Why Did Nick Cancel Winx?

22 Jul
Why did Nick cancel Winx?

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Hi, there. Today I’m going to ask this simple question, but the real reason is deep inside the history of Winx in the North American market and the United Kingdom.

Before we can go to the Nickelodeon years we have to go through the history of the both eras.

2004
At the 2004 toy fair, Iginio Straffi is approached by 4kids and Mattel to bring his show to the US. Winx Club premiered in June ’04 to great ratings for being the only girl oriented show on the block. 4kids did trims and cuts to the story, but unexpecting viewers didn’t find until
the fan subtitles after the show was canceled in 2007.

After the season finale in December, Mattel released 7 inch dolls based on the series. They came with a DVD showing a sneak peak at the show and a summary by Bloom about the characters. They were a big hit during the x-mas season.

2005
Before the second season premiered in September, the Miguzi block on Cartoon Network aired the show during the summer of ’05, this was great to introduce new viewers into the show, they also aired season 2 and 3 before the block went off the air.

New dolls featuring the Winx and their pixies came out and weren’t as popular as last year. They were typically hard to find since retailers put the dolls to the back of the shelves.

2006/07
4kids got the third season earlier than Italy, they did not have enough money to hire translators so then they used the rai English script.
The first couple of episodes were more faithful than before but Rainbow was fed up with the butchering of content. Finally in the fall of ’07 4kids aired the last episode of season 3 as a “series finale”

2008-11
This period of time I’d like to call “the Winx online renaissance” Even when back in 2009 when we didn’t have English dub of season four,
An awesome dude called BanjoGate subbed the entire series. And for Bloggers we got: Winx Fairies, Una Di Noi and many more. I can’t remember, but this was a good era.

2011
In February the online Winxers got an rude awakening when Viacom announced that they would buying 30% percent of Rainbow.

We divided when the news came.

One wanted Rainbow to be free, One wanted just to watch Winx Club on TV.

Well honestly that didn’t happen once the retooled, fancy smancy Winx Club came on. Man people were shocked of plain nostalgia draw in really good ratings. LIKE SPONGEBOB RATINGS. And Nick kicked Disney’s butt that weekend. It all came for a price.

Once again we came divided:

4kids, Rai English and Nick fans.

What astonishes me is that together we did great fanart, writing, videos. These same group of people managed to cuss each other out, and I think killed this this amazing place on the net where you find the most encouraging, kind people on the planet. Sorry to get preachy, but this means a lot to me and I don’t want to make it personal.

Anyway, let’s talk about Nick and it’s short attention span for less than stellar ratings, it’s the poor marketing!

Example: iCarly. Remember when Nick was obsessed with this show? I do. So I’m a fan of iCarly and they’re this big love triangle that’s in show, so I don’t know what happened to it, they started marketing the episodes as “movies” and this is when it was at the peak of popularity so they did good but later Nick had the audacity to NOT advertise the show and expect the “movie” to do good. The last season had 6 episodes.

The rai English fans treated Nick like it was king: 4kids: treated like dirt. The only way we got along was to bash Nick for its changes.

The show premiered on the nickelodeon event, “Nickelodeon: Epic Summer. All the new shows got cancelled before the end of 2011.

Well almost all.

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12 Responses to “Why Did Nick Cancel Winx?”

  1. Sweetbreeze Tornado July 22, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    What happened? Some of the text was missing, and I was like: O.O

    • Saffron July 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

      Oh. I copied it straight from my dropbox so sorry I am such a newb at this.

  2. Sweetbreeze Tornado July 22, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Some of the text was missing, just to let you know…

  3. Sweetbreeze Tornado July 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm #

    Here’s the full text:

    Hi, there. Today I’m going to ask this simple question, but the real reason is deep inside the history of Winx in the North American market and the United Kingdom.

    Before we can go to the Nickelodeon years we have to go through the history of the both eras.

