Angel Studios Taps Licensing Works!® To Rep The Wingfeather Saga™ Animated Series

Provo, UT—March 29, 2024—Updated April 16, 2024

Licensing Works!® has been awarded the merchandise licensing and promotional representation rights to The Wingfeather Saga™, a CG animated adventure series, adapted from the best-selling and award-winning fantasy book series by Andrew Peterson. The YA novels by the same name are published by Penguin Random House and have sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. Produced by Shining Isle Productions, The Wingfeather Saga animated series is the largest equity crowd-funded animated family series of all time. Angel Studios distributes and supports the series with integrated marketing to an engaged audience fan base. The series targets children 8-12, with family co-viewing, and the series scores 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. Viewers can currently stream Season One on the Angel Studios app, Google Play, Prime Video and Apple TV with distribution expanding globally.

Season Two, currently in release exclusively in the Angel Studios Guild (a membership that allows early access among other benefits), will be widely released during summer 2024. Pre-production has already begun for Season Three, with a total of seven seasons planned. The animated series features Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Kevin McNally from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Billy Boyd from The Lord of the Rings, and Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick, amongst others. The talented animation team hails from Pixar, VeggieTales, Dreamworks, Valve, and Blue Sky. Licensing Works! is introducing The Wingfeather Saga animated series to the licensing industry at Licensing Expo May 21st-23rd in Las Vegas (Licensing Expo Booth #C222). Initial outreach will focus on toys, games, consumer packaged goods, promotions, apparel, stationery, and back-to-school. Known primarily for nurturing and updating iconic, legacy brands, Licensing Works! (The Little Prince®, Zorro®, Tarzan®) has identified that The Wingfeather Saga already demonstrates all the essential qualities of an iconic legacy brand. “We currently represent clients with publishing properties that are among the most recognizable in the world,” said Leslie Levine, owner of Licensing Works!. “Great stories with universal appeal that speak to the reader’s heart is what we look to represent. These are the rare brands that can continue to fascinate generation-after-generation. Levine commented further, “We are thrilled with this opportunity to represent The Wingfeather Saga and to help translate this beloved brand into wonderful products and promotions for the growing fan base.” “We are thrilled to partner with Leslie and Licensing Works! to expand the ways kids and families can engage with The Wingfeather Saga property and the characters they love” said Brock Starnes, The Wingfeather Saga Executive Producer and Shining Isle COO. “The rich storytelling of The Wingfeather Saga invites families into a world of fantasy and adventure,” said Cari Fair, Senior Director of Merchandise at Angel Studios. “Licensing Works! vision to expand The Wingfeather Saga consumer products line will allow families worldwide to make these beloved characters even more a part of their daily lives.”


ABOUT SHINING ISLE PRODUCTIONS: In 2016, Author Andrew Peterson and Animation executive J. Chris Wall founded Shining Isle Productions to develop The Wingfeather Saga animated series. Based in Nashville, TN, the CG animation studio has created a proprietary pipeline using Unreal Engine that allows distinctive and feature-rich visuals to bring The Wingfeather Saga to the screen in Season One (6x25) and Season Two (7x25). The team brings together experience in animation, gaming, and brand management from years including at Pixar, Big Idea VeggieTales, Dreamworks Animation, Valve, and Blue Sky Studios.

ABOUT ANGEL STUDIOS: Angel Studios is the home of stories that amplify light. Through the Angel Guild, 260,000 members choose which film and television projects the studio will market and distribute. The studio enables creators and audiences to form passionate communities around creative projects, making the story behind the story as important as the final project. 104,000 Angel Guild members in 155 countries have invested nearly $80M in projects distributed by the studio to date. Angel Studios is behind the global box office hit, SOUND OF FREEDOM, which has earned $250 million in theatrical box office. Learn more at

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