Hasbro’s world leisure studio, Leisure One (eOne), introduced the brand new 3D CGI-animated collection PJ Masks Energy Heroes, an evolution of the unique PJ Masks, debuts April 19. Premiering at 7 p.m. EST/PST on Disney Junior and the identical day on Disney+, this new iteration will introduce the franchise’s first character with a incapacity, Ivan, also called Ice Cub.
PJ Masks Energy Heroes showcases the unique collection’ characters Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko and the addition of six new various “Energy Heroes” who’re prepared to find much more nighttime and crime-fighting adventures. Followers will even see new automobiles just like the Energy Q, new places together with an Ice World and Outer Area, and a reboot of the favored PJ Masks theme tune.
Within the April 19 hour-long premiere particular, “Heroes In all places,” an asteroid heads for earth with the facility to show heroes into villains, however assist arrives from an sudden supply. PJ Masks Energy Heroes introduces Ice Cub who’s a wheelchair consumer and makes use of crutches through the day. In Ice Cub’s night time hero-mode, his higher physique power is intensified to stabilize his motion on a snowboard.
The unique PJ Masks collection additionally launched its first Asian and Black heroes with An Yu in season 3 and Newton Star in season 4, respectively. By increasing the hero solid to symbolize a variety of personalities, physicalities and various backgrounds, PJ Masks goals to show the lesson that working collectively and supporting each other is integral as preschoolers start to navigate new social relationships.
“The introduction of Ice Cub additional advances the portrayals of characters with disabilities and demonstrates our continued efforts towards extra inclusive youngsters programming,” mentioned Olivier Dumont, President, Household Manufacturers at eOne. “It’s our want that the PJ Masks crew will symbolize a hero for each baby.”
Ice Dice voice actor Nylan Parthipan, who was recognized with muscular dystrophy on the age of two, acknowledged, “I’m excited to see how an inclusive present resembling PJ Masks will influence the lives of youngsters. I hope extra youngsters with disabilities watch Ice Cub and suppose they are often something they dream to be.”
Supply: Leisure One
Whitney is a contract author specializing in VFX-driven fantasy movie & TV in addition to preschool animation.