Thursday, May 28 2015 14:28

EXCLUSIVE: First-Look Image of "Captain Jake" from Disney Junior's "Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest!"

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It's going to be a massive summer on Disney Junior, with the preschool network set to debut one new episode of one of its hit series every weekday for seven-consecutive weeks from Monday, June 29 through Thursday, August 13th as part of the SOARING OVER SUMMER multi-platform event. New episodes of alternating series SOFIA THE FIRST, DOC McSTUFFINS, MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND, JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES and HENRY HUGGLEMONSTER will premiere each weekday at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Junior. Also premiering this summer is CAPTAIN JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES: THE GREAT NEVER SEA CONQUEST, an all-new special 44-minute episode that leads to an exciting story arc where Jake becomes a Captain, kicking off a storyline which will carry into the upcoming fourth season of the series. The folks at Disney Junior have provided THE ROCK FATHER with an EXCLUSIVE FIRST-LOOK IMAGE of "Captain Jake" from the new special!

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JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES - "The Great Never Sea Conquest" - Episodic stills. (Disney Junior)

This special episode will air on Friday, July 31 and guest-stars legendary actor Malcolm McDowell (CLOCKWORK ORANGE, ENTOURAGE) as Lord Fathom and Jim Rash (COMMUNITY) as his sidekick, Sinker. (Bonus Fact: I once worked an event with McDowell in Las Vegas with the band Slipknot. Somewhere, photos exist!)

All of the new episodes will also be available each weekday on WATCH Disney Junior, which will launch a SOARING OVER SUMMER ARCADE, featuring several retro arcade-style games with voxel versions of Sofia, Doc, Miles, Jake and Henry.

DOC McSTUFFINS & SOFIA THE FIRSTThe event will include season-three premieres for the Peabody Award-winning DOC McSTUFFINS on Thursday, July 2 where Doc and the toys must rescue her toy dragon, Stuffy, after he slips and falls in the pool, and the Emmy Award-winning SOFIA THE FIRST on Wednesday, August 5, which finds Sofia returning to Merroway Cove and meeting a new mermaid friend, Fluke. Kiernan Shipka (MAD MEN) and John Ross Bowie (THE BIG BANG THEORY) reprise their roles as mermaid Oona and seahorse Sven in the episode.

Additional guest stars throughout the summer include multiple Grammy and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald (PORGY & BESS) as a tiny tin airplane pilot named Bess on DOC McSTUFFINS, Isla Fisher (THE GREAT GATSBY) and Sean Astin (GOONIES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS) as mischievous sprites Button and Bengee; and Vivica A. Fox (INDEPENDENCE DAY) as Sofia's idol Carol of the Arrow on SOFIA THE FIRST; David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) as an evil genie named Dread, and Nestor Carbonell (LOST), Brett Dalton (MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Chloe Bennet (MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as fearless birds Eagle-Eye, Talon and Swifty, respectively, on JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES; and Alton Brown (IRON CHEF AMERICA) as alien chef Lysander Floovoxon MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND.

For more goodness, check out http://disneyjunior.com/

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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