Iginio Straffi


Netflix gives Rainbow’s Winx Club the live-action treatment

Netflix is bringing Rainbow Group’s popular Italian animated franchise Winx Club to its members yet again, this time in a new live action young adult series. For the first time the popular fairies will turn into real teenagers learning to hone their powers while living together in a magic boarding school. Winx Club was created […]

Netflix, Rainbow line-up new Winx Club

Netflix has commissioned a double-season spin-off to the popular Italian franchise Winx Club. Season one of WOW: World of Winx will debut exclusively on the streaming service early in 2016, with season two following in the autumn. The two seasons are both 13x22mins and come from Rainbow Studios, the production arm of Italy-based rights owner […]

Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]