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Super Wings
Genre
Created byGil Hoon Jung
Written by
  • Anne D. Bernstein
  • Young Woo Kim
  • Jung Jin Hong
  • Pammy Salmon
Directed byJin Yong Kim
Voices of
English version
  • Luca Padovan
  • J. L. Mount
  • Junah Jang
  • Colin Critchley
  • Gary Littman
  • Emma Fusco
  • Evan Smolin
ComposerSeung Hyuk Yang (Studio Doma)
Country of origin
  • South Korea
  • China
  • United States
Original languagesKorean
Chinese
English
No. of seasons8
No. of episodes264 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Young Hong Jeong
  • Jisoo Han
  • Sang Ho Han
  • Chan Kyung Jung
  • Ray Wang
For Little Airplane
Producers
  • Seong Su Kim
  • Jonghyuk (Dane) Lee
  • Nae Young Kwak
  • Yong Jun Lee
  • Doo Ri Park
  • Sharon Gomes Thomas (Head of Production, Little Airplane)
  • Fred Weinberg (Little Airplane)
  • Do Uk Kim (FunnyFlux)
  • Jung Jin Hong (FunnyFlux)
  • Kelvin Li (Head of Production, Qianqi)
  • Miles Lau (Head of Production, Qianqi)
Running time12 min.
Production companies
Original release
Network
ReleaseSeptember 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) –
present
Related
Top Wing
Super Wings
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese超級飛俠
Simplified Chinese超级飞侠
Korean name
Hangul출동! 슈퍼윙스

Super Wings (Korean: 출동! 슈퍼윙스, romanizedChuldong! Syupeo Wingseu, Chinese: 超级飞侠; pinyin: Chāojí fēi xiá) is an animated television series created by Gil Hoon Jung and produced by the company made by himself, FunnyFlux Entertainment, in South Korea, in association with Alpha Group Co., Ltd. from China with production support from the Educational Broadcasting System in South Korea and additional support from KOCCA and HIT Entertainment.

Overview[edit]

The series follows a basic format where Jett interacts with other Super Wings at World Airport before being called to a delivery, where Jimbo gives Jett some facts about the location and some of the local language. Using this knowledge, he interacts with the kid or kids ordering the packages until they reach a problem, and then he calls for help from one or more of the Super Wings. The additional help would aid in solving the problem before they leave with Jett.

Super Wings has 32 members: 7 originals, 4 from Season 2, 4 from Seasons 4 and 5, 4 from Seasons 6 and 7, 5 from Season 8, and 3 Legendary Super Wings. Twenty have been written off to have more space for new members.

The format remained relevant in Season 2, though the interaction segments were dropped.[clarification needed] Jimbo also no longer works at World Airport during this season and is replaced by his niece Sky while he takes an around-the-world vacation (though he still makes cameos in the locations where Jett makes his deliveries). The assisting format was also altered, as typically more than one Super Wing ends up with Jett at the end of the episode.

Season 3 brings the interaction segment back and sees Jimbo return as a maintenance technician. The rest of the format remains in place from Season 2, though the assistance method changes once again. Jett now receives help from a specialized team of Super Wings, rather than from a random selection. The episode count also dropped from 52 to 40.

Major changes came in Season 4, with much of the show now taking place on World Aircraft, a giant plane functioning as a mobile airport (with Jimbo as captain and Sky as communications officer). The kids now actually call the Super Wings to make specialized products (manufactured by Storm, a new character and World Aircraft's chief engineer), to be shipped in metal box-like containers rather than in cardboard boxes in past seasons. Jett now has a regular travel buddy and Rescue Rider talking dragon for deliveries, and they are instead given upgrades by way of a Super Charge beam rather than receiving help, although other Super Wings and dragons show up randomly in some episodes. The number of episodes remained at 40.

Season 5 is like Season 4, as the Super Wings are still in the World Aircraft (with Jimbo, Sky, and Storm in the same positions). This season the Super Wings have new companions: Super Pets, small creatures resembling Super Wings that can transform into all kinds of things for missions. They also have to face Golden Boy (a golden plane that can transform and use its arms like rockets), who appears regularly in episodes to prevent the Super Wings from trying to carry out their missions. Unlike in Season 4, Jett no longer calls Super Charge mode but rather Super Helps, a team made up of a Super Wing and its corresponding Super Pet.

