and and world allow for a lot of possible stories, so for good writers there’s no reason to drop this show anytime soon. Of course, Winx has been going downhill in quality lately (even if season 6 is slightly better than season 5), so it remains to be seen if it can keep up its quality. If season 7 doesn’t knock it out of the park, I’m going to wander why this show is still airing.

    • ya…I can’t say I’m totally out. There is potential if the writers would build up the world and characters more.

      I’m not out but I’m also not going to follow anymore. Wondering and checking to see when the next ep will air is getting old. Maybe in a couple yrs I’ll accidently catch an ep and start watching again. Or maybe it season 6 will be added to netflix and I’ll get an alert about it. But I’m pretty much done seeking winx out. It’ll have to come to me

      • Kokiden, Like my other postings here, this is a bit long, but hang in there with me and please read it. There is a very good idea that would work at the end of this posting. I am even going to post it as a stand alone posting in hopes that Rainbow will see it or that someone will bring it to their attention.

        On the poor quality as to when an EP will show up, you can blame all of that on “Nick” USA! They picked up season six and then for some as yet unknown reason, they decided to cancel the show after season 6 EP16 and when the fans got word of this, several petition sites went up to save the show (I was involved with about three of them.) and several people (Myself as well.) were calling “Nick” USA and telling them in no uncertain terms just how much we loved the show and our “Winx Club” girls and proving that there is a HUGE fan base for the show here and that there are fans that love the girls and want more adventures with them.

        Because of all of this, “Nick” USA changed their minds and said they would finish up season 6 and that they picked up season 7. That was about 3 months ago and all they have been doing now is dragging their feet on us! If the do not want to air the show anymore, then fine. Tell us that and then let Rainbow find a station here that is stable and honest with the fans about when future episodes will be aired! There just has to be a network (Just PLEASE! Not Cartoon Network!) here in the USA that would welcome our girls there as a new and stable home and would NOT want Rainbow to go making a mess of changes to the scripts (See my other postings here on this matter.) just to keep others that are NOT fans happy!

        We all want our girls to stay here in the USA and WE WANT MORE ADVENTURES WITH THEM!

        I HAVE AN IDEA HERE! SOMEONE GET THIS TO RAINBOW! CODE BLUE STAT!
        Hey Rainbow. Why don’t you do what “Paramount Pictures” did years ago and form your own network in tAhe USA and perhaps worldwide and then we would know for a fact that our girls would be here for a long time to come and we could join them for every adventure for as long as you would allow us to! I am willing to bet that every fan here in the USA would get behind you on that idea! Bloody Hades! We would then be able to see your other shows as well! I do not know about the others here, but I have seen a few of “Mia and Me” and one or two of “Pop Pixie” (A spin off from the “Winx Club” involving the pixies.) and I liked what I saw. PLEASE PEOPLE! PLEASE! WE LOVE OUR GIRLS AND WANT THEM AND THEIR FRIENDS TO STAY HERE IN THE USA! I do not know what is involved in getting a network going here, but it has to be worth the effort just to have complete control over a very good show and to keep a huge fan base that would be otherwise lost just because of a bunch of old fools at a network that CAN NOT KEEP THEIR WORD TO THE FANS AND YOU! AND! You could even host other GOOD shows that were lost (Perhaps even get them restarted.) because of the same way the “Winx” are being treated by “Nick!”

        The fans you have now that are children would be growing up with the “Winx” and like is happening now with children that started out with the “Winx” from the very first episode, bring their children (Or grandchildren.) to our girls and have them enjoying adventures with them too! You could not ask for a better legacy then that! WE LOVE OUR “WINX”GIRLS!

  10. Season 5 will be airing soon in China but I seriously doubt there be another film from my point of review.

  11. Well give if continue for one thing they need do something to get good u.s. tv showing scked due to nick channel mis-treatment to it.

    Also give stories options from 2nd team of winx to time travel & etc ideas?

