Sunday, March 27, 2011

Winx German new comic :]

Von Winx---Believix

Novi broj u Nemackoj Vinks stripa! New Winx Germany Comics!


 Poklon!/Present!
Von winx---believix :D

Nove Vinks olovke! New WInx Pens!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Molly Quinn will be voicing Bloom!Moli Kuin ce davati glas Blum u Buducnosti!


The one who will giving voice for Bloom in season 4 and future series of Nickelodeon and Rainbow will beMolly Quinn.She is an 17 old girl and looks like she like Winx still ^_^ But get back to post,confrimation that she WILL be voicing Bloom,came directly from her Official Fan-Page on Facebook,where she wrote this:
I have been given permission to share the voice over project I have been doing over the last few weeks. I am the voice of “Bloom” in Nickelodeon’s Winx Club that will start airing this summer.
Molly also tweeted about the project before revealing it and said she’s loving it.
Well The Oblivious Prattler from UnaDiNoi haves some theory about how they may pick choices for voices.And i have to tell you that i may agree,her theory seems really interesting.And the theory is that maybe they are trying to get as much as closer real person(look-a-like) to Winx.Well at least thats how i got her thoery.Then she thought they may go to some events to get and all that,which is really gr8 idea.And that MAY be a true cause we all now that mistake of Keisha(which was typo,mispelled from Aisha(aka Layla in English) to Kesiha) that already Keke Palmerwill be voicing Aisha(Layla) in future series) And she really do like a like Layla.I mean she is black and have that curly chocolate hair color,so it may really and like a true.It would be soo cool :D .
How do you feel about Molly Quinn and Keke Palmer as Bloom and Layla? Who would you love to see as the other Winx?
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Thanks The Oblivious Prattler (UnaDiNoi)(The Post) for awesome news! -.^
P.S.Congratz Winx4Life for she linking them ^_^ WOW :]

Monday, March 21, 2011

Novi Broj Novina Winx №84 u Italiji! Italy new comic!




                                                                           +
                                        Poklon/Present/Surpresa

Friday, March 18, 2011

Pop Pixie Closes New European Licensing Deals! Pop Piksi stvaraju nove poslove u Evropi!

POPPIXIE CLOSES NEW EUROPEAN LICENSING DEALS
Fashion and fun Follow top TV Ratings across Europe

(Loreto, Italy, March 16, 2011) Rainbow’s Pixie property has entered a slew of new licensing deals following its record breaking debut on broadcasters across Europe.

In Italy, where the Pixies have had a strong following since their debut on Winx Club in 2007, fashion led the list of new licensees: Marini Silvano (caps), Moda Bimbo (bags and fashion accessories), and Effegi Style (shoes) will cover the Italian market. They will support existing licensees such as Mirtillo (apparel, Italy), Carel (apparel, France), and Leomil (shoes in Europe excluding Italy, apparel in Central Europe) in giving PopPixie a massive presence in the world of fashion.

Other new deals include World Cart paper pocket handkerchiefs and Paben key rings, figurines, and alarm clocks in Italy, Cimpa underwear, nightwear and socks in Turkey, Prime food decoration and Isotoner antislip socks in France and FSE, Jose Juan Albero Puerto towels in Spain, and SAB towels, bedding and curtains in Turkey.

Part of PopPixie’s rapid growth in licensees is due to a Master Toy License with Bandai, its proven success in Italy in 2007 - when it sold 12 million Ferrero eggs and had a No.1 Fashion Doll - and its excellent TV ratings so far. Amongst 4-6 year olds, PopPixie reached peak ratings of 45% on France 3 (October 2010), 58% on Spain’s Clan TV (October 2010) and 58% on TVI Portugal (November 2010). The series has also begun airing on K-Net (Africa), Canal Panda (Portugal), Kanal D (Turkey), RAI (Italy), Alter (Greece), Junior and MTV3 (Finland), MBC (Middle East and Africa), and Noga (Israel).

PopPixie is an animated comedy for 4-10 year olds which takes place in Pixieville, a fantastical dimension where gnomes and magical animals live happily together with endlessly entertaining Pixies. But the peace and tranquility are often upset by rabble-rousing Elves, naughty kids always on the lookout for a little trouble and harmless fun. Magic, adventure and humor abound with these unforgettable characters, first introduced in 2007 in the super-popular Winx Club series two. TV ratings soon went through the roof and the colourful Pixies achieved immediate fame and impressive licensing results, prompting Rainbow to give the charming characters their very own TV show.


