Log In. Presumably, sometime after gaining control of the Roar of the Elders, Askari was appointed the leader of the first Lion Guard and assembled a team of lions, who are comprised of the fastest, bravest, strongest, and keenest of sight in the entire Pride Lands. Back in the Outlands, the hyenas notice Ushari slithering around. Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu return to the volcano, and after Ushari asks how it went, they tell Ushari of the fight with Jasiri. Janja is the third villain, after Makuu and the. Share your thoughts, experiences and the tales behind the art. Though the Pridelanders are having trouble trusting him. Join the community to add your comment. This category consists of voice actors who have contributed to The Lion Guard television series. The Lion Guard are able to escape the maze though, and Janja orders his henchmen to go after them. He approaches the herd, but as he makes his way through, the baby zebra kicks away and sends him flying into Cheezi and Chungu. By albinoWolf58 Watch. The Guard are able to save Timon and Pumbaa by getting Beshte to push some rocks into the lava, redirecting the flow. When Janja explains what they were trying to do, Scar has a plan to steal the melons. She is bilingual, speaking both English and French fluently. Nicknames In a fit of fury, the hyena grabs the staff from the cobra and throws it into the lava below. Aghdashloo was born in Tehran, Iran, as Shohreh Vaziri-Tabar, the daughter of Effie (néeal-Sadat) and Anushiravan Vaziri-Tabar. See More by GiuseppeDiRosso. The song is performed as a musical number by Scar, who lusts for the position as king of the Pride Lands.Scar is inspired to develop a plot for both his brother Mufasa and his nephew Simba to be murdered, and tells about this plan through song to a large army of spotted hyena minions by his pledge to spare the hungry animals from starvation if they provide him with assistance. In the period that followed, Aghdashloo made guest appearances on several well-known television series, such as Will & Grace, ER and Grey's Anatomy. After Janja attempts carry out another of Scar's plans to destroy the Lion Guard only to find that Scar was also planning to get rid of him and his clan for possibly betraying him, Janja realized that Scar never cared for him and finally switches sides. Janja is shown to become kinder since his reformation, being one of the first animals along with Jasiri and Anga to show concern over Kion and Ono's injuries after defeating Scar. Cheezi points out that Bunga and Kion are with them, but Janja dismisses this, telling him that the Guard members will protect the baby while the older zebras merely panic and run, which will allow them to hunt them easily. Janja is also shown to be envious of how happy Jasiri and her clan are working with the Lion Guard. True to his name, Janja is very crafty and sly, though he sometimes has difficulty grasping simple concepts. After exchanging some words, Ono swoops down to Kion and informs him that Kiara has been saved. After Scar is defeated, Janja happily volunteers Jasiri as the new leader of the Outlands. Janja's eyes are black, with thick eyebrows and a ring of darker gray fur around them. Janja and his clan being blown away by Kion's roar (again). Janja then fights the Lion Guard and sustains an injury, though eventually, he comes face to face with Kion himself. Then, he leads his clan in an attack on Ma Tembo's Herd. While the guard was chasing them, Cheezi and Chungu would bring something back. Janja tells Kion that he is welcome to take the jackal, Janja and Cheezi colliding with each other. Ushari waits in the volcano, while the hyenas get a staff and a loved one to lure Kion in. His muzzle is gray. Janja draws back and stutters and, before he can ask, the entity confirms that he is indeed Scar. Hyena He also has a strong dislike and disdain for jackals, believing them to be "annoying" and regarding their intelligence as inferior to that of his own species. The trio sight a herd of zebras and a gazelle as well as the young zebra, and Janja notes that they're a "snack pack". Although he is still somewhat cowardly, he will do what he can to help his new friends and has proven himself as trustworthy as Jasiri. Erin Fitzgerald is a Canadian-American voice actress and actress. Erin Fitzgerald, Actress: Ask the StoryBots. The monitor lizard bites Kion, Fuli, and Beshte, before being scared away by Bunga's flatulence. When they ask how they're going to find the Guard, Kenge announces that he'll let them find him instead. Directed by Howy Parkins. He is a member of the Night Pride. Reminding Cheezi and Chungu that they're good guys now, Janja thinks that Jasiri should be in charge, Janja and his clan appear in the song "Friends to the End. He has also become honest as he says Jasiri is the one that's worthy of leading the Outlands and not him. Meaning He thought only about getting food for himself and couldn't care less if the rest of his clan starved, though he did allow them to eat. Shohreh Aghdashloo is the voice of Queen Janna in The Lion Guard. At sunset, Janja and the rest of his clan then start an attack on the gazelles in their grazing spot, to which Kion is alerted to. Janja tries to get Kion to Roar, but the cub refuses. Aghdashloo's talk, in particular, was posted to YouTube. The under side of his tail is a beige color. Shows: The Lion Guard, Timon & Pumbaa. A shot of Queen Janna from The Lion Guard. She has a red nose and her eyes are chocolate brown, and just above them is tawny, with the lower half becoming lighter. Janja and his clan continue the attack until the Lion Guard arrives. He orders them to catch it, but the two hyenas are too amused by his jokes. Cheezi and Chungu ask Janja what they are going to do, and Janja replies that after Ono leaves, they will spook the zebras and then they will be theirs for the taking. Kion explains that he and his friend, Ono, have come for healing. Janja's intelligence is undeniable. Her nose is dark-pink. However, she can be quite short-tempered and moody, assuming things before thinking it through and sometimes let her emotions got the better of her, a lesson which s… Born Surak is a helpful and friendly male lion. Janja also has a sense of humor and a fondness of witticism; he will occasionally make jokes and clever remarks. 