Trio of publishing partners will “bring Super Wings to the next level in the UK”

Rockpool Licensing has secured a wave of three new publishing partners for the popular Alpha Group property, Super Wings which will bring the brand “to the next level in the UK.”.

Centum Books, Signature Publishing and Kennedy Publishing have each joined the growing licensee portfolio for the popular pre-school IP.

As master publisher, Centum Books will deliver a range of titles spanning colouring and activity, storybooks, novelty books, ebooks, audio books, gifting and annuals. The deal covers the UK and Ireland and English language rights for South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Fiona Macmillan, MD of Centum, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Alpha Group and Rockpool on the brilliant Super Wings brand, bringing the characters and stories to life in our publishing ranges. The team are in ‘pre-flight check’ mode and ready to deliver our launch titles for the summer of 2019.”

Meanwhile, Signature Publishing is on board for its compilation magazine Fantastic Funworld and Kennedy Publishing for its 321 Go, Busy Time and Get Busy compilation magazines and will be publishing a stand alone Super Wings magazine for spring 2019.

Vickie O’Malley, MD of Rockpool Licensing, said: “It’s a source of great pride to have these publishing partners join team Super Wings. Cenutm’s track record of success in licensed publishing speaks for itself and their outstanding distribution, especially within general and toy retail, is the perfect fit for Super Wings.

“Kennedy and Signature Publishing have both been hugely supportive of Super Wings right from the outset and we are thrilled to have them onboard as our official licensing partners.”

Super Wings is broadcast on both Tiny Pop and Cartoonito in the UK and Ireland with a fourth season already greenlit which will take Super Wings broadcast through to 2020.

Antoine Erligmann, VP media, TV and consumer products at Alpha Group, said: “We are very proud to bring on board these great publishing partners, which are an amazing addition to our current Super Wings licensees and will bring the brand to the next level in the UK.”

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