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PJ Masks
PJ Masks logo.png
Genre
Created byRomuald Racioppo
Based onLes Pyjamasques
by Romuald Racioppo
Directed by
  • Christian De Vita
  • Wilson Dos Santos
Voices of
Theme music composer
Composer(s)Fabrice Aboulker
Jean-Francois Berger
Country of origin
  • France
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)
  • French
  • English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59 (and 35 shorts) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Olivier Dumont
  • Laura Clunie
Producer(s)
  • Guillaume Hellouin
  • Corinne Kouper
Running time24 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkDisney Junior
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 18, 2015 (2015-09-18) –
present
External links
Website

PJ Masks is an animated children's television series produced by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO. The series is based on the Les Pyjamasques book series by Romuald Racioppo.[2] The series debuted on Disney Junior in the United States on September 18, 2015.[3] In June 2016, a second season, consisting of another 52 11-minute segments, was announced;[4] it began airing on January 15, 2018. On April 19, 2019, the first episode of the third season was aired.

Plot

Greg, Connor, and Amaya become the superhero team PJ Masks when night falls in order to fight enemies and rivals such as Romeo, Luna Girl and Night Ninja to keep them from ruining people's day. Greg becomes Gekko, Connor becomes Catboy, and Amaya becomes Owlette and together, they never lose and saves the day.

Characters

PJ Masks

PJ Masks is a superhero team that fights crime at night to keep it from ruining people's days. Their catchphrase when planning to go fight their enemies is "PJ Masks, we're on our way. Into the night, to save the day!" Their base is hidden in a totem-like structure in the park which also houses a crystal that grants them their abilities. When the villains are defeated, their victory catchphrase is "PJ Masks, all shout hooray, 'cause in the night, we saved the day!" Among its members are:

  • Connor / Catboy (voiced by Jacob Ewaniuk in Season 1, Jacob Ursomarzo in Season 2, Roman Lutterotti in Season 3-present) – Connor is a blue-eyed boy with brown hair. When he transforms, he wears a blue cat costume with cat ears and a thin feline tail.[5] He has super-hearing using Cat Ears, can leap high and far using Super Cat Jump, and sprints fast using Super Cat Speed,[6] or just Super Speed.[7] When on a mission, he sometimes likes to narrate his actions. His main flaws are his impulsiveness and his need to control, flaws which can be exploited by the team's opponents. His vehicle is the Cat Car located in the middle segment of the PJ Masks' tower. His bedroom is on the second floor of a blue-roofed blue-doored house next to Amaya's house. Connor has a cat that is named after him.
  • Amaya / Owlette (voiced by Addison Holley) – Amaya is an brown-eyed girl with dark brown hair who wears red glasses, as well as PJ Masks' only female member. When she transforms, she wears a red costume with a wing-shaped cape. She has owl eyes which lets her see things that are far away up close, and she also has super owl wing wind. Her vehicle is the Owl-Glider, which can also do a "Super Owl Wing Wind". She is housed in her top segment of the PJ Masks' tower. Her bedroom is on the third floor of a red-roofed red-doored home with a walled-in yard between Connor and Greg's houses. Amaya owns a bird named Birdie.
  • Greg / Gekko (voiced by Kyle Harrison Breitkopf) – Greg is a green-eyed, blonde boy. When he transforms he wears a green costume with a thick reptilian tail, fins on top of his head. His powers are: Super Gekko Camouflage to go invisible or blend into his surroundings, Super Gekko Muscles (aka Super Muscles[7]) to lift heavy things, Super Lizard Grip to climb walls or anchor himself to stop vehicles, and Super Lizard Water Run to walk on water.[6] He has exhibited enough strength to lift a mobile laboratory off the ground. His vehicle is the Gekko-Mobile, which is also a submersible vehicle which can travel underwater and also ride up & over buildings via land on tank treads which is slower than the Cat-Car. His vehicle is located in the bottom segment of the PJ Masks tower. The vehicle has abilities similar to him, with a "Gekko-Mobile Camouflage" letting it blend in with surroundings. His bedroom is on the second floor of a green-roofed green-doored house next to Amaya's. Greg has a gecko named Lionel.
  • PJ Robot – A robot that Romeo created to infiltrate the PJ Masks HQ. However, PJ Robot decided to be a PJ Mask rather than a villain's sidekick. He joined the PJ Masks Team in Season 2. He spends most of his time inside HQ as mission control for the PJ Masks.
  • Armadylan (voiced by Max Calinescu in Season 2, Christian Perri in Season 3-present) – An armadillo-like boy who wants to be a hero, but his being inexperienced causes him to mess up. He first meets the PJ Masks in "Meet Armadylan" and became an official member of the PJ Masks team in the episode "PJ Dylan". Armadylan's powers are his Thunder Thump to shake the ground, super strength to lift any heavy objects, like Gekko, the Rolling Thunder to roll himself up into a ball to attack his opponents and he can also dig to go underneath the ground. Romeo once called him an anteater and/or an aardvark instead of an armadillo.
  • An Yu - A samurai girl who uses a magic flute as a weapon or to fly. She was also turned out to be a human form of the Dragon from the Dragon Gong. She first appears in the season 3 episode "Meet An Yu". An Yu is a loner being that she attempting to face Night Ninja from the episode "Meet An Yu" alone without the PJ Masks but, they helped her out anyway. An Yu's powers mostly work on Mystery Mouintain

