Review: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue” DVD

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“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is a very popular and award winning Disney Junior series based on Peter Pan that focuses on a band of young pirates (Jake, Izzy, Cubby) and their parrot Skully. They spend their time competing with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure. The young buccaneers have several friends that are important to them in the series including a mermaid friend named Marina and a “living” pirate ship called Bucky.

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In “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue,”  Jake decides that he needs to separate  from the remaining members of his crew to go it alone when Never Land’s magic begins to disappear. In order to keep the magic from vanishing completely, he needs to save the Forever Tree, the source of the magic that encompasses all of Never Land. He is told all of this by “The Guardian,” a very mysterious figure who tells him that the only person that can save the island is the pirate that truly believes in himself. There is a video, directly below, about the Forever Tree.

The storyline seems nearly straight out of a show that maybe many parents are familiar with, ABC’s hit “Once Upon a Time.” This movie introduces, for the very first time, Tinker Bell, who helps guide Jake on his quest. I’m not going to give away the complete story that takes place in the movie, but suffice it to say, there are some great messages for kids, and the introduction of Tinker Bell, make this DVD a great gift idea for fans of the series.

Credits:

Cameron Boyce (Disney Channel’s Jessie, Grown Ups) as Jake

Madison Pettis (Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, The Game Plan) as Izzy

Jonathan Morgan Heit (Bedtime Stories)as Cubby

David Arquette (Scream movies) as Skully

Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Captain Hook

Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca

Producer: Mark Seidenberg

Director: Howy Parkins

Release Date: November 19, 2013

Packaging: 1-Disc DVD + Jake Sword with Glow-in the-Dark Stickers packed inside

Episodes: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue”

“It’s a Pirate Picnic”/ “The Key to Skull Rock”

“The Golden Twilight Treasure”/“Rock The Croc!”

“Jake and Sneaky Le Beak”/ “Cubby the Brave”

“Jake’s Special Delivery”/ “Seahorse Saddle-Up!”

Bonus Features: 8 “Playing with Skully” Shorts (Sailing The Never Sea, Where’s Sandy?, Pulley Hook, North Bound, Diving In The Coral Reef, Ship Ahoy!, Pirate Puzzle, Coconuts On Pirate Island)

Run Time: Approx. 145-minutes

Rated: TV-Y

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital

 

Amy Crooks

Hi!! I'm Amy, and I am the owner and writer of this site. I'm a stay-at-home mom that enjoys cooking, crafting and cheering on my favorite hockey, football, baseball and basketball teams! I have an amazing husband and son (Clayton III does a little writing for the site too)!! :)

2 thoughts on “Review: “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue” DVD

  • November 21, 2013 at 8:38 am
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    Nice review! 🙂

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