Disney Junior announces new all new appisodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, available on the Disney Junior Appisode App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Developed by Disney/ABC Television Group's Digital Media team, the Disney Junior Appisodes app offers true interactive viewing, allowing fans 2-7 to touch, tap, swipe, tilt, shake and talk their way through various fun-filled activities embedded into full episodes of some of their favorite Disney Junior shows.
The new Jake and the Never Land Pirates appisode includes two interactive episodes. In "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Pirate Mummy's Tomb,” kids play along as Jake and Captain Flynn unearth the mysteries of the Pirate Mummy's Tomb. Key features that allow kids to fully engage with the episode, which include the following:
- Sailing Bucky over the Never Sands to find Captain Flynn
- Exploring the Pirate Mummy's tomb and unleashing the power of the Never Land Ankh
- Helping Jake and his friends free Captain Flynn's ship and keeping the Ankh out of Captain Hook's hook
- Collecting doubloons along the way while keeping an eye out for crabs
In the second episode, "Never Sands of Time," kids can help save the day by stopping Captain Hook from stealing the golden Never Sands of Time. Kids play along by doing the following:
- Dodging sand serpents as they search for the missing hourglass
- Flying Bucky through the skies high above Never Land
- Collecting doubloons for the team treasure chest and using Pixie dust in a pinch
Currently in its third season, Disney Junior's Emmy-nominated and Annie Award-winning animated series Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a music and adventure-filled interactive treasure hunt that follows the Never Land adventures of kid pirate Jake and pals Izzy and Cubby as they work to outwit their island adversaries including two infamous characters — the one and only Captain Hook and Smee — using special powers, spectacular gadgets and indestructible teamwork. Jake and the Never Land Pirates airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Source: Disney Junior
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.