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The W.I.T.C.H. TV series has never been officially released on DVD in North America, or as a single, complete set anywhere at all. (Note that there are numerous bootlegs that do have these characteristics!)

However, it has seen many licensed DVD sets on other continents consisting of individual volumes, some of which are also available as compilations that nevertheless do not include the whole series in a single set. Most of these only span season 1, but season 2 is available in English in Europe as well. All known releases are locked to the respective DVD region, and most are in PAL format.

The table below provides further details on all of these sets, and the following sections discuss specific information about certain releases.

An overview of the major DVD releases of W.I.T.C.H.
Region Volumes Episodes Audio Subtitles
Central Europe 13 52 English, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Russian Russian and Ukrainian only
Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand* 6 26 English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German English, English for the hearing impaired, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, German
Nordic Europe* 3 11 English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish English, English for the hearing impaired, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish
Brazil 6 26 English, Portuguese, Spanish English, Portuguese, Spanish
Russia 10 52 Russian only (5.1 audio for season 2 only) (none)

*Disc 1 of the Western and Nordic sets does not follow this pattern: one area got only English, French, and Italian, while the other countries got English and all of the remaining languages (i.e. except French and Italian) from both the Western and Nordic releases. These discs are also the only ones to have a bonus feature: W.I.T.C.H. Trivia Adventure. This game is available in all of the same languages that the respective DVD is in.

By region

European releases

The major European DVD sets can be divided into three regions, plus Russia. Except for the Russian ones, within each region the packaging is localized but the actual disc content is identical, containing English menus and audio as well as multiple audio tracks covering each country's language.

A comparison of roughly the same frame from two episodes of the same set of DVD releases of the W.I.T.C.H. TV series. The frame on the right has the spelling mistake in "CREATIVE CONSULTANT" from the frame on the left corrected.

A comparison of roughly the same frame from two episodes of the same set of DVD releases. The frame on the right has the spelling mistake from the frame on the left corrected. (See the image description for more details.)

These DVD releases generally preserve the different copies of the same footage (openings and endings) used for individual episodes. In most cases the differences are very minor, but some are significant. Most notably, the first five episodes of season 2 have a spelling mistake in the term "CREATIVE CONSULTANT" in the opening sequence, which is corrected for the rest of the season. In season 1, the first episode features a slightly different opening and very different closing credits compared to all other episodes; see its page for details.

A comparison of the same frame from two European DVD releases of the W.I.T.C.H. TV series. The frame on the right has a black bar at the bottom cutting off some footage.

A comparison of the same frame from two European DVD releases. The frame on the right has a black bar at the bottom cutting off some footage. (See the image description for more details.)

The Central release of season 1 is notable for being the only one of the four to have the full frames of the video tracks. The other sets consistently cut off the video at the bottom with a black bar, thus losing some footage. It also appears to have fewer navigation and compatibility issues, particularly with software DVD players on the PC. However, it does not include English subtitles.

Subtitles vary among the releases. English subtitles are available for all of season 1, but there are currently no DVDs with English season 2 subtitles. Many discs also have signs-only subtitles because the on-screen text is always in English, but these are highly inconsistent even between different discs of the same set and so will not be discussed further here.

Other releases

W.I.T.C.H. has had DVD releases for season 1 only in a number of countries outside Europe. Unless otherwise noted, these come in 6 volumes much like the Western European discs, but with fewer or different audio and subtitle track options.

In Australia and New Zealand, the discs follow the Western European releases, with disc 1 being the combined Western/Nordic variant lacking French and Italian (see * above). In Brazil, the DVDs were released in NTSC and with English, Portuguese, and Spanish audio and subtitles, the middle pair of which are not available in Europe.

DVD menus

Central Europe

Season 1

Season 2

Western Europe

Episode selection

Nordic Europe