PJ Masks
Current logo of the series, which is currently used for print
Also known asPyjamasques (French)
Genre
Created byRomuald Racioppo
Based onLes Pyjamasques
by Romuald Racioppo
Directed by
  • Christian De Vita
  • Wilson Dos Santos
  • Florante Mari Villareal
  • Chad V. Vidanes
Voices of
  • Roman Lutterotti
  • Addison Holley
  • Benjamin Hum
  • Simon Pirso
  • Jacob Soley
  • Brianna Daguanno
Theme music composer
ComposersFabrice Aboulker
Jean-Francois Berger
Country of origin
  • France
  • United Kingdom
Original languages
  • French
  • English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes101 (and 44 shorts) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Olivier Dumont
  • Laura Clunie
  • Beth Gardiner
Producers
  • Guillaume Hellouin
  • Corinne Kouper
Running time24 minutes
Production companies
DistributorEntertainment One
Release
Original networkFrance 5 (France)
Disney Junior (Worldwide)
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo
First shown inUnited States
Original releaseSeptember 18, 2015 (2015-09-18) –
Present
External links
Website

PJ Masks (French: Pyjamasques) is a French-British interactive computer-animated superhero children's television series produced by Frog Box, Entertainment One UK Limited, Walt Disney EMEA Productions Limited and TeamTO, with the participation of France Télévisions and Disney Junior. The series is based on the Les Pyjamasques book series by Romuald Racioppo.[2] Disney Channels Worldwide's Disney Junior channels broadcast PJ Masks worldwide, while France 5 airs the series in its original home country of France; it also airs on Tiny Pop in the UK, ABC Kids in Australia, RAI YoYo in Italy, TV Cultura in Brazil, and Televisa in Mexico.

The series debuted on Disney Junior in the United States on 18 September 2015,[3] on France 5 on 18 December 2015 and on Disney Junior in Canada on 7 February 2016. In June 2016, a second season was announced;[4] it began airing on 15 January 2018. On 19 April 2019, the first episode of the third season was aired. The fourth season was announced to air in April 2020,[5][6] but instead it aired on 15 May 2020,[7][8] possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic which reduced Entertainment One's produced/acquired television half-hour content from 339 (2019) to 276 (2020) for the second quarter.[9] In January 2020, PJ Masks was renewed for a fifth season forecast to be aired in 2021,[10][11] with production shooting already scheduled between 1 April 2020 to 1 April 2021.[12]

On 30 December 2019, Hasbro acquired Entertainment One for a $3.8 billion deal,[13] making the series the first Disney Junior show to be under the ownership of Hasbro, even though Just Play still makes toys for the show.

Premise

Amaya, Greg, and Connor become the superhero team PJ Masks when night falls in order to fight enemies and rivals such as Romeo, Luna Girl, Night Ninja, The Wolfy Kids, Motsuki, Octobella, Pharaoh Boy and Munki-Gu to keep them from ruining people's day. Amaya becomes Owlette (an owl), Greg becomes Gekko (a lizard), and Connor becomes Catboy (a cat).

Characters

PJ Masks

PJ Masks (known as "PJs" for short) is the titular superhero team that fights crime at night to keep it from ruining people's days.

Allies

Villains

Episodes

Main article: List of PJ Masks 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
25126January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22)
34826April 19, 2019 (2019-04-19)March 13, 2020 (2020-03-13)
4TBA26May 15, 2020 (2020-05-15)TBA

Production

PJ Masks is a British/French coproduction by Entertainment One, Frog Box, and TeamTO.[14] The series was renewed for a second season consisting of 52 11-minute segments in June 2016;[4] it premiered on 15 January 2018. The series was renewed for a third season on 22 January 2018;[15] originally meant to premiere in June 2019, it instead premiered on 19 April that same year.[16] A fourth season premiered on 15 May 2020. The fifth season is in production as of 28 January 2020, and will be released in spring 2021.[17]

Streaming services

Seasons of PJ Masks are currently available worldwide on the Disney+ and Netflix streaming services.[18]

Streaming service Content Initial availability
Disney+ Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4[19] Seasons 1/2: 12 November 2019 (launch)[20]
Season 3: 26 June 2020
DisneyNow (United States only) Season 4[21] Season 4: 15 May 2020[22]
Netflix Seasons 1 & 2[23] Season 1: 1 September 2017[24]
Season 2: 15 January 2020[25][26]

References

  1. ^ "PJmasks". TeamTO. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ Jennifer Wolfe (2 October 2015). "'PJ Masks' Sees Strong U.S. Debut". Animation World Network. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  3. ^ Luke McCord (2 September 2015). "Disney Channel, Disney Junior to Debut 'PJ Masks' Sept. 18". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b Georg Szalai (15 June 2016). "Disney Junior's 'PJ Masks' to Get Second Season". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  5. ^ "eOne Powers Up Fourth Season of 'PJ Masks'". Animation Magazine. 5 June 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Series Four Of Entertainment One's PJ Masks Swoops Into Production". Entertainment One. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  7. ^ "PJ Masks Season Four Springs into Action This May with Special Extended Episode: "Heroes of the Sky"". PR Newswire. 28 April 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  8. ^ Jonathan (28 April 2020). "PJ Masks Season Four Springs into Action This May with Special Extended Episode: "Heroes of the Sky"". Diz Radio. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Hasbro Reports First Quarter 2020 Financial Results". Business Wire. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  10. ^ "PJ Masks: Season Five; Disney Junior Animated Series Renewed". Licensing.biz. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  11. ^ "PJ Masks: Season Five; Disney Junior Animated Series Renewed". TV Series Finale. 8 February 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  12. ^ "What's Shooting?". Actra Toronto. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Hasbro's Toy Box Is Bigger Than Ever With $3.8 Billion Entertainment One Takeover". Fortune. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  14. ^ John Hopewell; Emilio Mayorga (18 June 2016). "Annecy: TeamTO Re-Ups on 'PJ Masks,' 'Skylanders' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  15. ^ Lauren Malyk (22 January 2018). "PJ Masks flies into production on season three". Kidscreen. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Disney Channel to Air Third Season of PJ MASKS on April 19". Broadway World. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  17. ^ "eOne Soars Into Production of 'PJ Masks' Season 5". Animation Magazine. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  18. ^ Regan, Chelsea (1 May 2020). "PJ Masks Season Four to Launch with Special Extended Episode". TV Kids. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  19. ^ "PJ Masks". Disney+. Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  20. ^ Epstein, Zach (12 November 2019). "Here's everything you need to know about Disney+ on launch day, in Disney's own words". New of Netflix. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  21. ^ "PJ Masks │ Streamed". DisneyNow. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  22. ^ "Season Four of PJ Masks to Air this May on Disney Junior and DisneyNow". Señal News. 30 April 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  23. ^ "PJ Masks │ Streamed". Netflix. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  24. ^ Mallenbaum, Carly (20 September 2017). "Netflix in October: Everything New and Expiring". USA Today. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  25. ^ "Info Page: PJ Masks". New on Netflix (USA). 1 October 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  26. ^ Moore, Kasey (15 January 2020). "New Releases on Netflix: January 15th, 2020". What's on Netflix. Retrieved 27 May 2020.