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Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book” Program Kicks off April 21st Donating 1 Million Books to Kids in Need

This article is re-blogged from the RCR article posted here 

Great news for kids and families, Disney Junior’s new program, “Give A Book, Get A Book” has a goal of gifting 1 million books to kids in need.

Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett were on hand at Disneyland on April 12th to announce the rollout of the “Give A Book, Get A Book” program with a goal to donate 1 million books to children in need.

Scroll down for video interviews, how the program works and where to get more info.

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter

DISNEY JUNIOR – Disney Junior stars Tim Gunn, Ariel Winter and David Arquette plus LeVar Burton of the award-winning Reading Rainbow app, participate in storybook readings during today’s announcement of Disney Junior’s “Give A Book, Get A Book,” an initiative with First Book that will donate up to one million books to U.S. communities in need as well as present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide. The announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide and First Book Board Member, Dr. Martha Bernadett on Saturday, April 12 at the Disneyland Resort. (Photo Credit: DISNEY JUNIOR/Todd Wawrychuk)

The Importance of Storytelling

LeVar Burton, David Arquette, Tim Gunn and Ariel Winter share their love of storytelling and the importance of literacy.

Storytelling is also an integral part of the program, designed to inspire parents and caregivers to take time each day and read to their children, tell stories and encourage them to share as well. This will help develop the critical thinking, vocabulary and language skills every child needs.

“Through the donation of 30 million books over the last 15 years, Disney Publishing Worldwide’s collaboration with First Book has brought the magic of reading and storytelling to millions of children, unleashing their imaginations and opening their worlds,” said Andrew B. Sugerman, Executive Vice President, Disney Publishing Worldwide. “We’re thrilled to expand this program with Disney Junior’s Give a Book, Get a Book.”

The Program Kicks off April 21st

Starting on April 21st at Disney store locations and then later this summer at other nationwide retailers, families can participate in the Give a Book, Get a Book program. Stop by your local Disney store for in-store readings and check out the all-new website, GiveaBookGetaBook.com, jam-packed with resources for parents and caregivers to encourage storytelling while offering interactive activities to help keep kids engaged.

“Storytime Powered by Give a Book, Get a Book

At your local Disney store, kids will be able to enjoy two new stories from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” both Disney Junior favorites. In addition to the in-store readings, Disney Store locations will be hosting special storytime events at Boys & Girls Clubs of America where children attending these events will receive a free book along with a redemption code bookmark.

How the Program Works with Redemption Codes

For a limited time, purchases of any specially marked Disney Junior book or product will include a redemption code on the receipt or packaging allowing kids and families to decide what region their donated book to First Book will go as well as giving the gifting family immediate access to a free Disney Digital Book to share as a family from Disney Publishing Worldwide.

Give a Book, Get a Book bookmarks that have these special redemption codes will be handed out to visitors at participating public libraries and Radio Disney events throughout the summer.

Disney Jr Give A Book Get A Book

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Visit the Website April 21st

Disney Publishing Worldwide Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit www.disneypublishing.com. 

First Book is a nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education. For more information, www.firstbook.org/ or follow their latest news on Facebook and Twitter.

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Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Debuts Friday Plus New Online Game #DisneyJunior

reposted from the RCR article

Season 3 of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will debut this Friday, January 3, featuring guest stars Jack McBrayer and Josh Duhamel

The new season will have new characters including pirate ghosts, mummies and robots, and special super powers and  gadgets for Jake and his crew, including Jake’s Mega-Mecha Sword, a robot suit and an invisibility ring that will help the gang outwit their new adversaries.

Special Guests Include Jack McBrayer, Mark Hamill, Carl Reiner, Rico Rodriguez, Estelle Harris and Jo Frost

JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES - "Never Land Rescue" - When Never Land begins to disappear, Jake must go on his most heroic mission ever to save the magical Forever Tree, the source of magic throughout all of Never Land. Guiding Jake on his quest is Tinker Bell, who makes her first-ever appearance in the series. This episode of "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" airs Sunday, September 29 (6:00 PM - 6:55 PM ET/PT), on Disney Junior. (DISNEY JUNIOR) CAPTAIN HOOK, TINKER BELL, JAKE, PETER PAN

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Season 3 will also include action-packed extended length episodes and a revamped rock and roll-style theme song performed by Sharky and Bones of The Never Land Pirate Band.

