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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Yo Ho February! Season Two of Jake and The Never Land Pirates Premiers!

PETER PAN RETURNS TO NEVER LAND IN
FIRST-EVER PRIMETIME SPECIAL OF DISNEY JUNIOR'S #1 SERIES,
"JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES,"
PREMIERING MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 ON DISNEY CHANNEL

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The classic character Peter Pan makes his first-ever appearance in the hit series for kids age 2-7, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," in a primetime special presentation, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns," premiering MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Featuring six original songs, the special finds Peter Pan returning to Pirate Island to enlist Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow. Adam Wylie ("Picket Fences") voices the role of Peter Pan.

Reflecting on the emotional connection of generations of consumers, Disney's chracters and storytelling in "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" embrace both the classic and contemporary. Jake and his friends inhabit a world first created for Sir James Barrie's classic children's book, Peter Pan. A fan favorite of multiple generations, Peter Pan, the little boy who never grows up and has the magical ability to fly. Disney's Peter Pan was first seen on the big screen in the 1953 in film, then in print, as a park attraction, on video, a sequel released to video, and seen on to numerous toys and merchandise to count.

"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 Smee, from Disney's classic "Peter Pan." The series, which emphasizes teamwork, features original pirate rock music performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band. A full-length preview of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns" will become available via Disney Channel on Demand on February 6.

Also Beginning Monday, February 6, DisneyJunior.com/PeterPan will feature "Jake's Countdown to Peter Pan" and the debut of a new two-part game, "Shadow Shenanigans," where players can take on the role of Peter Pan's shadow to try to wake the sleeping Jolly Roger crew and then play a shadow matching game.

But that's not all...

Season two will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 with new episodes airing daily at 8:30 a.m., ET/PT throughout the week. This season you'll hear the voices of Sharon Osbourne, Josh Duhamel, Jane Kaczmarek and Tiffani Thiessen who star in recurring roles, joining the series notable voice cast including David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West and Ariel Winter.

Grab your pirate crew and settle in to celebrate a fantastic new season. Yo Ho, Let's GO!

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