About Rainbow : Founded in 1995, Rainbow is a content company which develops animated and multimedia properties. Today it is one of the largest and most internationally renowned animation studios in the world. It is the only production company in Italy able to complete all stages of animation internally, including 3D animation. It currently has 200 full-time employees, as well as a network of animation freelancers and professionals who work with the company on a regular basis. The companies within the Rainbow group holding include: Rainbow Distribution BV in the Netherlands and Rainbow in (local offices which manage TV and licensing interests in association with the head office in Loreto); Rainbow CGI in Rome (film production, special effects and 3D animation); Rainbow Entertainment in Rome (fiction and live action); Rainbow Media in Singapore (videogames, internet, and on-line games); Tridimensional in Loreto (publishing and DVDs sold in kiosks); and Witty Toys in Amsterdam and Hong Kong (toy manufacturing). Rainbow creates and distributes original properties Winx Club, Huntik, PopPixie, Monster Allergy, Tommy & Oscar, and Maya Fox. For more information visit www.rbw.it. Koko Media and thanks MichaelsWinxClub ! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011


That’s the latest from Licensing.biz. The new “Girls’ Month” article gives this timeline for Winx on Nickelodeon:
  • Summer: The four one-hour specials, summarizing seasons one through three (not just the first two seasons, as first stated)
  • Fall: Season four
  • February 2012: Season five
The article also says “U.S. and U.K. toy deals are in the works.” If I had to guess who will pick up the toy license, I’d say Bandai, which currently has the rights for Pop Pixie. Regardless, it’s great that Winx merchandise will be back on American store shelves.
......Say's Una Di Noi,from where i originally took this article.I didn't wanted to cut anyhing,except her birthday wish XD

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Serbian Comic! Novi broj casopisa No5


The Winx are one of Best Selled on DVDs!Winx film-jedan od najprodavanijih! ^_____^

The DVD Winx Club 3D Magical Adventure is selling very well! is
third place among the best-selling DVDs and is the best-selling cartoon
DVD.

Here is the article:

Blockbuster: "The Social Network" the best-selling "Salt" the most
hired

Rankings March 7 to 13

The weekly rankings of more Blu ray and DVD rental and sale
Blockbuster store in the chain

TOP BLU RAY SELL
1 The Social Network (Sony P.H.E.)
2 Sherlock Holmes (Warner H.V.)
3 The Town (Warner H.V.)
4 Inception (Warner H.V.)
5 Welcome to the South (Medusa H.E.)
6 Raining Meatballs (Sony P.H.E.)
7 Armoured (Sony P.H.E.)
8 The Punisher (Sony P.H.E.)
9 Bambi (Walt Disney)
10 Spirit (Sony P.H.E.)

TOP DVD SELL

1 The Social Network (Sony P.H.E.)
2 Welcome to the South (Medusa H.E.)
Winx Club 3 2D (Rainbow / Medusa H.E.)
4 fall from the clouds (Medusa H.E.)
5 males against females (01 Distribution)
6 Eat pray love (Sony P.H.E.)
7 Porco Rosso (Lucky Red / Medusa H.E.)
8 me very bad (Universal PI) Inception (Warner HV)
9 Bambi (Walt Disney)
10 Inception (Warner H.V.)

TOP DVD RENTAL

Salt 1 (Sony P.H.E.)
2 Welcome to the South (Medusa Film H.E.)
3 The Social Network (Sony P.H.E.)
4 males against females (01 Distribution)
5 Unstoppable (20th Century Fox H.E.)
6 Wall Street 2 (20th Century Fox H.E.)
7 Precious (Fandango H.E. / CG H.V.)
8 Devil (Universal P.I.) The Town (Warner H.V.)
9 Inception (Warner H.V.)
The Immortal 10 - 22 Bullets (P. Eagle)

TOP BLU RAY RENTAL

Salt 1 (Sony P.H.E.)
2 The Social Network (Sony P.H.E.)
3 Unstoppable (20th Century Fox H.E.)
4 Devil (Universal P.I.)
5 Inception (Warner H.V.)
6 Precious (Fandango H.E. / CG H.V.)
7 The Kingdom of Ga'Hoole - The Guardian Legend (Warner HV)
8 Wall Street 2 (20th Century Fox H.E.)
The Immortal 9 - 22 Bullets (P. Eagle)
10 males against females (01 Distribution)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Winx Magica Avventura Cover DVD Scans! Skenirani DVD omotac!