Season 6 brings a new format of missions for the Super Wings squad: their is Golden Guardians and the Super Pets are no longer used in missions (they are now in the control room with Sky and Storm, while Jimbo is absent) and the Super Charge mode is replaced by Super Ball and Super Dragons (a new type of item that contain elemental powers like wind, fire, polar, water, animal or lightning). Kids that Jett brings a pack can also join them, calling themselves the World Guardians Buddies. One of the major novelties of this season is the World Aircraft transforming into a giant robot called "World Robot", which is used when situations or problems may have become too complicated. Golden Boy is still around this season and has a new accomplice called Golden Wheels. Furthermore, they are not shy about making things worse on the World Guardians missions.

In Season 7 the largest change was that the Super Pets are on vacation around the world. When they arrive at a new place the Super Pets cause some trouble, and call the World Aircraft carrier to ask for a package from Jett. As in Season 4, Jett goes with a traveling companion. In case the Super wings and Super Pets are in trouble, they are Super Charged to solve the problems caused by Golden Boy, who now has a golden Super Pet.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
152September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01)July 7, 2015 (2015-07-07)
252March 1, 2017 (2017-03-01)November 30, 2017 (2017-11-30)
340February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)
440March 30, 2020 (2020-03-30)June 24, 2020 (2020-06-24)
540March 29, 2021 (2021-03-29)June 28, 2021 (2021-06-28)
640February 28, 2022 (2022-02-28)July 11, 2022 (2022-07-11)
740February 27, 2023 (2023-02-27)May 23, 2023 (2023-05-23)
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Characters[edit]

Heroes[edit]