    • MR. KLAC, You have the right of that one Luv. “Nick” USA has really treated the girls and their fans very poorly and from what I can see, they do not intend to do any better by us! It would be best if Rainbow were to find a station that would be more stable, honest and would not go changing the story lines all the time from what Rainbow had originally intended it to be.

      For example. From what I can see of season 6 EP26, (In Italian since “Nick” USA has NOT shown season 6 EP17 to EP26 here yet. I do not speak the language but I get the idea there.)

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      WELL! The only religion I know of where a female is officiating the wedding ceremony is the PAGAN or WICA religion. (Trust me on this one. I am Pagan and I work at a local Renaissance Festival and have seen enough Pagan wedding ceremonies and was personally involved in two of them to know what goes on there.) With there being more people being christian and then also dealing with those ZELOTS in the “Bible belt” and the Mormons in Utah, how far do you think that one will fly among that group? They will be raising all kinds of Hades and most likely try to start a boycott against it (Like a bunch of them did with the “Harry Potter” stories and movies, the “OH God” movies (I was living in Utah then and the Mormons really went off the deep end on that one.) and the old “D&D” (The Mormons went off on this one as well.) game.) and sending nasty (Several being very hateful.) emails to “Nick” USA, Rainbow and the show’s creator and if they can, calling them as well to vent their hatefulness at them!

      So. With that being said. I am willing to bet that “Nick” USA will be trying to make changes to that part of season 6 EP26 or cutting the ceremony out all together and just jump to the kiss and go from there. All just to keep a mess of people that can not think for themselves and let a Preacher of some kind telling them what to think and say happy and making the rest of us suffer for “The Bible Belt” and the Mormons!

      • First of all, welcome! I love that you’re such a passion Winx fan! I’ve been reading your ideas to save the show, and I think they’d be wonderful. Imagine a channel dedicated to Italian TV! I’d support that for sure!

        As for what you said about a woman officiating a wedding, I don’t know if that would be as much of a problem as you say. I, for one, didn’t know that a staple of Pagan tradition. I’m sure many people do, but not enough to raise a fuss over it. And if they did, they’d probably be outvoiced like they were when the Harry Potter books came out.

        That reminded me of a recent Disney movie with a woman officiating a wedding: The Princess and the Frog. Naveen and Tiana’s wedding was officiated by Mama Odie. I’ve never heard anyone complain about it before. I wouldn’t be surprised if Disney didn’t even know!

        • I don’t think its because of religion, but because they didn’t want to offend any one religion, so just had a respected person do the wedding. Ordinarily it would have been the king but he probably just wanted to watch and enjoy it as a guest.

          And please, I understand people have their own beliefs, but don’t dis those of us who believe in God please. Its rude and wrong.

        • I think I remember stories about mormon and christians upset with harry potter. tho I was under the impression it wasn’t a lot of people. just a very vocal minority

      • Well, in Winx Club the universe was created by an ancient giant cosmic dragon made of fire and I have never heard of someone complaining about it so I doubt religious people care about a woman officiating a wedding.

        P.S.: I know that this is a different universe, but a fire dragon created a universe anyway.

  12. “For once, we even beat the Americans to creating superheroines.”

    Im I the only one who totally disagree with that? I mean, Winx Club is great, but not as great as most of american superheroes/superheroines, especially with the latest seasons.

    Honestly if Winx Club is going to continue as it has done it for the last two seasons they better cancel it, don’t get me wrong, I love Winx Club and this is why I’d rather it see it die with dignity than continue as it goes. I still have hope, though, I think that if they notice what they are doing wrong perhaps they may do a season with the same quality of season 1-3 or at least S4 [I think it is impossible recover the quality of S1-3, though, since all the mystery of Bloom’s parents and past is already solved]. Anyway I’ll continue watching Winx Club hoping they do it better, I know they can.

