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Introducing Disney Junior, plus a giveaway!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Katrina!

This post is a sponsored post in conjunction with the BabyCenter Blog Network.

Jake and the Never Land Pirates logo from Disney JuniorSo I’m sure this would be a difficult way to market to every single kid in the country, but my son Jake is quite excited that Disney is about to debut a new show named after him: Jake and the Never Land Pirates. It’s part of something new from The Disney Channel: on Monday, February 14th Playhouse Disney will become Disney Junior!

You can see some video previews of the new Disney Junior here. Disney Junior is made for kids 2-7 and will have a lot of the familiar content from Playhouse Disney, but will also feature several new shows, like Babar and the Adventures of Badou, about Babar’s eight-year-old grandson, and Tinga Tinga Tales, based on traditional African animal folktales.

They’ll also have a bunch of new short series, like Mouskersize, Handy Manny’s School for Tools, and A Poem Is… This last one was my favorite of everything that I got to take a sneak peak at. Each mini episode of A Poem Is… is narrated by Katie Holmes or Jennifer garner, and while they read, appropriate scenes from classic Disney movies are shown. It’s really sweet.

I just watched a preview episode of Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and it’s very cute. It’s an adventure series about three kids, Jake, Izzy and Cubby (thanks for that little bit of Mickey Mouse Club nostalgia, Disney!) who look for treasure while trying to outfox Captain Hook. It gives kids plenty of opportunities to talk back to the TV, great training for later in life when they’re watching sports. My favorite part, though, would be the Never Land Pirate Band, a couple of doofuses (doofi?) who crack me up.

Disney Junior Prize PackThere’s a preview site for Jake and the Never Land Pirates right now that has a bunch of funny music videos, an introduction to the characters, and some games that kids can play. The full site will be coming when the show debuts, which is at 8:30am on Monday, February 14th. To celebrate, I’m giving away a prize pack full of Jake and the Never Land Pirates stuff, including a Disney Junior journal, a water bottle, a tumbler, a Jake and the Never Land Pirates t-shirt, stickers and tattoos.

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me something you love about Disney.

For a second entry, you may tweet about this contest with a link back to this page. Or, you can copy and tweet the following:

The new Disney Junior and @SelfishMom are giving away a Jake and the Never Land Pirates prize pack, stop by and enter! http://bit.ly/eHc6Bu

Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).

So, that’s a maximum of two entries per household please! This contest will close at five-ish pm on Saturday, February 12th. The winner will be chosen by random.org. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Prizes may be shipped within the continental United States only. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.

Good luck!

Originally posted on Selfish Mom. All opinions expressed on this website come straight from Amy unless otherwise noted. This post has Compensation Levels of 10 & 11. Please visit Amy’s Full Disclosure page for more information. Amy also blogs at Filming In Brooklyn, Behind the Screen, and Momtourage, and podcasts with The Blogging Angels.

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