  • Jett (Korean: 호기, Hogi; Chinese: 乐迪, Lèdí; voiced by Moon Nam-sook in the Korean version, Luca Padovan (Season 1), Hudson Loverro (Season 2 to Season 6) and Henry Bolan (Season 7) in the US and David Holt in the UK) is the main protagonist, a red and white male jet plane. His task is to deliver packages to kids around the world. Jett is the fastest aircraft in the world, full of energy and confidence, and is friendly with everyone at the international airport. He likes to fly around the world to help children deliver packages. Whenever difficulty arises, which is often because Jett is naïve or incompetent, he will call his best friends the "Super Wings" to help. Jett's original power was solely Jett Speed, though as the show progressed, he became able to adapt to any environment and also gained competency. In Season 5, Jett has a new Super Pet, Mini Jett/Jett Pet. At the end of the first two-part special of Season 6, he became a Legendary Super Wing and entered the Hall of Fame.
  • Dizzy (Korean: 아리, Ari; Chinese: 小爱, Xiǎo ài; voiced by Jang Eun-suk in the Koren version, Junah Jang (Season 1) and Jenna Iacono (Season 2 to Season 5) in the US and Kate Harbour in the UK) is a pink and white female helicopter whose main task is to rescue people in need of her help. Dizzy is a pink rescue helicopter with rescue ropes and emergency equipment, but she does not look at her Svens as she is very powerful. As long as Jett is in a critical situation and needs help, Dizzy will be dispatched immediately because they are the best partners! In Season 3, she is the leader of the Rescue Riders (formed by herself and her two siblings, Zoey (an ambulance) and Sparky (a fire truck)). In Season 5, Dizzy has a new Super Pet, Mini Dizzy/Dizzy Pet.
  • Donnie (Korean: 도니; Chinese: 多多, Duōduō; voiced by Soyoung Hong in the Korean version, Colin Critchley in the US and Marc Silk in the UK) is a male orange and blue plane, which many commonly mistake as yellow, with the specialty to make or repair things with his handy tool kit. He is prone to self-inflicted accidents. Donnie is based upon a Canadair CL-415, but in a cartoony version. Donnie is an excellent engineer and a superhero. He always meets the possibilities of infinity in the best condition. He is a good and trustworthy partner with a powerful toolbox that always helps other Super Wings at critical moments. Although Donnie is smart, he always likes to make things that make people laugh and cry.[1] In Season 3, he becomes the leader of the Build-It Buddies (formed by himself and his two siblings, Remi (a mixing truck) and Scoop (an excavator)). In Season 5, he is followed by his new Super Pet, Mini Donnie/Donnie Pet. He was written off as main character in Season 8, but he stills appeared in one episode.
  • Jerome (Korean: 재롬; Chinese: 酷飞, Kùfēi; voiced by Jeon Tae-yeol in the Korean version, Evan Smolin in the US and Rob Rackstraw in the UK) is a male blue fighter jet based on a McDonnell/Douglas F-18 from the Blue Angels aerobatic team. He believes that some problems Jett faces can be solved with a dance routine, and thinks he can do other Super Wings' missions better than they can. He was written off as a main character in Season 3, becoming the leader of Team Jerome which is formed by himself and his two siblings, Arome and Jerry (two other fighter jets, who did not transform) as a competition stunt team. Despite his being removed from the main cast, the theme song erroneously still features Jerome's name in the lyrics, while Paul has now been seen in the slot since Season 4. He was absent in Season 5 and Season 6 but returned in Season 7. In Season 7, Jerome is followed by his new Super Pet, Mini Jerome/Jerome Pet. He was written off again in Season 8.
  • Paul (Korean: 봉반장, Bong Ban-jang; Chinese: 包警长, Bāo Jǐngzhǎng; voiced by Jeong Yeong-wung in the Korean version, Gary Littman in the US and Rupert Degas in the UK) is a blue and white police plane. One of his jobs is to guard the World Airport at night. At times, he helps Jett and others by using his traffic control and detective skills. Paul was originally strict, but fun-loving; as the show progressed, however, he loosened up and replaced Jerome as the Super Wings dancing expert. In Season 3, he is the leader of the Police Patrol. In Season 5, Paul has a new Super Pet, Mini Paul/Paul Pet. He was written off in Season 8.
  • Grand Albert (Korean: 다알지 할아버지, (Grandpa) Daalji; Chinese: 胡须爷爷, Húxū yéyé; voiced by Lim Chae-heon in the Korean version, Bill Raymond in the US and Neil Morrissey in the UK) is a retired male orange biplane with a front propeller based on a Grumman F2F. He gives Jett moral advice about some tasks. He also has a trunk full of items collected over time from his younger days as an adventurer, the most prominent being the telephoto transporter, a camera that can change the size of whatever is photographed. Like Jerome, he was written off as a main character in Season 3, but he still makes cameos in subsequent seasons. He was absent in Season 5 but returned in Season 6. He also made an appearance in Season 7.
  • Mira (Korean: 미나, Mina; Chinese: 小青, Xiǎoqīng; voiced by Mi-ra Jeong in the Korean version, Elana Caceres in the US and Maria Darling in the UK) is a female green jet plane. She is the only member of the Super Wings team who loves water and can breathe underwater without diving equipment (up until Chase's introduction and Jett's upgrades in Season 3). In Season 3, she is the leader of the Wild Team. She was written off in Season 5 but made a return with Wily and Swampy in Season 8.
  • Bello (Korean: 주주, Zuzu; Chinese: 卡文, Carvin (Kǎ wén); voiced by Lim Chae-heon in the Korean version, Jason Griffith in the US and Keith Wickham in the UK) is a male black and white striped safari plane with a propeller. His specialty is to talk with various animals in their language. He was written off in Season 3.
