Leading European animation studio and one of the world’s biggest licensors bringing new shows including ‘Regal Academy’ and ‘Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends,’ and ‘World of Winx,’ the first NetFlix Originals show from global smash-hit Winx Club, to MIPTV 2016.
LONDON – Rainbow, a leading animation studio and licensor in Europe, has announced the arrival of some brand news shows ahead of MIP TV 2016. Among them is Regal Academy and Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends, and World of Winx, the first NetFlix Originals show from the global hit Winx Club.
Regal Academy takes the familiar world of fairy tales and turns it on its head! This fresh and funny new show is the creation of Iginio Straffi, the man behind Winx Club. It focuses on the adventures of Rose Cinderella, a normal girl who suddenly she finds herself in the world of Fairy Tales where she discovers that Cinderella is her granny! Rose is enrolled at the fabled Regal Academy where her fellow students include Hawk SnowWhite, Travis Beast, Joy LeFrog, Astoria Rapunzel and LingLing Iron Fan, all of whom belong to the school’s founding families.
This new series features a mixture of comedy, music and exciting new animation techniques. Regal Academy has a worldwide deal with Nickelodeon. The series is also showing its licensing potential, with the main categories already snapped up, including the Pan-European master toy license, which has been awarded to Giochi Preziosi.
Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends is Rainbow’s first foray into a full live-action production and promises to delight audiences around the world with a tale of two cultures coming together. The show tells the story of Maggie, an ordinary American girl with a dream of becoming the world’s greatest fashion designer. She gets her chance on her 16th birthday, when she becomes the youngest contestant ever to win a two-year scholarship at the Milan Fashion Academy. There she meets Bianca, a self-proclaimed Italian princess, and together they make friends with other students, who all share a passion for fashion and music. The show follows their friendships, competitions, love stories, dreams and disappointments, as well as the discovery of secrets that change their lives forever!
This show has also enjoyed a powerful licensing response across many categories, led by Simba as the Pan-European master toy licensee.
World of Winx is an all-new show starring the characters from the hugely popular Winx Club, with all the fun, excitement, mystery, action and humor that has made Winx Club such a popular girls’ property. In this new show, the Winx fairies visit earth as scouts for talent show WOW! As they search across the globe for talented kids they come across the Talent Thief, a mysterious villain who is capturing gifted children! The Winx must go undercover and hide their fairy identities, often with hilarious consequences, to outfox the Talent Thief, find his secret headquarters and protect the children of earth.