Super Wings

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Super Wings
Super Wings Logo.png
Korean출동! 슈퍼윙스
Chinese超级飞侠
Genre
Created byGil Hoon Jung
Written by
  • Anne D. Bernstein (Head Writer)
  • 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
Composer(s)Seung Hyuk Yang (Studio Doma)
Country of origin
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes144 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Young Hong Jeong
  • Jisoo Han
  • Sang Ho Han
  • Chan Kyung Jung
  • Ray Wang
For Little Airplane
Producer(s)
  • Seong Su Kim
  • Jong Hyuk (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 company(s)
Distributor
Release
Original network
First shown inSouth Korea
Original releaseSeptember 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) –
present (present)

Super Wings (Korean: 출동! 슈퍼윙스; Chinese: 超级飞侠) is an animated television series co-produced by FunnyFlux Entertainment in South Korea, Alpha Group Co., Ltd. in China, and Little Airplane Productions in the United States, with the production support from the Educational Broadcasting System in South Korea, and additional support from KOCCA.

Development[edit]

Super Wings was announced in September 2013, and had a licensing market debut at that year's MIPJunior in Cannes, France.[1]

Characters[edit]

  • Jett (Korean: 호기; Chinese: 乐迪; voiced by Luca Padovan (Season 1) and Hudson Loverro (Season 2) in the English version): The main character, 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! He is full of energy and confidence. Jett is very friendly with everyone at the international airport. He likes to fly around the world to help children deliver packages. Whenever there is difficulty, he will call his best friend "super wings" to help!
  • Donnie (Korean: 도니; Chinese: 多多; voiced by Colin Critchley in the English version): A male yellow and blue plane. His specialty is to make or repair things using his handy tool kit. He's prone to self-inflicted accidents, Donnie Based on Canadair CL-415 but in cartoony version.Donnie is an excellent engineer in Super Hero. 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 Peter Pan at critical moments. Although Donnie is smart, he always likes to make things that make people laugh and cry[2]. In Season 3, he's the leader of the Build-It Buddies (which is formed by him and his two siblings, Remi (a mixing truck) and Scoop (a excavator)).
  • Dizzy (Korean: 아리; Chinese: 小爱; voiced by Junah Jang (Season 1) and Jenna Iacono (Season 2) in the English version): A pink and white female helicopter. Her main task is to rescue the people in need of her assistance.Dizzy is a pink rescue helicopter with rescue ropes and emergency equipment. Don't look at her Svens, 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's the leader of the Rescue Riders.
  • Jerome (Korean: 재롬; Chinese: 酷飞; voiced by Evan Smolin in the English version): male blue fighter jet based on McDonnell/Douglas F-18 from 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 do them themselves. In Season 3, he's the leader of Team Jerome.
  • Paul (Korean: 봉반장; Chinese: 包警长; voiced by Gary Littman in the English version): 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 in certain situations. In Season 3, he's the leader of the Police Patrol.
  • Grand Albert (Korean: 다알지 할아버지; Chinese: 胡须爷爷; voiced by Bill Raymond in the English version): A retired male orange bi-plane with a front propeller based on Grumman F2F. He gives moral advice about some tasks to Jett. Also, he has a trunk full of items collected over time from his young days as an adventurer, the most prominent being the telephoto transporter, a camera which can change the size of whatever is photographed.
  • Mira (Korean: 미나; Chinese: 小青; voiced by Elana Caceres in the English version): A female green jet plane. She is the only member of the Super Wings team that loves water and can breathe underwater without the use of diving equipment. In Season 3, she's the leader of the Wild Team.
  • Bello (Korean: 주주; Chinese: 卡文; voiced by Jason Griffith in the English version): A male black and white striped safari plane with a propeller. His specialty is to talk with various animals in their language. He is one of the Super Wings who are absent in Season Three.
  • Chase (Korean: 에이스; Chinese: 酷雷; voiced by Will Blagrove in the English version): A male dark blue spy plane. He can transform into almost anything in addition to a robot and a plane. He is one of the Super Wings who are absent in Season Three.
  • Todd (Korean: 두두; Chinese: 金刚; voiced by Joseph Ricci in the English version): A male brown construction plane. He has a drill for his nose. He is one of the Super Wings who are absent in Season Three.
  • Astra (Korean: 샛별; Chinese: 米莉; voiced by Hayley Negrin in the English version): A female white space plane. She is an expert on missions that involves outer space. Astra has a twin brother who appears in the Season Three called Astro. She's the leader of Galaxy Wings.
  • Flip (Korean: 피구; Chinese: 淘淘; voiced by Jian Harrell in the English version): 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 is one of the Super Wings who are absent in Season Three.
  • Jimbo (Korean: 코보; Chinese: 金宝; voiced by J. L. Mount in the English version): 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 the traffic controller, though he does make cameos in Jett's delivery destinations. In Season 3 he returns, this time as Maintenance Technician.
  • Sky (Korean: 하늘; Chinese: 安琪; voiced by Madison Kelly in the English version): 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). Jimbo's niece.
  • Roy (Korean: 로이; Chinese: 皮皮; voiced by Emma Fusco in the English version): 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.
  • Poppa Wheels (Korean: 포파 (Poppa) 휠; Chinese: 卡尔; voiced by Benjie Randall in the English version): A truck who works as Donnie's Assistant and transforms into robot mode. He acts as a father figure towards Donnie.
  • Big Wing (Korean: 빅윙; Chinese: 大鹏; voiced by Conor Hall in the English version): A blue and white jumbo passenger plane with a yellow stripe. He is the biggest member of the Super Wings team. He's 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")
  • Neo (Korean: 네오; Chinese: 圆圆; voiced by Catie Harvey in the English version): A small plane. She works at a factory that transforms.
  • Zoey (Korean: 조이; Chinese: 佐伊; voiced by Alisha Liston in the English version): An female pink and white ambulance, who is part of the Rescue Riders.
  • Sparky (Korean: 로키; Chinese: 活潑的; voiced by Nathan Blaiwes in the English version): A male fire engine, who is part of the Rescue Riders.
  • Remi (Korean: 레미; Chinese: 雷米; voiced by Camille Schurer in the English version): A female mixing truck, who is part of the Build-It Buddies. She and Scoop are Donnie's siblings.
  • Scoop (Korean: 포키; Chinese: ; voiced by Brysen Rush in the English version): An male excavator, who is part of the Build-It Buddies. He and Remi are Donnie's siblings.
  • Astro (Korean: 한별; Chinese: 天文; voiced by Tex Hammond in the English version): A male white space plane. He is Astra's twin brother, who is part of the Galaxy Wings.
  • Rover (Korean: 로버; Chinese: 流浪者; voiced by Isaiah Russell-Bailey in the English version): A male white moon rover, who is part of the Galaxy Wings.
  • Swampy (Korean: 누피; Chinese: 沼澤的; voiced by Dashiel Berk in the English version): A male green fan boat. He is part of the Wild Team.
  • Willie (Korean: 해리; Chinese: 威利; voiced by Jalen K. Cassell in the English verson): A male green submarine capable of travel on land. He is part of the Wild Team.
  • Kim (Korean: 김순경; Chinese: ; voiced by Araceli Prasarttongosoth in the English verson): A female police car. She is part of the Police Patrol.
  • Badge (Korean: 배형사; Chinese: 徽章; voiced by Armen Taylor in the English verson): A tiltrotor police plane, who is part of the Police Patrol. Unlike Paul, he doesn't transform.