  • Chase (Korean: 에이스, Ace; Chinese: 酷雷, Kùléi; voiced by Nam Doh-hyeong in the Korean version, Will Blagrove in the US and Tim Whitnall in the UK) is a male dark blue spy plane. He can transform into almost anything in addition to a robot and a plane. He was written off in Season 3.
  • Todd (Korean: 두두, Doodoo; Chinese: 金刚, Jīngāng; voiced by Nam Doh-hyeong in the Korean Version, Joseph Ricci in the US and Ben Small in the UK) is a male brown construction plane. He has a drill for his nose. He was written off in Season 3.
  • Astra (Korean: 샛별, Saetbyeol; Chinese: 米莉, Millie (Mǐ lì); voiced by Soyoung Lee in the Korean version, Hayley Negrin in Season 2 and Grace Lu Season 3 to 5 and Courtney Chu in Season 6 and Julia Raza in Season 7 in the US and Emma Tate in the UK) is a female white space plane. She is an expert on missions that involve outer space. Astra has a twin brother, Astro, who appeared in Season 3-Season 5. The leader of Galaxy Wings, she is the only Season 2 character to appear in the following seasons. Astra is followed by her new Super Pet in Season 5, Mini Astra/Astra Pet. She was written off in Season 8.
  • Flip (Korean: 피구, Pigu; Chinese: 淘淘, Táotáo; voiced by Jeon Hae-li in the Korean version, Jian Harrell in the English version and Keith Wickham in the UK) is a male red plane, who knows a lot about sports. He joined the Super Wings in "The Bermuda Blunder" after helping rescue Jett from the Bermuda Triangle. He was written off in Season 3.
  • Jimbo (Korean: 코보, Kobo; Chinese: 金宝; voiced by Um Sang-hyun in the Korean version, J.L. Mount in the US and Keith Wickham in the UK) is the former main traffic controller and the only human working at the World Airport in Season 1. In Season 2, he goes on an around-the-world vacation while his niece Sky, takes his place as air traffic controller, though he does make cameos in Jett's delivery destinations. In Season 3 he returns, this time as the Maintenance Technician, before becoming the Captain Commander of World Aircraft, the new base for the Super Wings from Season 4-Season 5. He is absent in Season 6 and Season 7, but will possibly return in Season 8.
  • Sky (Korean: 하늘, Haneul; Chinese: 安琪, Angie (Ān qí); voiced by Kim Eu-nah in the Korean version, Madison Kelly, Makeda Broomfield in Season 7 in the US and Emma Tate in the UK) is the current main traffic controller and the only human working at the World Airport after Jimbo went on vacation (Until his return in Season 3), she is Jimbo's niece. In Season 4, she is the new communications officer of World Aircraft. She gets around on a hoverboard. As of Season 6, Sky takes over as the Captain Commander of World Aircraft since Jimbo is absent in that season and the next season.
  • Storm (Korean: 우주, Uju; Chinese: 小风, Xiǎo fēng, Travis Burnett season 4-Season 5, Charlize Tuozzo Season 6 and Christina Way Season 7 in the US and John Hasler in the UK) is a young boy introduced in Season 4 and the chief engineer of World Aircraft. He gets around with a jetpack. He was written off in Season 8.
  • Roy (Korean: 꽁지; Chinese: 皮皮, Pippi (Pí pí); voiced by Emma Fusco in the US anda Rob Rackstraw in the UK) is a luggage tug. He is always wanting to fly, like the Super Wings. He often drops some items on the tarmac because he is in such a hurry. He has a twin brother named Ray. He was written off in Season 6.
  • Poppa Wheels (Korean: 파파트럭, Papa Truck; Chinese: 卡尔, Carl (Kǎ'ěr); voiced by Benjie Randall in the US and Keith Wickham in the UK) is a male orange truck who works as Donnie's Assistant and transforms into robot mode. He acts as a father figure towards Donnie. He was written off in Season 3.
  • Big Wing (Korean: 빅윙; Chinese: 大鹏, Dà péng; voiced by Jeong Yeong-wung in the Korean version and Conor Hall in the US and Keith Wickham in the UK) is a blue and white jumbo passenger plane with a yellow stripe. He is the biggest member of the Super Wings team. He is the only Super Wings member that does not transform into robot mode. (Note: A large airplane similar to Big Wing appears in the Season Three episode "The Case of the Lost Suitcase") He was absent in Season 4, Season 5, and Season 6, but returned in Season 7.
  • Neo (Korean: 네오; Chinese: 圆圆, Yuán yuán; voiced by Catie Harvey in the US and Lizzie Waterworth in the UK) is a small plane colored yellow and black. She works at a factory that transforms. Neo was absent during Season 4 and she was written off in Season 5.
  • Zoey (Korean: 조이; Chinese: 小柔, Xiǎo róu; voiced by Kim Eu-nah in the Korean version and Alisha Liston in the US and Janet James in the UK) is a female pink and white ambulance who is part of the Rescue Riders. She was written off in Season 5.
  • Sparky (Korean: 로키, Rocky; Chinese: 大勇, Dàyǒng; voiced by Jeon Tae-yeol in the Korean version and Nathan Blaiwes in the English version) is a male fire engine who is part of both the Rescue Riders and the Super Wings Big Team.
  • Remi (Korean: 레미; Chinese: 雷米; voiced by Bak Sin-hee in the Korean version and Camille Schurer in the English version) is a female mixing truck with interchangeable bed parts, who is part of the Build-It Buddies. She and Scoop are Donnie's siblings. She is also a member of the Super Wings Big Team. She was written off in Season 6, but she returned in Season 8
  • Scoop (Korean: 포키, Poki; Chinese: 朗朗, Lǎnglǎng; voiced by Nam Doh-hyeong in the Korean version and Brysen Rush in the English version) is a male excavator with alternate crane parts, who is part of the Build-It Buddies. He and Remi are Donnie's siblings. He was written off in Season 5.
  • Astro (Korean: 한별, Hanbyeol; Chinese: 米克, Mick (Mǐ kè); voiced by Tex Hammond in the US and John Sparkes in the UK) is a male white space plane. He is Astra's twin brother, who is a part of the Galaxy Wings. He was written off in Season 6.
