Skull Rock is a large rock formation, shaped like a skull, located off the shores of Never Land, featured in the Disney Junior animated series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Skull Rock is one of the few places that Captain Hook and his crew could call home on the island (other than the Jolly Roger and Hook's Treasure Cave). However, since Skull Rock is surrounded by water, Tick-Tock the Crocodile could come in to try and catch Hook at any time.
During the course of the original film, with the assistance of Mr. Smee, Captain Hook captures the Indian princess, Tiger Lily, and takes her to Skull Rock. Captain Hook places the bounded Tiger Lily on a rock sticking out of the sea. He offers to set her free if she reveals the home of Peter Pan. He points out the rising tide. However, Tiger Lily knows better than to take the word of Captain Hook and refuses to talk. Losing his patience, Hook screams that Tiger Lily has one more chance.
Unknown to any of them, Peter Pan and Wendy Darling have spotted the trio. Peter Pan is able to spook Hook and Smee by mimicking as a sea spirit. When Hook leaves to find the source of the voice, Peter Pan begins imitating Hook's voice to order Smee to return Tiger Lily to her people. Smee complies, but is then yelled at by the real Captain Hook, who orders Smee to put Tiger Lily back where he had her. Pan and Hook go back and forth until Peter Pan is discovered by Hook. After a short battle, Hook is chased off by Tick-Tock the Crocodile. By this time, Tiger Lily has almost sunk beneath the rising tide. Peter Pan doesn't notice this until it is pointed out by Wendy. Peter Pan rescues Tiger Lily, and they, along with Wendy, return to the Indian Camp.
Role in the series
Skull Rock first appeared in the episode "The Key to Skull Rock", where Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully journey to Skull Rock to unlock a door with a skeleton key given to them by Peter Pan. While traversing through the Never Sea to Skull Rock, the key is stolen by Captain Hook, forcing Jake and his crew given chase. The key is later recovered when Hook and Smee are forced to abandon ship when the Jolly Roger gets stuck within Never Sea Twin Tunnel and the duo flee from the crocodile. Once at Skull Rock, Jake and crew were about to open the door on Skull Rock, but Hook tries one last attempt to snatch the key away yet again, but in his effort to recover the key, angers a large flock of seagulls, causing Hook to fall into the sea. With Hook foiled, Jake and his crew uncover an observatory inside Skull Rock.
Skull Rock reappears in the episode "Birds of a Feather", where Jake and his crew are bird watching. Later, they are introduced to Skully's feather friend, Winger , before setting off for SkyBird Island.
Captain Hook and his crew head to Skull Rock after they steal Jake and his crew's Halloween treats in the episode "Trick or Treasure" , forcing Jake and his crew to start chase through Never Land. Believing that he managed to evade Jake and his crew, Hook decides to enjoy the holiday treasure at Skull Rock, covered in a large fog bank. Jake and his friends manage to scare Hook and his crew away using the fog, Bucky's massive size and two coconuts covered in pixie dust, with the glow making Bucky's silhouette resemble a sea monster emerge out of the darkness.
Skull Rock makes a brief reappears in the episode special "Peter Pan Returns", when Hook and his crew try to get away from Jake's pirate crew and Peter Pan.
Skull Rock makes a brief cameo appearance in the episode "Cubby's Mixed Up Map!". When the young pirates get their barrens back, when they discover Cubby's map was switched with a fake by Captain Hook, who plots to beat the young pirates to the Golden Dinghy hidden on Never Land.
Skull Rock reappears in the episode "Pirate Ghost Story". After meeting Treasure Tooth, the ghost pirates and hearing his plight to be reunited with lost love, Peg-Leg Peg, Jake and his crew agree to help. Skull Rock was the first stop on the way to find Treasure Tooth's golden figurehead.
