A new soundtrack and DVD inspired by Disney Junior’s #1 series Jake and the Never Land Pirates, are planned to set sail this September with Walt Disney Records’ album release of eighteen hook-filled songs from the series on September 20 and The Walt Disney Studios “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!” DVD release featuring seven episodes from the series on September 27.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates is cable’s #1 series among Boys 2-5 and is on track to be Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series ever. It is the most co-viewed series among all Disney Junior and Nickelodeon series, with 47% of Moms watching with their preschooler. A music-filled interactive treasure hunt, the series 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 Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” Every episode features the animated Sharky and Bones characters as they pop up throughout to perform original pirate ditties, and each episode concludes with a live action music video featuring The Never Land Pirate Band.

What’s funny to me is that this isn’t just a HOT show for boys 2-5.  I know both my girls ADORE this show, I enjoy it, my friend has an 8 year old son (almost 9) who enjoys it- and the list goes on.  I like it.  I LOVE the music.  I was so excited to hear about the soundtrack coming- and when it arrived in our mailbox it immediately went into the CD player in the van.  We have been singing Yo Ho Matey’s AWAYYYYYYYYYYYY all over town (apologies to anyone in earshot).   I’ve never been so excited to hear if a live tour will come out for a kid show, because I will buy tickets for sure, the day they go on sale.  The music alone for this series is simply awesome and fun!

The album features a variety of songs that kids and parents can enjoy together. Songs include the kooky, comical “Hot Lava,” “Aw Coconuts,” “Pirate Password,” and the arrrghhh-rated “Talk Like a Pirate.” Some songs refer to popular characters in the show, such as “What’s Cookin’ Smee,” “Captain Hook (Is A Cranky Crook),” “Tick Tock Croc” and “Bucky’s Shanty.” Others capture the island spirit of Never Land, such as “Castaway on Pirate Island,” “Shipwreck Shuffle” and “Never Sky,” as well as the “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” theme song. All songs can be heard in episodes of the show.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!, a DVD packed full with seven episodes from the series and two incredible bonus features including Yo Ho, You Want To Be A Pirate?, where Jake teaches viewers how to talk like a pirate, and Pirate Party With Pirate-oke, a collection of music videos performed by The Never Land Pirate Band that allow viewers to enjoy with or without the sing-along/karaoke-like feature.

My kids love this show so much I kind of waited for them to inform me that we’d be walking the planks on Halloween and be dressed as a pirate family.  I think I secretly was hoping so, because it might be really fun for all of us to dress as a pirate family.  Alas, other costumes won their hearts, but they still adore Jake and the Neverland Pirates and watch it almost daily.  I’m so excited we can watch it anytime now!  (Wait for toys, I hear they will be coming next May to stores!!)

Retailing for the suggested price of $19.99 in the U.S. and $24.99 in Canada, the Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away! DVD also comes packaged with a bonus 7-track CD sampler and a pirate eye patch.
One of my readers will win the Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away! DVD/CD/eye patch set!


I received a sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions are my own.

Dumbo 75th Anniversary Edition on BluRay/DVD (Giveaway)

Dumbo was, growing, up, a classic icon of Disney for me. We never hit Disney without a ride on Dumbo, and I can remember rewinding the VHS tape of the film countless times over the years to watch again, again, and again once more. Dumbo was the fourth animated film for Disney (look how far they’ve come!) and won an Academy Award for Best Music along with a nomination for Best Song as well. 
I was so excited when I heard that this movie was to come from the vaults, having been restored to what is assumed to be the original color approved by Walt Disney himself.  I am trying to have all Disney films on BluRay and/or DVD for our family to enjoy over the years- and being able to add films that were previously “in the vault” makes me so happy!  Seeing the famous flying elephant once again brings back so many memories for me from childhood!  [click to continue…]

Spooky Buddies on DVD September 20th

The Buddies are Back in a Spooktacular Adventure!

 SPOOKY BUDDIES premieres on Blu-ray, DVD & Movie Download from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on September 20th!

