Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Winx Club Trivia Post!

You know you wanted one!

Did you know...
  • ...that the most viewed Winx video on YouTube is "Winx Fashion show!" by likestella?
  • ...that Bloom was modeled after pop star Britney Spears, a girl series creator Iginio Straffi once met in college, and his wife Joanna Lee, who is also the executive producer for Winx Club and the producer for Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom?
  • ...that Lisa Ortiz, who voices Musa, Icy, and many other voices in Winx Club, did a pasta commercial using her voice for Icy?
  • ...that Mark Camacho, who voices Gantlos in the Cinelume dub, also played another villainous almost-henchman in the R-rated Punisher: War Zone as Pittsy?
  • ...that Rebecca Soler, who voiced Tecna in the 4Kids dub of the third season, also voiced the brains of the Huntik Team, Sophie Casterwill, in Huntik: Secrets & Seekers?
  • ...that the Winx Club dolls are the third most popular dolls in the world?
  • ...that the series has referenced the X-Men comic book series published by Marvel Comics several different times, namely Dark Bloom (a reference to Jean Grey/the Phoenix, who becomes the ultra-powerful Dark Phoenix) and the 4Kids names for previously unnamed characters, Bishop and W?
  • ...that the series is heavily inspired by the popular Japanese magical girls series Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, shown in America as the heavily cut Sailor Moon?
  • ...that Musa was originally going to have green hair?
  • ...that the only way to legitimately have the first movie on DVD in English is to buy the German DVD, which has the English soundtrack as a special feature?
  • ...that Flora originally wore glasses?
  • ...that despite having an Australian singer, Natalie Imbruglia, as the voice behind the theme song "All the Magic", the Secret of the Lost Kingdom has never been released in Australia?
  • ...that fans used to speculate that Layla was the fairy of sports?
  • ...that Elisa Rossell, who sang many Winx Club songs, also played Flora in the Winx Power Show?
  • ...that in the first English trailer for Secret of the Lost Kingdom, "strength" is misspelled?
  • ...that many of the Cinelume voice actors also worked on the kid's show Arthur?
  • ...that Nabu has never had a profile on an official Winx Club site?
  • ...that the Russian dub only uses one male voice actor?
  • ...that in the PC game simply titled "Winx Club", among all the removed subplots, a guardian of Sparks was added and Bloom has to free the trapped spirits of Sparks by solving a riddle?
  • ...that Cartoon Network USA once ran a marathon of the Downland episodes from Season 2?
  • ...that 4Kids once joined up with Radio Disney to create the Singsational Talent Search?
  • ...that Enchantix was originally going to have high heels or stilettos as shoes?
  • ...that Winx Club was cited by the New Jersey newspaper "The Star Ledger" as having made fairy costumes popular in 2006?
  • ...that in the "Winx Club: Mission Enchantix" game, Sky is never rescued after being brainwashed by Diaspro?
  • ...that the Winx girls do not fight Lord Darkar face to face until the last episode?
  • ...that in Flora's extended Enchantix transformation, her arms are spread out at the end?
  • ...that in Musa's extended Enchantix transformation, the flower on her skirt is actually shown blooming?
  • ...that Tecna was the last Winx girl to have her Enchantix unveiled?
  • ...that one of the most popular Winx Club video formats is to take a certain transformation (e.g. Enchantix) and set it to different music, but the original video for this trend is no loner on YouTube?
  • ...that the original concept art for Bloom's Winx outfit was used for the Bloom Halloween costume?
  • ...that Italy and Slovakia are the only countries to call Layla "Aisha"?
  • ...that 4Kids once referenced the original dub by calling a sea on Layla's homeworld of Tides "the Sea of Andros"?
  • ...that Season 3, Episode 1 is the last time all six girls transformed into their Winx forms?
  • ...that Flora is the only Winx girl to be a non-princess in every version of the show?
  • ...that Roxy's dad's name is the second time Rainbow has used "Klaus" as a name for a character? The first time was the villain Klaus in Huntik: Secrets & Seekers.
  • ...that promotional ads for the first movie caused controversy in Israel?
  • ...that Darcy's birthday in the 4Kids dub is November 26 and this is the only birthday any of the witches are ever given?
  • ...that Stella is modeled after Cameron Diaz, Flora after Jennifer Lopez, Musa after Lucy Liu, Layla after popstar Beyonce Knowles, and Tecna after P!nk?
  • ...that in the 4Kids dub of the first episode, Solaria was pronounced as "So-LAR-ia"?
  • ...that Vanessa's flower shop is located at 3rd and Carol street?
Source: My far too good of a memory.

7 comments:

  1. Oh man, girl, you freakin' ROCK! How the heck do you know all this junk?!

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  2. Wow! Cool list! I didn't know some of this stuff! ^^

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  3. I'm just a trivia junkie with a mind that can hold all this junk :D

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  4. Where do you view the extended enchantix transformation?

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  5. Layla n Amentia :)October 11, 2010 at 8:00 AM

    "that Cartoon Network USA once ran a marathon of the Downland episodes from Season 2?"

    OH MY GAAWWWWSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I SWEAR, I did not request that! Really! I'm in heaven! *floats on cloud happily* DOWNLAND MARATHON! Featuring... LAYLA N AMENTIA AS AMENTIA!!! Yeah right. Amentia has a twelve year old voice. :p

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  6. LOL, I actually thought of you when I wrote it.

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