Villains

  • Romeo (voiced by Alex Thorne in Season 1, Carter Thorne in the short films and Season 2, Simon Pirso in Season 3-present) – The main villain in the series. He is a childish scientist who comes up with a variety of inventions from his mobile lab and dislikes for the PJ Masks and other villains (Luna Girl and Night Ninja). His favorite inventions (as said in "Owlette's New Move") are Robot, his Laboggan, Super Train, and Radical Romeo Remote. (He once took over the city in "Gekko and the Mayhem at the Museum").
    • Robot (voiced by Dominic Catrambone) – A large robot who is the personal servant of Romeo. He has acted on his own once when Romeo invented Robette and Robot was stealing playground equipment to make a new friend. At one point, he turned to PJ Masks when shadow ditched him for a captured Armadylan in one of his plots.
    • Robette – One of Romeo's inventions. It began to try to take over the world herself in "Catboy and Gekko's Robot Rampage". This was due to a loose screw and was later resolved. During the episode, Romeo's original Robot became jealous of Robette, which resulted in the robot running away. This was also later resolved and Romeo became friends with Robot again. She returned again in the Season 2 episode "PJ Robot".
    • Toolbox - A walking toolbox who works with Romeo and in case of making inventions Toolbox carries Romeo's tools.
    • Spy-Bot - A cube sized bot who works for Romeo. Spy-Bot would often be used by Romeo to spy on the PJ Masks.
  • Luna Girl (a.k.a. Luna) (voiced by Brianna Daguanno) – the second villain in the series. Her main weapons are her Luna Board and Luna Magnet which she uses as a mode of transportation. This once included a giant Moon-Ball, which could steal objects and swallow her enemies. She teamed with PJ Masks while defeating Romeo in some episodes when it came to him threatening the systar system or using her stolen lunar crystal. In Gekko Saves Christmas, she has developed deep affections for Gekko, but does her best to hide them from the other villains and the heroes, including Gekko.
    • Moths – A swarm of moths who are Luna's minions.
      • Mothzuki - The first moth to go to the moon with Luna Girl and receive her own powers from her master in Moon Madness. She has the power to sense someone in the Lunar Fortress and can also shoot moon beams from her antennas to trap her victims.
      • Moth Girl - A moth like girl and an upcoming villain in Season 3.
  • Night Ninja (voiced by Trek Buccino in Season 1, Devan Cohen in the short films and Season 2-present) – A ninja who is the third villain. He and Romeo once teamed up in "Catboy and the Shrinker" when Romeo needed someone to help operate his shrink ray and in "Wacky Floats" where they stole the parade floats and plotted to transform them into Robot Floats. He did once help team the PJs in "Wolfy Mountain" when the Wolfy Kids found their way to Mystery Mountain in a plot to make it their lair.
    • Ninjalinos – The minions of Night Ninja. They are small purple ninjas that talk in their own, unintelligible language. Their numbers vary from episode to episode, from as little as three to well over a dozen.
      • Teeny Weeny Ninjalino - A tiny and cute ninja from "Catboy and the Teeny Weeny Ninjalino" who was supposed to spy on the PJ Masks, but won Owlette and Gekko’s affection and soon Catboy’s (who was too quick to judge him, but later became his friend). He made his returning appearance in "Race Up Mystery Mountain." In "The Splat Monster", he turns into a Splat Monster when he touched the transforming splat in the Mystery Mountain cave. The Teeny Weeny Ninjalino was restored to normal by An Yu.
      • Marvin - A Ninjalino who was one of the Ninjalinos that was named.
  • The Wolfy Kids - A trio of werewolf siblings.
    • Rip - The female member who is the leader of the Wolfy Kids with dark magenta hair with light tips and bone-shaped hair clips.
    • Howler - A member of the Wolfy Kids with white hair.
    • Kevin (voiced by Ethan Pugiotto) - A member of the Wolfy Kids who's always nicer than his brother and sister.

