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Top Wing
Top Wing logo.png
GenreChildren's television series
Comedy
Adventure
Created byMatthew Fernandes
Developed byScott Kraft
Directed byBill Speers
Voices ofTristan Mercado
Jonah Wineberg
Abigail Oliver
Lucas Kalechstein
Ethan Pugiotto
Colin Doyle
Bryn McAuley
Shirley Manson
Raven Dauda
Scott Law
Joseph Motiki
Cory Doran
Stacey DePass
Tal Bachman
Julie Sype
Christian Distefano
Lacey-Lee Evin
Mili Patel
Tyler Barish
Freddie Howson
Liz Phair
Composer(s)Steve D'Angelo
Terry Tompkins
Lorenzo Castelli
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26[1]
Production
Executive producer(s)Vince Commisso
Matthew Fernandes
Arthur Spanos
Scott Kraft
Producer(s)Vanessa Wong
Supervising:
Tanya Green
Tia Menich
Tammy Semen
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Industrial Brothers
9 Story Media Group
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Distributor9 Story Distribution (Canada/International)
Viacom Media Networks (USA)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon (USA/International)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 6, 2017 –
present

Top Wing is a Canadian computer-animated television series created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers and produced by Industrial Brothers and 9 Story Media Group. It premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on November 6, 2017, and debuted on Treehouse in Canada on January 6, 2018.[2] In the UK, the main cast's voices are dubbed with British voice actors, replacing their original Canadian voices.

On May 22, 2018, it was announced that the series will renewed for a second season by Nickelodeon.[3]

Description[edit]

Taking place on Big Swirl Island, an island inhabited by birds, Top Wing follows four eager young birds—Swift, Penny, Brody, and Rod—who work together at Top Wing Academy as new cadets to earn their wings by helping their community. With the help of mentor Speedy, the cadets take on different missions for their rescue skills and also help those in need, all while learning important lessons.[4][5]

Characters[edit]

Lead[edit]

  • Swift (voiced by Jonah Wineberg) is a blue jay[citation needed], who is really great at flying high up in the sky. His signature color is orange, and his vehicle is the Flash Wing jet.
  • Penny (voiced by Abigail Oliver) is a penguin[6] who is an expert at undersea life in her submarine and the only female cadet. Her signature color is pink, and her vehicle is the Aqua Wing submarine.
  • Brody (voiced by Lucas Kalechstein) is a puffin[citation needed] who loves to fly with the waves, over and on. His signature color is green, and his vehicle is the Splash Wing boat.
  • Rod (voiced by Ethan Pugiotto) is a rooster[7] who's ready to drive around the island with his all-terrain vehicle. He's also the comic relief of the members. His signature color is red, and his vehicle is the Road Wing ATV.
  • Speedy (voiced by Colin Doyle) helps out the Top Wing cadets. He is their teacher.
  • Bea (voiced by Bryn McAuley) is a female mechanic who helps out at HQ with Speedy.
  • Chirp and Cheep (voiced by Shirley Manson) are two baby chicks.

Recurring[edit]

  • Rhonda (voiced by Raven Dauda) is the owner of The Lemon Shack
  • Oscar (voiced by Joseph Motiki) is a blue octopus
  • Farmer Treegoat (voiced by Jonathan Potts) is a tree goat
  • Sammy Monkey (voiced by Tyler Barish) is a little monkey
  • Shirley Squirrley (voiced by Bryn McAuley) is a flying squirrel
  • Timmy Turtle (voiced by Christian Distefano) is a young turtle
  • Honu Turtle (voiced by Linda Ballantyne) is Timmy's Mother and works as a conductor for The Turtle Train
  • Dina (voiced by TJ McGibbson) is a young rhino
  • Ms. Brownbear (voiced by Julie Sype) is the student's teacher
  • Commodore Herky J. Smurkturkski III (voiced by Scott Law) is an announcer turkey
  • Ward Beaver (voiced by Tal Bachman) is Wally's dad
  • Tina Treegoat (voiced by Lacey-Lee Evin) is a little tree goat
  • Grady Treegoat (voiced by Cory Doran) is Tina's dad
  • June Beaver (voiced by Stacey DePass) is Wally's mom
  • Wally Beaver (voiced by Tyler Barish) is June and Ward Beaver's son
  • Chickson And Chickstone (voiced by Shirley Manson) is Chirp And Cheep's mom and dad
  • Manny (voiced by Joseph Motiki) is a chicken who lived at his chicken house a long time ago
  • Octohot (voiced by Liz Phair) is a pink octopus
  • Dark Bat (voiced by Kristin Fairlie) is a bat

