Top Wing
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GenreAnimated
Adventure
Children’s
Comedy
Created byMatthew Fernandes
Developed byScott Kraft
Directed byBill Speers
Voices ofTristan Mercado
Jonah Wineberg
Lilly Bartlam
Abigail Oliver
Lucas Kalechstein
Ethan Pugiotto
Kingsley Marshal
Colin Doyle
Bryn McAuley
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
ComposersSteve D'Angelo
Terry Tompkins
Lorenzo Castelli
Craig McConnell
Justin Forsley
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersVince Commisso
Matthew Fernandes
Arthur Spanos
Scott Kraft
ProducerVanessa Wong
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesIndustrial Brothers
9 Story Media Group
Nickelodeon Productions
Distributor9 Story Distribution
Release
Original networkNickelodeon/Nick Jr. (USA/International)
Treehouse TV (Canada)
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseNovember 6, 2017 (2017-11-06) –
July 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)

Top Wing is a Canadian computer-animated television series created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers. It was produced in-house by Industrial Brothers in connection with 9 Story Media Group.[1] In Canada, the series debuted on Treehouse on January 6, 2018.[2] Nickelodeon acquired the rights to the show outside of Canada,[3] and it premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on November 6, 2017. 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 had been renewed for a second season, which premiered on March 1, 2019.[4] Since May 31, 2019, new episodes moved to the Nick Jr. channel in the United States.

Description

Taking place on Big Swirl Island, an island inhabited by birds and other animals, Top Wing follows four eager young birds—Swift, Brody, Penny, 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.[5][6]

Characters

Main

Recurring

Minor

Antagonists

Episodes

Main article: List of Top Wing episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15126November 6, 2017 (2017-11-06)December 21, 2018 (2018-12-21)
24826March 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)July 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)

Broadcast

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Top Wing debuted on Nickelodeon internationally in early 2018, outside of Canada.[6][10]

Translations

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Top Wing has been translated into French, and this version airs in Canada on Telequebec. The French-language version of the show is available online as part of Telequebec's free streaming service for children's programming called CouCou TV. The characters' names do not change in French, and the school is referred to as Academie Top Wing. The Bangla version was shown on Duronto TV in Bangladesh on 2020-2021.

Merchandising

DVD

Nickelodeon, and Paramount Home Entertainment released a DVD of the show on March 5, 2019. In France, TF1 Video will publish the series soon on DVD.

Awards and nominations

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

References

  1. ^ "Industrial Brothers Brands: Top Wing". Industrial Brothers.
  2. ^ "- YouTube". YouTube.
  3. ^ "9 Story Media Group's New CG Animated Preschool Series Top Wing Picked Up by Nickelodeon". 9 Story Media Group. May 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "Nickelodeon Renews 'Paw Patrol' and 3 More Preschool Series (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  5. ^ Animation Magazine (17 May 2016). "9 Story's Top Wing Takes Flight Worldwide on Nick". Animation Magazine. Retrieved May 17, 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Nickelodeon Premieres New CG-Animated Preschool Series TOP WING, 11/6". Broadway World. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  7. ^ "What Kind of Dogs & Birds Are the PAW Patrol & Top Wing Characters? | Nick Jr". YouTube.
  8. ^ a b Top Wing. Episode 1.
  9. ^ Top Wing. Episode 12b.
  10. ^ "NEW ADVENTURES TAKE FLIGHT IN NICKELODEON'S BRAND-NEW CG-ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, TOP WING, PREMIERING MONDAY, NOV. 6, AT 12:30 P.M. (ET/PT) | Nick Press". NickPress. Retrieved 2021-11-19.