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''Top Wing'' is a Canadian computer-animated television series created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers and produced by Industrial Brothers, 9 Story Media Group and Nickelodeon Productions. It premiered on
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in the United States on November 6, 2017, and debuted on
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in Canada on January 6, 2018. 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 would be renewed for a second season by Nickelodeon, which premiered on March 1, 2019. As of September 2019, new episodes moved to the Nick Jr. TV channel.


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.


Characters


Main

*Swift (voiced by Jonah Wineberg in Season 1 and Tristan Mercado in Season 2 in the US, and William Romain in the UK) is a 12-year old
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, who is the leader of Team Top Wing and really great at flying high up in the sky. His signature color is orange, and his vehicles are the Flash Wing jet and the Zip Flash jet-copter. *Rod (voiced by Ethan Pugiotto in the US, and Freddie Howson in the UK) is a 11-year old
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who's ready to drive around the island with his all-terrain vehicle. He's also the
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cadet. His signature color is red, and his vehicles are the Road Wing roadster and the Rooster Booster motorcycle. *Brody (voiced by Lucas Kalechstein in the US, and Leni Hamilton in the UK) is a 10-year old
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who loves to fly with the waves, over and on. His signature color is green, and his vehicles are the Splash Wing boat and the Splash Diver boat and submarine hybrid. *Penny (voiced by Abigail Oliver in the US, and Mili Patel in the UK) is a 9-year old penguin who is an expert at undersea life in her submarine and the only female cadet. Her signature color is pink, and her vehicles are the Aqua Wing submarine and the Aqua Runner submarine. *Speedy (voiced by Colin Doyle in the US, and in Seasons 1 to 2 in the UK) helps out the Top Wing cadets. He is their ace instructor. He pilots the HQ Command Flyer. *Bea (voiced by
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in the US, and Charlotte Reynard in the UK) is the female chief mechanic who helps out at HQ with Speedy. *Chirp and Cheep (voiced by Shirley Manson) are two baby chicks who are seen with the Top Wing cadets. Chirp has two pink feathers on her head, while Cheep has two blue feathers on his head. They can only say their own names.


Recurring

*Rhonda (voiced by Raven Dauda in the US, and Fiona Clarke in the UK) is the owner of The Lemon Shack. *Oscar (voiced by Joseph Motiki) is a blue
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. *Farmer Treegoat (voiced by Jonathan Potts) is a tree
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. *Sammy Monkey (voiced by Tyler Barish in the US, and Hari Patel in the UK) is a little
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. *Shirley Squirrley (voiced by
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in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a
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who enjoys flying, thus she dons wings like those on a flying squirrel. *Timmy Turtle (voiced by Meesha Contreras in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a young
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who's Honu's son and he's the leader of the Junior Cadets. *Honu Turtle (voiced by Linda Ballantyne) is Timmy's mom and works as a conductor for the Turtle Train. *Dina (voiced by TJ McGibbson in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a young rhino. *Ms. Brownbear (voiced by Julie Sype in the US, and Fiona Clarke in the UK) is the student's teacher. *Commodore Herky J. Smurkturkski III (voiced by Scott Law in the US, and Rob Foster in the UK) is an announcer Turkey (bird), turkey *The Turkskis (voiced by Scott Law) are Commodore Smurkturkski's three little chicks *Tina Treegoat (voiced by Lacey-Lee Evin in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a young tree goat who's Grady's daughter and she's one of the Junior Cadets *Grady Treegoat (voiced by Cory Doran) is Tina's dad *Ward Beaver (voiced by Tal Bachman) is Wally's dad *June Beaver (voiced by Stacey DePass) is Wally's mom *Wally Beaver (voiced by Tyler Barish in the US, and Hari Patel in the UK) is a young beaver who's June and Ward's son and he's one of the Junior Cadets *Anyu PolarBear (voiced by Piper Hook in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a young polar bear who befriends with Penny and she's one of the Junior Cadets *Yuka PolarBear (voiced by Jayden Greig) is Anyu's brother *Mr. PolarBear (voiced by Joanathan Potts) is Anyu and Yuka's dad *Salty Seawalrus (voiced by Matthew Sweet) is Penny's walrus friend *T (voiced by Lyon Smith) is one of Brody's Friends *Shelly (voiced by Julie Sype in Season 1 and Alexa Torrington in Season 2) is one of Brody's friends *Reg Goosling (voiced by Paul Braunstein) is Ryan's dad *Ryan Goosling (voiced by Christian Distefano) is Reg and Mama Goosling's son *Mama Goosling (voiced by Kim Deal) is Ryan's mom *Earl the Gadget Squirrel (voiced by Benjamin Kowalewicz) is an inventor