Minor[edit]

  • Reg (voiced by Paul Braunstein)
  • Ryan (voiced by Christian Distefano)
  • Mama Goose (voiced by Kim Deal)
  • Captain Gander (voiced by Scott Law)
  • Mama Bear (voiced by Josie Cotton) is Baby Bear's mom
  • Papa Bear (voiced by Mark Oliver Everett) is Baby Bear's dad
  • Baby Bear (voiced by Nissae Isen) is a little bear cub
  • Anyu (voiced by Piper Hook) is a little polar bear who befriends with Penny
  • Chickster, Chuckster, Chitter, Chatter, Clucky and Bob (voiced by Shirley Manson) are Chirp and Cheep's cousins
  • Snow Geese (voiced by Nancy Cartwright)
  • Salty Seawalrus (voiced by Matthew Sweet) is Penny's walrus friend
  • T (Voiced by Lyon Smith) is one of Brody's friend
  • Shelly (voiced by Julie Sype) is one of Brody's friend
  • Brenda (voiced by Zoe Hatz) is Brody's sister
  • Big Bill (voiced by Vaden Todd Lewis) is Brody's dad
  • Brody's Mom (voiced by Liz Phair) is Brody's mom
  • Sandy Stork (voiced by Alanis Morissette) is a stork who rides a plane
  • Swift's mom (voiced by Juliana Hatfield) is Swift's mom
  • James (voiced by Pelle Almqvist) is Swift's dad
  • Daisy (voiced by Ava Preston) is Swift's little sister
  • Rod's Mom (voiced by Cheri Oteri) is Rod's mom
  • Cockadoodle (voiced by Nick Hexum) is Rod's dad
  • Zoe (voiced by Meesha Contreras) is Rod's little sister
  • Penny's mom (voiced by Tracy Bonham) is Penny's mom
  • Fat Bill (voiced by Chad Taylor) is Penny's dad
  • Waddle (voiced by Kevin Griffin) is Penny's little brother
  • Critter And Chicklay (voiced by Fiona Apple)
  • Survivor Bear (voiced by Terry McGurrin)

