Background information
Feature films The Rescuers Down Under
Fantasia 2000
The Rescuers III: Cody & Penny
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Glen Keane
Voice Frank Welker
Performance model
Inspiration Haast's Eagle
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, gentle, loving, loyal
Appearance Gigantic, slender, beautiful, red eyes, gray circles, yellow beak, white head, body, wing, and leg feathers, both gold back wing and tail feathers with brown tips, wing undersides consisting of a fair top, cream medium, and yellow bottom, brown feet with black claws
Occupation Cody's escort
Affiliations Good
Goal To become a mother
Home Australia
Relatives Her husband (deceased; when McLeach killed him)
Her eaglets
Allies Cody, Bernard, Miss Bianca, Jake, the Blue Fairy
Enemies Percival McLeach, Joanna the Goanna
Likes Cody, her eggs
Dislikes Her husband's loss, Cody in danger, being caught
Powers and abilities Her flight
Her strength
Her speed
Weapons Her beak
Her claws
Fate Flies Cody, Bernard, Miss Bianca, and Jake to Cody's house.

Marahute is a giant golden eagle who had the baby eggs from Disney's 1990 feature film the Rescuers Down Under, sequel to the 1977 film. She is voiced by Frank Welker.


Marahute is portrayed as a very kind and gentle giant eagle, though her massive girth can cause problems (at one point, one of her wings accidentally knocks Cody off the tall cliff they're on, though she quickly saves him). Her true species is not truly confirmed. In the film, Faloo calls her a "Great Golden Eagle", although whether or not this is her 'species' or just a name for her regarding her size is not known as fans continue to debate whether she is a giant Golden Eagle, giant Wedge-Tailed Eagle or a Haast Eagle.

She has a lot of love for Cody, grateful that he saved her, and is a very caring friend and mother-figure toward her friends and eggs respectively as well as her mate as shown when he asked where the father of the eggs was, she displayed very high sadness and grief. She's also extremely loyal to those loyal to her, having saved his life not once, but twice in the film. She is also shown to be quite intelligent and have a sense of humor, as shown when she tickles him during the flight scene.

Role in the film

She first appeared when Cody discovers her entangled in a trap. He manages to free her, although her getting free also resulted on him falling off the cliff due to the power of her girth. She then immediately repays the debt and rescues him before taking him for a fun ride in the sky. She then shows him her nest with her eggs in it, revealing that she is a mother. When asked about the father, however, she looked down in sorrow, revealing that the father passed away (it was later revealed that he was killed by McLeach). A gold feather is seen and Cody catches it. She gives it to him as a gift for saving her. He hugs her and on the ground she flies off. She isn't seen again until later, where she ended up getting captured with Cody unwittingly getting McLeach to her (he earlier told him that she was killed by another hunter knowing full well that Cody would attempt to rush to the nest, and thus lead him straight to it) She was later freed by the protagonists, and saves Cody from falling down the falls.

Her eggs were also well protected by Bernard and (albeit unwillingly) by Wilbur, as Joanna was instructed to eat them as soon as Marahute was captured, so Bernard ended up tricking her by replacing the nest with three egg-shaped rocks, while hiding the real ones inside the nest, and then had Wilbur roost them until they hatched.


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The Rescuers

Media: The Rescuers | The Rescuers Down Under | House of Mouse

Characters: Bernard | Miss Bianca | Chairmouse | Louis (deleted) | Rufus | Penny | Penny's Teddy Bear | Cruella De Vil (deleted) | Madame Medusa | Mr. Snoops | Orville | Brutus and Nero | Ellie Mae | Luke | Evinrude | Deadeye | Digger | Gramps | Deacon Owl | Bats | The Orphans | Penny's Adoptive Parents | Jake | Cody | Cody's Mother | Faloo | Marahute | Percival McLeach | Joanna | Sparky | Wilbur | Frank | Krebbs | Red | Baitmouse | The Razorback | Twister | Crocodiles

Objects: Devil's Eye | McLeach's Bushwacker

Locations: Devil's Bayou | New York | Morningside Orphanage | Australia | Australian Outback | Abandoned Opal Mine | Rescue Aid Society

Songs: The Journey | Rescue Aid Society | Tomorrow is Another Day | Someone's Waiting For You

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