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Rajah

راجا

Background information
Feature films Aladdin
The Return of Jafar
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Television programs Aladdin: The Series
House of Mouse
Video games Aladdin (cameo)
Disney's Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Frank Welker
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Loyal, caring, brave, protective, suspicious
Appearance Large tiger, handsome, slender, extremely muscular orange Indian tiger with black stripes
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Jasmine's pet tiger
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To support Jasmine.
Home Agrabah
Relatives
Pets
Allies Princess Jasmine, Aladdin, The Sultan, Abu, Magic Carpet, Genie, Iago (sometimes)
Minions
Enemies Jafar, Nasira, Mozenrath, Abis Mal, Mechanicles, Mirage, Iago (sometimes), Sadira (formerly), Prince Achmed
Likes Being with Jasmine
Dislikes Jasmine being sad, Jasmine in trouble, Prince Achmed, rats, anything that Jasmine takes a disliking to
Powers and abilities The physical strength of a tiger.
Weapons Teeth, claws
Fate Watches Aladdin and Jasmine leave after they're married.
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Rajah is Jasmine's pet tiger from the Aladdin franchise. His sounds are provided by Frank Welker.

Personality

He clearly loves Jasmine very much and is very protective of her. When the snooty Prince Achmed introduced himself to Jasmine, Rajah attacked him and tore a hole in his pants, although Jasmine implied that Rajah was trying to "play" with Achmed. He is later seen chewing on a piece of Achmed's underwear. At first Rajah wasn't too fond of Aladdin, and often growled at him, but by the end of the movie, he has grown more comfortable around him. Nonetheless, he still sometimes growls at Aladdin as his way of saying hello, which initially concerned Aladdin after the latter returned from busting a band of thieves and retrieving their stolen treasure. During the events of the movie, he gets turned back into a cub by Jafar when he tried to help, although he later gets restored when Jafar is defeated. As such, until Jasmine met Aladdin, he was the only friend Jasmine had.

Appearances

Aladdin

Rajah is introduced with Princess Jasmine. He attacked one of Jasmine's snobby suitors and successfully got him to leave Agrabah. Later on, Jasmine decided to run away to escape the palace life, with Rajah assisting her in her escape, causing him to feel incredibly depressed afterwards. Later, Jasmine returned, and Rajah comforts her as she cries at the supposed loss of the boy she met at the Marketplace, unknown to her to be Aladdin. The next day, Prince Ali (Aladdin in disguise through the magic of his genie) visits Agrabah as a suitor for Jasmine. Jasmine and Rajah take immediate disliking to the prince because of his flashy appearance and nature. Aladdin then tries Genie's advice to be himself, eventually winning the heart of Jasmine in the process. At the battle with the evil royal vizier Jafar, Rajah is magically turned into a tiger cub and placed in a bird cage. After Jafar's defeat, Rajah is returned back to normal, celebrates the heroism of Aladdin and bids farewell to the now-freed Genie.

The Return of Jafar

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Rajah in Return of Jafar

Rajah is a supporting character in the sequel. He is first seen snarling and seemingly ready to attack Aladdin as he arrived on Jasmine's balcony, but the tiger immediately pounces on the boy and gives him a welcoming lick. He also attacks Abu when the latter attempted to steal the jeweled flower that Aladdin gave Jasmine earlier. Later on, Iago, the sidekick of Jafar, unintentionally saved Aladdin's life. As a reward, Aladdin allowed him to stay at the palace. However, Rajah remembered the parrot and attacked without warning. Fortunately for Iago, he was saved by Aladdin. Rajah is then seen at the finale where he and the others welcome Iago into the palace after he saved Agrabah from a vengeful Jafar.

Aladdin: The Series

Although primarily a mere minor character in the TV series, Rajah played a major role in episode "SandSwitch", when he, Abu and Iago were the only three unaffected by Sadira's use of an unspecificed magical sand that somehow altered history so that Sadira was the princess and Jasmine the street rat; since the three animals were the only ones who knew that history wasn't the way it should be, the three escape the palace to find Jasmine and restore the world to normal.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

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Rajah in Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Rajah plays a minor role in the third film of the franchise. Here, Jasmine and Aladdin are finally getting married, and Rajah serves as Jasmine's usher.

House of Mouse

Rajah makes a cameo appearance with some of his co-stars in the episode "Pete's House of Villains".

Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

Rajah plays a supporting role in Jasmine's segment of the film. When Jasmine becomes a substitute teacher for a while, the kids prove to be rather rambunctious and disruptive. In an attempt to solve the problem, Jasmine uses Rajah to scare the kids in check. However, they ended up scaring Rajah away instead.

