MAMA HOOK KNOWS BEST!
SHARON OSBOURNE GUEST STARS AS CAPTAIN HOOK’S MOTHER
IN A NEW EPISODE OF “JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES,”
PREMIERING MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND, SATURDAY, MAY 12
ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY JUNIOR
–DisneyJunior.com Launches “A Treasure for Mama Hook” Interactive Game–
Just in time for Mother’s Day weekend, celebrity mom Sharon Osbourne (“America’s Got Talent”) guest stars as the voice of Mama Hook, the infamous Captain Hook’s exuberant mother, in a new episode of Disney Junior’s hit series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” premiering Mother’s Day weekend SATURDAY, MAY 12 (8:30-9:00 a.m., ET/PT) during the Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7 on Disney Channel. The episode will also be presented that same day (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel and will encore as part of the channel’s Mother’s Day themed marathon on Sunday, May 13 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT).
In Osborne’s debut episode “Mama Hook Knows Best,” Mama Hook comes to visit her son on Never Land only to find out that Hook has been stealing treasure from Jake and his crew. Disappointed in her son’s pilfering ways, she sets out to teach him an important lesson about sharing. Mama Hook is a recurring role for Osbourne.
On Friday, April 27, DisneyJunior.com/MamaHook will launch “A Treasure for Mama Hook,” an interactive game that asks players to help Jake, Izzy and Cubby plan a treasure hunt for Captain Hook and his mother. Kids can then print out a treasure chest to color and give to their own mothers.
“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” premiered in February 2011 and its recent primetime special, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns,” was the most-watched cable telecast in nearly 10 years in Kids 2-5.
A music-filled interactive treasure hunt, the series 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 Mr. Smee, from Disney’s classic “Peter Pan.” The series features original “pirate rock” music performed by The Never Land Pirate Band whose animated alter egos, Sharky and Bones, pop up to sing pirate ditties throughout every episode.
“Jake and the Never Land Pirates” airs daily during Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel for kids age 2-7. The series stars Colin Ford and 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 serves as producer/story editor and the series is directed by Howy Parkins. It is a production of Disney Television Animation.
Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, most current, 1Q 2012: 12/26/11 – 3/25/12; 1Q 2011: 12/27/10-3/27/11. Series ranks based on program data.]