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Trivia / Violetta

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  • Adored by the Network: Disney Channel Latin America and EMEA love the show very much, but the Italian division is obsessed with it. They produced Angie e le ricette di Violetta, a cooking show with Clara Alonso (Angie) and Mirta Wons (Olga) hosting in character that hasn't aired outside of Europe or Africa, a short series teaching Spanish to Italian audiences with Violetta clips, and two full-length specials that summarized the first season that Latin America hasn't gotten either. They also held more promotions and sell more merchandise exclusive to that region.
  • Billing Displacement: Despite the fact the show is titled after and centers around Violetta Castillo, Violetta's actress Marina Stossel is credited second in the opening title sequence, after Diego Ramos (German Castillo). It's notable given that the lead teen character is usually the one whose portrayer gets top billing in most Disney Channel series (U.S. or abroad), with few exceptions.
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  • California Doubling: The first scene that takes place in Spain was really filmed in Argentina. Averted in seasons 2 and 3, where the show actually films on location in Spain.
  • Contest Winner Cameo: The winner of the contest "Che Musica Sei?" makes an appearance in season 2 as a cousin of Francesca's.
  • Cut Song: Queen of the Dance Floor, which was in the original print of the "Gira Mi Cancion" album. Newer prints and international versions are missing the song, meaning it won't appear in the series either. This likely has to do with sounding like INFINITE's song, "Come Back Again".
  • Dawson Casting: Subverted in Violetta's and Angie's cases. Violetta's actress is around 2 years younger than her character. Angie's is around 7 years older than Violetta's. Mostly played straight with the other students.
  • Dueling Shows: With Nickelodeon's telenovelas, especially Grachi, which were a result of Nickelodeon wanting to compete with Disney Channel airing reruns of Argentine novelas like Patito Feo and Floricienta.
    • In The United Kingdom, around 6 months after Disney started airing the show, Nickelodeon started to air The Greenhouse, a dubbed Israeli show that's also meant to air in telenovela format.
    • Oddly in Southeast Asia, when the dub of Grachi aired in the region, this prompted Disney Channel's Southeast Asian feed (If you can even call it that...) to air the dub of this show.
    • Nickelodeon likely aired Chica Vampiro, a Colombian novela, in The Netherlands and Poland to take advantage of Violetta's success there.
  • No Export for You: In the US, despite having a English dub. One of the few reasons might be because of its Teen Drama nature, which would look out of place on the US channel's Kid Com- laden shows (though given that there are comedic plots within the show, this is debatable). The original Spanish version of the series made its U.S. debut on broadcast network Azteca in September 2014, making it a case of No Dub for You.
    • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": As of December 4th, 2014, the Licensed Game was available exclusively on Nintendo's eShop in North America, there must be chances for the English dub to appear.
    • The show has finally made its English language debut in America on the US Netflix service on July 10th, with the first two seasons both dubbed and subbed as more telenovelas are being put up in the region's service. Season 3 debuts on December 31st in the same year as well.
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    • The aforementioned cooking show with Angie hasn't aired in Latin America (or Spain, for that matter), despite being filmed in Spanish.
    • This series is yet to be shown in Japan.
  • Non-Singing Voice: In the English dub, all the characters don't have the same singing voice as the same dubbing voice. The voices for Napo and Tomas even sang for each other's characters. However, the version of the dub Netflix has available had Violetta's voice actress singing for her in episode two, meaning this wasn't going to be the case. The singing in season one was done in Los Angeles, but it was moved to Denmark for seasons 2 and 3.
  • Screwed by the Network: Disney Channel UK had a 7 month hiatus between episodes 60 and 61. By then, every other country that had aired the English dub of the show had wrapped season 1 up, season 2 was even starting in South Africa the week it finished. When new episodes aired, it was put in a decent slot, airing Mondays through Thursdays at 7:55pm. There was minimal promotion, however, and Sky On Demand had episodes up the day of airing. The following week, it was pushed to 10:55pm.
    • Season 2 took over 9 months to air after season 1 ended, airing June 1st with the sightly earlier timeslot of 10:10pm, new episodes airing every day. The only promotion the show got was through social media accounts. Season 3 does not appear to be airing any time soon.
    • For Southeast Asian viewers, they blame this show for less airings of Austin & Ally and Jessie.
  • Stunt Casting: Sofia Carson as Melanie, one of the antagonists of The Movie. Downplayed a bit since the only countries showing the movie in theaters were the ones where the show it's based off of had seen success in.

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