Disney Junior’s No. 1 series, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” has hooked Sharon Osbourne (“America’s Got Talent”) and Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”) to voice recurring guest roles opposite the infamous Captain Hook for the series’ second season, slated to premiere in early 2012. The duo joins a talented roster of familiar voices who portray both regular and recurring roles for the series, including David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West and Ariel Winter.
In the new season, Osbourne will voice the role of Captain Hook’s mother who comes to pay her son a visit and is none too happy with him when she finds out that he has been stealing treasure from Jake and his crew. Kaczmarek will voice Red Jessica, a swashbuckling pirate gal who nabs Captain Hook’s attention after searching for the Ruby Heart of Hearts, a legendary and rare gemstone.
“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is cable’s No. 1 series among Boys 2-5 and is on track to be Disney Channel’s No. 1 preschool series ever and most co-viewed series among all Disney Junior and Nickelodeon series, with 47% of Moms watching with their preschooler. A music-filled interactive treasure hunt, the series introduces a crew of kid pirates – leader Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby – and follows their Never Land adventures as they work to outwit two infamous characters, the one and only Captain Hook and Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” The series features original “pirate rock” music performed by The Never Land Pirate Band whose animated alter egos, Sharky and Bones, pop up to sing pirate ditties throughout every episode.
“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily during Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7. The series stars Colin Ford 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 (“Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) is executive producer. The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.
- Jake And The Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho, Mateys Away – Comes to DVD/CD Sept 27th 2011 (chipandco.com)