The animated series continues off of the original PJ Masks show that captured the imagination of kids everywhere after its debut in 2015. The original was a huge success, now with more than 19.5 billion global lifetime views on YouTube.
PJ Masks Power Heroes features all the original favorite heroes, with Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko returning to fight villainy. The show is also getting six new diverse Power Heroes for more action and more super-powered day-saving. The trailer for the series dropped on Disney Junior’s YouTube channel last week — watch it below!
One new hero is Ice Cub, known as Ivan outside of his hero costume, who is the first PJ Masks character with a disability. Ice Cub is a wheelchair user who uses his powers to snowboard when in hero-mode. Ice Cub is voiced by Nylan Parthipan, who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of two. Nylan is eager to see the impact Ice Cub’s representation can have on kids with disabilities, hoping they’ll “think they can be anything they dream to be.”
PJ Masks Power Heroes will drop on Disney Junior at 7 p.m. EST on April 19. It will also be available the same day on Disney+ for those that prefer streaming. The first episode, “Heroes Everywhere,” will show the PJ Masks dealing with an asteroid that has the power to turn heroes into villains. Kids can catch the premiere that will have all the themes they already know and love, like being a hero, accepting others, and working together!