Global co-pro Super Wings makes its Amazon Prime Video premiere today, thanks to a new VOD deal secured by South Korea’s CJ E&M with New York-based indie digital distributor Janson Media.
Already a top-rated CGI-animated series in the US on 24-hour preschool network Sprout, Super Wings (52 x 11 minutes) follows the adventures of Jett, a self-assured plane that travels the world delivering special packages to children.
Tickety Toc creator Gil Hoon Jung first brought the show’s concept to South Korea-based Funny Flux in 2013, which then brought on CJ E&M, US-based Little Airplane Productions, China’s Qianqi Animation, Korean pubcaster EBS and Germany’s KiKA as co-producers.
Since its debut on EBS a year later, Super Wings has expanded to more than 25 countries including the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
There is no word yet if Nelvana, the show’s North American consumer products rep, will look to leverage the property in any way through Amazon’s retail channel.
The deal follows brand-management company m4e taking on the L&M program for Super Wings in German-speaking territories.
In terms of Amazon’s programming/retail alignment, the streaming service recently partnered with Mattel-owned American Girl to launch a live-action special and product collection based on American Girl’s newest BeForever character Melody Ellison.