Rainbow Timeline

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2017

The TV animated series “World of Winx” is released in Italy on January

2016

  • The live action TV series “Maggie & Bianca – Fashion Friends” is released
  • The animated series “Regal Academy” is launched on TV
  • The series Regal Academy is awarded the “Pulcinella Award” for the TV Series Kids produced in Italy at Cartoons on the Bay
  • The “Mia and me live show” is staged on Italian tour
  • The TV animated series “World of Winx” is released on Netflix USA

2015

  • The 7th season of Winx Club is launched
  • The Winx Worldwide Reunion, first official Winx Club fan meeting, is hosted in Italy
  • Bardel Entertainment, Canadian animation studio, is acquired by Rainbow

2014

  • The CGI feature film “Winx Club – The Mystery of The Abyss” is launched
  • The 10th ”Winx Club” anniversary is celebrated, with broadcast in 150 countries and over 6000 licensed products
  • Rainbow is listed 12th in the world’s Top 150 Global Licensors list

2013

A style guide dedicated to the “Winx Fairy Couture” fashion line is produced

2012

  • “Mia and me”, TV animated series mixing CGI animation and live action, is released
  • Stereoscopic CGI feature film “Gladiators of Rome” is launched in cinemas around the world

2011

Rainbow Magic Land, the second largest theme park in Italy, is opened

2010

  • The feature film “Winx Club 3D – Magical Adventure” is awarded Best 3D Animated Cartoon
  • The TV animated series “PopPixie” is launched
  • Rainbow Academy, Rainbow’s animation and visual effects division, is founded

2009

  • The TV animated series “Huntik – Secrets & Seekers” is broadcast on TV
  • “Huntik – Secrets & Seekers” is awarded the MIPCOM Licensing Challenge

2008

The “Winx on Ice” show, starring the figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner, is launched

2007

“Winx Club: the Secret of the Lost Kingdom”, the first CGI feature film ever produced in Italy, is released

2006

  • The comic-based animated series “Monster Allergy” is launched
  • Rainbow CGI, the subsidiary focused on film production, visual effects and 3D animation, is founded
  • The “Winx Power Show” musical is staged worldwide

2005

Rainbow is awarded Best Animation Studio of the year at Cartoons on the Bay

2004

The first season of the “Winx Club” worldwide brand is aired on TV

1999

“Tommy & Oscar”, Rainbow’s first TV animated series, is produced

1997

Rainbow’s educational “Tommy & Oscar” CD-ROM is awarded the New Media Prize

1994

Rainbow is founded by Iginio Straffi

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