Hvalla CoverandCover i BelieveInWinx i Michael's Winx Club! ^__^

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Winx Club Magica Avventura na Blu-Ray-u!

Hvala za sliku:BelieveInWinx

The Winx land in Hollywood!Vinkslend u Holivudu!

The Winx land in Hollywood
For the Republic Giorgio Lonardi Business & Finance
Viacom, the U.S. multinational that controls the entertainment Paramount and MTV, buys 30% of the Rainbow, the company Iginio Straffi the inventor of the "fairies" stars of cartoons and newspaper comics. Viacom, the U.S. giant that controls the entertainment MTV and Paramount, found 30% of Rainbow, the Italian company that launched the Winx fairies that millions of young girls crazy. The acquisition will be completed within three years with a payment that will partly in shares and that will be linked to the performance of Rainbow. To sell 62 million is a small group of minority shareholders than in the past contributed to the development of the company. But what will be the "fairies" Bloom, Stella, Tecna, Flora, Musa and Aisha? The agreement Financial is the first step on the sale of Rainbow to the Americans? "Absolutely not," replies Iginio Straffi, contractor and designer, the man who invented the Winx. "Not only because I remain firmly in saddle as the majority shareholder with 70% of the capital. But most of all because the simplification of shareholders took place in parallel with a other negotiations between me and the heads of Viacom. This is a great industrial operations that will screen at the top of world cinema animation behind Pixar (Walt Disney Group), and DreamWorks Blue Sky. Our goal is to grow from 60 million in sales of 2010 to 100 million in 2012. " What kind of arrangements you have signed with Viacom? "Meanwhile there is already an initial agreement signed last year and will become operational since June. Thanks to this agreement will bring the Winx United States, Canada, Britain and South America as well as in Australia and New Zealand. " How does the Winx disembark in all these countries? "Let's start with old episodes of Winx who are well 104. So we have two and four films made specifically for the special U.S. market. Moreover, in future construction along with two new Viacom series of Winx. " How will the Winx distributed in the U.S.? "We will use Nickelodeon, the TV channel for children of the group Viacom. It is a great opportunity for us. Not only because this channel is very strong and has great audience. But also because Viacom is betting many papers on this. This is confirmed by the choice of dubbing again all the episodes featuring the voices of a number of famous actors Americans. It shall certify the decision to aim for the soundtrack the voice of a great singer whose name I can not do now. " And the issue of licenses? Rainbow has always drawn much of its profits and profitability by licensing or not? "The support of Viacom and the opportunity to bring the Winx on a TV channel so important in the U.S. will be a push for the development of merchandising in areas such as North America, Australia or America South We have already completed a deal with Jakks Pacific, a company U.S. publicly traded on the merchandising in the field of toys. Not to mention the contracts signed in other areas such as clothing. " What are the others who have signed agreements with Viacom? "The cartels are the main two. The first concerns the management Italy's rich catalog of films, TV series and cartoons Viacom guys in the band. These are high quality products that today be in our country only on Nickelodeon by Sky. It's up to us to ensure the development of the catalog maybe signing arrangements with Rai and Mediaset. It always touches us care of its merchandising. Italy is only a first step. Later we will extend the challenge other European countries. " Viacom Paramount means: the film industry is involved in your agreements with the Americans? "For four years we're turning in our studies of Romans Bufalotta a high-tech blockbuster inspired by the Rome gladiators. This is a 3D product that really liked to American managers. Result: in January or February of 2012 Pearl first time in the history of our cinema, excluding Benigni's film, a product made in Italy will be distributed in as many rooms 3 000 cinema of the United States. Again the objective is the merchandising? "No, we focus solely on box office in the United States and around the world. Viacom has decided to invest some 30 million dollars in marketing and advertising of the film. Then later we also think about the licenses. "

Monday, March 7, 2011

Some More News of Season 5 and 6! Jos nekih novih novosti o 5,6 sezoni Vinks!

The animated series Winx Club, which has been issued through the screens of Cartoon Network Latin America, will have two new seasons. Apparently the new saga of the series will be developed between Nickelodeon and the original creator Rainbow Italian producer, ie a co-production between companies. Through an agreement the chain acquired the rights of previous seasons for broadcast on TV.

