Winx Club

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 […]

In-demand chart: Kids TV Europe (September 11-17, 2017)

The top ten kids shows in Europe show old favourites reigning supreme across 34 territories. Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants nabbed the top spot. Parrot Analytics data shows that 1.94 out of every 100 people in the territories have shown demand for the show. The popular demand for the show worldwide has seen Spongebob receive the greenlight […]

In-demand Top Tens: Euro toons (Sept 4-10, 2016)

Our latest in-demand data in association with Parrot Analytics comes ahead of Cartoon Forum in Toulouse this week. Our data, covering the major European animation-producing territories of the UK, France and Ireland, reveals it is family entertainment that is whetting viewers’ appetites. The chart covers the top American- and European-produced cartoons over the September 4-10 period. […]

Asian SVOD site opens local Winx Club

Asian subscription on-demand platform iflix has signed an output deal with Italian family entertainment producer Rainbow. The deal hands iflix children’s series Winx Club, Mia and Me, PopPixie and Huntix for its operations in Malaysia and the Philippines, and for Thailand and Indonesia when iflix launches there later this year. In Malaysia and the Philippines, […]

Winx Club opens in South Africa

Italian-produced fashion-and-fantasy toon Winx Club has launched on South Africa free-to-air channel ETV. Seasons five and six of the show, which comes from Italin family entertainment firm Rainbow, debuted this month. This follows on from a similar deal in May with Brazil’s TV Cultura for new seasons of the show, which is currently broadcast in […]

Brazilian net joins Winx Club

Brazil’s TV Cultura has acquired Italian-created girls toon Winx Club. The deal with Loreto-based family entertainment company Rainbow will see the show’s fifth and sixth seasons on Brazilian free-TV. Rainbow’s head of sales and coproductions Andrea Graciotti told TBI the deal was significant as it came with the caveat that the show was guaranteed to […]

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 […]

VIMN scores Asian broadcasting deals

Broadcasters across Asian have bought animated Nickelodeon programming from Viacom International Media Networks. TianJin Shi Team Shine Culture Communications has acquired seasons one and two of Penguins of Madagascar for the Kaku Kids channel in China, while Korea Telecom Hitel has bought season one of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Taiwan’s Eastern Broadcasting Asia has bought […]

MIPTV News: Rainbow to offer peak of new Winx season in Cannes

Italian producer-distributor Rainbow will head into MIPTV having secured a batch of new TV and digital programming deals with the likes of Nickelodeon, SBT and France’s Neomobile. Rainbow’s successful Winx Club has secured a sixth coproduced season with Nickelodeon, which will debut it in spring 2014. Rainbow will offer buyers a ‘sneak peak’ of the […]

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 […]