Super Wings

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Friendly planes' world travels teach kids multiculturalism.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

As the characters visit different points on the globe, kids learn about notable landmarks, topography, language, and culture. The show encourages respect for diversity and a desire to learn about the people and places of the world. 

Positive Messages

Kids see the characters solve problems through teamwork and creativity. The show celebrates diversity and introduces kids to many different cultures and places in the world.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Jett and his Super Wings friends are friendly, resourceful, curious, and always eager to help. They enjoy learning about the various places they visit and the customs of the people there.  

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Super Wings exposes preschoolers to the world's geographical and cultural diversity through the adventures of a friendly and helpful airplane named Jett. Kids will learn about the landmarks, language, and customs of each new setting in age-appropriate ways as Jett makes new friends, and there are strong messages about teamwork in how all the characters work together to solve problems. This delightful show is an excellent introduction to the concepts of diversity and world customs. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 8 year old Written bymorleyr May 15, 2016

Not educational at all

This show is ridiculous. The facts are inaccurate, the story lines silly, voice acting terrible, and the sheer scope of the time/distance reality is cringe wor... Continue reading
Parent Written byMel K. March 11, 2017

Producers need to do research

In the episode where her goes to Kenya, they find a lost baby 'wildebeest' as they call it. That is not a wildebeest. That is a bloody impala or somet... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 28, 2016
very educational for kids to learn
Teen, 16 years old Written byCartoonFanaticKid67 April 24, 2017

Why Bother?

This Cartoon Has No Redeeming Qualities At All. The Problems With This Show Are: It's Not Educational, The Voice Acting Is Awful, The Fact That Don't... Continue reading

What's the story?

SUPER WINGS follows a friendly plane named Jett (voiced by Luca Padovan) as he spans the globe delivering packages and helping the people he meets. At each destination, he learns about the area's culture and landmarks while he helps his new friends work out some sort of trouble. When the task calls for more hands on deck, he's joined by his aircraft friends, all of whom can transform into robots to better help.

Is it any good?

With Jett at the controls, the world is a kid's classroom in this charming series that introduces them to the planet's cultural diversity. At each stop, viewers learn about how the local people live, dress, eat, and play, all through the characters' interactions within the story. It's such a natural learning experience that kids won't even realize they're absorbing a wealth of cultural knowledge just by watching. Even geographical references are made in a way that this age group can understand with ease, thanks to simple illustrations of recognizable landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and so on) on a globe.

The characters' experiences also teach kids about working together and thinking creatively to solve problems. Sometimes that's achieved by Jett and his new friends alone, but more often it requires the help of one or more of his Super Wings friends, which reminds kids that even the most capable of us needs assistance at some point.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the places Jett visits in Super Wings. In what ways are they different from where you live? How does the climate and manner of dress compare? What is notable about the geography there? 

  • How does this show demonstrate the similarities that exist among all people regardless of where they live? What do you have in common with the characters? Can differences be a good thing? 

  • Kids: Does this show make you want to see some of these places in person? Which are your favorites? What would you like to see and do while you're there? 

  • How do the characters in Super Wings demonstrate curiosity and empathy? Why are these important character strengths?

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