El Blanco is a supporting character from the Disney Junior animated series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. He is a giant white squid that inhabitants the depths of the Never Sea. His vocal effects are provided by Dee Bradley Baker.
Long ago while sailing the vast Never Sea during a storm Captain Quixote's ship, the Santa María was attacked by a giant white squid known as, El Blanco. While Captain Quixote manages to defend himself from the vile beast from the deep, but in the process, he lost his prized golden shield to the squid who flees back into depths of the sea. Captain Quixote has vowed to never give up the chase to reclaim his family shield and besting El Blanco no matter how long it takes.
El Blanco is Captain Quixote's hated rival, who will do just about anything to keep Quixote chasing him. Due to his massive size and great strength, El Blanco is easily feared by most pirates who sail the Never Sea. However, by the end of the episode, it was revealed that El Blanco has grown a liking to the thrill of the chase between him and Captain Quixote. Much to the surprise of Quixote who felt the same way.
Role in the series
El Blanco first appeared in the episode of the "Captain Quixote". While Jake and his crew were enjoying riding there wave runner they come across El Blanco who slips beneath them only to get caught within Captain Quixote's net who brings them aboard his ship believing he had finally capture El Blanco. After realizing his mistake he soon frees the young pirates and introduce himself and explain his quest. Jake and his crew offer there help to Captain Quixote, who was happy to have the extra hands. While sailing the pirates later encounter El Blanco swimming through some rock bed in the middle of the sea. Jake suggests they find another way through but Captain Quixote loses himself in the hunt to capture the giant squid he risks his own safety, as well as Jake and his crews in the chase. Jake informs Quixote his actions were a little too hasty. Quixote apologizes to his young friends. Later Quixote accompanied by Jake and his forces come across El Blanco attacking the Jolly Roger as Captain Hook and his crew tries to take the golden shield for themselves. Seeing Hook and his men in danger Jake springs into action using Izzy's pixie dust he mange to distract El Blanco and allows Captain Quixote to reclaim his shield as El Blanco limbs become entangled. With his shield back in his possession, Captain Quixote soon releases El Blanco back into the sea, scolding the beast to never bother him again. As Captain Quixote hangs his shield back on his ship he felt empty his quest was over. Much to the surprise of himself and Jake and his crew he wasn't the only one sad as El Blanco returned whimpering. Izzy comment both of the captain and squid enjoyed the chase. Unknown to Captain Quixote at the time Captain Hook sneaks aboard Quixote's ship in a last attempt to steal the shield but stumbles on the painting on the floor causing Hook and the shield to fall overboard only to captured by El Blanco once more as Hook and Mr. Smee flee back to the Jolly Roger. El Blanco joyously waves the shield prompting Captain Quixote to chase him and Quixote taunts the squid that he'll follow him to ends of the Never Sea once more to reclaim his shield. Captain Quixote thanks Jake and his crew for their help before leaving to peruse El Blanco once more.
- Captain Quixote and El Blanco relationship is loosely based upon Captain Ahab and Moby Dick.
- El Blanco is Spanish for The White One.