Skull Rock reappears in the episode special "Battle for the Book". It is briefly mentioned in the song "Remember Peter Pan". Later, after the confrontation at the Valley of Fury, various pages of Wendy's storybook are scattered across Never Land. Jake and his friends manage to collect all, but one. When they regroup at Skull Rock, they spot the last page soaring overhead as Captain Hook swoops in and manages to catch it. But as Hook gloats, he cannot seem to recall why the pages were so important to him. Jake recaps Hook on the events that conspired, regarding the pages, and tells him he needed to read it. As Hook reads the page, much to his surprise, he is not portrayed as a bumbling fool, but a nefarious villain of all time, much to Hook's delight. Jake warns Hook if he tries to destroy the book, then he and everyone will never remember their adventures and no one will remember Captain Hook again. Hook refuses to be forgotten and decides not to destroy the book and gives it back to Wendy.
Skull Rock reappears in the episode "ShiverJack". After freezing both Izzy, Cubby and Captain Frost in the process, Jake is alone to confront the ice elemental. Assured of his victory, ShiverJack plunges his trident in the frozen ground, opening a large chasm and sending Jake plummeting to his doom before heading off to Skull Rock. Little did ShiverJack know, Jake managed to reach Izzy's pixie dust pouch just in time and soon confronts ShiverJack at Skull Rock, to which ShiverJack plans on turning into his throne. ShiverJack has grown tired of Jake meddling and attempts to freeze him once more but the magic of Jake's Forever Sword proved too powerful, even for ShiverJack's trident. A short battle between both pirates begins, as ShiverJack manages to knock Jake's sword away. Believing he has truly won, ShiverJack transforms Skull Rock into his icy throne. This is short-lived, as Skully has returned with Captain Flynn, who has a magical orb containing the Never Winds of Marlagoth, which has the power to melt even ShiverJack enchanted ice. Jake loads the orb into the cannon aboard Flynn's ship and fires it on ShiverJack, weakening both the ice elemental and reverting his ice magic from Never Land. ShiverJack is last seen as Jake casts him out of Never Land.
Skull Rock makes a brief cameo appearance in the series finale, "Captain Hook's Last Stand!", where it can be spotted during the closing musical number as Jake and Peter Pan soar overhead towards the Jolly Roger.
Skull Rock makes a brief appearance in the episode "Flying". Jake and his crew soar past the rock formation as they show the viewers how flying, which is one of there key pirates skills as they soar off to reclaim their presents from Captain Hook.
Skull Rock appears in the storybook adaptation of The Key to Skull Rock. After receiving a note from Peter Pan, Jake and his crew set off for a treasure hunt to Skull Rock. A special treasure is locked away there, and Peter has given Jake the key. But that old codfish Captain Hook takes the key and leads Jake on a chase across the Never Sea.
Skull Rock appears in the storybook adaption of Trick or Treasure?. It is Halloween in Never Land! When Captain Hook gets his hook on a clever costume disguise, he attempts to trick Jake and crew out of their yummy "treasure" of Halloween treats. Hook and his crew manage to swipe the treats and flee to Skull Rock, believing they can enjoy the treats hidden within the fog. However, this is short lived as Jake and his companions manage to spot Hook hiding at Skull Rock. Using the fog, Bucky's massive size and two coconuts covered in pixie dust glow, Hook and his crew mistake Bucky for a sea monster emerging out of the fog, resulting in the villainous duo abandoning the treats as they flee to safety and allowing Jake and his crew to recover their Halloween treats.
Skull Rock is featured in the storybook adaption of Jake Saves Bucky. It is one of the stops leading during the race between Bucky and the Jolly Roger. Skull Rock makes a reappearance in the storybook adaption of Battle for the Book, as Jake and his comrades try to collect the scattered pages of Wendy's Book from the various sections of Never Land. Jake, Peter, and Wendy recover some of the missing pages at Skull Rock.
Skull Rock appears in the Disney Junior online game "Jake's Heroic Race" as one of the first stops in the great race between Bucky and the Jolly Roger. Both vessels have to sail through various obstacles to reach Skull Rock.
Skull Rock makes a brief appearance in the Disney Junior online game "Jake´s Story Quest", during the final phase of the game as Jake and the Darling siblings try to collect the rest of the pages of Wendy's book they return to Never Land while trying to stay ahead of Captain Hook. Skull Rock is also featured in the background of Tinker Bell's mini-game, Star Trail Discovery, once Jake and his friends return to Never Land.