Villains[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [8]Directed byWritten byOriginal air date (U.S.)Original air date (Canada)Prod.
code [9]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Time to Earn Our Wings"Bill SpeersScott KraftNovember 6, 2017 (2017-11-06)[note 1]January 5, 20181010.90[10]
A team of birds, consisting of Swift, Penny, Brody, and Rod, must earn their wings by training at Top Wing Academy.
2a"Rod Cock-a-doodle Didn't"Bill SpeersScott AlbertNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)20181050.84[11]
Swift must come to the rescue when Rod's loud singing gets him trapped in an avalanche.
2b"Goose on the Loose"Bill SpeersAnita KapilaNovember 7, 2017 (2017-11-07)20181050.84[11]
Swift and Brody are forced to pair up in order to lead geese to safety.
3a"Lemon Pirates"Bill SpeersScott AlbertNovember 10, 2017 (2017-11-10)20181041.02[12]
When Captain Dilly and Matilda take the island's lemons, the cadets must bring the lemons back to the Lemon Shack.
3b"Treasure Map Mission"Bill SpeersBrian HartiganNovember 10, 2017 (2017-11-10)20181041.02[12]
While earning her Map Reading Badge, Penny finds Captain Dilly and Matilda and must rescue the rest of the Top Wing Team.
4a"Rod's Beary Brave Save"Bill SpeersBrian HartiganNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)January 5, 20181020.79[13]
Rod proves that he is a rooster (and not a chicken) as he finds a cub named Baby Bear lost in the Haunted Cave.
4b"Race Through Danger Canyon"Bill SpeersScott AlbertNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)January 5, 20181020.79[13]
A jet-flying bat roars into Danger Canyon to show off his prowess.
5a"Lunch Box Rescue"Bill SpeersAaron BarnettNovember 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)20181060.71[14]
The cadets help Timmy Turtle when he drops his new lunch box in the river.
5b"Winging It"Bill SpeersNicole DemerseNovember 16, 2017 (2017-11-16)20181060.71[14]
The cadets race for a trophy.
6a"Penny's Polar Bear Rescue"Bill SpeersNicole DemerseDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)20181030.98[15]
Penny saves the day when a stranded polar-bear family floats into the warm water near Big Swirl Island.
6b"Shirley Squirrely Flies Away"Bill SpeersNicole Demerse and Anita KapilaDecember 15, 2017 (2017-12-15)20181030.98[15]
Team Top Wing saves Shirley Squirrely when her giant flying machine nearly crashes into the ocean.
7a"The Great Flash Wing Rescue"[16]Bill SpeersBrian HartiganJanuary 2, 2018 (2018-01-02)[16]20181071.03[17]
The Cadets rescue Cheep, Chirp and Swift's Flash-Wing when Baddy McBat takes the jet with the chicks inside it.
7b"Turtle Train Rescue"[16]Bill SpeersAaron BarnettJanuary 2, 2018 (2018-01-02)[16]20181071.03[17]
Falling rocks derail the Turtle Train; Meanwhile, Swift must learn to pilot Penny's sub.
8a"Chicks on the Loose"[16]Bill SpeersScott AlbertJanuary 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)[16]20181090.82[18]
Cheep and Chirp's little cousins speed off in the Cadet's vehicles.
8b"Rod's Dream of Flying"[16]Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneyJanuary 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)[16]20181090.82[18]
Baddy falls out of his jet while giving Rod a ride.
9a"Penny's Deep Sea Dive"[16]Bill SpeersAnita KapilaJanuary 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)[16]20181081.37[19]

Penny's friend Salty asks Team Top Wing for help after Penny becomes trapped rescuing his old boat.

Special Guest Star: Matthew Sweet as Salty Seawalrus
9b"Rod's Big Jump"[16]Bill SpeersScott AlbertJanuary 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)[16]20181081.37[19]
Rod tries to make a jump.
10a"Beaver Dam Rescue"Bill SpeersAaron BarnettFebruary 13, 2018 (2018-02-13)20181100.88[20]
When Ward Beaver accidentally breaks the dam, Team Top Wing race to the rescue
10b"The Great Goat-Cart Race"Bill SpeersScott AlbertFebruary 13, 2018 (2018-02-13)20181100.88[20]
It's time for the big goat cart race, but when a Treegoat races off-road into the river, Team Top Wing have to rescue the goat and the race.
11a"The Banana Bandits"Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneyFebruary 15, 2018 (2018-02-15)2018111N/A

Monkey bandits And Rod hijack Rhonda's bananas.

Special Guest Star: Ryan Key, Adam Gontier and Jason Wade as The Banana Bandits
11b"Shirley's Rocket Adventure"Bill SpeersScott AlbertFebruary 15, 2018 (2018-02-15)2018111N/A
Shirley accidentally turbo-charges her little plane.
12a"A Turtlely Awesome Adventure"Bill SpeersScott AlbertFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)2018113N/A
Brody has to rescue his pals when they get caught in the Shipwreck Cove whirlpool
12b"Brody Goes Home"Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneyFebruary 27, 2018 (2018-02-27)2018113N/A

Brody and Team Top Wing race to the rescue when Brody's sister slips off the top of Puffin Peak.

