Superheroes are big for kids of all ages these days. This is especially true in our household. Though I have to admit that I often find myself ‘screening’ the superhero content for appropriateness (i.e. violence, language and scantily clad female superheroes) before sharing with my young children. Well, Disney has now made my life easier with their introduction of a brand new superhero show just for preschoolers!
PJ Masks, a new animated superhero show for preschoolers will have its world premiere Friday, September 18, with back-to-back episodes launching at 11am and 11:30am on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel. Following the show’s debut, PJ Masks will air on Fridays at 11am on Disney Junior on Disney Channel. Episodes will also encore on weekends at 10am and 7:30pm on Disney Junior the Channel (24-hour channel).
The premiere season will feature 52 eleven-minute episodes that follow 6-year-old Connor, Amaya and Greg, who transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their special animal amulets. Together the three friends embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries, having nighttime adventures and learning life lessons all along the way.
I haven’t gotten to watch yet, but as a mom I appreciate the show’s mission “to help kids discover their own unique inner superheroes without the “kapows” and “thwacks” found in older superhero shows!”
PJ Masks is produced by eOne, the company behind the worldwide hit Peppa Pig, and Frog Box in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, along with Disney Junior and France 5.
Another interesting tidbit – PJ Masks is based French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series “Les Pyjamasques.” A much-loved publishing property in its native France, where the books debuted in 2008, the series currently includes 15 titles with plans for two new releases every year.