Parents' Guide to

World of Winx

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Body-image concerns continue in Winx Club follow-up.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+

Poor for self-esteem and body image.

I have watched several episodes with my nieces ages 5 and 8. I find it disturbing that this show has very little diversity in it's characters. Most of the characters are light skinned or white, too skinny with unrealistic body imaging. I understand that an older audience may realize this is fiction, but it is very damaging at an unconscious level for young girls and teens. The female characters have "talents" and skills that they excel in; but their style and body are more important for the story. The characters are extremely shallow and speak in a manner that is not beneficial to young audiences. The dialogue is poor for all characters in the show, topics are often unimportant and things like "women, I'll never understand them" are said. I hope parents will not take in this type of media for their children.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 12+

Explicit image

A still frame of a female midsection wearing a see through bikini bottom.. NO

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (12):

This follow-up series to Winx Club holds minimal appeal for newcomers to the Winx girls' stories, but returning fans may enjoy seeing more of the characters' hijinks. There's precious little intrigue to the monotonous plot beyond the first few times it plays out, leading the stories to run together and eventually lose any spark they started with. If you're looking for a high note, it lies in the talents of the kids the Winx Girls encourage toward their goals, making for some fairly impressive (inasmuch as a cartoon can be) display of an array of skills.

Sadly, though, World of Winx misses an opportunity to emphasize strong female leads in its six-member main cast. They're adept enough at working together and keeping their mission in mind, but some also are prone to shallowness and image obsession. And even when they're not talking about it or acting on it by stewing over fashion trends and hairstyles, their very appearances send impossible messages about body image to girls watching.

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