Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom

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Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom
Winx-Club-Movie.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Iginio Straffi
Produced by Rainbow S.r.l.
Written by Iginio Straffi
Sean Molyneaux
Based on Winx Club by
Iginio Straffi
Starring Italian:
Letizia Ciampa
Perla Liberatori
Domitilla D'Amico
Ilaria Latini
Gemma Donati
Laura Lenghi
Music by Paolo Baglio
Production
company
Distributed by Rainbow S.r.l.
Release date
  • 30 November 2007 (2007-11-30)
Running time
85 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian
Box office €1,979,972
(US$2,479,717)

Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom (Italian: Winx Club - Il Segreto Del Regno Perduto) is an Italian CGI animated feature film, based on the television series Winx Club, taking place after the events of the first three seasons. The film had premiere on November 30, 2007 in Italian cinemas.

Rainbow S.r.l. offered the film to the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.[1] Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia sings the film's ending song, "All the Magic".

Straffi has noted that it was difficult to animate the girls' hair correctly in 3D.

Plot[edit]

The story begins sometime after Valtor's defeat. An unseen narrator speaks about a girl who discovered that she is a fairy and a princess: Bloom. Though her story is a magical one, it is one without an ending. The story will only have one when the girl writes the ending—i.e., creates the ending.

The scene changes to six cloaked figures: the Winx. Bloom and her friends are on a search for Bloom's birth parents, King Oritel and Queen Miriam, which could change Bloom's life forever. The girls are on their way to find Hagen, a blacksmith who forged the Sword of King Oritel. The girls successfully sneak into Hagen's castle, but are forced to battle his robot guards. Hagen then holds Bloom at sword-point for trespassing in his castle; luckily Faragonda arrives in time to ease him.

At Alfea, some fairies are leaving the school to end their journey and become Guardian Fairies: except Bloom, as her Enchantix is still incomplete. Bloom then asks Hagen if he can sense the sword that he forged for her father, a mystical sword that can never be separated from its rightful master. Hagen states that he has been trying all this time to trace the sword, but has not sensed it at all. Bloom runs off in tears and avoids her friends.

At the top of the school where Bloom watches the graduation ceremony, she befriends a small cat, whom she names Purr. Whispering that she loves her friends and is upset that all she and the Winx have done won't matter anymore, Sky appears and comfort her; however, that "school might be over but life goes on." That night, there is a party and Bloom dances with Sky on the grounds. He encourages her to keep looking for her parents despite Hagen's words. Unfortunately, a ship arrives and Sky is forced to leave with a mysterious girl. As he goes, he promises Bloom that he will explain everything later.

The next morning, Bloom leaves for Earth to stay with her adoptive parents for the time-being. Though she seems happy, Mike can tell that Bloom is uncomfortable living on Earth. Vanessa agrees, stating "this is not her life anymore." One night, Bloom has a dream then Daphne tell that there is still hope; their parents are still alive. Informing her about the Book of Fate, a tome their father kept that tells the entire history of Domino, and its location.

In the morning, Bloom is surprised to see all of her friends, plus the boys, there to celebrate her 19th birthday. Telling them of her plan and they all agree to help her. The restoration of Bloom's hope triggers the mystical sword of King Oritel, deep within the dark Obsidian Circle. Its glow troubles the spiritual forms of the three Ancestral Witches, since they believed they had destroyed all of Domino inhabitants. Obsidian's Keeper, Mandragora, ask for permission to search for the cause of the sword's reactivation. The witches agree and lend Mandragora a fraction of tremendously dark abilities.

They head to Domino where Bloom wears Daphne's mask and finds that Domino is actually a paradise before it was covered with ice and snow. The group head towards the mountain where the book is hidden, but Tecna tells them that a legendary bird called the Roc is guarding the library. The Specialists climb the mountain but Sky and Riven's arguing causes the Roc to awaken and flies off with the boys hanging on for dear-life. The girls run to the ship and manage to calm the bird with Musa's music and let it land. Inside the library, they meet Bartelby, Oritel's scribe in spiritual form, who shows them the Book of Fate. In it, they discover that Oritel as well as all the people of Domino are trapped in the dark dimension Obsidian. Wanting to learn more, Bartelby lets her turn the page, but the future has not yet been written. Though, Bartelby gives them a prophecy. Meanwhile, Riven is bitten by Mandragora's spy bug and becomes her puppet.

Soon after, Alfea is attacked by Mandragora. The Winx, Mirta, Hagen, and the teachers are able to stop her. Just before they leave, Bloom looks at the Book of Fate to see her parents' wedding photo change into her and Sky at the altar. Throwing the book aside in surprise the page changes into everyone fixing the school, this soon comes true. The group head to Pixie Village where they enter the Tree of Portals. Only Bloom stays behind as she is not yet a guardian fairy and cannot miniaturize. Thankfully, Lockette finds the correct key and they all head to the gateway to the Obsidian dimension. As the girls enter, Mandragora appears. Riven begins to battle Sky. As he is about to stab him, Musa jumps in front of him and is injured.

