Iginio Straffi

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Iginio Straffi
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Iginio Straffi at the 2009 Lucca Comics and Games
Born (1965-05-30) 30 May 1965 (age 54)
OccupationFounder and president of Rainbow

Iginio Straffi (born 30 May 1965) is an Italian animator, illustrator, and former comic book author.[1] He is the founder and president of the Rainbow animation studio, as well as the creator of the studio's animated shows Winx Club and Huntik.



He started simple work in the field of comic book drawing for Italian publishers Comic Art and later Sergio Bonelli Editore, where he mostly worked on the Nick Raider series.[2] His work was also occasionally featured in the Métal Hurlant and Comic Art magazines. At age 27, he moved to France to work on storyboarding production and directed several animated TV series and feature films. After that he moved to Britain to continue his work there.

He moved back to Italy in 1995, when he founded the Rainbow company, initially providing services for other studios, but eventually producing its first original product, the Tommy and Oscar CD-ROM (1996) and later TV series (1999). His most successful creation, Winx Club, debuted in 2004 and has been broadcast in over 150 countries.

In 2012, Straffi directed and produced Gladiators of Rome,[3] which opened in Italy on 18 October 2012. It was later released across Europe and the Americas.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Iginio Straffi - V500". Variety. 2018.
  2. ^ "Winx Club: Magic Collection". Simon & Schuster.
  3. ^ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1946347/