Violetta (TV series)
|Written by||Solange Keoleyan
|Directed by||Jorge Nisco
Matías Risi (ep. 61-80, season 1)
|Creative director(s)||Víctor Tevah|
|Theme music composer||Nicolas Fromentel|
|Opening theme||"In My Own World", performed by Martina Stoessel|
|Country of origin||Argentina|
|No. of seasons||2 (3 in production)|
|No. of episodes||160 (List of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Diego Carabelli|
|Location(s)||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Pol-ka Producciones|
|Distributor||Disney Channel Latin America
Disney Channel Europe
Disney Channel Middle East
Disney Channel Africa
|Original channel||Disney Channel Latin America|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original run||May 14, 2012 – present|
Violetta is an Argentine drama soap opera developed by Disney Channel Latin America and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and production company Pol-ka, debuted in its country of origin, Latin America and Italy on May 14, 2012.
Violetta tells the story of a musically talented teenager (played by Argentine actress Martina Stoessel) who returns to her native Buenos Aires with her father after living in Europe for several years, navigating the trials and tribulations of growing up.
Each episode includes original musical numbers from diverse musical genres.
Following the success of Disney Channel retransmission of Argentine telenovelas such as Floricienta and Patito Feo and the positive results at competitor Nickelodeon initiative in co-producing Latin-American novelas, Disney decided to begin production on its first original telenovela. The show was to be produced in Argentina in collaboration with local production company Pol-Ka. The cast would be formed by actors from across Latin America, Brazil, Spain and Italy.
Shooting began in September 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and lasted for seven months. The series was co-produced by Disney Channel Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. The series was filmed entirely in high definition at the Central Park Studios in Buenos Aires. On December 31, 2011, Disney Channel Latin America broadcast a New Year's television special entitled Celebratón, where Martina Stoessel performed the song Tu Resplandor (Disney Princesses). Disney Channel announced that the series would premiere in 2012. The cast was first introduced on December 22, 2011. In March 2012, promos and adverts started airing.
In early April 2012, a music video for "En Mi Mundo", sung by Martina Stoessel, was uploaded to Disney Channel Latin America website. Violetta finally premiered in Latin America and Italy on May 14, 2012. The cast visited Mexico City and Bogota to promote the show and sung live on a Radio Disney event at Luna Park in Buenos Aires. On October 25, the last episode of the first season was aired. Between September and October, the show had its premiere in other important markets such as Brazil, France, Israel and Spain.
In November 1, 2012, shootings for the second season begun. The second season is slated begun in Latin America in April and in Spain and Italy in May. Martina Stoessel visited Santiago in Chile for promotion in April and the complete cast visited Paris, Millan and Madrid for promotion at the end of June. The final scenes from the second season were shot in Spain.
Among the products spawned from the shows are an official magazine (available in Latin America, Italy and Spain), sticker album (available in France, Latin America, Italy and Spain), a series of books (available in Latin America, France, Spain and Italy) and trading cards (available in Italy and Argentina). DVDs were also released in Italy and Spain. There's also a soundtrack album featuring the music from the show. The album has achieved 3x Platinum in Argentina, Platinum in Spain and Gold Certification in Chile and Brazil.
In June, 2013, after three months of rehearsal, the musical with the complete cast made its debut at Teatro Gran Rex. Following the Cris Morena model, the cast played concerts daily during the Winter Vacation. Prior to the debut, all 60 presentations were already sold out with over 200.000 tickets sold. After the season in Buenos Aires, the cast will tour across Argentina, Latin America and Europe. Besides the 60 concerts in Buenos Aires, the cast will also tour the rest of Argentina with three concerts in Santa Fe, four concerts in Rosario, two concerts in Neuquen, two conc
The cast will also stop by Chile (six concerts in Santiago), Brazil (four concerts in Sao Paulo), Uruguay (two concerts in Montevideo), Paraguay (two concerts in Asunción) and Venezuela (two concerts in Caracas). Then, the cast will embark on a Spanish tour with concerts in Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Valencia and Malaga. Shows for other Latin-American countries, including Mexico and Colombia and for France and Italy will be announced soon.
