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Background information
Feature films
Short films
Television programs Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Playing with Skully
Video games
Park attractions Disney Junior Live
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice David Arquette
Loren Hoskins (singing)
Performance model
Inspiration Traditional pirate parrot
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Clever, brave, fun, responsible, wise-cracking
Appearance Small and slender parrot, green feathers, large yellow orange beak, black bandanna with Jolly Roger logos all over, red and blue tail
Occupation Member of Jake's crew, look-out for Jake and the crew
Alignment Good
Home Pirate Island near Never Land
Allies Jake, Izzy, Cubby, Marina, Never Bird, Pirate Princess, Peter Pan,Tinker Bell,Tick-Tock the Crocodile, Winger, Wise Old Parrot, Bucky, Captain Hook (sometimes), Mr. Smee (sometimes), Sharky and Bones (sometimes), Wendy Darling, John Darling, Michael Darling, Nana
Enemies Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Sharky and Bones, Never Bird (formerly), The Sea Witch, Beatrice Le Beak, Fast Claw, ShiverJack
Likes Crackers, flying, fruit
Dislikes Hook
Powers and abilities Flight
Weapons Beak
Quote "Crackers!"

Skully is a male character who appears in the Disney Junior series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. He is a parrot and the look-out for Jake, Izzy and Cubby. Voiced by David Arquette, this parrot watches out for Captain Hook who targets the kids as his various evil plots.


The character of Skully is a sort of homage to the traditional pirate parrots that sit aside the pirate captain on their shoulder. Arquette who enjoys playing his part, once noting in an interview: "It's great to sort of perform with just using your voice. I sweat, actually, when I start doing the thing, because I really get into it. You really have to convey all of the excitement into your voice. It takes a lot, but it's really rewarding, especially when you see the little fans that love it." Arquette has also said that he enjoys performing Skully with material outside of the actual show itself, such as at a debut of the Jake and the Never Land toy line at the annual International Toy Fair in New York City.


Skully is wise and very responsible with the kids. He is much appreciated and worries for their safety when doing dangerous task. Skully is friends with Jake and his crew and like them seems to be annoyed rather quickly by Captain Hook. Unlike Jake however, Skully feels no remorse for Hook when the villainous pirate is in peril. Skully sometimes acts like a small child being very playful and speaking in third person occasionally. Skully can also be very wise-cracking, often giving a joking remark on a certain situation, usually at Hook's suspense.


Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Skully joins every adventure Jake and his crew go on. Skully is often the one to notice things the others miss, making him a strong advantage when it comes to dealing with Hook. In the end of every episode, Skully reveals their secret Team Treasure Chest where they store their gold doubloons.

Several episodes revolve around Skully. In the episode "Captain Hook's Parrot", Skully is kidnapped by Hook to become his new pet. Skully spends the day locked in a cage but uses his brains to keep Jake, Izzy and Cubby on Hook's trail. According to Cubby, Hook kidnapping Skully is the worst thing the Captain ever did to them.

Skully was the lead character in the episode "SkyBird Island Is Falling!", where he actually led Jake and the crew in their mission to stop Skybird Island from plunging to the sea after Hook stole the magic leaves that keeps the Island afloat. In spite of his small size, Skully was actually responsible for saving the team in a few occasions, including "The Pirate Princess", where he had his shadow resemble a wicked witch, scaring Hook away. He also saved the team when they were swallowed by a whale by tickling the roof of its mouth and making it laugh.

Skully was the lead character again in the episode "Sail Away Treasure" while sailing through the waters near Shipwreck Beach Jake and his crew took a shine to the old shipwreck especially Skully who revels that he always wanted a ship of his very own. He names the little shipwreck the Leakey Beak. Jake and his crew then decided to repair the old ship until she was as good as new in the process they discover a treasure map in the sail leading to a treasure hidden on Never Peak mountain. While sailing to Never Land and the treasure Captain Hook tried to steal the little ship.In the end the puny pirate team thwarted Hook's plans and return the ship to Wise Old Parrot on Skybird Island, While grateful to the young pirate crew he gives the ship to Skully.

Skully was the main focus of the episode "Who's a Pretty Bird?", When Skully receives a mirror as a gift from Winger, the pirate bird can't stop admiring his own reflection causing him to fail in his lookout duties causing Bucky to get tangle with in seaweed as Jake and his crew journey to save Butterfly Bluff from Captain Hook.

Playing with Skully

On July 27, 2012, Disney announced a short series titled Playing with Skully that premiered in the USA September 19, 2012, tying in with both the premiere of the Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky special and to a lesser extent, International Talk Like a Pirate Day. The show is currently airing on other Disney Junior channels worldwide.

Disney Parks

Disney Junior - Live on Stage!

Skully appears as an audio animatronic in the live stage show in Disney's California Adventure and Disney's Hollywood Studios. In the show, Captain Hook steals the team treasure chest, so Jake and the crew hurry to get it back. At the climax, Hook refuses to give up the chest, but Skully reminds everyone that only the Tick-Tock Croc can scare Hook, thus giving Jake the idea to mimic the croc's tick-tocking noise.


