Wednesday, June 27, 2018

France: TF1 Acquires 'Top Wing' and 'PAW Patrol' Season 5 for Tfou!

Leading French commercial broadcaster TF1 has acquired the broadcast rights to Nickelodeon's brand-new CG-animated preschool series Top Wing for it's Tfou! kids’ programming strand!

Locally titled Top Wing, toutes ailes dehors, the action-packed series follows a team of eager young birds as they work together to help their island community, go on amazing adventures and earn their wings as full-feathered rescue birds. Produced by 9 Story Media Group, the show features storylines that help preschoolers build self-confidence, and includes lessons about perseverance and hard work.

Top Wing follows four best friend rescue birds–Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody–who are training to earn their wings at the Top Wing Academy on Big Swirl Island. With the help of their mentor Speedy, and unique turbo-charged vehicles and high-tech gadgets, the cadets are assigned different missions to sharpen their rescue skills and help those in need while learning valuable lessons along the way.

In Top Wing’s series premiere, “Time to Earn Our Wings,” cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody gather at Top Wing Academy where they learn to pilot their new vehicles and become the best rescue team Big Swirl Island has ever seen.

Meet the Top Wing cadets:

Nickelodeon's Top Wing (l-r) Brody, Swift, Rod and Penny

  • Swift – A daring and playful blue jay who is the fastest turbo-charged pilot in the sky.
  • Penny – A curious penguin and undersea expert who is always up for a challenge in her super submarine.
  • Rod – An energetic and funny rooster who is ready to fly across the island on his all-terrain vehicle.
  • Brody – A laid-back puffin who loves to fly across, over and on the waves in turbo-charged vehicle.

Tfou! is slated to premiere Top Wing, toutes ailes dehors during its later this year as part of the strand's 2018/2019 programming season, which also includes the brand-new animated series MarbleGen, Loup and Ernest & Rebecca, as well as season five of Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat noir season three, Super Wings season three, and seasons two of Mölang, Ranger Bob, Mini Ninjas, Robin des bois et Lassie. In addition to the new episodes, Tfou will also air new specials of hit shows, including Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Tib et Tatoum, Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat noir, Robin des bois and Lassie, plus, at the end of the year, will premiere the Disney Pixar feature film, Clochette et la créature légendaire.

Top Wing is created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers (Dot, Yup Yups, Gummandos) and executive produced by Scott Kraft (co-creator, Fresh Beat Band; executive producer/head writer, PAW Patrol), Vince Commisso for 9 Story Media Group and Matthew Fernandes and Arthur Spanos for Industrial Brothers. It is the newest series to join Nick’s top-ranked preschool roster, joining hit series like Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Blaze et les Monster Machines, Shimmer & Shine and the recently launched Sunny Day. Nickelodeon recently renewed Top Wing for a 26-episode second season.

Top Wing made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA in November 2017, and is currently rolling out on Nickelodeon channels and programming blocks worldwide.

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Original source: Le Figaro; Additional source: Google Translate.
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