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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake's Never Land Rescue



Fun-filled adventure is engaging for young pirate fans.
  • Review Date: May 6, 2014
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Running Time: 148 minutes

What parents need to know

Educational value

Kids learn about teamwork and basic preschool skills like counting, sorting, and directions.

Positive messages

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.

Sexy stuff
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Disney sells various Jake-related merchandise, including figurines, games, and apparel.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

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.

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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Jake and his friends work together to reach their goals. What talents do they each exemplify?

  • Why are pirates so beloved by young audiences? Kids: What are some of your favorite pirate stories or movies?

Movie details

DVD release date:November 19, 2013
Cast:Corey Burton, Madison Pettis, David Arquette
Studio:Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Genre:Family and Kids
Topics:Magic and fantasy, Adventures, Friendship, Pirates
Run time:148 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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