Episodes[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1523 December 2013 (2013-12-03)2 January 2016 (2016-01-02)
25224 March 2017 (2017-03-24)18 June 2018 (2018-06-18)
3401 September 2018 (2018-09-01)30 June 2019 (2019-06-30)

Release[edit]

Distribution[edit]

For the Mainland China and the rest of Asia, as well as the Middle East, Alpha Animation and Culture holds the distribution rights of the series. For the rest of the world, the series is distributed by CJ E&M.[3][4]

Broadcast[edit]

In South Korea, Super Wings premiered on September 1, 2014 on what is now EBS1,[5] a public service terrestrial television channel operated by Educational Broadcasting System. The initial airings on EBS included a segment which celebrated certain children's birthdays during the closing credits. It 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 of such channels. Season 2 premiered on March 1, 2017 on EBS1.[6][7]

In China, the series was syndicated, distributed by Alpha to television stations.

In the United States, Super Wings also premiered on March 14, 2015 on Sprout.

In Canada, the series was premiered on March 3, 2015 on Treehouse TV (owned by Corus).

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Super Wings was premiered on Cartoonito and Tiny Pop on February 6, 2017.[8]

In the Arab World, the series was broadcast on Spacetoon on March 7, 2016.

In the Saudi Arabia, the series was broadcast on Basma on 2013.

In Australia, the series was broadcast on Eleven (now 10 Peach).

In Singapore, the series debuted on Okto on October 14, 2017.[9]

In Hong Kong, the series all debuted on Now TV (Hong Kong) on April 25, 2019.

Awards[edit]

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

Merchandise and other media[edit]

Alpha Animation and Culture in China (whose toy division is also operated under its Auldey brand) holds master toy license worldwide.[1] In the United States and Canada, the toys are sold by Auldey Toys and Imports Dragon, respectively.[10]

Nelvana (a Corus company) has consumer products rights of Super Wings for the United States, Canada and France.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "China, Korea and the US team up for Super Wings". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  2. ^ DOLA Color (May 3, 2019), how to drawing super wings Donnie easy step by step painting donnie easy vidoes for kids, retrieved May 5, 2019
  3. ^ "Super Wings flies to new broadcasters". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (February 24, 2015). "Super Wings Takes Flight to the Americas". AWN.com. Retrieved March 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "9월 1일 <출동! 슈퍼윙스> 첫방송! / 출동! 슈퍼윙스 (출동!슈퍼윙스 )". ebs.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "공통 게시판". ebs.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  7. ^ 이정현 (February 27, 2017). "EBS, '출동! 슈퍼윙스2' 등 신규 애니메이션 줄편성". yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  8. ^ "Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK February 2017 Highlights" (Press release). Turner UK. Retrieved January 24, 2017 – via RegularCapital.
  9. ^ "Super Wings Debut". PP Toys. October 3, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  10. ^ a b "A Super Wings merchandising program to land in North America". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "Nelvana to rep Super Wings in France". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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