PJ Masks

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 53 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 19 reviews

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Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but there are positive messages about getting along with others and cooperation.

Positive Messages

The stories teach kids the value of teamwork and cooperation. Each character has his or her own superpowers, but it takes a combined effort from all three to thwart the villains' plans. A thoughtful approach and effective problem-solving skills are better than making hasty decisions. Some stories also work in positive social behavior such as using good manners and apologizing when you hurt someone's feelings. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Each of the characters is guilty of rash behavior and misjudgments at one time or another, but in every case, they acknowledge where they went wrong, fix the problem, and learn from the mistake. Villains steal and irritate others, and they're generally selfish people, but they're never a match for this trio of good guys (and a girl). 

Violence & Scariness

Some falls and crashes, but no injuries. 

Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that PJ Masks is a preschool series that centers on three young superheroes who fight crime at night and live otherwise normal lives during the day. The stories are rich with examples of positive social behavior, from thinking before you act to making and accepting apologies when they're warranted. The heroes rely on teamwork to foil the villains' plans, and the bad guys often trip up because they're being selfish or mean. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byduncan10 November 15, 2015

disappointed

My son loves Pj Mask but the more he watches it the more I am starting to not like it. I know it is a super hero cartoon but the villian in it is very rude soun... Continue reading
Adult Written byarialvetica May 21, 2016

Models bullying at a very young age

My son (4.5) and I tried out PJ Masks by watching episodes "Owlette of a Kind" and "Beat the Drum, Catboy." In both episodes, the intended m... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byLupafel February 20, 2016

Best show ever!

This is the best show I've seen on any of the Disney channels, with the exception of Gravity Falls and Phineas and Ferb. (Both are no longer in production)... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 26, 2017

Horrible and Super Annoying

This is a negative review.Please trust me on this one,this is a review through an eyes of a kid. So this is about three kids that are nice to each other and st... Continue reading

What's the story?

When the night brings a mystery, three friends jump into their jammies and spring into action as superheroes in PJ MASKS. Connor (voiced by Jacob Ewaniuk), Greg (Kyle Harrison Breitkopf), and Amaya (Addison Holley) use magical amulets to transform into their superhero alter egos -- Catboy, Gekko, and Owlette, respectively. By combining their superpowers and using teamwork, they spoil the plans of villains such as Night Ninja and the mad scientist Romeo (Alex Thorne).

Is it any good?

TV superheroes come in all shapes, sizes, and manners of dress, but these three cuties are the first to fight bad guys in their jammies and at the tender age of 5. Though the concept blurs the line between age-appropriate response to crime and what's fun to imagine, it has generally empowering messages for preschoolers and never misses an opportunity to teach a lesson about friendship and cooperation that's easily applicable to kids' experiences.

None of the villains is really scary, and the pint-size naughties deal in nonthreatening crimes, such as stealing kids' toys and turning a remote-control dinosaur on the town. That keeps the mood light and often comical and the stories engaging. PJ Masks is enjoyable enough for parents and tots to watch together, which gives you the opportunity to remind them that sneaking out of the house (even to fight crime) isn't OK in the real world. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes a hero. Do you have to fight crime to be one? Are TV heroes like those in PJ Masks believable? Who in your kids' lives would they consider to be one, and why? 

  • Does individual power ever substitute for cooperation in these heroes' experiences? Is it always easy to work with others? What if you have different ideas about solving the same problem?

  • Kids: Who are your favorite TV characters? Are any of them the subjects of books as well? 

  • How do the characters in PJ Masks demonstrate teamwork? Why is this an important character strength?

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