The season five and six will be under the seal of Nick will consist of 26 episodes each, is expected to release date is around 2012. However, previous seasons of Winx Club will appear on TV only towards the end of next year, so as to serve as an endorsement of what's to come in 2011. Besides the new production will contain new animation and a new graphic design. During this year's fourth season premiere of the series on Cartoon Network, although many fans have criticized the lack of promotion by the channel.

The Winx Club is an Italian animated series produced by the animation studio Iginio Straffi. The official debut of the series was in 2004, later became a worldwide hit, generating the promotion of a variety of articles based on the new franchise, such as toys, books, clothes and DVDs. The story chronicles the adventures of six teenage fairies who fight against their arch-enemies, while they learn and develop their large and powerful mystical abilities.

Read complete at: Nickelodeon acquires rights Winx Club - Anime, Manga and TV http://www.anmtvla.com/2010/09/nickelodeon-adquiere-los-derechos-de-el.html # ixzz1FsFySUul
Thanks TecnaStella0215 for this! ^_^
-------------------My Opinion------------
I first thought that Winx season 5 will arrive this spring in Italy! Thats something first i have to etll,then what NEW GRAPHICS!? No,that would be horibble,i LOVE the Winx just the way they are,if they change style of drawing them,i will maybe even stop liking them,i mean if you guys saw the pic i saw you wouldnt like it too,for sure,thats everything i gonna say!

-------------------Serbian-------------------
Ovde uglavnom ce malo opisivati Winx,tj ono iznad,i Iginiove poslove sa kompanijom Nickeleodon! Ali ima nesto sto me je iznverviralo u ovom clanku iznad!Pise da ce sezona 5 i 6 verovatno stici u 2012,a ja sam cuo da ce u Italiji u 2011! Drugo da ce biti drugacija animacija i drugacija grafika!WTF?To tako ne moze,ja mislim da niko ne zeli da vidi drugacije Vinks,da ih svi volimo onakve kakve su! Sta im fali,ako vec dolazi da radi nova kompanija zajedno sa Rainbow kompanijom to ne znaci da treba odmah da se nesta menja.Strasnooooo! ^-^

Sunday, March 6, 2011

New news article on the fifth and sixth series!!!Nove Novosti o 5 i 6 sezoni!

New news article on the fifth and sixth series:

Winx fairies do a bang
Sabina Minardi
A mega agreement with Paramount. An Italian who is going to Disneyland
open to Valmontone. And a blockbuster in 3D on ancient Rome. So Iginio
Straffi has built an empire of comics


(February 24, 2011)
Followers of the Madonna and fans of fairies, look at Loreto link
identity lonely hill. But with hopes parallel - miracles and magic -
destined to never meet.
Because the city of the Black Madonna, 12 000 inhabitants, in a handful of
kilometers from Recanati, twinned with Nazareth and Czestocowa, and always
pilgrimage, and also, increasingly, the land of Magix: the
magical dimension where are the Winx, the six fairies with navel
view and look that changes each season, which literally go crazy
girls, between four and 12 years. A global phenomenon that, among
cartoons sold in 130 countries, comic books, dolls and licenses for a
merchandising virtually limitless, from snacks to clothing, part
from here. From animation company that is unique in the panorama
Italian, and from its new brand, created in the side of
Hill: wood and water, glass and bamboo, dyed essential. Zen relies
the rest of nature.

It's called the breaches this part of the Marche, where he established the
Rainbow Iginio Straffi, a hundred employees, many in
studies of the Rainbow CGI, which in Rome is concerned with special effects and
3D animation, a network of associates and an office in Singapore
by the development of online games.

The founder and CEO is one who has spent his
first twenty years to dredge in the future strokes and pencil sketches. And
20 Subsequent to seize it, collecting money and success:
2010 has closed with revenues in excess of 60 million euro (over 20 per
cent compared to 2009) and an EBITDA of 26 million and
medium (plus 30 per cent). A couple of weeks ago has put the signature on the
His most important agreement: the Americans with Viacom, the giant
Average owner of movie studio Paramount, which acquired
30 percent of the company. Thus ensuring the future of the fairies, and
to himself. And kicking off a series of synergies to be licking their chops:
from distributing the film to thousands of salt in the majors
Hollywood, the programming of cartoons (among others,
Tommy & Oscar, Monster Allergy, Huntik, PopPixie) on Nickelodeon, the
Network of excellence for boys. Starting in June, preceded by a
huge marketing campaign.