Special Guest Star: Vaden Todd Lewis as Big Bill and Liz Phair as Brody’s Mom
13a"Top Wing's Eggcelent Rescue"Bill SpeersScott AlbertMarch 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)20181120.83[21]

When Sandy Stork loses her glasses and mixes up the eggs in her delivery, Top Wing race to get the right eggs back home before they hatch

Special Guest Star: Alanis Morissette as Sandy Stork
13b"The Great Pearl-A-Palooza Caper"Bill SpeersAnita KapilaMarch 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)20181120.83[21]
Chomps and Rocco take Big Swirl's famous pearls.
14a"Birthday Bandits!"Bill SpeersDave DiasMarch 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)2018114N/A
The Monkey Bandits take Rod's birthday cake and Road-Wing.
14b"The Mystery of the Haunted Cave"Bill SpeersScott KraftMarch 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)2018114N/A
As Bea helps Brody and Rod earn their Overnight Badge, Baddy McBat tries to scare them, but the Cadets rescue him.
15a"Cap'n Dilly's Dance Party"Bill SpeersDave DiasApril 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)June 24, 2018117N/A
Cap'n Dilly's dance party gets lost at sea at night, Brody faces his fear of the dark.
15b"Top Wing Dream Team"Bill SpeersScott AlbertApril 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)June 24, 2018117N/A
Team Top Wing Cadets must learn to work together to earn their CoPilot Badges.
16a"Rod and Brody's Jungle Adventure"Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneyApril 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)2018115N/A
Rod and Brody try to earn a Jungle Exploring badge, but get lost and must work together to help Swift find them
16b"Cadet for a Day"Bill SpeersAaron BarnettApril 26, 2018 (2018-04-26)2018115N/A
Lucky students get to be "Cadets for a Day."
17a"Penny Rescues the Treasure"Bill SpeersScott AlbertMay 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)June 17, 2018116N/A
Penny races to save the lost treasure of Shipwreck Cove and Commodore Smurkturkski III
17b"Penny Rocks the Road Wing"Bill SpeersMeghan ReadMay 25, 2018 (2018-05-25)June 17, 2018116N/A
Rod has to stay in bed with a cold. Penny has to learn to pilot the Road-Wing "on the fly.
18a"Shirley's Sleepover Adventure"Bill SpeersBrian HartiganJune 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)2018119N/A
A collapsing tree forces Shirley to sleep over with the Top Wing cadets.
18b"A Little Off Track"Bill SpeersScott AlbertJune 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)2018119N/A
Betty McBat challenges Rod to see who is faster, but when Baddy Tries to cheat, Rod Has to rescue Betty.
19a"Surfin' the Cave"Bill SpeersEvan Thaler HickeyJune 7, 2018 (2018-06-07)2018118N/A
When Brody's Turbo-surfin Friends get trapped in a cave, Brody and Penny race against the tide to rescue them.
19b"Top Wing Rescues the Lemon Shack"Bill SpeersMeghan ReedJune 7, 2018 (2018-06-07)2018118N/A
The Cadets try to earn a badge by running the Lemon Shack.
20a"Baddy Up to No Good"Bill SpeersEvan Thaler HickeyAugust 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)2018121N/A
When Baddy McBat rescues Big Swirl residents from problems he caused, the Cadets end up rescuing Baddy
20b"Rooster Brewster"Bill SpeersBrian HartiganAugust 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)2018121N/A
The cadets accidently lost Rod's Toy.
21a"Bea's Day Off"Bill SpeersScott AlbertSeptember 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)2018123N/A
Trying to give Bea a day off, Swift's jet goes haywire, they need Bea to race to the rescue.
21b"Top Wing Big Swirl Games"Bill SpeersMeghan ReedSeptember 25, 2018 (2018-09-25)2018123N/A
Rod was upset about skateboarding, because he gave up.
22a"Flying Banana Bandits!"Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneySeptember 26, 2018 (2018-09-26)TBA126N/A
The Banana Bandits take Shirley's delivery fliers and are headed for Commodore's hot air balloon.
22b"Penny's Chillin' Playdate"Bill SpeersScott AlbertSeptember 27, 2018 (2018-09-27)TBA126N/A
Penny had to rescue Anyu and Yuka.
23a"Junior Cadets Rescue"Bill SpeersScott AlbertOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)2018125N/A
Top Wing are training some friends to be “junior Cadets.” When Baddy tries to show he can be a rescue hero, all the Cadets have to team up to rescue Baddy!
23b"Sunken Treasure Race"Bill SpeersBrian HartiganOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)2018125N/A
The cadets, the bats and the crocs have a race to save the treasure.
24a"Turtle Train Clean Up"Bill SpeersDave DiasOctober 29, 2018 (2018-10-29)2018120N/A
The Cadets go green and clean-up Big Swirl. When the train loaded with recycling rolls out of control, it’s Top Wing to the rescue!
24b"Anya's Friendship Party"Bill SpeersJames Backshall & Jeff SweeneyOctober 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)2018120N/A
Penny’s friend Anyu throws a Friendship Party! Team Top Wing VROOMS into action to make sure everyone gets there on time.
25a"Penny Rescues the Aqua Wing"Bill SpeersJames Backshall & Jeff SweeneyOctober 31, 2018 (2018-10-31)2018122N/A
When Rocco and Chomps race off in Penny's Aqua-Wing, she must use Chomps' sub to get it back.
25b"Bananas Away"Bill SpeersMeghan ReadNovember 1, 2018 (2018-11-01)2018122N/A

