Netflix Adds Another Original To Kids Slate, Expands Partnership With Rainbow Studios

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Netflix and Rainbow Studios announced a new kids show to be added to Netflix's original kids programming slate. It's called Winx Club WOW: World of Winx, and is a spin-off of Italian cartoon Winx Club.

The show will be available in all Netflix territories. The first season will be available by early 2016, and the second in the autumn of that same year. Here's the description:

In Winx Club WOW, the girls embark on an undercover journey all around the world looking for talented kids in art, sports, music and science. These kids have their own kind of magic, and the Winx Club fairies are enchanted by them though it doesn’t take long before trouble sets in, and a new and dangerous mystery for Bloom and the others to solve. Winx Club fans will delight in the new approach to story lines that will be more serialized and designed specifically for the on-demand viewing of Netflix members. The two seasons of thirteen 22-minute episodes are packed full of Winx Club’s famous mixture of friendship, magic and adventure.

"Winx Club is already a very successful show on Netflix in all our territories; it’s exciting to be expanding our relationship with such a great European animation studio,"” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of Content Acquisition at Netflix. “"Rainbow Studios has created a very popular global franchise and we’re thrilled to become the home of the next generation Winx Club for all of its current and future fans.”"

Rainbow Studios CEO Iginio Straffi added, "“We are very happy to be building a solid and wide collaboration with Netflix, so extending it to include new and original content is fantastic news. “Netflix is an innovative and exciting presence in the field of content distribution and our production teams are busy putting together what will be a brand new and truly magical experience for Winx Club fans across the globe.”"

Earlier this week, Netflix also announced an original kids show based on the Popples cartoon and toys from the 80s.

Here's what's new and upcoming on Netflix this week.

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