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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.
What 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.
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What's the story?
JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: JAKE'S NEVER LAND RESCUE is a compilation of the Disney Jr. show's first full-length feature (Never Land Rescue) and several other bonus episodes. The central story is about Jake (Cameron Boyce) and his friends Izzy (Madison Pettis) and Cubby (Jonathan Morgan Heit) banding together to save Never Land, because the magic is mysteriously disappearing from the land (beginning with Jake's sword, then Izzy's pixie dust, and the details of Cubby's map). The crew works to stop Captain Hook from searching for treasure and restore magic to the land.
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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