Monday, September 26, 2011

Review- JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES


A few days ago we got a copy of the FIRST MUSIC SOUNDTRACK & DVD of Disney’s #1 series: "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: Yo Ho, Mateys Away!"". After watching the whole DVD (which contains all the episodes currently showing on Disney Channel) my 3 year old daughter decided that we also needed to listen to the CD so I set it up while she ran to her room to put on her pirate dress-up (a hat and an eye patch) so she could sing and dance along with the songs. Needless to say she LOVES both. She is already a fan of the show and we have watched almost all of these episodes... but being 3 she is a creature of habit and repetition so having a DVD she can play as many times as she likes when she likes made her extremely happy. The DVD contains seven episodes from the series which include two cartoons each.

The Album released on SEPTEMBER 20 and the DVD is set for release on SEPTEMBER 27. In a nutshell, we highly recommend this DVD/CD combo pack. Kids love the songs and visuals while parents can really love the story lines that provide teachable moments on everything from sharing to playing fair.

According to Disney, 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. 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.


About the Album:


The album is written and performed by Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hendrickson, a.k.a. Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band, the album features 18 swashbuckling tracks sure to thrill any young pirate. Also included are downloadable activities and games to plan the perfect pirate party, a Sing-Along version of the show’s theme song and a bonus track from a future episode. The deluxe edition includes a pirate bandana. The album arrives at stores and online retailers September 20.


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.


The Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on September 20. For more information on Walt Disney Records’ releases, please visit www.Disney.com/music, become a fan at www.Facebook.com/disneymusic or follow them at www.Twitter.com/disneymusic  .


*Full Disclosure: I received a free copy of the DVD/CD to review. No other compensation was received. This is a review based on my opinion (and from watching my 3 yr old’s reaction) of the product.


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