Rainbow Timeline



  • 44 cats Tv series is launched worldwide
  • 15th anniversary of Winx Club
  • Season 8 of Winx Club is launched
  • “Club 57”, a new live action in coproduction with Nickelodeon, is launched
  • “44 Cats” is awarded by MOIGE Media Observatory, founded by the Italian Parents Movement, as a family friendly show, offering an affectionate, harmonious and valuable view of family, friendship and community.


  • “44 Cats TV series is launched in Italy
  • “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends” obtains the “Bologna Licensing Award 2018” for the Teen category
  • Rainbow receives the award “Capital Elite – Creativity on the Chinese Market” during the China Awards 2018


  • The animated series “World of Winx” is launched in Italy in January
  • In 2017 Rainbow acquires Iven Group, broadening its offer with TV and cinema products also for adults and families with the TV formats and film library owned by Colorado Film Production S.p.A., an Iven Group’s company that has been active on the market for more than 30 years.
  • “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends Live Show” arrives on the main Italian theatres
  • “Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends” is honoured with the “Ischia Award” for TV Series during the XV edition of Ischia Global Film & Music Festival
  • The movie “Tiro Libero” receives the “Italian Values Award”, Organising Commettee – World Values Day


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • “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


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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • 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


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


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


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


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


Rainbow is founded by Iginio Straffi