    • I think they meant “superHEROINS”. Like, they beat USA with female heros? Which, I would personally agree with. We (USA) don’t have many heroins.

      • Supergirl
        Wonder woman
        Barbie (and she Is considered a heroine)
        Gem and the holograms
        Electra
        Ultraviolet
        Catwomen(depends on the Catwoman)
        Black widow
        The invisible woman
        Chetara from thundercats
        Xena
        The black canary
        Jean grey
        Storm
        Rogue
        Batgirl
        Raven and Starfire from teentitans
        Ect. You get what I mean. We’ve got plenty of heroines in our American cartoons. Winx are great, but they are not the only ones out there, and igino didn’t do us any favors by presenting us with something we don’t have.

    • season 1-3 were the best but not so much because of the mystery of bloom and her family. It was because the characters were developing and we were learning about bloom and her family.

      we’ve had plenty of comments in other posts about how it doesn’t have to be bloom all the time. this is the perfect time to raise that point. we can learn about other characters. other characters have that mystery to them. In season 5 musa said she was going to talk more about her mother…and then nothing. In that same ep tecna said she wanted to open up and be more emotional…and then?

      • Seasons 3 and 4 were the best really. S1 and 2 were developmental seasons even if Darkar was a beast (in both ways) of a villain, you’ve got to be a really bad bada** to turn the leader of your enemies evil. I really think that if season 7 can produce stories as good as or even better than season 3 and 4 the show will be a bigger hit. Valtor was also a pretty good villain like Darkar but the ability to keep his cool and actually making the Trix better oponents (or trying to) in order to match the winx power. Hmm I wonder if we’ll see another member besides Bloom and Aisha temporarily go evil, Tecna and Flora would be the most bone chilling ones while Stella and Musa aren’t that far off from it (considering that their sanity slips alot.)

  13. I hope that they never stop. I am a new fan of the show and I am having just far too much fun with the Winx Club girls and their adventures to stop any time soon. Let’s just find a more stable TV station other then “Nick” USA to host the girls here!

  14. I HAVE AN IDEA HERE! WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE GET THIS TO RAINBOW AND Mr. Straffi! CODE BLUE STAT!

    Hey Rainbow and Mr. Straffi. Why don’t you do what “Paramount Pictures” did years ago and form your own network in the USA and perhaps worldwide and then we would know for a fact that our girls would be here for a long time to come and we could join them for every adventure for as long as you would allow us to! Mr. Straffi. I am willing to bet that every fan here in the USA would get behind you on that idea!

    Bloody Hades! We would then be able to see your other shows as well! Mr. Straffi. I do not know about the others here, but I have seen a few of “Mia and Me” and one or two of “Pop Pixie” (A spin off from the “Winx Club” involving the pixies.) and I liked what I saw. PLEASE SIR! PLEASE! WE LOVE OUR GIRLS AND WANT THEM AND THEIR FRIENDS TO STAY HERE IN THE USA! I do not know what is involved in getting a network going here, but it has to be worth the effort just to have complete control over a very good show (And the others that you have done.) and to keep a huge fan base that would be otherwise lost just because of a bunch of old fools at a network that CAN NOT KEEP THEIR WORD TO THE FANS AND YOU! AND! You could even host other GOOD shows that were lost (Perhaps even get them restarted.) or might be lost because of being treated in the same way the “Winx” are being treated by “Nick!”

    Sir. The fans you have now that are children would be growing up with the “Winx” and like what is happening now with the children that started out with the “Winx” from the very first episode, bring their children (Or grandchildren.) to our girls and have them enjoying adventures with them too! Mr. Straffi. You could not ask for a better legacy then that!

    PLEASE RAINBOW AND Mr. Straffi ! PLEASE! Consider this idea. I think it is a good idea and it would solve so many problems by “Nick” that are being experienced by not only yourselves but by the fans as well! WE LOVE OUR “WINX” GIRLS!

    Lady Donna Royce

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