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