A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Kids learn about teamwork and basic preschool skills like counting, sorting, and directions.
There are plenty of positive social messages about friendship, teamwork, and the need for collaboration to solve problems, find missing objects, and help others. Jake and his pals work together and cheer one another on when difficulties arise.
Positive Role Models
Jake and his pals all help one another and work together to solve the episode's biggest problems.
Violence & Scariness
A couple of tense moments in every episode, but it's nothing preschool kids will be frightened by -- just a few falls and run-ins with Captain Hook, who isn't scary in this series.
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Products & Purchases
Disney sells various Jake-related merchandise, including figurines, games, and apparel.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE'S NEVER LAND RESCUE is a DVD compilation of the popular Disney Jr. show's first full-length feature plus several other episodes. Since the DVD is just a packaging of episodes, there's nothing that's iffy for fans of the show, which is aimed at kids ages 3 to 6. There are some basic preschool skills as well as ways for young audiences to get involved in the story. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This show is fun and action-packed for younger viewers. Kids in middle elementary and up may be a bit bored with the preschool/kindergarten-aimed series, but it's still adorable and engaging for audiences finally ready for more than the half-hour show. Jake and his friends are easy to root for, as they work as a team to solve mysteries and save the day again and again. Even Captain Hook isn't at his absolute worst in this series, so it's easy to see why even the youngest of movie lovers would enjoy and understand this special feature, and the bonus episodes are great in case you aren't in the habit of DVRing the show. While this isn't going to please the double-digit-aged kids in your family, it's a short and sweet video of treasures for happy little pirates.
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