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New Tinker Bell Pic Set for October

New Tinker Bell Pic Set for October

Disney’s iconic Never Land fairy will get the home video treatment on October 23, when Disney released Tinker Bell’s Secret of the Wings on Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital formats. The CG animated movie will mark as the first time Peter Pan’s miniature friend will take flight in full 3D glory. Secret of the Wings will also introduce a new winter fairy named Periwinkle, to be voiced by Lucy Hale (of Pretty Little Liars).

Disney’s Jake and the Never Never Land Pirates DVD, CD boost September

Disney's Jake and the Never Never Land Pirates DVD, CD boost September

September generally gets a bad, what with it being the month most kids head back to school. Many of the folks at ToonBarn Studios have been out of school for a few years, but it still brings back a painful feeling on occasion, as soon as we see those first few leaves change. Thankfully, there’s so many good reasons to love September, that it can over power any homework assignment. Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates, for example, are offering not just one, but two great September events for our pirate-loving happiness. On September 20th, the Disney Junior toon will release its first music soundtrack album – just a single week before the first DVD becomes available. So maybe there’s still some “oh, no!” for September; but Disney is doing all it can to turn that into “Yo, Ho!”

Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior

Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior
Jake and the Never Land Pirates soundtrack CD and DVD from Disney Junior

Later this fall, Jake and his band of Pirate friends will have DVDs walking planks in stores, nationwide, as Disney Junior releases Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away! The DVD package includes seven episodes of the series, a 7 track CD sampler with some great pirate tunes (note: this is pirate songs, not pirated songs!) and your very own eye patch, available September 27th! But that’s not all! A week earlier, on September 20th, Walt Disney Records will also release a Jake and the Never Land Pirates album soundtrack, by Loren Hoskins and Kevin Hendrickson of The Never Land Pirate Band. The CD will contain sing-along version of series theme song, a new track from an upcoming episode, and your very own pirate bandana.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2nd season plans for Disney Junior

Jake and the Never Land Pirates 2nd season plans for Disney Junior

Disney Junior is just coming off an incredibly successful run on the first season of Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The new series that takes place in the Never Land world made famous by Peter Pan follows Jake and his crew, who live to adventure and challenge the might of Captain Hook and his pal Smee. With all of the new ground the Disney toon broke, they’re not just resting on major accomplishments, but promising big things for the second season, set to kick off in 2012. Sharon Osbourne and Jane Kaczmarek are just two special guest voices, starring as Captain Hook’s mother and Red Jessica, respectively – and they’re not alone! Also be sure to listen for David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West, and Ariel Winter, amongst others.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away on DVD September 27th

Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away on DVD September 27th

Fans of Jake and the Never Land Pirates have some Yo Ho-ing to do on September 27th, when Disney brings Jake and the Never Land Pirates Yo Ho Mateys Away home to DVD. Inspired by the classic Peter Pan, Jake and the Never Land Pirates follows Jake, Izzy, and Cubby as they continue the never-ending battle with Captain Hook and his bumbling first mate Mr. Smee. The Disney Junior hit will be packaged in a collection that includes 14 individual episodes, an eye patch, and a music CD featuring seven incredible songs from the series.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

Seems like there’s a lot of pirating going on. Rango’s Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in a few weeks. Jake and the Neverland Pirates are ruling over Disney’s new Disney Jr. network. Monkey D. Luffy and crew are still hunting One Piece. And now Aardman Animation is working with Pathe and Sony Pictures Animation on a new animated tale, The Pirates! Band of Misfits. The 3D, stop-motion film is based on Gideon Defoe’s series of The Pirates! books, about a Pirate Captain and his loyal crew fighting for the Pirate of the Year Award. The movie will follow the same quest, encountering Queen Victoria, Charles Darwin, Black Bellamy, Cutlass Liz, and others along the way. Hugh Grant recently joined the cast of the Columbia Pictures story, set to debut March 30th, 2012, meeting up with other stars lending their voice; Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Imelda Staunton, Jeremy Piven, Salma Hayek, Brian Blessed, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, Ashley Jenson, and more.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron

Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Special Agent Oso to Playhouse Disney Tele on Videotron

Thanks to our friends at Astral, Playhouse Disney Tele is now large and in charge on Videotron – and for free! …at least right now. In May, Playhouse Disney Tele will be transformed into Disney Junior, like many locations around the globe. Regardless of the name, tons of new toons are flocking to the channel, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Special Agent Oso, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates, as well as Canadian productions such as Stella and Sam. Check out the full press release for details, then get to watchin’!

Disney Junior launches in February

Disney Junior launches in February

Hoping to tag along in the younger kids market, Disney follows Nickelodeon and their Nick Junior offering with Disney Junior. The concept will begin as a programming block on the Disney Channel this February, before shifting over to become it’s own network later this year or early in 2012. 99 million homes in the US currently TOON into the Disney Channel at least once every year, which offers the House of Mouse a pretty large party starter! Disney Junior will showcase Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Disney Poetry short, Mickey Mousekersize, and Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps.

The New Adventures of Peter Pan, from DQ Entertainment

The New Adventures of Peter Pan, from DQ Entertainment

Though likely most famous from Disney’s animated classic (and then Tinkerbell’s subsequent follow ups!) Peter Pan was a character long before the House of Mouse brought the film to theaters. In an effort to broaden the legend of the fabled boy who would not age, DQ Entertainment takes Peter back to London – modern day London! Traveling back and forth between the classic enemies in Neverland, Peter encounters all new adventures, along with Tinkerbell, and a new Wendy for the new generation. The 3D and CG toon, co-produced with ZDF Group, is scheduled to make it’s grand debut in the Spring of 2012. Check out the animation in action in this teaser trailer!

Disney and ABC Television launch Disney Junior

Disney and ABC Television launch Disney Junior

In an effort to match Nickelodeon’s Noggin channel, Disney and ABC Television are preparing the launch of their latest expansion: Disney Junior. The new channel plans to become a mainstay of cable networks around the country by the year 2012, taking much of the Playhouse Disney channels and relating programming blocks on the Disney Channel and relocating it to Disney Junior. The network aims to air more than 200 new episodes every year of new and existing series, such as Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, and Imagination Movers, amongst others.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates welcomes David Arquette

Jake and the Never Land Pirates welcomes David Arquette

Consider the pirate group “+1” for Disney’s upcoming Jake and the NeverLand Pirates cartoon, as David Arquette joins the voice cast. Disney Television Animation’s upcoming series, based on the Peter Pan universe, follows the adventures of Captain Hook, Smee, and a crew of kid pirates led by the courageous Jake. Arquette will star as Skully, the parrot who helps Jake and the gang continually keep Captain Hook in check. The series is still in early production, and wont hit airwaves until next year, but it has already earned a good deal of excitement! Be on the lookout to Disney channels and Playhouse Disney-branded blocks.

Disney’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Disney's Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Disney Television Animation is bringing fans a new cartoon series, mixing CG animation with the world of Peter Pan. The results; Jake and the Never Land Pirates. The original music-filled series follows Jake and his pirate friends (and parrot!) as they travel through Never Land in search of lost treasures. The group learns teamwork and tests their problem solving skills to outsmart Captain Hook and his ever-present lackey, Smee. And since Captain Hook is one of the scariest cartoon characters ever, you know it wont be easy! Look out for the series either late this year or early next.

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