  • Rover (Korean: 로버, Lobeo; Chinese: 流浪者, Liúlàng zhě; voiced by Isaiah Russell-Bailey in the US and Steven Kynman in the Uk) is a male white moon rover who is a part of both the Galaxy Wings and the Super Wings Big Team.
  • Willie (Korean: 해리, Harry (Haeli); Chinese: 威利, Wēi lì; voiced by Jalen K. Cassell in the US and Tom Eastwood in the UK) is a male green intermodal submarine capable of traveling on land. He is part of the Wild Team and the Super Wings Big Team. He was absent in Season 5, but returned in Season 6 and was written off in Season 7.
  • Swampy (Korean: 누피, Nupi; Chinese: 沼澤的, Zhǎozé de; voiced by Dashiel Berk in the US and David Carling in the UK) is a male green fan boat. He is part of the Wild Team. He was written off in Season 5.
  • Kim (Korean: 김순경, Kim Soon-kyung; Chinese: 贝警员, Officer Bay (Bèi jǐng yuán); voiced by Jeong Hye-ok in the Korean version and Araceli Prasarttongosoth in the US and Jo Wyatt in the UK) is a female police car. She is part of the Police Patrol. She was written off in Season 5.
  • Badge (Korean: 배형사, Detective Bae (Bae Hyeongsa; Chinese: 徽章, Huīzhāng; voiced by Um Sang-hyun in the Korean version and Armen Taylor in the US and Tim Whitnall in the UK) is a tiltrotor police plane who is part of the Police Patrol. Unlike Paul, he does not transform. He is also a member of the Super Wings Big Team. He was written off in Season 6.
  • Arome (Korean: 아롬, Loma Jaemae; Chinese: 羅馬姐妹, Luómǎ jiěmèi; voiced by Joanna Ruiz in the UK) is a female fighter jet who is part of Team Jerome. She is Jerome's sister. Unlike Jerome, she and Jerry did not transform. She was written off in Season 4.
  • Jerry (Korean: 재리, Jag-eun Gwonchong; Chinese: 傑瑞, Jié ruì; voiced by Keith Wickham in the UK) is another male fighter jet who is part of Team Jerome. He is Jerome's brother. Unlike Jerome, he and Arome did not transform. He was written off in Season 4.
  • Crystal (Korean: 보라, Vola (Bola); Chinese: 雪儿, Cher (Xuě er)) is a purple female furry plane who does not belong to a team. She helps people in blizzards and ice storms. In Season 6 she made a small cameo.
  • Bucky (Korean: 버키, Beoki; Chinese: 巴奇, Bā qí) is an orange and yellow male Bumblebee plane capable of shrinking who is the Super Wings insect expert. He deals with problems that require being small. He was written off in Season 6.
  • Sunny (Korean: 써니, Sseoni; Chinese: 佩佩, Pèi pèi) is an orange and white female plane. She loves singing and dancing and has a little companion Super Pet named Mini Sunny/Sunny Pet. She was written off in Season 6.
  • Leo (Korean: 레오; Chinese: 雷克, Lake (Léi kè)) is a blue flying car. Like Flip in Season 2, he joined the Super Wings when Jimbo offered him the opportunity to join. He has a Super Pet named Mini Leo/Leo Pet. He was written off in Season 6.
  • The Super Pets (Korean: 슈퍼펫, Syupeo Pes; Chinese: 超级宠物, Chāojí chongwù): Also known as Super Minis. The seven Super Pets are the new companions of the Super Wings. They can transform into various objects like a glove, rescue pillow, shield, crasher, holo-rope, or speaker. They are cute and playful with the Super Wings. The current Super Pets' names are Jett Pet, Dizzy Pet, Donnie Pet, Paul Pet, Astra Pet, Shine Pet, Tino Pet, Ellie Pet, Jerome Pet, and Golden Pet. There were two Super Pets that appeared in Season 5 only: Leo Pet and Sunny Pet. Three Super Pets appeared in Season 5 only: Donnie Pet, Paul Pet, and Astra Pet.
  • Lime (Korean: 라임, Laim; Chinese: 糯糯, Nuò nuò) is a light blue Super Wings with a chef's hat and a portable kitchen. She is the new cook chef in the Super Wings Team's World Guardians. She was written off in Season 7.
  • Tony (Korean: 토니, Toni; Chinese: 咚咚, Dōng dōng) is a blue Train Super Wings with orange stripes. He is the first member of the Super Wings to be a train. He can also transform. He was written off in Season 7.
  • Tino (Korean: 티노, Tino; Chinese: 大壮, Dà zhuàng) is a blue-green Super Wings that can transform into a plane and a dinosaur and he can also change size and become a giant Super Wing. Tino is also a Legendary Super Wing. In Season 7, he gets a new Super Pet introduced in the two-part special "Denmark Dinosaur."
  • Ellie (Korean: 알리; Chinese: 巧巧 English by Lulu McGrinder) is a pink stunt plane and the granddaughter of Grand Albert, she is a Super Wings explorer who loves adventures and exploring new locations, like Grand Albert, she has a suitcase of objects and telephoto in a smartphone appearance. She has a Super Pet named Mini Ellie/Ellie Pet.
  • Shine (Korean: 샤인; Chinese: 小亮) is a light blue cleaning plane, who is the one who recycles and cleans the garbage if there is a problem like this on a mission. He has a Super Pet named Mini Shine/Shine Pet.
  • Mark (Korean: ?; Chinese: 大保) is a garbage truck that has the same colors as Shine, in which they team up.
  • Marty (Korean: 마티; Chinese: 大力,Dàlì) is a dedicated tow plane He is the strongest Super Wing He is made of super strong steel, can lift anything in the world, and uses his powerful strength to help everyone. Marty replaces Donnie in the Super Wings season 8 & 9
  • Taki & Tiki (Korean: 티키 & 타키; Chinese: 塔塔&琪琪,Tǎ tǎ & qí qí) is a pair of acrobatic twin planes. Although there are always childish arguments between them, when combined, they will become a large catamaran with extraordinary acrobatic abilities! Their perception and physical abilities are those of normal people.
  • Traver (Korean: 트레버; Chinese: ?) Is a silver-colored plane with a time capacity; he can rewind time, go to the past, or stop it. Traver replaced Astra in Season 8.
  • Sally (Korean: 샐리; Chinese: ?) A purple pterodactyl-like-Super Wing, in the same way as Tino. She can create a huge wave of wind.
  • Lucie (Korean: 루시; Chinese: ? English by Penelope Martin) A blue police car with the ability to fly and possess a shield that can go big. Lucie replaced Paul in Season 8.

