The feat of superheroes have always been enchanting. From the millions of tales woven the dash across the brightly colored pages of comic book to our various screens of many scales we are in a bit of a crazy with the brave daring dos who don masks and capes. The concept of someone willing to stand tall and use their abilities for the sake of justice and protection of the innocent is a noble concept.
If you have been keeping up with some of the newer pop culture on goings it is clear that heroes are only rising in popularity. From all the movies, the brand-new Disney Infinity, movies and even the next range of Tum Tums slated for release in October to name a few of the many happenings really highlight the hype.
Not long ago I turned out an article on the upcoming release of a new superhero series with an influence of the magical girl genre by the name of Ladybug. This world-wide and highly anticipated series is slated for a release here State side next month, but in the meanwhile there is another range of superheroes flying their way to our screens in a few weeks that share roots in France.
With the news still very fresh, and not having indication of its arrival is that known as PJ Masks. A brand-new CGI series from Entertainment One Family’s (oOne) and Frog Box is centric to the superhero theme slated to arrive on Disney Junior on the eighteenth of this month. And the country of origin is noted to see their release sometime in the fall season.
PJ Masks is a work based on a series of picture books from author Romuald Racioppo known as Les Pyiamasques. A popular series over in France with fifteen books released since their debuted in 2008 and intentions on having two published each year.
According to the press release the official summary of the series is that of the following:
‘PJ Masks’ follows the thrilling night time adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic super hero alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put their pyjamas on at night and activate their animal amulets. Together they embark on action packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.
Also noted in the press release statement is comments made by Olivier Dumont, “PJ Masks is a winning combination – both pre-school boys and girls will love and be empowered by the show’s hectic and fantasy based storylines whilst being able to relate to the central themes of friendship and teamwork.”
It is, in fact, a sad reality that more often than not female characters in various sectors of the superhero sub genera have a tendency to be side-lined and absent from goods and related products- bar being the protagonist. So hearing that they are moving forward with both boys and girls in mind is a great thing to hear. There is by far nothing wrong with girls wanting to love superheroes and wanting to don a masks herself and jump into the action.
As I had said, this is the first time hearing about this series never mind the possibility of it coming State-side. Even without seeing and knowing much of the source material I can see the potential in this. Off the top of my head I cannot recall if we have seen something very clearly superheroes themed made directly for the fans of Disney Junior, so that alone makes it notable. The only thing that could potentially cause some issues is the fact there is a lot of superhero series and properties going extremely strong at the moment, Disney alone is above and beyond in the department.
I hope that PJ Masks does well and becomes successful as it has the capabilities to do so. It is very interesting to see how this goes as well as what other series might be acquired. France has been turning out some really great works lately, needless to say that makes me glad to see another one of their labors of love grow.
Join the conversation; will you be tuning in for PJ Masks?