Season three of Disney Junior’s Emmy-nominated animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates is set to premiere on Friday, January 3, on Disney Channel at 8:30 a.m. and Disney Junior at 7:50 p.m.. The new season introduces rival characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and incorporates special super powers and spectacular gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries. The season will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.
Celebrity guest stars include Jack McBrayer as a pirate mummy, Mark Hamill as chilling pirate Shiverjack, Carl Reiner as ghost pirate Captain Treasure Tooth, Rico Rodriguez as Snow-Foot, Estelle Harris as Peg-Leg Peg and Jo Frost as Nanny Nell, Captain Hook’s no-nonsense nanny.
New episodes will air every Friday throughout January and February, culminating with the premiere of a special extended episode on Friday, February 28, featuring three 11-minute stories that pit Jake against Hook in an ultimate showdown. All featured episodes will be simulcast for verified users on WATCH Disney Junior in conjunction with the television premieres and will become available the following day on WATCH Disney Junior, Disney Junior on Demand, iTunes, Xbox and Amazon.
In addition, on January 31, DisneyJunior.com/Jake will debut the new game, Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Super Pirate, where players can take on the role of Jake as he attempts to retrieve the Mega-Mecha Sword that Captain Hook has stolen. Each Friday, through February 28, kids are invited to unlock a new game level.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates features the voice talent of stars Cameron Boyce as Jake, Madison Pettis as Izzy, Jonathan Morgan Heit as Cubby, David Arquette as Skully, Corey Burton as Captain Hook, Jeff Bennett as Mr. Smee and Bones and Loren Hoskins as Sharky. Rob LaDuca is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is director.