Those of us with little Mouseketeers in our lives are well-acquainted with the popular Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. After three seasons of adventures, Jake and his trusty crew are about to meet some beloved Disney heritage characters for the very first time: Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. The fated meeting will take place in a music-filled primetime special, Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book!, premiering this Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
Disney Junior fans, as well as fans of Disney’s classic Peter Pan, will definitely want to tune in to watch Jake, Wendy, and Peter himself battle Captain Hook for a book that tells the story of Peter and Wendy’s original meeting. The special features Maia Mitchell (of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie and ABC Family’s The Fosters) voicing the role of Wendy and performing a new original song, “Once Upon a Time.”
To celebrate the upcoming special, Disney Junior hosted a costume party premiere event and invited celebrities and their children to come dressed in their best pirate garb. Some familiar faces, including Constance Marie (Switched at Birth) and David Koechner (Anchorman) showed up with kids in tow, ready to party like pirates (and rub elbows with Jake and Captain Hook). The kids and their families also participated in a swashbuckling book bag stuffing to benefit Los Angeles Universal Preschool.
Don’t forget to tune into Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Battle for the Book! this Sunday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.