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Credit goes to WinxClubRUS and my affiliate Michael’s Winx Club for this news!

KidsClick is a new daily kids’ TV block that airs on stations like The CW, MyNetworkTV, and This TV. Winx Club will join the block on Monday, Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. EST. Judging by the description on the website, this might be the RAI dub. (I doubt it’ll be the 4Kids dub.) It’s also unclear what season they’ll start with and how many they’ll show.

But this is good news! It looks like Rainbow’s still trying to keep Winx Club in the U.S. We’ll see where this leads!


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Eleven years later, the Winx are still flying! Can you believe it?

It’s been a rough year for some fans, especially in the U.S. Dolls are disappearing, the show’s been off for months. Yeesh!

But I’m really excited about next year. Here’s some of what’s to come.

1. “Winx Club Musical Show” continues

Taking a trip to Italy? The “Winx Club Musical Show” opened Dec. 6 and will be touring the boot till Mar. 20. For dates and locations, click here. Just hope the Trix don’t crash the party! #TeamWinx

2. Season six ends in the U.S.?

Disclaimer: don’t repeat what I’m about to say. It’s not proven. It’s just a hunch.

I’m starting to think Rainbow, not Nick, is holding up the last ten episodes. Maybe they’re waiting for their contract to expire so they can air them somewhere else — like, say, Netflix.

Again, don’t quote me on this. I have zero proof.

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3. Season seven premieres worldwide on Nick

I can prove this: Nick will air season seven worldwide starting next year. (Not sure if that includes the U.S.) By the way, to debunk a rumor I’ve read: they’re not co-producing season seven. Thank goodness, because…well, you know. 😉

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the official plot:

…the fairies discover the real importance of the rare Fairy Animals, which they must save from Kalshara, an evil shape-shifter and her clumsy brother, Brafilius. The theme of endangered animals recurs throughout the series as the Winx establish an Animal Rescue Park on Earth, where they look after vulnerable animals such as pandas and tigers. The girls also undertake missions in the Magic Dimension and Earth to raise public awareness about the animal cause. This builds to their final mission – to discover the ultimate power of the Fairy Animals, which can give control over all the animals of the Magic Universe.

4. New merchandise hits stores in the U.S. and India

Thanks to Studio Fun, the U.S. will get new Winx books new spring. Earthbound, the new U.S. licensing agent for Winx, will add kids’ clothes and more for fans’ shopping lists. India got a new agent, too: Viacom18. (Yep, that Viacom.) Their goal: make Winx “the most popular fashion brand in India for young girls.” Check out their showcase here!

5. Rainbow works on Winx Club: WOW

Move over, PopPixie! There’s a new spinoff coming! In Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, the girls will look for kids who are gifted in art, science, sports, and music. Season one will debut on Netflix early 2016.

I hope you’re as excited about 2015 as I am! What are you looking forward to the most?

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Earthbound, the new U.S. licensing agent for Winx Club (and Mia and Me). When I said I’m geeking out over this, I meant it. I’ve been digging up their past, researching their clients, reading every press release I can find about their work and achievements.

My verdict? The Winx are in good hands.

You may be wondering, “What does all this mean, anyway? What’s a licensing agent? Why does Rainbow need one? How will this affect the show — and the fans in America?” I’ll explain it all as best I can.

What’s a licensing agent?

capture_003_18112014_104940_703Let’s say you’re a fashion designer, like Stella. You could sell your looks at high-end boutiques, but not everyone has that kind of money. What if, instead, you put your signature style on everyday items? Think of the possibilities! “Stella Couture” rugs! “Stella Couture” curtains! “Stella Couture” bed sheets!

One problem: you’re a fashion designer. You don’t make rugs, you make trends! And manufacturing costs a lot.

That’s where licensing comes in. You give a company (licensee) the right to use your name, art, logo, and whatever else they need, and they make the product(s) for you. You get a cut of the profits, and they look cool for being associated with you. Everybody wins!

But how do you find licensees? You could do it yourself, but that takes time away from doing what you do best: designing. What about contracts? You’ve gotta make sure everything’s legal and fair, but you’re no attorney. And how will you know what people wanna buy?

Don’t worry. A licensing agent can help you. They know how to make you look good so you attract a lot of licensees. They know who to call to get your home decor line in stores. They even make sure you get paid.

Like “Stella Couture,” Winx Club is a brand: an idea or identity created by Rainbow. We buy Winx stuff not just because we like the show, but because we like what it represents and the image it leaves in our minds.

Earthbound will help Rainbow get new licensees, which means more stuff for us to buy! Rainbow has agents all over the world who do this for different countries. Thanks to them, we’ve had Winx Club T-shirts, shoes, socks, stickers, school supplies, toys, handbags, scooters, perfume, cell phones, headphones, chocolate, candy, soda — even cheese! What will Earthbound add to that list? Read the rest of this post

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It’s official! (Well, more official. 😛 ) Earthbound, the new licensing agent for Winx Club (and Mia and Me) in the U.S., added Rainbow to their Clients page on their new website — www.earthboundbrands.com!

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Am I the only one geeking out about this? This partnership could be the start of a comeback for Winx in the U.S. Why? I’ll talk about it next week. 🙂

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Looks like our fellow fans “across the pond” are getting the JAKKS’s Sirenix dolls before us! Bloom’s now listed on Amazon UK! Here she is (click for a better view):

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What do you think? I’m pretty impressed, myself!

JAKKS has said these dolls will be released in America this fall. But if you can’t wait, Amazon UK does ship internationally. She’ll cost extra, and there’ll be at least a two-week wait before they send her out (that could mean she’s not in their warehouse yet). But it might still be worth it to own her before everyone else does. 😛


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