Villains[edit]

  • Super Drones (Korean: 슈퍼 드론, syupeo deulon; Chinese: 超级无人机, Chāojí wú rén jī) are the machines that Neo made are one-time characters. They only appear in the Season 3 episode "Send in the Drones", when they are always up to no good.
  • Golden Boy (Korean: 골든 보이, Goldeun Boi; Chinese: 金小子, Jīn xiǎozi) is a golden yellow, male, plane and the antagonistic villain in the series. He always plays tricks on Jett and his friends. Golden Boy got a new sidekick called Golden Wheels who only appeared in Season 6. In Season 7, Golden Boy is followed by his Super Pet named Mini Golden Boy/Golden Pet. He even has a cousin named Golden Girl on Season 8.
  • Mambo (Korean: 맘보; Chinese: 曼包) is a blue all-terrain vehicle with orange and red flames, he appears for the first time in Season 5 episode "Geneva Car Show Chaos", then again in the episode "The Great Desert Dash" where he teams up with Golden Boy. He was written off in Season 6.
  • Golden Wheels (Korean: 골든 트럭: hwang-geum bakwi; Chinese: 金小卡) is a Golden yellow male truck and the second antagonist only in Season 6. He is the new sidekick of Golden Boy and they made more tricks on Jett's missions. Unlike the plane, Golden Wheels didn't transform. He was written off in Season 7.
  • Golden Girl (Korean: 골든걸: goldeungeol; Chinese: 金小薇) Golden Boy's cousin, in opposite of him she's more pink golden than yellow gold. And she's more amazed and excited about everything she sees. She has a star wand that can change color, grow big things, or do illusions.
  • Billy Willy (Korean: 빌리윌리, Billi Willi; Chinese: 比利威利, Bǐ lì wēi lì) is the first villain who is a human and the main antagonist of the upcoming Movie: Maximum Speed, described as a "Toy King", he wants to take revenge of influencers, and he will be crossing the path of Jett and the other Super Wings.

