Cap’n Ben didn’t used to be a captain at all. He was a pirate and sailed on a big pirate ship with three tall masts and a dozen sails. He wanted gold and silver and his heart was full of greed. He started to notice that he was lonely and didn’t have any real friends. Who could he trust? All of the other pirates wanted his gold!  One day, a big storm came over the sea and the large ship was tossed in the waves. Lightning struck the masts, and the ship went down.

Ben awoke the next day on the beach, alone. “Hello!” he yelled.  No answer.  Just then he heard a scream deep inside the island. He ran toward the sound. Guess who he found?!  It was a baby parrot stuck under a fallen tree.  He freed the parrot, and they’ve been best buds ever since!  (This story in song form here!)

With a new chance at life, Ben decided to give up the life of a pirate. He and Pickles the Parrot drafted a new life code in the sand. They committed to do their best to keep to the “Captain’s Code” of good character.

The next morning, a mysterious bright light was shining out on the ocean. They swam (and flew) to investigate the light and found a magical ship waiting for them on the horizon.

Now, as Captain of the Magic Ship, Cap’n Ben – and Pickles – travel the world, sharing their adventures in positive videos and songs!  Join the duo on their next adventure and as always, “Keep to the Captain’s Code!”  Learn more about the Captain’s Code in this special song!


To uplift, guide, and inspire children to grow in character through fun and exciting adventures!

Cap’n Ben and the Magic Ship is an effort to create Positive Character-Building Media for Children.  Content for children is so widely accessible on a variety of platforms and so much of it is not carefully curated or crafted for children. We’re inspired by Fred Rogers and others who set out to use media for good and encourages children young and old.  Join us!   Support, Watch, Color, Encourage!

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