As Sandy Stork delivers party treats to the school, the Banana Bandits take her plane; the Cadets will have to rescue the plane and the party.

Special Guest Star: Alanis Morissette as Sandy Stork
26a"Top Wing Rescues Survivor Bear"Bill SpeersJames Backshall and Jeff SweeneyDecember 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)[note 2]2018124N/A
The Cadets team up to rescue TV adventure star Survivor Bear, who comes to Big Swirl to brave Icy Summit.
26b"Timmy Wings It"Bill SpeersScott AlbertDecember 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)[note 2]2018124N/A
When Swift hurts his wing, Timmy Turtle has to help pilot the Flash-Wing to save the day.

Broadcast[edit]

Top Wing will debut on Nickelodeon internationally in early 2018, outside of Canada.[5]

Merchandising[edit]

DVD[edit]

Nickelodeon, and Paramount Home Entertainment will release a DVD of the show on March 5, 2019. In France, TF1 Video will publish the series soon on DVD. In Italy, Eagle Pictures will publish the series soon on DVD. In Germany, Edel Germany GmbH will publish the series soon on DVD. In the UK, Abbey Home Media Group will publish the series soon on DVD.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice Acting Role — Young Artist Lucas Kalechstein Nominated
YoungStar Awards Best Ensemble Cast — Voiceover Role Lucas Kalechstein, Ethan Pugiotto, Abigail Oliver, Jonah Wineburg Won

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode was released early on the Nick Jr. website on October 7, 2017, prior to its air date.
  2. ^ a b This episode was released early on the Nick Jr. app, VOD, and iTunes on November 15, 2018.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nickelodeon-renews-paw-patrol-3-more-preschool-series-1113681
  4. ^ Animation Magazine. "9 Story's Top Wing Takes Flight Worldwide on Nick". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Nickelodeon Premieres New CG-Animated Preschool Series TOP WING, 11/6". Broadway World. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017.
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  7. ^ Top Wing. Episode 3.
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