Trivia

  • "Rajah" means "Indian prince" in Arabic.
  • A slight goof happens when Rajah transforms into a cub. He meows like a housecat, but in actuality, tiger cub cries sound nothing like housecat calls. However, this may have been an intended comedic moment.
  • Although tigers are traditionally found in South Asia and not the Middle East, it is not unreasonable to assume that because of the Sultan's wealth, he was perfectly capable of having one imported as a gift for Jasmine at some point.
  • The book "A Pet for a Princess" actually confirmed this, where it was revealed that Rajah was actually said to have been born at a traveling circus, and was bought by Sultan.
  • Another book about the origins of Rajah, "Monkey Business" contradicts this by revealing that Abu set a tiger cub, later known as Rajah, free from a traveling circus cage.
  • At the end of the original film, when everything begins to return to normal, Rajah's face turns into that of Mickey Mouse for a split second.
  • Rajah must not be confused with Raja from Goliath II.
  • In terms of physical appearance, Rajah is similar to Shere Khan, the only difference being their character status: Rajah is a hero whilst Shere Khan is a villain. It is easy to tell them apart because Rajah has black-brown patches on the tops of his ears whilst Shere Khan's ears are orange. Also, his appearance resembles more of an real tiger.

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Films and Shows: Aladdin | The Return of Jafar | Aladdin and the King of Thieves | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Musical | Aladdin: The Series (Episode List) | "Hercules and the Arabian Night" | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time in Wonderland | Descendants

Music: Soundtrack

Video Games: Video game | Nasira's Revenge | Disney's MathQuest With Aladdin | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ

Original Film characters: Aladdin | Jasmine | Genie | Abu | Magic Carpet | The Sultan | Rajah | Jafar/Beggar Jafar/Snake Jafar/Genie Jafar | Iago | The Peddler | Razoul | The Royal Guards | Gazeem | Prince Achmed | Two Hungry Children

Sequel Characters: Abis Mal | Cassim | Sa'Luk | The Oracle

TV Series Characters: Sadira | Merc | Queen Hippsodeth | Scara | King Pector | The Mukhtar | Eden | Sultan Pasta Al-Dente | Dhandi | Hamed | Pharabu | Prince Uncouthma | General Gouda | Brawnhilda | Bud | Runta | Thundra | Machana | Fasir | Riders of Ramond | Samir the "Destroyer" | Squirt | Captain Al Bahtross | Prince Wazoo | Ajed Al-Gebraic | Amal | Abnor Mal | Mechanicles | Zarasto the Marauder | Marauders | Zorasto | Mozenrath | Xerxes | Khartoum | Sirocco | Shaman | Mirage | Haroud Hazi Bin | Fashoom | Saleen | Armand | Ayam Aghoul | Shadow Aladdin | Caliph Kapok | Sootinai | Daru Tavelevil | Malcho | Dominus Tusk | Al Muddy Sultan| Al Muddy | Aziz | Minos and Fatima | Nefir Hasenuf | Nefir's Imps | Arbutus | Magma | Amuk Moonrah | Chaos | Evil Genie | Amin Damoola | Nasira | Frigeed | Anubis | Shakata, Razili, and Farida | Sand Monster| Sand Shark | Mothias | Ding and Oopo | Queen Deluca | King Zahbar | Queen Deluca's Brothers | The Great Rift | Mamluks | Kileem | The Ethereal

Video Game Characters: Nasira | Bizarrah

Deleted Characters: Aladdin's Mother

Locations: Agrabah | Cave of Wonders | The Sultan's Palace | The Vanishing Isle | Odiferous | The Isle of Galifem | Morbia | Very Ankh-Amman | The Land of the Black Sand

Objects: Golden Scarab Beetle | Jafar's Snake Staff | Genie's Lamp | Jafar's Lamp | The Oracle's Scythe | Hand of Midas

Songs: Arabian Nights (Reprise) | One Jump Ahead (Reprise) | Friend Like Me | Prince Ali (Reprise) | A Whole New World (Reprise) | I'm Looking Out for Me | Nothing in the World (Quite Like a Friend) | Forget About Love | You're Only Second Rate | There's a Party Here in Agrabah (Reprise) | Out of Thin Air | Welcome To The Forty Thieves | Father and Son | Are You In or Out | Humiliate the Boy | Proud Of Your Boy | A Million Miles Away | These Palace Walls

Disney Parks: The Magic Carpets of Aladdin | Aladdin's Royal Caravan | The Magic Lamp Theater

Other: The Disney Afternoon | Great Minds Think 4 Themselves

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