For the location's mainstream counterpart, see Tarabiscoville.

Tarabiscoville

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The television series's main location

Official Name

Tarabiscoville

Aliases

The City (in-series)
La Ville (French dub)
Romeopolis
Romeoville

Continuity

Cartoon Continuity

Tarabiscoville is where the PJ Masks' current residence are located, and a cartoon counterpart of Tarabiscoville from another universe set in a vigilante setting.

Places

  • PJ Masks' Neighborhood - a rural part of the city where the PJ Masks live.
  • Newton's Neighborhood - the downtown part of the city where Newton Star lives.
  • Milk Shake Shop - a place that is located at the neighborhood where the PJ Masks reside, beside Greg's house, where people buy milk shakes.
  • School - the place where Connor, Amaya, Greg, Cameron and the rest of their classmates mainly attend.
  • PJ Masks Headquarters - the secret place where the PJ Masks meet up to discuss the current situation, who's involved, what to do, and which vehicle to take.
  • Museum - a rectangular place that contains artifacts and historical items and a frequent target for the nighttime villains.
  • Zoo

Location

Unlike the location's original book counterpart, it is more accurately and heavily based on the real world Paris, while it borrows some elements of a traditional American setting, instead of the book rendition's aesthetics of Gotham City (from DC's Batman comic series).

Despite being based on the real world Paris, it incorporates elements from an North American setting that is not accurate with the real world Paris as seen in some of the episodes:

  • In "Halloween Tricksters," the children of the city are seen trick-or-treating; a tradition most prevalent in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Puerto Rico, and northwestern and central Mexico.
  • In "Gekko Saves Christmas," it starts to snow, implying the television rendition of Tarabiscoville is at least in on the Northern Hemisphere.
  • In "Newton and the Ninjas," Aurora Borealis can be seen in the night, proving that the television rendition of Tarabiscoville is presumed to be located above the Northern Hemisphere.

Culture and Lifestyle

Another aspect to point out in the city is that its traditions and lifestyle is majorly influenced on the North American equivalent, while the France traditions are replaced entirely:

  • The characters such as Connor, Dylan, Kevin and Newton have North American-related names instead of France-related names in which their book counterparts (e.g. Sacha, Tom, Tiloup and Hector) would usually have.
  • The characters will say American/Canadian terms instead of the European vernacular, such as saying "soccer" instead of "football".
  • The characters speak in the English language instead of French.
  • Animals that are often found on North America such as groundhogs are referred or mentioned, such as Titanium Groundhog's name.

Location Differences

Since the TV counterpart of Tarabiscoville is geographically based on the real-world Paris, it eliminates and replaces aspects from the original book counterpart:

  • According to one image in the page's gallery, the geographic map layout of the location is loosely based on Manhattan's map layout.
  • The TV version of Tarabiscoville removes the aesthetics of Gotham City which originate from the book counterpart, except for HQ.

The TV counterpart also incorporates more obvious elements that can be often seen in North America:

  • This version of the city now features US-styled traffic lights, this can be seen in episodes such as "Wacky Floats" for instance.
  • The location features some vehicles that can be often found in North America.
  • North American-based school buses instead of French-based city buses.
  • airshow planes featuring star decals at its wings that resemble the American Air Force flag.
  • The predominant use of freight trains.



Aside from this, the version of the location also removes and changes minor details that can only be seen in its original book counterpart, it mirrors with the continuity's atmosphere by making the location look like it was all just happening in a superhero comic book rather than reality:

  • The city removes any details of side banners, neon lights, engravings, and signs on buildings (even occasional graffiti).
    • In addition, any form of text such as a poster, book or sign seen in the city is only written in garbled, gibberish text instead of French or any other proper language.
  • Notably, the night sky in this counterpart of Tarabiscoville is blue instead of having the book counterpart's (dark) purple sky.
  • Most of the buildings looked crooked in shape. Starting from "Flying Factory Out of Control," some of the buildings were changed to look more straighter than usual.


Trivia

  • According to Newton Star's official biography, he is from a "different city". This "other city" is evidently close enough to Tarabiscoville that Newton is able to take the bus to visit the Library.
    • However, as seen in "Newton and the Ninjas," this was assumed false, as it would turn out that Newton Star actually lived in the downtown area of Tarabiscoville.

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