DISNEY JUNIOR INVITES "JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES" FANS TO CELEBRATE JAKE'S BIRTHDAY BY SUBMITTING VIDEOTAPED BIRTHDAY GREETINGS FOR THE CHANCE TO APPEAR ON-AIR
-- "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 Disney Junior 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 Disney Junior 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.