New episodes will air every Friday in January and February, culminating with the premiere of a special extended episode on Friday, February 28, featuring three 11-minute stories that pit Jake against Hook in an ultimate showdown!

Plus There’s a New Game for Kids too!

Beginning Friday, January 31, DisneyJunior.com/Jake will debut the new game, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: The Super Pirate,” where players can take on the role of Jake as he attempts to retrieve the Mega-Mecha Sword that Captain Hook has stolen and each Friday through February 28, kids are invited to unlock a new game level.

Don’t forget… “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily on Disney Junior and Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7!

About Jake and the Never Land Pirates

The series stars Cameron Boyce 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 is executive producer, Mark Seidenberg is producer/story editor and Howy Parkins is director, all of “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.”  The series is produced by Disney Television Animation.

Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure

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Mingle Media TV’s Red Carpet Report and host, Brandi Chang, were invited to come out to the Disney Junior Live On Tour Pirate & Princess Adventure Red Carpet at the Paley Center at the DOLBY THEATRE at Holllywood & Highland. This never-before-seen live show features our favorite characters from Disney Junior series Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Our Interviews from the Red Carpet

We interview Alana Feld, Producer of Disney Junior Live! on Tour, Brooke Anderson, from CBS’s “Entertainment Tonight”, Constance Marie from ABC’s Switched at Birth, Darcy Rose Byrnes from Disney Juniors “Sofia the First”, Deather Dubrow from Real Housewives of Orange County, Madison Pettis from Disney Juniors “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”, Samantha Harris, and Thea Andrews host of @omgInsider. Click here to see all our interviews on our YouTube Channel.

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About Disney Junior Live
The Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure is a never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders. For more info please visit www.disneyjuniorlive.com

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Thank You Disney Junior! Quality Family Programming for the Summer with Favorites “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”

reblogged from The Red Carpet Report

New Episodes of “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” to Debut Throughout the Summer; WATCH Disney Junior to Premiere Episodes a Week Before They Debut On-Air

Sofia the First

Sofia the First

All summer long, new episodes of “Sofia the First” and hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” will alternate with Friday premieres FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 on both Disney Channel (9:00 a.m. ET/PT) and Disney Junior (5:00 p.m. ET/PT). Authenticated pay TV subscribers can watch the shows a week in advance onWATCHDisneyJunior.com and via the WATCH Disney Junior apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Plus Watch on TV and Mobile Devices!

Disney Junior delivers a live feed of the network online and to mobile devices, as well as on demand episodes of popular shows. Currently, the service is available on Comcast, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Charter Communications, Midcontinent Communications and AT&T U-verse.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

“Sofia the First,” cable TV’s #1 series among Kids 2-5, will expand to a daily telecast and kick off Disney Junior’s multi-platform “Pirate and Princess Summer” programming event beginning MONDAY, JUNE 10. The series, starring Disney’s first little girl princess, will air weekdays at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT and weekends at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and weeknights at 7:00 p.m. and weekends 5:30 p.m. on Disney Junior.

Perfect for Gifting – Birthdays and Special Events

Find a full “Sofia the First” product line including apparel, home décor, toys and much more at major retailers nationwide for the first time, along with an expanded product line for “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” this summer.

Good News for Parents New Programming for Kids 2-7 from Disney

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As a parent who worries about safe programming options, we thought you’d want to know about the launch of Disney Junior, a new multiplatform destination for kids age 2-7, which reminds us of traditional Disney storytelling from our youth with Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. Disney Junior will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (8:30 a.m., ET/PT), with the new animated series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” There will be five other new series joining the Disney Junior schedule: “Mickey Mousekersize,” “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” (supporting Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative) and “A Poem Is…” (narrated by Jennifer Garner and Katie Holmes, among other familiar voices), and full length series “Babar and the Adventures of Badou” and “Tinga Tinga Tales.” Viewers’ current favorites, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso,” “Jungle Junction” and “Imagination Movers.”

