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Recently, a new "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" DVD hit the shelves. In the "Battle for the Book" DVD, which is actually the 2-part, Season 3 finale of the show, kids will be on the edge of their seats as they watch Jake and his gang help find Wendy Darling's special Storybook. Yes, THAT Wendy, of "Peter Pan" fame. So this feature is a bit of a cross-over, where old meets new, in the best way possible.
Like with most Disney features, there are some positive messages being sent to little ones, like the value of friendship, how to work together as a team, and even why cooperating makes a task easier for all involved. As the parent of 2 kids 5 and under, these are messages I definitely approve of.
In addition to the "Battle for the Book" feature, this DVD also includes 4 bonus "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" episodes. These have a more episodic feel, whille the "Battle for the Book" story feels more like a movie. That's right, kiddos will truly get the best of both worlds with this fun DVD! Oh, there is also a cute, checker-board bandana and cardboard game pieces that are included in the package, which just adds to the pirate fun!
When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan). The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land. The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire. It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!
Sean Ryan Fox (Life Tracker, East of Kensington) as Jake, Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, The Game Plan) as Izzy, Jadon Sand (Frozen, Wreck it Ralph) as Cubby, David Arquette (Scream movies) as Skully, and Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Captain Hook
Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca
Producer: Mark Seidenberg
Director: Howy Parkins
Street Date: January 6, 2015 (Director Prebook: TBC; Dist. Prebook: 11/25/14)
Packaging: 1-Disc DVD with free checker board bandana with gold coils packed inside
Run Time: Approx. 141-minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Sound: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages/Subtitles: English, French & Spanish
"Jake and the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book" is available wherever Disney DVD's are sold.
You can also find this fun-filled title on Amazon.