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Hi heroes! Two big announcements in from the Disney Channel.

First, fans of the show “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” will enjoy a spectacular event when Peter Pan returns to Neverland in a primetime special presentation, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns,” premiering MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel. Featuring six original songs, the special finds Peter Pan returning to Pirate Island to enlist Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully in finding his lost shadow. Adam Wylie (“Picket Fences”) voices the role of Peter Pan.

Season two will debut MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20 with new episodes airing daily at 8:30 a.m., ET/PT throughout the week. Sharon Osbourne, Josh Duhamel, Jane Kaczmarek and Tiffani Thiessen star in recurring roles, joining the series notable voice cast including David Arquette, Tori Spelling, Lisa Loeb, Adam West and Ariel Winter.

Jake fans can also get in the spirit of the new show by putting on their own Jake and the Neverland Pirates puppet show. Download templates to color at the Shadow Puppet Theater.

Pop some corn and settle in for a lovely family movie night on the 13th, and enjoy!

Announcement two: a new 24-hour Disney Junior channel will launch on Friday March 23, featuring the premiere of “Doc McStuffins,” “A Poem Is…” and a weekend movie block “Magical World of Disney Junior.” Check to see if the new 24-hour Disney Junior Channel will be available in your neighborhood.

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