  • How Skully met Jake and origins all together are currently unknown although many believe he learned the ability to speak fluently from Jake.
  • Skully's AA is similar to the AAs Iago and Zazu in The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management.
  • In the Jake and the Never Land Pirates themed Disney Junior logo the "R" resembles Skully.
  • Skully's catchphrase "Crackers!" echoes the phrase "Polly want a cracker?".
  • Skully has only collected gold doubloons four times so far, in "Hide the Hideout", "Peter Pan Returns" , "Jake and Sneaky Le Beak!" ,"Who's a Pretty Bird?" and "Aye, Aye Cap'n-Cap'n".
  • Skully has his own show on Disney Jr. called Playing with Skully.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Skully.

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Media: Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Episode List) | Playing with Skully | Peter Pan Returns | Jake Saves Bucky | Never Land Rescue | Battle for the Book |Disney Junior Storybook Collection | Disney Junior Little Golden Book Library

Characters: Jake | Izzy | Cubby | Skully | Marina | Captain Hook | Mr. Smee | Sharky and Bones | Tick-Tock the Crocodile | Pirate Princess | Bucky | Winger | Wise Old Parrot | Mama Hook | Captain Flynn | Peter Pan | Never Bird | Octopus | Lucille the Seal | Red Jessica | Sandy | Monkey | Patch the Pirate Pup | Peter's Shadow | Stormy | The Sea Witch‎‎ | Percy the Penguin | Misty the Wonderful Witch | Blinky | Brightly the Firefly | Cecilia | Purple Octopus | Snappy the Hermit Crab | The Seahorses | Camille | Gilly the Goldfish | Dragon | Sasha | Rosie | Ice Ogre | Slippery Serpent | Slink | Slink's Mother | Beatrice Le Beak | Fast Claw | Pip the Pirate Genie | The Sing-Songbird | Mermaids | Golden Crocodile | Harry | Tinker Bell | Queen Coralie | Bouncing Bumble Queen | Pirate Mummy | Captain Gizmo | King Crab | First-Mate Mollie | Brewster the Beast Trapper | The Singing Stones | Nanny Nell | Sand Serpent | Ogre Princess | Captain Treasure Tooth | Peg-Leg Peg | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Nana | Finn the Mer-Boy |Electric Storm Eel | ShiverJack | Captain Buzzard Bones

Locations: Pirate Island | Crocodile Creek | Never Land | The Jolly Roger | Mermaid Lagoon | Skull Rock | Tiki Forest | Crimson Isle | Island of Bell | Seahorse Shallows | Doubloon Lagoon | Pirate Princess Island | Chi-Chi-Chilly Canyon | Sailor's Swamp | Stink Pot Swamp | Skybird Island | Ha-Ha Hedges | Cattail Chasm | Pirate Putt-Putt Course | Batwing Bog | Windy Cove | Have a Banana Grove | Cranberry Bog | Butterfly Bluff | Coral Cove | Pirate's Plunge | Skull and Bones Rock | Sandbar Straits | The Pirate Pumpkin Patch | Blue Whale Way | Big Tree Forest | City of Gold | Never Land Desert | Fountain of Forever | Buccaneer's Bluff | Birdbath Bluff | Shipwreck Rock | Pirate Rock (Island) | Hidden Cove | Basketball court | Crystal Tunnel | Shipwreck Beach | Never Land Jungle | Never Peak | Belch Mountain | Valley of Shadows | Pirate Pyramid | Never Sea Twin Tunnel | Never Falls | Big Bug Valley | Rainbow Falls | Forever Tree | Buccaneer Bird Bluff | King Crab Island | Neptune City | Fa-La-La Falls | Pegleg Pond | Tiptoe Pass | London, England | Bloomsbury, England, UK | Big Ben | Nursery | Hangman's Tree | The Second Star to the Right

Songs: Yo Ho, Let's Go! | Aw Coconuts | Yo Ho Matye's Away | Never Land Pirate Band | Captain Hook is a Cranky Crook | Castaway On Pirate Island | Hot Lava | Pirate Password | Bucky's Shanty | Roll Up the Map | What's Cookin' Smee? | Never Sky | Tick Tock Croc | Shipwreck Shuffle | Talk Like A Pirate | Well Done Crew | Trick or Treasure | Peter's Pirate Team | Blast You Peter Pan | I Can't Fly | Here We Go Yo Ho | I Can Fly | A Friend in Never Land | Belay | Hook's Hooks | Gold Doubloons | Work to Get Bucky | Our Ship Be Better | Hook on Ice! | Mama Hook | Pirate Rock Recipe | The Codfish Reel | Jolly Roger | Me Pirate Mom | Rattle Yer Bones | Hook's Hookity-Hook! | Spyglass | Putt Putt | The Legend of the Golden Smee | Where the Rainbow Lands | Pirate Island Hideout | Sea Legs | Swamp Stomp | Tiki Tree Limbo | Blue as the Deep Blue Sea | Fetch that Pirate Pup | Hammock Song | King Crab | Sneaky Le Beak | Down in the Bubbly Blue | Lead the Way Jake | What Be Your Treasure Wish | What Be Your Treasure Wish (Reprise) | Runaway Kitty | Sneezy Genie | X | Starfish Serenade | London Ahoy |Never Land Ahoy| Little Lobster Girl | Walkin' the Plank|I'm a Pirate Princess | Destroy The Book | Bucky Will Be Mine| The Legendary Captain Flynn

Other:The Forever Sword | Pixie Dust | Team Treasure Chest | Fairy Rock | Rainbow Wand | Captain Hook's Hooks | Sword of Destiny | Never Sands of Time | Mega-Mecha Sword

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