May 29, 2017

Josh Duhamel voicing pirate on Disney’s animated “Jake”

By Sean O’Connell The Disney Channel’s animated series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” which runs daily on Disney Junior, is a clever way to extend the studio’s “Peter Pan” brand.

It features three young pirate adventurers – Jake, Izzy and Cubby – as they seek out treasure and take on Pan’s rivals, Capt. Hook and Mr. Smee. My three-year-old adores it, and he hadn’t yet seen “Pan,” so this was a great way to introduce him to the world of Peter and his lost boys.

And now it sounds like the show’s getting a new, recurring character voiced by … Josh Duhamel?

The “Transformers” star is lending his voice to the character of Capt. Flynn, who Deadline describes as “a dashing young pirate who is well-known for his legendary adventures on the Never Sea.”

“Flynn and his boat, The Barracuda, are plucked from the sea in a giant windstorm and shipwrecked in the Never Land Desert, where Jake and his crew find him,” the site reports.

Duhamel has “Transformers” money, so a spot on a Disney cartoon doesn’t seem necessary. He is married to Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, though the couple doesn’t have kids yet. Maybe he’s planning for a not-too-distant future?

In the meantime, the animated series will be back in business for its second season early next year.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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