Occasional characters[edit]

  • Ray (Korean: 콩지, lei; Chinese: 伟尔, Wéi ěr) is another luggage tug, who looks like Roy because they are twins, he appears during the introduction segment of the episodes "Fiesta! Fiesta!" (Season 1) and "Doubles Trouble" (Season 2), but he does not live in World Airport.He was written off in season 3.
  • Fred (Korean: 세찬, Peuledeu; Chinese: 弗雷德, Fú léi dé) is an orange and white male plane. He appears in the introductory segment of the episodes "Penguin Parade" (Season 1) and "Moscow Metro" (Season 3). Unlike the Super Wings, Fred does not transform into a robot.He was absent in season 2 and written off in season 4.
  • Thunder (Korean: 썬더, Uloe; Chinese: 雷, Léi) and his teammates; Therno and Strato are a stunt team and appear in the Season 3 episode "Abu Dhabi Thunder" where they face Team Jerome.He was written off in season 4.
  • Narae (Korean: 나래, Nalae; Chinese: 奈莱, Nài lái) is a white and blue plane. He is the mascot of the South Korea National Aviation Museum and appears in the Season 5 episode "Airport Museum Adventure" to help the Super Wings. Narae can also transform.He was written off in season 6.
  • Windy (Korean: 은하, Eunha; Chinese: 小云, Xiǎo Yún) is a young human girl who is Storm's little sister. She appeared during the Season 5 episode "Super Pet Sweep Up Surprise". Her "Super Wings Mission" was to keep the Super Pets, but almost failed with one of Golden Boy's plans. She was absent in seasons 6 and 7 but reappared in Season 8.
  • Xuan Yi (Korean: 쑤언 이, Ssueon I; Chinese: 宣仪, Xuān yí) is an ocher-colored car that can transform into a robot that appears in the "Super Wings x Nissan Mini Movie", in which he helps Jett and Cici. (Season 4, episode "Guangzhou Lightshow")
  • Pei (Korean: 다인, Dain; Chinese: 飞飞, Fei Fei) is a human girl who will help Jett during the Super Wings Movie: Maximum Speed, she is mostly wearing yellow clothes. She is also a victim of Billy Willy due to her mother being captured by him.

Teams[edit]

In Season 3, Jett received help from a team of Super Wings instead of just one. Whenever a Super Wings team got selected, his wings symbol changed to that of the assisting team and he gained a new helmet and equipment related to the team (except for Team Jerome and the Big Team).

  • Rescue Riders are composed of Dizzy, Zoey and Sparky. Specializing in rescue operations, they often help Jett in medical situations, fires and search and rescue. When Jett works with the Rescue Riders, he gains a safety helmet and a backpack loaded with first aid supplies and emergency kits. Zoey was written off in Season 5, leaving Dizzy and Sparky.
  • Build-It Buddies are composed of Donnie, Scoop, and Remi. Specializing in construction and repair jobs, they often help Jett in situations where they need to build something. When Jett works with the Build-It Buddies, he gains a hard hat and a backpack loaded with a large assortment of tools. Scoop was written off in Season 5, leaving his two siblings. Remi was written off in Season 6, leaving only Donnie. Donnie was written off in Season 8 and now all of the Build-It Buddies are gone which means the Build-It Buddies no longer exist.
  • Galaxy Wings are composed of Astra, Astro, and Rover. Specializing in problems involving space and technology, they often help Jett in situations involving space travel and advanced technology. When Jett works with the Galaxy Wings, he gains a space helmet and a jetpack containing specialized equipment. Astro was written off in Season 6, leaving his twin sister Astra and Rover. Astra was written off in Season 8, leaving only Rover.
  • Wild Team is composed of Mira, Swampy, and Willie. Specializing in missions on water and in the wild, they often help Jett in situations involving underwater travel or swamp treks. When Jett works with the Wild Team, he gains a set of diving masks and a pair of turboprops on his wings. Mira and Swampy were written off in Season 5, leaving Willie. Willie re-appeared once in Season 6 and was written off in Season 7, the complete team made a return in an episode of Season 8: Electric Heroes. Also, Mira appear in the Cultural China season.
  • Police Patrol is composed of Paul, Kim, and Badge. Specializing in detective works and crowd control, they often help Jett in situations involving public masses and lost objects. When Jett works with the Police Patrol, he gains a safety helmet and a backpack loaded with assorted equipment. Kim was written off in Season 5, leaving Paul and Badge. Badge was written off in Season 6, leaving only Paul. Paul was written off in Season 8 and now all of the members of the Police Patrol are gone which means the Police Patrol no longer exists.
  • Big Team is composed of Sparky, Remi, Rover, Willie, and Badge. Specializing in many missions and many problems, they help Jett in situations that involve stuck people. Remi and Badge were written off in Season 6, leaving Sparky, Rover, and Willie. Willie was absent in Season 5, but returned in Season 6 and was written off in Season 7, leaving Sparky and Rover.
  • Team Jerome is composed of Jerome, Jerry, and Arome. Unlike the other Super Wings teams, Team Jerome is a specialized stunt team, often seen at airshows. Jerry and Arome were written off in Season 4, leaving only Jerome. Jerome re-appeared once in Season 7 and was written off in Season 8, and now all of the members of Team Jerome are gone which means Team Jerome no longer exists.

