A popular animated series that Italian animator Iginio Straffi created for giving wings to new adventure and fantasy, “Winx Club ” welcomes the viewers to the magical universe where the supernatural resides. It is a story about a fairy warrior, Bloom who is taking lessons at Atfea College to polish her skills. The show premiered on 28th January 2004 in Italy and after its massive success, Nickelodeon decided to introduce the show to its worldwide fans.
Though Iginio initially planned the show’s storyline in a way that it would continue for only three seasons, he had to keep up with the fans’ demands and chose to extend from further in 2009. Later Viacom purchased 30% of “Winx Club’s” animation studio named Rainbow SpA, So the production got divided for the later seasons between the original animation studio and Nickelodeon Animation Studio.
New “Winx Club” voice actors were taken in for the series and the franchise had spent over US$100 million alone on advertising. However, the series had to suffer from severe budget cuts in 2014 since the “Winx Club” Hollywood voice actors were costly for the creators.
Still, “Winx Club” kept running and the eight-season dropped way back in 2019. After that, in 2021, a live-action adaptation named “Fate: The Winx Saga” debuted 2021 and is meant for attracting young adults.
But who were the “Winx Club” voice actors originally that led to such chaos? And what is the show about? Keep reading to learn about the “Winx Club” voice actors and more.
“Winx Club” Voice Actors: Who are they?
Originally Italian voice actors played the roles of different characters in “Winx Club”. It was because of them that the show got such huge popularity. The “Winx Club” voice actors have recorded their parts in Rome till season 4. So here is the list of Italian “Winx Club” voice actors who gave the show a huge identity:
- Letizia Ciampa as Bloom
- Domitilla D’Amico as Tecna
- Perla Liberatori as Stella
- Laura Lenghi as Aisha
- Gemma Donati as Musa
- Ilaria Latini as Flora
But when Nickelodeon joined the team, things were obviously going to change. The scripts were changed to English and in 2011, a new line of popular Hollywood voice actors was employed. Iginio himself assigned roles to the Hollywood “Winx Club” voice actors and the lines were recorded at the Atlas Oceanic studio located in Burbank, California. Who were the lucky few of the English “Winx Club” voice actors? The names are going to be revealed now:
- Molly Quin voices the lead Bloom
- Ariana Grande plays Diaspro
- Keke Palmer is Aisha
- Elizabeth Gilles plays Daphne
- Matt Shively is Sky
- Daniella Monet is Mitzi
- Romi Dames as Musa
Yes, the fan-favorite actors were in the cast of “Winx Club” voice actors and this led to the massive success of the show.
It has been years since the “Winx Club” voice actors had been associated with the show anymore. Now, the live adaptation version is gaining more popularity. If it wouldn’t have been for the “Winx Club” voice actors, the animated series wouldn’t have gained so much fame.
The Interesting Plot of “Winx Club”: How did it all start?
In the 1990s, Iginio Straffi observed how cartoons were always based on male heroes and the cartoon world mainly lacked strong female characters. Iginio being a comic artist himself, took the charge and started working on “Winx Club” which mainly drew its inspiration from the highly popular segment of Japanese manga along with comics Sergio Bonelli.
Though Iginio failed to make a lasting impression at first chance, he soon got the opportunity to show his work to the audience. Now, the plot of “Winx Club” depicts the lives and exciting adventures of a group of girls called the Winx. They are the students of Alfea College for Fairies where they are getting training to fully evolve into powerful fairies ready to fight villains.
The team consists of the lead Bloom along with Stela, Flora, Tecna, Musa, and Aisha. As more importance is given to the female characters, the male characters are secondary in the series. The male leads are known as Specialists who are not gifted with magical powers but have to train themselves to use laser weapons.
The adventures that these Winx and Specialities go on happen in the Magic Dimension which ordinary people cannot access. Monsters, witches, fairies, and other European mythology creatures reside there and the team is ready to bring down the evils. It is a fun, magical, and adventurous ride that fans love to witness supernatural happenings.
So, the show may not continue anymore but the fans still miss the good old days of “Winx Club”. Did you watch “Fate: The Winx Saga” to fill the gaps for “Winx Club”?