For a goulish good time, catch Rosebud, B-Dawg, Buddah, Budderball, and Mudbud in their all-new Halloween-themed movie! SPOOKY BUDDIES continues the overwhelmingly popular franchise that features the adorable talking puppies, with action, laughs, and fast-paced adventure.
Disney’s shared some great Family Night tips, fun activities and a recipe to make your own spooky dog cookies (our Tobey boy will be enjoying this movie night for SURE!) and you can download them right here free! [click to continue…]

Mattel’s Disney Princess Water Toys (Giveaway)

Pool or tub, water toys are a blast for little ones (and their adults, often times.  Mattel sent us  Disney Princess Swimming Ariel – Water play is a splash away with the Disney Princess Swimming ArielTurn the seashell at Ariel’s waist and then place her into the water to see her really swim.  Watch as her tail moves up and down to swim through the water just like in The Little Mermaid.

I LOVE this little Ariel.  Of course, she’s kind of my favorite princess and so that probably helps but I just love that she really does swim.  The kids get a kick out of watching her swim- although they decided from day one that Ariel needs to live in the bathtub and not go in the pool so that’s where she lives.  The shell at her waist is pretty easy to maneuver and turn to get her wound up to swim and she does move through the water by moving her tail up and down-  which honestly delights my kids every time.  We love new tub toys and are glad to add another Ariel to our lineup (we have one that her tail lights up with fish and stuff, but she doesn’t swim, so this new doll is getting far more bubble time!!) [click to continue…]

Preorder Cars 2 5disc DVD on Amazon!

Cars 2 was a summertime HIT ! With the HOT Cars 2 Mattel toys flying off the shelf and the Cars 2 Printables being our kids pick for indoor fun! And now you can pre-order Cars 2 (Five-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy)for only $34.99. Keeping in mind this includes 5 discs and is set to retail for $50 on the release date of November 1,2011. You can also get free shipping on this order with super saver shipping! Pre Order Cars 2 on DVD today!

Thanks Living on Love and Cents for sharing!

DisneyToon Studio’s “Planes” coming Spring 2013 to DVD

Dusty, the small-town crop-duster from DisneyToon Studios’ upcoming feature “Planes,” has found his voice: Emmy Award®-winning actor Jon Cryer, lands the role of the daring dreamer who takes on the most notoriously grueling air race in history, and in the process gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. “Planes,” an all-new, CG-animated comedy action adventure, flies into homes on Blu-ray™ and DVD in Spring 2013.

“We are incredibly excited to have Jon Cryer on board as the voice of Dusty,” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “Jon brings so much comedy and believability to this character who dreams of soaring alongside his heroes in the ‘Wings Around the Globe’ Rally. ‘Planes’ is a wonderful story that takes audiences on a great ride and Jon brings so much heart to the film.” [click to continue…]

The Muppets opens 3 months from TODAY!!

Can’t wait.  Seriously.  I may be able to get Mr. Bargains to the theater for this one.  The Muppets, on the big screen.  I’ve seen several previews for this, and OMG.  Mark your calendars. 

On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With secret, signature, celebrity cameos, “The Muppets” hits the big screen Nov. 23, 2011.  [click to continue…]

DiscountPartySupplies.com for your party needs (Giveaway)

My oldest turned 6 a few weeks ago.  She is, like so many kids, enamored with Tangled, particularly Rapunzel!  Discountpartysupplies.com sent us their Tangled Deluxe Party Pack to help us decorate for the party- what a HIT!


Free shipping at The Disney Store & Great deals to pair with it!

The Disney Store is offering free shipping on your entire order with the purchase of any Halloween Shop item. You’ll need to enter the promotional code TREAT at checkout in order to receive the free shipping discount.

As an added bonus, kids’ graphic tees are priced at just $8 each. By purchasing a Halloween item, you’d be able to pick up these tees for a great price along with free shipping.  Super cute for back to school time!

You can also use ShopAtHome for 15% cashback until 8/22/11!

The free shipping offer is valid through 8/26/11. Thanks, Cincinnati Cents!