When Jake and the Neverland Pirates first aired on Disney Junior (on daily 8:30-9am EST/PST) almost a year ago, my little girl was interested, then went through a phase where she wasn’t, and now loves these fun pirates all over again! Sometimes she asks to watch her “pirate show” at the most inconvenient times – like the late afternoon when she is winding down from a long day of playdates and Play Doh. I was hoping that Disney would come out with a 24-hour Disney Junior channel so that my toddler can watch her favorite vibrant characters at any given time throughout the day. Disney is answering my wishes, as they will launch their brand new 24 hour Disney Junior channel early in 2012!! I’m not sure who will be more excited about this – my toddler or myself!
If your child loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates as much as mine does, then you might be excited to hear that there will be a special holiday episode airing Friday, December 2 from 8:30-9am EST/PST titled, “It’s A Winter Never Land!/Hook On Ice.” I’ve already viewed a special preview with my toddler, but I’m not going to dish on how awesome it is – you will have to find out for yourself!
Fun Facts about Jake and the Neverland Pirates…
Since its launch this past February, Disney Junior continues to grow and break all previous records for Disney Channel’s preschool programming! Anchored by hit series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, cable’s #1 series for Boys 2-5 since its launch and on track to be Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series ever, Disney Junior continues to soar. The show currently is among one of the most co-viewed preschool series, with 45% of moms watching with their preschooler.
A music-filled interactive treasure hunt, Jake and the Never Land Pirates introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” Along the way, they model teamwork, problem-solving and physical activity, earning gold doubloons as they conquer a variety of tasks. The series features original “pirate rock” music performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.
About Disney Junior…
Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney, exemplified by programming that blends Disney’s unparalleled ability to make you feel something in your heart through its timeless storytelling and beloved characters, both classic and contemporary. The multiplatform brand also includes specific learning components, such as early math and language skills, as well as healthy eating and lifestyles, with an emphasis on social and emotional development.
For more information on Disney Junior and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, visit www.DisneyJunior.com.
Disclosure: My toddler received a swag bag full of licensed Disney Junior items in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are her mom’s.