Martina Stoessel was chosen by casting. The actor Diego Ramos was instead cast as the Violetta's father by the proposal and following an audition, sent to Europe, has been confirmed. The actress Lodovica Comello, who plays Francesca, was attending school in Milan and the director of it he said that some people would come to provinare some students and she decided to participate. Instead the actor Ruggero Pasquarelli was chosen by the proposal. For the second season were also held at the request of casting for fans of the series in Milan, Naples and Rome.
It has been confirmed that most of the cast of the first season, except for the actors Rodrigo Velilla, Artur Logunov and the lead actor Pablo Espinosa. It was also announced the inclusion of new characters played by Diego Domínguez who will play the new rival of León, Diego, and then actors like Valeria Baroni, Xabiani Ponce De León, Paloma Sirvén, Gerardo Velázquez, Carla Pandolfi and Valentina Frione. Bridgit Mendler made a cameo appearance in the second season.
Violetta is a teenage girl who is unaware of her very special gift for singing. She inherited this talent from her mum, a famous singer who died in a tragic accident when Violetta was just a little girl.
Herman, her dad, is a very successful man who loves his daughter, despite being strict and overprotective. Blinded by sadness, he decides to keep her past and her mother's fate from Violetta, worried that she might follow in her footsteps.
After the accident, they both moved to Madrid and he raised her alone, with hardly any contact with other children of her age. Herman is aware that Violetta is a very talented musician and he encourages her to take piano lessons, but he keeps her away from singing and acting.
Everything changes when they return to their homeland in Buenos Aires. There, Violetta starts taking piano lessons at 'Studio 21', a prestigious music school. She meets Angie, her new teacher and governess, who helps her come to terms with her talent. She also meets other people who will accompany her throughout her learning process.
Thus, Violetta meets Tomas and Leon, two boys with opposing personalities who fight for her love.
|Character||Actors / Voice actors|
|German Castillo||Diego Ramos (English dub: Geoffrey Chalmers)|
|Violetta Castillo||Martina Stoessel (English dub: Cristina Vee)|
|Tomas Heredia||Pablo Espinosa (English dub: Lucien Dodge)|
|Leon Vargas||Jorge Blanco (English dub: Sam Regal)|
|Diego Hernandez||Diego Domínguez|
|Ludmila Ferro||Mercedes Lambre (English dub: Joie Marlowe)|
|Andres||Nicolás Garnier (English dub: Michael Chapman)|
|Natalia||Alba Rico Navarro (English dub: Christine Marie Cabanos)|
|Francesca Cauviglia||Lodovica Comello (English dub: Johanna Luis)|
|Camila "Cami" Torres||Candelaria Molfese (English dub: Cindy O'Conner)|
|Maximiliano "Maxi" Ponte||Facundo Gambandé (English dub: Bryce Papenbrook)|
|Luca Cauviglia||Simone Lijoi (English dub: Grant George)|
|Braco||Artur Logunov (English dub: Michael Sinterniklaas)|
|Napoleon||Rodrigo Velilla (English dub: Johnny Yong Bosch)|
|Marco Tavelli||Xabiani Ponce De León|
|Angeles "Angie" Carrará||Clara Alonso (English dub: Wendee Lee)|
|Jade LaFontaine||Florencia Benítez (English dub: Erin Fitzgerald)|
|Matias "Mati" LaFontaine||Joaquín Berthold (English dub: Spike Spencer)|
|Olga Patricia Peña||Mirta Wons (English dub: Jane Carroll)|
|Lisandro Ramallo||Alfredo Allende (English dub: Dave Mallow)|
|Gregorio Casal||Rodrigo Pedreira (English dub: Keith Silverstein)|
|Roberto "Beto" Benvenuto||Pablo Sultani (English dub: Buba Kachow)|
|Pablo Galindo||Ezequiel Rodríguez (English dub: Fred McDougall)|
|Esmeralda Di Pietro||Carla Pandolfi|
|Jacqueline "Jackie" Saenz||Valentina Frione|
|Antonio Fernandez||Alberto Fernández de Rosa (English dub: Joey Lotsko)|
In the first season the opening credits and closing is En mi mundo in the original version and in France instead of the symbol is sung by Cynthia and is entitled Dans Mon Monde; in Brazil is sung by Mayra Arduini and it entitled "Pelo Mundo"; in Italy was sung by Stoessel the Italian version entitled "Nel mio mondo", and in Russia, Poland and Turkey is used as the original. The English version called In My Own World, was released on iTunes Ireland on August 9, 2013.