In Obsidian, the girls battle their greatest fears but survive. Bloom saw a vision of what happened to her birth parents: Oritel was pulled into Obsidian by the Ancestral Witches while Miriam absorbed herself into the sword in order to be with him. To Bloom's horror, sees her father frozen in stone, the same fate for all inhabitants of her planet. The witches force her to make a choice between destroying the sword and saving her Earth parents or taking the sword and letting Mandragora kill them, seen in an image. Bloom notice it's a trick because Mike is not sneezing as he pets Purr, since Mike is allergic to cats. Meanwhile, Riven recalls all what he and Musa have been through together. Regaining his sanity, he lifts her up and they kiss. Chasing after Mandragora, Sky arrive moments later and takes the sword, but supposedly dies, as only a king can wield the sword.

Feeling all alone, Bloom is ready to give up when Daphne reminds her that she is not alone. Bloom wears the mask, and Daphne joins with her to destroy the Ancestral Witches. However, Mandragora returns and, using her body as a host, the three witches begin to strangle Bloom to death. Then Sky stabs Mandragora with Oritel's sword; with Bloom's Dragon Flame, destroying both her and the entire Obsidian Circle, freeing everyone. Sky explains he is now King of Eraklyon, and his coronation was the night he left Bloom at Alfea. With Domino restored to its former glory, Oritel is freed from stone, placing Miriam back in human form; Bloom's Enchantix is complete, and she is finally reunited with her birth parents.

There is a party afterwards where Oritel and Miriam promise Bloom that they will be around for the rest of her life. Mike and Vanessa are there too and Bloom hugs them affectionately. Oritel begins the traditional father-daughter dance, but let's Bloom dance with Sky. As the whole group dances, Sky swings by Brandon and Stella, and Brandon hands over a beautiful box to him. Moving away, Sky shows Bloom a diamond ring, asking her if she will marry him. Happier than ever, Bloom accepts and kiss him.

In the final scene before the credits, Bartelby appears by the Book of Fate, telling the audience that the prophecy has been fulfilled, Bloom is now a guardian fairy and there is a new Company of Light - the Winx. However, the Ancestral Witches have not been destroyed. Instead, they were freed and are finding new hosts to take over and destroy the Winx. They are shown with their direct descendants, the Trix, cackling madly. This is a cliffhanger leading to the second movie.

Voice cast[edit]

Character Italian English (Nickelodeon) English (Cinelume)
Bloom Letizia Ciampa Molly C. Quinn Cindy Robinson
Stella Perla Liberatori Amy Gross Jennifer Séguin
Flora Ilaria Latini Alejandra Reynoso Holly Gauthier-Frankel
Musa Gemma Donati Romi Dames Anik Matern
Tecna Domitilla D'Amico Morgan Decker Jodie Resther
Aisha Laura Lenghi Keke Palmer Lucinda Davis
Prince Sky Alessandro Quarta Matt Shively N/A
Brandon Massimiliano Alto Adam Gregory
Helia Francesco Pezzulli David Faustino
Riven Mirko Mazzanti Sam Riegel
Timmy Corrado Conforti Charlie Schlatter
Nabu Sasha De Toni Will Blagrove

Soundtrack[edit]

International versions[edit]

Song Original Name Language Singer(s) Country
"Jestes Naj" "Unica" Polish Aleksandra Szwed Poland
"Tu es la seule" French Mery Lanzafame (N.B: To note that Sina provides this song ONLY for the french soundtrack in Winx In Concert ) France
"Sen bir tanesin" Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
"Mono esy" Greek Nikki Ponte Greece
"Tu eres única" Spanish Spain
"Única" Latin Spanish Maythe Guedes ft. Rebeca Aponte Latin America
"És a tal" Portuguese Portugal
"Jij bent cool" Dutch Ilona Netherlands
"You're the one" English Elisa Rosselli
"Du bist es" German Deevoice Germany
"Ayağa kalk !" "Segui il Ritmo" Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
"Kom op dans" Dutch Ilona Netherlands
"Lass dich fallen" German Deevoice Germany
"Stand up" English Elisa Rosselli
"Enchantix" "Potere di enchantix" Turkish Group Hepsi Turkey
English Elisa Rosselli
Greek Nikki Ponte Greece
"You Made Me a Women" "A un passo da me" English Elisa Rosselli
"Deine Augen" German Deevoice Germany
"Genau Wie Du" German Deevoice Germany
"Kiss from Rose" English Seal (singer) UK
"Winx" "Segui il tuo cuore" Dutch Ilona Netherlands
"Fly" English Elisa Rosselli
"Die Alive" "Ending" English Tarja Turunen Finland
"All the Magic" English Natalie Imbruglia All Countries

Distribution[edit]

Dancers dressed as the Winx Club posing at the Rome FilmFest.

A live action dance show was performed to promote the film at the 2007 Rome Film Festival.[2] In the first week of showing, the film was distributed in 665 cinemas and had 420,000 viewers. It received 1,979,972 euros ($3,074,695.84 US), this is the biggest opening for an animated film in Italy.[3] It has reached five million euros in revenue.[4] It was released on DVD in Italy in March 2008, with an Italian soundtrack; the German release offers a choice of German and English. It premiered on Nickelodeon in America on March 11, 2012 and was released on DVD on August 7, 2012.[citation needed]

Sequel[edit]

On October 29, 2010, a theatrical sequel, Winx Club 3D: Magical Adventure, was released in Italy.

References[edit]

Nickelodeon press release, April 2011

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