    2004
    At the 2004 toy fair, Iginio Straffi is approached by 4kids and Mattel to bring his show to the US. Winx Club premiered in June ’04 to great ratings for being the only girl oriented show on the block. 4kids did trims and cuts to the story, but unexpecting viewers didn’t find until
    the fan subtitles after the show was canceled in 2007.

    After the season finale in December, Mattel released 7 inch dolls based on the series. They came with a DVD showing a sneak peak at the show and a summary by Bloom about the characters. They were a big hit during the x-mas season.

    2005
    Before the second season premiered in September, the Miguzi block on Cartoon Network aired the show during the summer of ’05, this was great to introduce new viewers into the show, they also aired season 2 and 3 before the block went off the air.

    New dolls featuring the Winx and their pixies came out and weren’t as popular as last year. They were typically hard to find since retailers put the dolls to the back of the shelves.

    2006/07
    4kids got the third season earlier than Italy, they did not have enough money to hire translators so then they used the rai English script.
    The first couple of episodes were more faithful than before but Rainbow was fed up with the butchering of content. Finally in the fall of ’07 4kids aired the last episode of season 3 as a “series finale”

    2008-11
    This period of time I’d like to call “the Winx online renaissance” Even when back in 2009 when we didn’t have English dub of season four,
    An awesome dude called BanjoGate subbed the entire series. And for Bloggers we got: Winx Fairies, Una Di Noi and many more. I can’t remember, but this was a good era.

    2011
    In February the online Winxers got an rude awakening when Viacom announced that they would buying 30% percent of Rainbow.

    We divided when the news came.

    One wanted Rainbow to be free, One wanted just to watch Winx Club on TV.

    Well honestly that didn’t happen once the retooled, fancy smancy Winx Club came on. Man people were shocked of plain nostalgia draw in really good ratings. LIKE SPONGEBOB RATINGS. And Nick kicked Disney’s butt that weekend. It all came for a price.

    Once again we came divided:

    4kids, Rai English and Nick fans.

    What astonishes me is that together we did great fanart, writing, videos. These same group of people managed to cuss each other out, and I think killed this this amazing place on the net where you find the most encouraging, kind people on the planet. Sorry to get preachy, but this means a lot to me and I don’t want to make it personal.

    Anyway, let’s talk about Nick and it’s short attention span for less than stellar ratings, it’s the poor marketing!

    Example: iCarly. Remember when Nick was obsessed with this show? I do. So I’m a fan of iCarly and they’re this big love triangle that’s in show, so I don’t know what happened to it, they started marketing the episodes as “movies” and this is when it was at the peak of popularity so they did good but later Nick had the audacity to NOT advertise the show and expect the “movie” to do good. The last season had 6 episodes.

    The rai English fans treated Nick like it was king: 4kids: treated like dirt. The only way we got along was to bash Nick for its changes.

    The show premiered on the nickelodeon event, “Nickelodeon: Epic Summer. All the new shows got cancelled before the end of 2011.

    Well almost all.

    • Saffron July 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm #

      What should I do? You know how to word wrap?

      • Sweetbreeze Tornado July 22, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

        I happened once with my “Legendarium Plot” post, but maybe if I try and re-blog it on here again for you. I have no idea…

      • Saffron July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

        Thanks it worked!

  4. Sweetbreeze Tornado July 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on Siamo Le Winx.

  5. Alexis LaBrake January 13, 2017 at 6:02 am #

    Hello. I was curious on 2 things: first, why did Jaks Pacific quit the doll line on Winx. And second, why are Winx dolls so “rare” now? 🙂

    • Saffron January 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

      1. Jakks dolls were overstocked on bloom dolls and not others, this made it harder to get a doll that wasn’t named bloom. this resulted in low sales, so jakks did the opposite send less dolls to stores. when nick pulled winx off the schedule they basically gave up. winx dolls are rare since they are not in full production anymore, except for the witty dolls, if you are intrested in getting rare winx dolls, be more detailed in your search terms to get the doll you want

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