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 seasons2
No. of episodes108 (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, Qianqi Animation in China, and Little Airplane Productions in the United States, with the production support from the Educational Broadcasting System and CJ E&M 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jerome (Korean: 재롬; Chinese: 酷飞; voiced by Evan Smolin in the English version): male blue fighter jet. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Astra (Korean: 샛별; Chinese: 米莉; voiced by Hayley Negrin in the English version): A female white space plane.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Jimbo's niece.
  • Roy (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 (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 (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.
  • Neo (Chinese: 圆圆; voiced by Catie Harvey in the English version): A small plane. She works at a factory that transforms.

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)30 December 2017 (2017-12-30)
3521 September 2018 (2018-09-01)TBA


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.[2][3]

Broadcast[edit]

In South Korea, Super Wings was premiered on September 1, 2014 on what is now EBS1,[4] 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 was premiered on March 1, 2017 on EBS1.[5][6]

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

In the United States, Super Wings was premiered on March 14, 2015 on Sprout (now Universal Kids).

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 on February 6, 2017.[7]

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

In Singapore, the series debuted on Okto on October 14, 2017.[8]

Awards[edit]

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

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.[9]

Nelvana (a Corus company) has consumer products rights of Super Wings for the United States, Canada and France.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "China, Korea and the US team up for Super Wings". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  2. ^ "Super Wings flies to new broadcasters". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Wolfe, Jennifer (24 Feb 2015). "Super Wings Takes Flight to the Americas". AWN.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  4. ^ "9월 1일 <출동! 슈퍼윙스> 첫방송! / 출동! 슈퍼윙스 (출동!슈퍼윙스 )". ebs.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "공통 게시판". ebs.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  6. ^ 이정현 (February 27, 2017). "EBS, '출동! 슈퍼윙스2' 등 신규 애니메이션 줄편성". yonhapnews.co.kr. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  7. ^ "Boomerang UK And Cartoonito UK February 2017 Highlights" (Press release). Turner UK. Retrieved 2017-01-24 – via RegularCapital.
  8. ^ "Super Wings Debut". PP Toys. October 3, 2017. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "A Super Wings merchandising program to land in North America". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Nelvana to rep Super Wings in France". kidscreen.com. Retrieved March 16, 2017.

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