Cartoon Continuity is the universe where the PJ Masks animated series takes place, with all its events from all five current seasons being its canon. It is the home dimension of the Les Pyjamasques' television counterparts, the PJ Masks.
The Cartoon Continuity is the continuity where the stories and events of the television series take place.
Like the Book Continuity, the primary location that most episodes takes place appears to be the fictional Tarabiscoville.
In general, the continuity takes the idea on adapting the picture book series to pay homage to superhero franchises created by Marvel Comics, and aims on giving it a modern take on superhero culture. In addition, it has a comic book-y atmosphere, and is more grounded in reality, with the aesthetics of slapstick cartoons.
Superheroes and Villains
Unlike the Book Continuity, this continuity has traditional rules on how superheroes and supervillains are portrayed in western superhero culture. These include:
- The superhero and supervillains' secret identity names is often styled on western archetypical superhero culture, such as the names of Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, as well as Luna Girl, Night Ninja, Howler and Rip (except for Romeo and Kevin). While on the other hand, their civilian names are not named after mythological figures.
- Each of the characters in the continuity have motives that is accurately portrayed from western archetypical superhero culture supervillains have more traditional motives.
- The supervillains in this continuity are less lethal and more weak than their book counterparts, such as Pharaoh Boy unable to turn into a gigantic snake like Apophis, Luna Girl only being limited to moon-based powers compared to Sorceline both having moon and sorceress-based powers (e.g. able to summon lightning); in order to reflect on the continuity's realism. Despite this, the supervillains seem to possess more powers than their book counterpart.
- In addition, the supervillains' personalities are not as malevolent as their book counterparts, and are portrayed as generally mischievous and naughty. As of this, they are limited to only capturing and irritating the superheroes instead of sticking on their book counterpart's goals on explicably destroying the heroes completely by all means.
- There are no fairytale-themed superheroes nor supervillains in this continuity, as the continuity is shown to stay true to its more realistic themes, while being limited to superheroes and supervillains that originate from greater heroic backgrounds.
- The continuity includes characters from in-universe superhero comics such as Flossy Flash, Master Fang and Melvin Muscles.
- Most of the superheroes and supervillains are often portrayed as scientific and technology-oriented characters, while a few are portrayed as fantasy-oriented characters.
The continuity's most important superheroes are the PJ Masks. The group consists of Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and PJ Robot, whose goal is to save the day from villains who want to mess with the day. Other heroes include Armadylan, An Yu and Newton Star.
The continuity includes recurring villains such as Luna Girl - a mysterious girl that leads a swarm of moths; Romeo - a young mad scientist who builds infernal inventions to help him on his quest for world domination; and Night Ninja - a ninja that leads an army of ninjas in order to become the best ninja by all means.
Unlike the Book Continuity, the Cartoon Continuity is mainly oriented to science fiction and technology. Examples include:
- Like Energuman, the PJ Masks chose to have an expanded number of genuine superhero technology, such as having PJ Spacesuits, PJ Rovers and PJ Wings.
- In comparison to Les Pyjamasques' cartoon-styled vehicles, the PJ Masks' vehicles resemble more that of comic-styled superhero vehicles, while having weaponry gadgetry and functional vehicle windows for entry.
- Most of the superheroes' super costumes are technology-oriented instead of being magic-oriented.
- Compared to his book counterpart, Romeo's inventions mostly consists of ray gun-related and superhero comic-styled inventions instead of a larger choice of inventions that are more cartoon-styled.
- Compared to Sorceline's powers that approaches to be magic-oriented, the powers that Luna Girl approaches to be Sci-Fi oriented instead.
- Unlike the other continuities, there are some inconsistencies and plot-holes within the television series' continuity as well as its characters and events. Examples include:
- As seen in "Halloween Tricksters," Catboy had to deepen his voice while Gekko and Owlette kept quiet so the kids won't know who they really are.
- However, their behavior on keeping casual was dropped in episodes such as "Teacher Goes Ninja," "Do The Gekko" and "PJ Party Crasher" in which they keep their voices normal and revealed who they are (in a less extent).
- As of "The PJ Masks Save Christmas" and some Season 4 episodes, they had to whisper their PJ Masks' signature phrase and anything about their superhero careers, in order to keep it a secret from other civilians.
- The PJ Crystal Totem's behavior is inconsistent.
- In "PJ Power Up," when the crystal was knocked off its pedestal by PJ Robot, the PJ Masks instantly lose their powers and costumes.
- In "Romeocoaster," when the crystal's powers was drained by Romeo, the PJ Masks didn't lose their costumes, just their powers.
- However in "Heroes of the Sky," when the crystal was taken by the Fly Bots from its pedestal, the PJ Masks didn't lose their powers and costumes. In fact, Owlette only lost hers and her memories when Romeo decided to drain them with one of his inventions, and ultimately their vehicles.
- According to Christian De Vita, he wanted the continuity to be an expansion of the book series by introducing more characters, locations, technology and much more; in order to make the series look and feel "epic" to many viewers as possible.