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Background information
Feature films The Rescuers Down Under

Fantasia 2000 (cameo)

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 and slender eagle, gold feathers
Occupation Cody's escort
Alignment Good
Goal To become a mother
Home Australia
Relatives Her mate (killed by McLeach), her eaglets
Allies Cody, Bernard, Miss Bianca, Jake, Blue Fairy
Enemies Percival C. McLeach, Joanna the Goanna
Likes Cody, her eggs
Dislikes Having lost her mate, Cody in danger, being caught
Powers and abilities Flight, strength, speed
Weapons Beak, 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.


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 Marahute 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 Cody 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 Cody's 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 Cody 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, Marahute looked down in sorrow, revealing that the father passed away (it was later revealed that Marahute's mate was killed by McLeach). A gold feather is seen and Cody catches it. Marahute gives it to Cody as a gift for saving her. Cody hugs Marahute and on the ground she flies off. She isn't seen again until later, where she ended up captured with Cody unwittingly getting McLeach to her (McLeach earlier told him that Marahute 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 the eggs as soon as Marahute was captured, so Bernard ended up tricking Joanna by replacing the nest with three egg-shaped rocks, while hiding the real eggs inside the nest, and then had Wilbur roost the eggs until they hatched.


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