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The Rhino
The Rhino
Background information
Feature films James and the Giant Peach
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Frank Welker
Performance model
Inspiration Rhinoceros
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Powerful, devilish, evil, greedy, mysterious
Appearance Giant bluish-black cloud that is shaped like a rhino with yellow eyes
Occupation James' tormenter
Alignment Bad
Goal To scare James
Enemies James, Mr. Centipede, Mr. Grasshopper, Earthworm, Mrs. Ladybug, Miss Spider, The Glowworm
Likes Scaring James, shooting lighting bolts, clouds
Dislikes Being defeated
Powers and abilities Lightning
Weapons Fear
Fate Dissolves after shooting a lightning bolt at the giant peach.
The Rhino is the secondary antagonist of Disney's James and the Giant Peach.


Physical Description

The Rhino is a giant bluish-black cloud that is shaped like a rhino with yellow eyes.

Powers & Abilities

The Rhino is made of clouds so it probably can't be harmed. It seems to have the ability to control the weather because when it is seen, a strong wind comes and a storm cloud appears; and when it arrives, lightning appears afterwards followed by thunder. It also uses fear as a weapon; the more a person fears it, the stronger it gets. In fact, it represents James' fear.



In the book, the Rhino is a normal rhinoceros that escaped from the London Zoo.


In the movie, the Rhino was a mysterious monster, made entirely out of clouds, that resemble a rhinoceros. The Rhino came out of nowhere and gobbled up James' parents, forcing James to live with his two evil aunts, Spiker and Sponge.

Spiker and Sponge used the Rhino to scare James. It is unknown whether the Rhino was once a real rhinoceros when it killed James' parents, or if he is just a spirit haunting James (more likely the second one since rhinos are herbivores and don't eat meat).

When James and his best insect friends finally reached New York, the Rhino appears and tries to slow down their progress. Slowly, the Rhino approaches the giant peach, using the power of fear to frighten James. When James mustered up the courage to say he's not afraid of the Rhino, the Rhino ultimately dissolved, but not before shooting a final bolt of lightning at the giant peach.


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