"We will get into American homes from the main entrance," says
Straffi, air gentle composure plastered hair, emerged from a
coiffeur comic soul to betray a multifaceted genius. The smile is
natural background, which is independent from the other person.

Reasons for satisfaction, for that matter, has any number of them: born in
tiny village of Gualdo, Macerata grew up with the obsessive
pastime to devour comics (Mickey Mouse, Geppo, Mites), it is
family tradition (his mother was a seamstress and his father bus driver) did not
attended special schools (but while he was in high school participated in the
competitions, such as the magazine "Totem" and overtaken designers
most professionals) believed in themselves enough to not stop at the first
landing training (despite the coveted team of Sergio Bonelli).
And if someone should say it is only thanks to a priest and a small
Marches group of entrepreneurs. That gave him confidence,
originally acquired the shares in his company, now sold in the same
Viacom.

An almost epic in today: so much so that it becomes a case
Economic studies at the London School, with the model's Rainbow
courses opened this year in the Department of Strategy and Management
International. In the past it was already successful brand like Ducati and
Ferrari. Last month it happened to Straffi fly to London, to confess
to an international audience of students rampant arms of his
success: "Spirit of sacrifice. And I want to do it," says: "The first
years were very hard. Participated in all the fairs, I would go around
with my briefcase trying to win the confidence of some
big name. But that would not show up for appointments, or sent
someone who does not count. Rainbow was born the same, with very little money
and a team of enthusiasts. Whenever the situation became more
difficult to get recognition, to brighten the outlook. "

The jump in the true success are the Winx, "x" to draw the shape and
the sound of the wings (in English "wings"), debuted in 2005. Only
apparently a dip in a vacuum: in fact, a company planned to
table. "I noticed that there were cartoons starring
women: the United States they had recovered some of their
tradition of super heroes, but nothing to really talk to girls
today. I dreamed of fairies with very different characteristics, in
so that in some of their girls would certainly
identified. "The Red Bloom, the leader of the free and temperament
rash that looks like perfectly Straffi says to his wife, Joanne Lee,
of Singapore, the blonde star, the Eastern Aisha. And Flora, the most
romantic, Tecna, and Musa, computer and music lovers. Small heroines
- Each with special powers to defend their world
the assault of the forces of evil - inspired in look and appearance,
to dive true: Britney Spears, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé.

"One way to evoke imagery of success, of course. But to understand
character designer on the fly. "In fact, an exploit immediately. And a
"Lifestyle brand": a universe that accompanies the girls to school,
bed, a table, on vacation. A club, in fact: the Winx Club With so much
newspaper of reference. Loreto depart from fifteen newspapers, which loop
continuously invade the kiosks, including gadget: "We are in ten
writing and we have a hundred employees, "says Christian
Buzzella, editorial director: "Russia and Turkey are currently
countries where it is true for the Winx boom. "

Success came, overflowing, infects the film, where a land
3D film that is an example of absolute innovation and creativity ("A
Magical Adventure "). Straffi It offers quiet, despite the
Crusader of parents who accuse her of creatures
provocation to conduct adults too, love the passion for
fashion. Who initiates these controversies have never seen my cartoons
animated, "he replies:" From the aesthetic point of view, the characters
depict reality as it is. The messages, however, are strong, clear,
positive. So that the next series, the fifth and sixth, which
will produce with the Americans, they will develop important ecological issues. A
from environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. "

Swears not to have lost an inch the desire to draw. Indeed,
continuously fed with the cinema, with the move: with the watchful eyes
to seize the news in the air. The Rainbow Academy in Rome, a project that
"Stems from the desire to give opportunities to young people who really love
design "is also this: to select innovative talents.
"I look at the company. Sometimes it's the look of a guy on the street, or
the emotion that I left after a movie, that helps me to focus on a
character or a script. "That he cares about more than ever,
at the moment is an ambitious film project, already cost
€ 27 million and four years of work: a 3D film on the ancient
Rome has ignited the interest of Americans. "I'm afraid it will cost
more, "says Straffi, who is also director of the film:" I wrote the
subject. The dialogues, however, are by Michael Wilson, author of 'It was
Ice Age ". A full-blown epic, and the mystery is even in dense
name should be titled "The Academy of Gladiator, will arrive in
salt at the beginning of 2012, both in Italy and the USA
privilege that in recent times has only touched on "Life is Beautiful". E
will be set in the last year of construction of the Colosseum between challenges and
laughter, culminating with the inauguration of the monument to the more recognizable
world.