Spin-offs[edit]

Super Wings The Movie: Maximum Speed[edit]

The Super Wings Movie was first announced in 2021 on the Alphagroupanimation website with a teaser. The movie was officially released on 8 July 2023 in China, 20 July in South Korea, 9 February 2024 in Turkey, 15 February in Russia, and 3 May in Ireland and the UK. [2] In the movie, Jett faces a new villain named Billy Willy, who wants to create a "toy battle" in the whole world and get rid of social media influencers. Jett receives help from a girl named Pei, along with major characters from the TV Series (Dizzy, Donnie, Paul, Jerome, Mira, Wily, Astra, and Sky).

Super Wings: Cultural China[edit]

Super Wings: Cultural China (Chinese: 超级飞侠文化中华; pinyin: Chāojí fēi xiá wénhuà zhōnghuá) is the first spin-off season of Super Wings. The series is about Chinese culture and Jett delivers to China in every episode for this spin-off season, unlike the main season, where he delivers to international countries. It debuted in China in 2023. The one character coming back is Mira, who was written off 3 seasons ago, and appears in the opening and ending for this spin-off season, as well as in episode 22 of the season. Storm was written off in this spin-off season before season 8, where Jimbo returned. The spin-off season was shown as 7-minute episodes with 2 parts. There were 24 episodes shown.

Production and development[edit]

In 2010, Super Wings arose out of Little Airplane Wissie (Korean: 꼬마비행기 위시) which took place in Ciel City. The main character of this series, Jett, was originally named Wissie.[3] Here, Wissie and his friends are not transforming robots, unlike in the current concept.

Super Wings was announced in September 2013, and had a licensing market debut at that year's MIPJunior in Cannes, France.[4]

Release[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Alpha Animation and Culture held the distribution rights of the series in Mainland China and the rest of Asia, as well as the Middle East. The series was internationally distributed by CJ E&M.[5][6]

Broadcast[edit]

In South Korea, Super Wings premiered on September 1, 2014, on EBS1.[7] The initial airings on EBS included a segment which celebrated certain children's birthdays during the closing credits. The show was repeated on some of children's interest channels on multichannel platforms in the country since then: Tooniverse, owned by CJ E&M, was one such channel. Season 2 premiered on March 1, 2017, on EBS1.[8][9]

In China, the series was syndicated, distributed by Alpha to television stations. In Japan, the series was broadcast on BS11. However, the series first aired only as Seasons 2 and 3 (not including Season 1).[10] In the United States, Super Wings also premiered on March 14, 2015, on Sprout (now Universal Kids) and also streamed on Netflix and Cartoonito. In Canada, the series premiered on March 3, 2015, on Treehouse TV (owned by Corus) and also aired on Family Jr, while a French version aired on Ici Radio-Canada Télé's children's block and Télé-Québec. In the UK and Ireland, Super Wings premiered on Cartoonito and Tiny Pop on February 6, 2017.[11] It also aired on Channel 5's Milkshake!.

In the Arab World, the series was broadcast on Spacetoon on March 7, 2016, while in Saudi Arabia, the series was broadcast on Basma on 2018. In Singapore, the series debuted on Okto on October 14, 2017.[12] In Hong Kong, the series debuted on Now TV (Hong Kong) on April 25, 2019. In Indonesia, the series was originally broadcast on GTV (formerly Global TV). However, the third season debuted on RTV on April 29, 2019.[13] The fourth season debuted on August 5, 2020.[14] In Israel, the series was broadcast on Hop! Channel.

In Germany, the series was broadcast on Super RTL and KiKA. In Russia, the series was broadcast on Karusel. In Poland, the series was broadcast on TVP ABC & Polsat JimJam. In Ukraine, the series was broadcast on PLUSPLUS. In France, the series was broadcast on TF1, Gulli & Piwi+. In Croatia, the series was broadcast on RTL Kockica. In Thailand, the series was broadcast on Boomerang and Toonee. In the Netherlands, the series was broadcast on RTL Telekids. In Finland, the series was broadcast on YLE TV2. In the United Arab Emirates, the series was broadcast on e-Junior. In Spain, the series was broadcast on Clan. In Angola, the series was broadcast on ZTV. In Latin America and Brazil, it first aired on Discovery Kids on April 13, 2015.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2016 International Emmy Kids Awards Kids: Preschool Super Wings Nominated
2019 International Emmy Kids Awards Super Wings Nominated

Merchandise and other media[edit]

In China, Alpha Animation and Culture (and the Auldey brand which also operates Alpha's toy division) held master/international toy licenses.[4] In the United States and Canada, the toys were respectively sold by Auldey Toys and Imports Dragon.[15] In South Korea, David Toy owned the Korean toy license. In the United States, Canada and France, Nelvana (itself owned by Corus) owned consumer products rights to Super Wings.[15][16]

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