Jake and the Never Land Pirates is a 2011 animated series airing on Disney Junior, one of three new programs that helped to launch the network along with Babar and the Adventures of Badou and Tinga Tinga Tales. Set in the universe of the classic Disney film Peter Pan, the program focuses on the adventures of the young Jake and his two friends, Cubby and Izzy, along with their parrot, Skully. They're a group of "pirates" who just want to have fun and do the things ordinary kids do, but their time is often spent chasing after Captain Hook, who is always trying to steal their stuff. Hook is "aided" by his usual bumbling sidekick, Smee and Bones & Sharky, two even-more-dimwitted pirates who seem to exist for little more than to swab the deck and sing comic songs. The program contains occasional references to Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.In December 2011, it was officially announced that the program was returning for a second season. New episodes began airing on February 20, 2012, though each "new" episode actually consists of one original story and one repeat. Season 3 started on January 3, 2014.
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