Nelvana ‘Lands’ Category-Leading Consumer Products Partners in France for Super Wings
Global Children’s Entertainment Company Signs Toy, Publishing, Arts & Crafts, Apparel, And Bedding Licensees for First-Class Merchandise Program
Toronto, Canada – Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content, has “landed” a host of new consumer products partners in France for its hit, high-flying animated series, Super Wings, including AD Global for toys and Canal Toys for arts & crafts. Super Wings is co-produced by FunnyFlux Entertainment, Little Airplane Productions, Qianqi Animation, EBS, and CJ E&M (Asia’s leading content and media company), and airs on Piwi+ in France.
“Super Wings is a huge hit in France, and we’re thrilled to be working with market-leading consumer products companies in toys, publishing, arts & crafts, apparel and bedding to bring the series’ adventures and characters to life in exciting new ways for fans,” said Antoine Erligmann, Head, Nelvana Enterprises, EMEA. “We look forward to continuing to expand the merchandise program to keep Super Wings soaring to new heights with kids and families across the country.”
In addition to AD Global and Canal Toys, Nelvana has signed consumer products agreements with:
- Chauss Europ – Shoes
- Clementoni – Puzzles and Board Games
- D’Arpèje – Wheeled Toys
- Famosa – Ride-Ons
- Hemma – Publishing
- Pik and Roll – Bicycles
- Sahinler – Bedding
- Sun City – Apparel & Gifts
In addition to France, Nelvana holds the merchandise licensing rights for the popular series in North America, where it represents Super Wings in all categories except toys, which are distributed by Auldey Toys in the U.S. and Imports Dragon in Canada. Auldey also distributes Super Wings toys in France.
Super Wings follows the adventures of Jett, a confident jet plane who travels around the world delivering packages to children with his group of adorable airplane pals, the “Super Wings.” No ordinary airplanes, the Super Wings are able to transform into amazing heroes who can run, climb, dig, and even swim! The series centers on cultural diversity and creative problem-solving, as the friends take off on adventures to new countries, encountering problems they must work together to solve.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
Nelvana is a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live-action content. Nelvana produces a stable of award-winning and globally-renowned brands that focus on comedies, preschool and boys action series and ancillary consumer products programs. Nelvana’s content airs on Corus Entertainment’s kids channels in Canada and in more than 160 countries around the world. The Nelvana library has well over 4,000 episodes of programming and has received over 70 major international program awards, including Emmys® and Geminis. Visit the Nelvana website at www.nelvana.com.
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