|Title||Album details||Peak positions||Certifications|
|Cantar es lo que soy||
|Hoy somos más||
|Violetta en Vivo||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
From October 10, 2012 is available in Italy the official magazine of the series entitled Violetta. The monthly magazine is directed by Veronica Di Lisio and offers interviews, unpublished photographs of the series and even games, posters and rubrics for the female audience. In Argentina is published in a magazine with the same content as the Italian one. In Chile can be purchased from December 21, 2012. Even in Spain there is the monthly magazine dedicated to the telenovela.
Have also been published on the market easter eggs and notebooks (in Brazil). In addition, the Italian actor Simon Lijoi has created his column titled "Chiedilo a Simone" where fans via his Facebook page asking some questions and he answers; the first article was published on March 22, 2013 and was later published every Thursday.
The U-Mix Show
The U-Mix Show is weekly program that airs a weekly summary of the series and interviews with cast members. It is hosted by Roger González and Daniel Martins. In Brazil, segjk the show is presented by Bruno Heder.
El V-log de Francesca
El V-log de Francesca is a webseries starring Lodovica Comello set in her bedroom. The sixteen-episode miniseries premiered on June 10, 2012 and lasted until October 22, 2012. The episodes were also dubbed in Italian as "Il videoblog di Francesca", on Disney Channel Italy and in Brazil as "O V-log de Francesca".
Ludmila Cyberst@r is another webseries that premiered on June 1, 2012 on the official YouTube channel of Disney Channel Latin America. The series consisted of eight episodes, that aired until September 17, 2012 and then continuously loaded on the same website from Portuguese channel's Disney Channel.
Awards and nominations
|2012||Kids' Choice Awards Argentina||Favorite TV Show||Nominated|
|Favorite Actor||Pablo Espinosa||Won|
|Favorite Villain||Mercedes Lambre||Won|
|Female Newcomer||Martina Stoessel||Won|
|2013||Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Latin Artist||Martina Stoessel||Nominated|
|Premios Gardel||Best Soundtrack Album of Film / Television||Violetta||Won|
|Martín Fierro Awards||Outstanding Children / Youth's Program||Won|
|Female Newcomer||Martina Stoessel||Won|
|Kids' Choice Awards Mexico ||Favorite Actor||Jorge Blanco||Won|
|Favorite TV Show||Nominated|
|Favorite Villain||Mercedes Lambre||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Pablo Espinosa||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Clara Alonso||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards Argentina ||Favorite TV Show||Won|
|Favorite TV Actor||Jorge Blanco||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actress||Martina Stoessel||Nominated|
|Favorite TV Actress||Lodovica Comello||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor / Actress||Samuel Nascimento||Won|
|Favorite Villain||Mercedes Lambre||Won|
|Male Newcomer||Xabiani Ponce De León||Nominated|
In Chile the average viewers is 352,000. In Spain the first episode received a 3.1% share or 461,000 viewers and it has increased by 93% by the end of the first season. The series is also successful in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil for kids aged 4–11. It's also popular online, with 5 million YouTube visits, 50 million official website visits, and over 80 million Facebook visits. The first episode in Italy received 195,973 viewers making it Disney Channel's most watched broadcast in the country. The average for each episode is 200,000 viewers. The Rai Gulp premiere had a 1% share or 272,000 viewers and the second episode received 300,000 viewers or a share of 1.34%.
The series originally premiered on May 14, 2012 on Disney Channel (Latin America). It premiered on July 22, 2013 on Disney Channel (UK and Ireland), on August 26, 2013 on Disney Channel (Southern Africa), on October 18, 2013 on Disney Channel (Australia and New Zealand), and on March 3, 2014 on Disney Channel (Southeast Asia). In Greece the series premiered on August 26, 2013 on Disney Channel (Greece) and on March 17, 2014 on Skai TV.
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