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PJ Masks

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Pint-size superhero capers have great messages for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 115 parent reviews

age 5+

Sexist! Sexist! Sexist! even in merchandising

Look I do agree that this isn't the kind of cartoon I'd like my little niece to watch all the time, but she does. And the truth be told, there are enough kids watching it out there that if she didn't they would either bully her for not watching it, or make her feel like an outcast. Anyway, that being said. That this is put out by Disney Jr. makes me wonder why while also understanding why, I mean, prince charming and sleeping beauty were made famous by Disney. The fact that there is only one girl hero character and hardly any and I mean ANY merchandise out there like a bookbag, or shirt, or blanket that only depicts her without the other two characters is disturbing; or that the merchandise that is out there has caboy always leading the helm with Owlette left in the background. I don't agree with this cartoon, but as long as my niece is in love with it and the Owlette character I will surprise her with things she will love, and YES, while subtley putting in plugs for shows like Veggietales or an activity like just reading together.
age 3+


This is the worst children's show. It is so mindless and pointless. There are useless things they do that nothing to do with them saving the world. I believe that this is a show teaches violence and swearing. My 5 year was watching this for a while. Then I got a call from her teacher saying she called another child a bird brain. A week later she asked for TV time and I agreed. She started watching the show and I heard one of the characters call another one a bird brain. I immediately decided to ban this show in our home. This influences their vocabulary. There are so many other shows like Curious George that are much better.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (115 ):
Kids say (70 ):

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.

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