Minor

*Captain Gander (voiced by Scott Law) *Mama Bear (voiced by Josie Cotton) is Bertha's mom *Papa Bear (voiced by Mark Oliver Everett) is Bertha's dad *Bertha Bear (voiced by Nissae Isen) is a little bear cub *Chickster, Chuckster, Chitter, Chatter, Clucky and Bob (voiced by Shirley Manson) are Chirp and Cheep's cousins *Snow Geese (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) *Brenda (voiced by Zoe Hatz in the US and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is Brody's little sister *Bill (voiced by Vaden Todd Lewis in the US, and Rob Foster in the UK) is Brody's dad *Beth (voiced by Liz Phair in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is Brody's mom *Sandy Stork (voiced by Alanis Morissette) is a stork who rides on her plane *Ma (voiced by Holly McNarland in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is Rod's mom *Pa (voiced by Ben Gibbard in the US, and Rob Foster in the UK) is Rod's dad *Romeo (voiced by Jaiden Cannatelli) is Rod's little brother *Rudy, Roland, Ruben, Rachel, Rebecca and Ruslana are Rod's little brothers and sisters *Survivor Bear (voiced by Terry McGurrin) is Big Swirl Island's TV Star *Inspector Eagle-Eye (voiced by Mike Ness) is the Inspector who trains the Cadets at the Cadet Challenge as they pass *Roland the Rhino (voiced by Devin Mack) is a doorman who keeps the Cadets away *Tya, Teddy, Toots, Tomba, and Tippy Top are Tina's five cousins *Niko (voiced by Christian Campbell) is Rhonda's nephew *Rosie is Rhonda's cousin *CJay (voiced by Ian Thornley) is Swift's grandpa *David "Davey" Hasselhawg (voiced by David Berni) is a lifeguard of Big Swirl Beach *Mrs. Penguin (voiced by Laura Ballance) is Penny' mom *Patrick (voiced by Christopher Hall (musician), Chris Hall) is Penny's dad *Petey (voiced by Wyatt White in Season 2) is Penny's little brother *Phoebe, Precious, Phoenix, Portia, Presley and Pascal are Penny's little brothers and sisters *Santa Claus (voiced by James Arnold Taylor) is a polar bear *Trini Treegoat *Finn (voiced by Nicholas Fry) is Brenda's best friend *The Dodos *Della Dodo is a young dodo *Meggy, Greggy, Suzette, and Egguardo Dodo are Della's little brothers and sisters *Luke (voiced by Eli Ham) is a young monkey who lives in a bush


Antagonists

*Captain Dilly (voiced by Cory Doran in the US, and Rob Foster in the UK) is a pirate alligator *Matilda (voiced by Annick Obonsawin in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is Captain Dilly's pirate mate *Baddy McBat (voiced by Cory Doran in the US, and Hari Patel in the UK) is a male bat who flies on his jet *Betty McBat (voiced by Stacey DePass in the US, and Kathryn MacColl in the UK) is a female bat who drives on her bike *Rocco (voiced by Taylor Abrahamse in Seasosn 1 to 2) is an alligator who rides on his boat *Chomps (voiced by Christian Martyn in Seasons 1 to 2) is a crocodile who dives on his sub *Banana Bandits (voiced by Ryan Key, Adam Gontier and Jason Wade) are three monkey bandits *Margo the Monkey (voiced by Julie Lemieux) is a female monkey *Captain Swabby is Captain Dilly's aunt


Episodes


Broadcast

''Top Wing'' debuted on Nickelodeon internationally in early 2018, outside of Canada.


Translations

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.


Merchandising


DVD

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, and Paramount Home Media Distribution, 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


References


External links


Official website
at Nick Jr. US (archived)
Official website
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