The Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros

The Rhinoceros (also known as The Rhino) is the secondary villain in "James and the Giant Peach."


In the movie, The Rhinoceros came out of nowhere and gobbled up James's parents, forcing James to live with Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge. The two aunts used The Rhinoceros to scare James. It is unknown whether The Rhinoceros was once a real rhino when it killed James's parents, and if it is just a spirit haunting James. When James and his friends finally reached New York, The Rhinoceros appeared and tried to slow down their process. It was slowly coming towards the giant peach using the power of fear. When James mustered up the courage to say he's not afraid of The Rhinoceros, it disappeared, but not before shooting a bolt of lightning at the giant peach.


The Rhinoceros is a giant black cloud that is shaped like a rhino with yellow eyes and a menacing roar.

Powers & AbilitiesEdit

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



In the book, a normal rhinoceros escaped from the london zoo.