Jake and the Neverland Pirates Birthday-Themed Episode Premieres March 1 On Disney Junior
Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Neverland Pirates” wants fans to share their birthday greetings with them. Fans are encouraged to send a videotape of their greetings which could appear on air for the Jake’s Birthday Bash episode. Here is the full press release:
Jake’s Birthday Bash” Episode to Premiere Friday, March 1 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior –
Disney Junior is inviting “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” fans to help celebrate Jake’s birthday by submitting videotaped birthday greetings for the chance to appear on Disney Channel and Disney Junior. Beginning Thursday, January 31, parents and caregivers can log on to DisneyJunior.com/JakesBirthday to download a printable birthday card for their child to decorate and showcase in a video submission wishing Jake a happy birthday. The videos will be posted on DisneyJunior.com and some will be chosen for air Monday, February 25 – Friday, March 1, leading up to the debut of a new birthday-themed episode of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Friday, March 1 on Disney Channel (8:30 a.m., ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:30 p.m., ET/PT).
The “Jake’s Birthday Bash” experience on DisneyJunior.com/JakesBirthday will also feature downloadable pirate-themed recipes, crafts, party favors and a “Pin the Tail on the Croc” activity. On Jake’s birthday, Friday, March 1, the site will launch an interactive treasure hunt game where kids help Jake search Pirate Island for his hidden birthday presents.
In the new episode “Jake’s Birthday Bash,” Jake’s crewmates Cubby, Izzy and Skully surprise him with a special birthday treasure hunt. The episode will launch on iTunes in conjunction with the television premiere on March 1 as part of the “Disney Junior Birthday Bash!” bundle which features birthday-themed episodes of additional favorite Disney Junior series including “Doc McStuffins” and “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”
Produced by Disney Television Animation, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” consistently ranks among the Top 3 cable TV series in Kids 2-5, and for the 2012-2013 season to date, is the #1 cable TV series in Boys 2-5. The series currently airs in 163 countries and 33 different languages. “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is executive-produced by Rob LaDuca. Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is the director.
It sounds awesome that Disney Junior wants to encourage their fans to wish their friends a happy birthday. It gives fans the chance to be recognized, plus it’s just cool to see someone you know on television wish you a happy birthday. What do you think of the birthday-themed episode of Jake and the Neverland Pirates?