Recurring

  • Cameron (voiced by Tristan Samuel in Season 1, Jonah Wineberg in Season 2, Tyler Nathan in Season 3) – A boy in the same class as PJ Masks when they attend school during the day as civilians. He once scared Amaya with a T-Rex cutout the same way Connor did earlier in "Owlette's Terrible Pterodactyl Trouble", but Connor learned his lesson and tells Cameron not to do it. In "Catboy's Cuddly", he was revealed to have a sister, who attends the same school.
  • Jenny - A girl in the same class as PJ Masks when they attend school during the day as civilians.
  • Marie - A girl in the same class as PJ Masks when they attend school during the day as civilians.
  • Teacher (voiced by Rob Tinkler) – An unnamed adult male who teaches Connor, Greg, and Amaya's class. When things disappear, he thinks it's strange.
  • Jayden Houston – A popular singer that is known for his golden microphone. His microphone was stolen by Luna Girl in "Catboy's Tricky Ticket", but was later recovered by the PJ Masks.
  • Master Fang – The protagonist of his own comic book and TV series. He is largely looked up to by Greg and Connor, but Amaya doesn't seem to care about him much. He is known for his signature sword which was stolen by Night Ninja in "Catboy and Master Fang's Sword".
    • Kick McGee – Master Fang's unseen sidekick. His persona is often used by during missions.
  • Flossy Flash – A female comic book superhero that is looked up to by Owlette and Armadylan. Owlette prefers her over Master Fang and Kick McGee who are favored by Catboy and Gekko.
  • The Announcer (voiced by Ron Pardo) – A male voice that is heard in every episode as the day becomes night. He is never seen, but is known for saying his signature introduction sequence "Night in the city, and a brave band of heroes is ready to face fiendish villains to stop them messing with your day." As the kids turn into their superhero forms, the announcer states who turns into who.

Episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
15226September 18, 2015 (2015-09-18)February 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
ShortsTBDJuly 31, 2017 (2017-07-31)N/A
25126[8]January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
3N/A26[9]April 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)TBA

Production

PJ Masks is a British/French coproduction by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO.[10] The series was renewed for a second season consisting of 52 11-minute segments in June 2016;[4] the second season premiered on January 15, 2018. On January 22, 2018, a third season was announced;[11] the third season premiered on April 19, 2019.[12].

References

  1. ^ "PJmasks". TeamTO. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Jennifer Wolfe (October 2, 2015). "'PJ Masks' Sees Strong U.S. Debut". Animation World Network. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Luke McCord (September 2, 2015). "Disney Channel, Disney Junior to Debut 'PJ Masks' Sept. 18". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Georg Szalai (June 15, 2016). "Disney Junior's 'PJ Masks' to Get Second Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "Catboy and the Shrinker". PJ Masks. I'm not that little, and I can still be your leader.
  6. ^ a b PJ Masks. Episode 2.
  7. ^ a b "Owlette and the Moonball". PJ Masks. 21 minutes in. We need to play as a team. Gekko, use your Super Muscles, Catboy, use your Super Speed, and I'll use my Owl Wing Wind!
  8. ^ Jordan Pinto (June 15, 2016). "PJ Masks greenlit for second season". Kidscreen. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  9. ^ "Disney Channel to Air Third Season of PJ MASKS on April 19". Broadway World. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  10. ^ John Hopewell; Emilio Mayorga (June 18, 2016). "Annecy: TeamTO Re-Ups on 'PJ Masks,' 'Skylanders' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  11. ^ Lauren Malyk (January 22, 2018). "PJ Masks flies into production on season three". Kidscreen. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "Disney Channel to Air Third Season of PJ MASKS on April 19". Broadway World. March 26, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.

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