But first there is another tape to be cut: in mid-April, that of
Rainbow Magicland, amusement park in Valmontone, near Rome,
that seeks to undermine the primacy of European Disneyland theme parks.
An investment of € 300 million and its participating where Straffi
as minority shareholders (the Park has made Alfa), but where the presence
Winx is one of the major attractions: Castle Alfea with
Winx Club and the School of Cinema 4D in the Enchanted Forest, with
typical scenarios of the board.

"And I still have a couple of big dreams in the drawer," feels the need to
add, by fervent militant visionary. Sure, as one who
has already seen everything from the beginning. And now attends, with a smile in the mouth,
its true.

New Winx Club Fashion 2011! Nova Vinks Moda 2011!





Saturday, March 5, 2011

Russians prepare for WINX "Волшебное Приключние" 6 марта в 9.25 - 2011 года

Блум, Стелла, Лейла, Текна, Муза, Флора - идут к тебе в это воскресенье в 9.25  на СтолькоТС!
Bloom, Stella, Layla, Tecna, Musa, Flora - come to you this Sunday in
9.25 only on STS!

Blum,Stela,Lejla,Tehna,Mjuza i Flora bice na programu STS u 9.25 u Nedelju! Rusi mora da su bas srecnu :[


Vinks Klub Novi Proizvodi!Tanjircici i rodjendanske kapice!


 WINX Magicna Avantura

                                                    
  WINX Love&Pet 
Winx Biliviks

 I Winx Rodjendan proizvodi "Winx Club 3D:Magicna Avantura"
Hvalla Blogu Winx Club Is Always With You(Winx---Believix)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Flora!

Winx creator in the pink


It doesn't happen often that an American colossus like Viacom sets its sights on an Italian animation studio -- and then, rather than snapping it up outright, agrees to purchase just a minority stake.
But, then again, as Iginio Straffi, 45, the former illustrator and comicbook writer who founded Rainbow Group in 1995, puts it, "there aren't that many properties out there with figures comparable to the Winx."
Created by Straffi, these six trendy MTV-generation fairies, which have become one of Europe's top TV exports, have bewitched tween girls in more than 130 countries, and generated more than $2.7 billion, thanks in part to the theatrical film "Winx 3D" as well as myriad merchandising deals.
The partnership, announced in February, under which Viacom will take a 30% stake in Rainbow, follows a global content agreement inked in September under which Nickelodeon secured TV and merchandising rights to Winx Club in the U.S. and pays TV rights for a large swathe of the planet, including Latin America, Canada and the U.K.
The partnership now expands to the co-development and co-production by Rainbow and Nickelodeon of seasons five and six of "Winx Club." And, significantly, it will open up the U.S. theatrical market to Rainbow's upcoming big-budget 3D feature, a gladiator toon penned by Michael J. Wilson ("Ice Age," "Shark Tale") with the working title "Versus Roma," to be completed in a year. The pic figures to go out Stateside via Paramount.
Viacom's first indication that it had found an important partner in Rainbow might well have been that as soon as the initial deal was signed, it set off a flurry of auctions for merchandising rights to Winx toys, clothes and books, especially in the U.S.
Rainbow has always made a major effort to create properties that lend themselves to merchandising "because we had to, in order to survive and grow," Straffi says.
And Straffi sees merchandising as more than just the revenue stream -- one that accounts for about two-thirds of his business. "If the child reads a book or a comicstrip, or plays videogame, all based on our characters, his interest level will remain high even during the gaps when they are not showing on TV," he says. "It helps the product's longevity."
Straffi is excited about the film side of the alliance, which gives him high hopes that his gladiator spoof, with a budget of more than $40 million, will click with U.S. auds.
This, he says, would mark "the first Italian movie to go out wide in the U.S. since (Roberto Benigni's) 'Life Is Beautiful.'?" But unlike "Life," Straffi's pic will be in English.
"I can only wish that if it's successful, Rainbow will become a constant content provider to Nick and other Viacom companies, like Pixar is for Disney."
But, unlike Pixar, don't expect Straffi to sell outright anytime soon, though a flotation is "possible in a few years with me still at the helm," he says.
Straffi is also looking forward to the May 25 opening of his Rome theme park, Magic Land, comprising attractions based on Rainbow's properties such as "Pop Pixie," "Monster Allergy" and, of course, the Winx.
Thanks Michael's Winx Club! ^^