New Original Animated Series “Super Wings” Invites Kids and Parents to Take Flight with Sprout

Animated Airplanes Take Preschoolers on Worldwide Adventures, Allowing Them to Explore New Countries, Cultures and Customs

“Super Wings” Premieres March 14 at 1:30pm ET on Sprout

NEW YORK--()--Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool network, announced today the launch of an adventure-packed new original animated series, “Super Wings,” set to premiere on March 14. “Super Wings” takes viewers on jet-setting journeys around the globe -- using the power of entertainment to teach kids about new countries, backgrounds, experiences and customs.

“Super Wings” stars Jett, a fun-loving jet plane who travels the world delivering packages to children. During each delivery, Jett tackles new challenges with the Super Wings, a group of awesome airplanes who can transform into robots with incredible abilities. The Super Wings crew includes Jimbo, the airport and mission director, Dizzy, the rescue copter, Donnie, the gadget guru, and Jerome, the expert navigator. Viewers will follow along as Jett and his team work through each problem and teach the audience valuable creative problem-solving skills. Viewers will soar to new heights with Jett and the crew as they travel to 52 cities in 45 countries – from the mountains of the Himalayas to the canals of Venice – and interact with characters from all different backgrounds to underscore the importance of embracing cultural diversity.

“We are excited to welcome the ‘Super Wings’ fleet to the Sprout programming lineup,” said Andrew Beecham, senior vice president of programming, Sprout. “Jett and the Super Wings crew will take Sprout viewers around the world to explore new cultures and customs, delivering the real life lessons that are the essence of all Sprout programming.”

“Super Wings” takes flight on March 14 at 1:30pm ET on Sprout. New episodes will air daily with a new adventure featured each day.

“Super Wings” is an acquisition from CJ E&M, Asia's leading content and media company, and is co-produced by FunnyFlux, QianQi, Little Airplane Productions, and EBS. For more information on Sprout, please visit http://www.sproutonline.com/.

About Sprout®

Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-6 and their parents and caregivers. Available in over 58 million homes with programming structured to follow the day of the child from morning to night, Sprout features original programming, including Ruff Ruff Tweet & Dave, Astroblast! and The Chica Show, a library of gold standard series, including Caillou and Sesame Street, and U.S. exclusives including Lazytown and Tree Fu Tom. Sprout’s hosted programming blocks, including The Sunny Side Up Show and The Good Night Show, serve as tools to guide parents as they help children prepare for their days and nights with activities, user generated content, stories, and more. Viewers are encouraged to submit artwork, birthday wishes, videos and more through SproutOnline.com, which has received over five million viewer interactions to-date. Sprout’s VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for younger children with over 1.8 billion views. Sprout was fully acquired by NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment in November 2013.

About CJ E&M

CJ E&M produces and distributes content for the broadcast, film, music and live entertainment sectors. Seeking to promote the globalization of Asian pop culture through a strategic “one source, multi-content” approach, the company was formed in 2010 from a merger of leading content makers CJ Media and On Media (broadcast); CJ Entertainment (motion picture); Mnet Media (music); and CJ Internet (game). Through the years, these predecessor firms were instrumental in modernizing as well as winning a following for Korean contents from fans across the world. Headquartered in Seoul and with branches in Asia and the US, CJ E&M currently has over 2,000 employees worldwide and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: http://en.cjenm.com.

Contacts

For Sprout
Laura Markofsky, 248-408-5505
laura.markofsky@civic-us.com
or
Julie Rothman, 212-664-6606
julie.rothman@nbcuni.com

Contacts

For Sprout
Laura Markofsky, 248-408-5505
laura.markofsky@civic-us.com
or
Julie Rothman, 212-664-6606
julie.rothman@nbcuni.com