Friday, May 18, 2012

"Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns" DVD Review

My boys love to watch Disney's Peter Pan, as well as its sequel. Of course their favorite characters are Captain Hook and Mr. Smee. When we visited Disney World a few years ago, they were thrilled to meet these characters on the street and get their picture taken with them. They love that Captain Hook is a pirate with a sword and hook. So I knew that "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" would be a hit with them when it first aired on TV, and they were excited to watch "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns" on DVD. Here is a little about the DVD:

Peter Pan is back-but his shadow is missing! When Peter loses his shadow while playing a game of Catch-Me-If-You-Can, he returns to Never Land to seek help from his kid pirate friend Jake. Embarking on one of his most daring and exciting adventures ever, Jake and his kid pirate pals, Izzy and Cubby, along with lookout parrot Skully, must use teamwork to find Peter's shadow and return it to its rightful owner. However, their mission is nearly thwarted by the fiendish Captain Hook, and his bumbling first mate Mr. Smee. But bravery and justice win the day and Jake and his Never Land pirate crew once again reveal what it takes to become heroes, in Disney's "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns."

1-Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns
2-The Elephant Surprise!/Jake's Jungle Groove
3- The Pirate Pup!/Pirate Rock!
4- The Sword and the Stone/Jake's Home Run
5- The Pirate Princess/The Rainbow Wand
6-Mama Hook Knows Best/Pixie Dust Away 

Bonus Materials:  
 "Yo Ho, You Ready to Find Jake's Shadow?" -Taking a cue from Peter's shadow, now Jake's shadow has run off and disappeared. Help Izzy and Cubby find Jake's shadow by discovering clues to where the shadow is hiding while learning about pirate lore along the way (just where did the name "doubloon" come from anyway?). 

Our thoughts: My boys ages 8 and 5 enjoyed watching "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns." While both boys love Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, my youngest says that all of the characters in this series are his favorite. In particular he likes Jake because he has a sword, Izzy has pixie dust, Cubby has a map, and Peter Pan has a little sword. Both boys love Captain Hook and Mr. Smee because they are funny and in the words of my oldest, "Captain Hook is awesome!" With six episodes and bonus material there are over two hours of content on this DVD. I also like that this series teaches kids the importance of teamwork as the main characters work together to solve problems. This DVD is cute, family friendly, and is sure to capture you kids' interest!

Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the product.


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