In addition to Disney Junior’s animated and live action programming Disney will blend learning components including early math and language skills with healthy eating and lifestyles to support social and emotional development.

There will even be a dedicated section for parent and caregivers will highlight character-inspired recipes, crafts and party planning tips and ideas, along with how-to videos at the website DisneyJunior.com.

About the New Programs:

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Jake and the Never Land Pirates

 

“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” is a new animated adventure series that 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, which emphasizes teamwork, features original pirate rock music performed by The Never Land Pirate Band. Many of the key creative professionals behind Disney’s #1 series for preschoolers, “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” are at the helm of “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Rob LaDuca executive-produces, with Mark Seidenberg serving as producer/story editor, Kelly Ward as voice director and Howy Parkins directing the series. It is a production of Disney Television Animation.

“Mickey Mousekersize,” a new short-form series part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative is hosted by Mickey Mouse and focuses on the fun of exercising, encouraging children at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals.

Special Agent Oso

Special Agent Oso

“Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” a new short-form series part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living features Oso and friends as they watch a live-action kid demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right. Sean Astin and Brad Garrett star as Oso and Buffo.

“A Poem Is…” is a short-form animated series showcasing poems for children set to scenes and imagery from classic Disney films including “Dumbo,” “Bambi” and “Lady and the Tramp.” Narrated by Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner, the series is designed to cultivate fond memories of Disney classics for parents and create new ones for kids by introducing young children to the beauty of a poem.

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

Babar and the Adventures of Badou

“Babar and the Adventures of Badou” is an updated version of the classic “Babar” series and introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville.

“Tinga Tinga Tales” is a vibrant animated adventure series inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.

Here’s an interesting look at the creative side of this new series:


Disney Junior will be available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes on Disney Channel and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Junior channels (Playhouse Disney channels) and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It’s also seen via subscription video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com.

Coming in 2011: Disney Junior for Kids Ages 2-7

Disney JuniorWe’re excited to share the news! In February 2011, the Disney Channel will be launching Disney Junior, a new multi-platform brand devoted to children ages 2-7 and their families. You’ll be able to watch daily TV shows on the Disney Channel, find more interactive materials on the website, watch content on VOD and mobile platforms!

Disney Junior will invite parents and grandparents to join their children in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, both classic and new, while incorporating specific learning and developmental themes.

There are also a lot of new series launching with the brand such as “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” an animated adventure combining new and classic Disney characters Captain Hook and Smee (“Peter Pan”); a series of Disney Poetry Shorts which showcases poems for children set against classic Disney animation; two short form series, “Mickey Mousekersize” and “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps,” to encourage healthy lifestyles for preschoolers and families; “Babar and the Adventures of Badou,” an updated version of the classic “Babar,” that introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville; and “Tinga Tinga Tales,” a vibrant animated adventure inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.

Don’t worry!! Playhouse Disney hits “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso” and “Imagination Movers,” among others, will also be part of Disney Junior.

Disney Junior will be available on basic cable in more than 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on 25 Disney Junior channels (currently Playhouse Disney channels) and free-to-air broadcast partners around the world. It will also be seen via video-on-demand and a broadband website, DisneyJunior.com.

Even better news!! As part of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living initiative, which encourages healthier lifestyles for kids and families, Disney Junior will premiere two new short-form series, “Mickey Mousekersize” and “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps.” Hosted by Mickey Mouse, “Mickey Mousekersize” focuses on the fun of exercising and encourages children at home to get up and move along with Mickey and pals. “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps” features Oso and friends as they watch a live-action kid demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right. Sean Astin and Brad Garrett star as Oso and Buffo.

Your children will also love the Poetry Short Series designed to bring fond memories of Disney classics to parents and create new ones for kids. The series of short-form animation showcases poems for children set to scenes and imagery from classic Disney films. It will introduce preschoolers to the beauty of a poem well read and combine it with extraordinary moments in Disney animation history.

Be sure to tune into the Disney Channel – young or old, it is magical for all of us.