323 Favourites. Janja's clan has once again snuck into the Pride Lands, this time to take down a herd of zebras. Janja later instructs Tamaa to say what he told him to say but to sound as though he were Kion. During the song Fujo, Janja is attacking Laini and her group until he is stopped by Kion. After getting out of the water, Janja decides not to tell Scar about their defeat by the Lion Guard, and blame it on some foliage and rocks. She also has dark black stripes on both her legs. lioness lionking tlg tlk lionguard nightpride lionkingjanna lionguardjanna elderlylioness. She also voiced characters for the video games Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Destiny and Destiny 2; starred in the London revival of the play The House of Bernarda Alba at the Almeida Theatre as Bernarda Alba; and narrated the audiobook And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini. Image size. She is the Queen of the Tree if Life and is first shown in the episode "Journey of Memories" in Season 3. She then continued to pursue her acting career, which brought her to Los Angeles. He also displays a newfound respect for the Circle of Life and vows to stop any animal in the Outlands that tries to threaten it. [, Aghdashloo currently stars on Syfy's acclaimed television series The Expanse, as UN Deputy Undersecretary of Executive Administration Chrisjen Avasarala, a "smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth's governing body without once standing for election. 1976-present The Lion Guard consists of a group of lions (though with the latest Lion Guard iteration, various animals), with the job of protecting the Pride Lands from danger, including all those that live in it, and keeping the balance of the Circle of Life intact. With hostility, Kenge tells them not to forget it. In Season 3, she gained her own Mark of the Guard, which was bright purple and could be found on her left wing, just like Ono. She successfully fends off the attack, forcing Janja and his henchmen to retreat. The three hyenas dash towards the zebras and Janja calls out that the zebras had better run. Her stage name is from the family name of her first husband, painter Aydin Aghdashloo. The hyenas flee, and Janja remarks that he doesn't like zebra anyway. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Janja tries to make an excuse for his actions before fleeing with Cheezi and Chungu further into the Outlands. Although Janja refuses her offer for him to join the Hyena Resistance, he hesitates for a moment leaving Jasiri feeling confident he will come around in time. Janja is a teenage male hyena and was the leader of a small clan of hyenas that live in the Outlands. Janja is a smoky gray spotted hyena with a grayish-beige underbelly. The under side of his tail is a beige color. The Guard leap into action, with Kion reclaiming the melon from Janja. He, Cheezi, and Chungu resume pursuit of the impala herd, who soon reach a dead end. Rani is a strong-willed and kind-hearted lioness who takes her duty as a leader seriously, prioritizing the safety of the animals in the Tree of Life. Suddenly, an entity rises from the volcano, laughing menacingly. Janja denies his request, pointing out that Tamaa still could be useful to him. The hyenas enter the Pride Lands and ambush Makini and Kiara, grabbing Kiara and the mandrill's staff and taking them back to the Outlands, where Kiara is thrown into an area full of geysers. Janja is at first terrified, but when Cheezi speaks, he realizes that Cheezi is no longer holding Tamaa. Nationality Kion and Janja engaged in a fierce battle, but eventually, Janja and his cronies are defeated and chased back to the Outlands. The top of her ears are lined with a similar brown, and her pink inner ears have dark brown fur underneath. Shohreh Aghdashloo 1280x720px 59.17 KB. they all circle around Muhimu and the baby zebra, and Kion declares that they won't make it easy for Janja. Show More. He follows them to the entrance of the Lair of the Lion Guard and slithers back to tell the others of his findings. He is the main antagonist of The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and a major antagonist of The Lion Guard, serving as one of the main antagonists of Season 1 and, alongside Ushari and Kiburi, one of the three secondary antagonists of Season 2 (behind Scar) before reforming in Season 3 when he joined Jasiri's Clan. A popular fan theory is that Janja is the son of Shenzi and Banzai, however, there is no proof of this theory being valid. She is the voice of Queen Janna in The Lion Guard. He is also something of a sore loser in the face of defeat. Janna has light-brown fur. Andrew Kishino is the voice of Janja in The Lion Guard. If the Guard choose Ono's route, Janja leaves his prisoners on a rock surrounded by lava in the Outlands. Suddenly Scar appears and suggests adding her to their "Collective". Night Pride by Through-the-movies. I watch the next episodes of the Lion Guard. When Kion retired his role as leader of the Lion Guard and … She has since performed in a number of Touzie's plays, successfully taking them to national and international stages, primarily in the Iranian diaspora. Sure enough, the Lion Guard arrive and engage in combat with Kenge. Before Janja can reach the klipspringers, Kion and Bunga appear behind him, warning him away from them. Janja introduces Nne to Kion so he can make his getaway and meets up with the rest of his clan after the guard chases them out of the herd, and then Beshte sends them flying. However, he soon hears the voices of the Lion Guard, telling them that they're surrounded and that they should leave and let the impalas go. She has a dark-grey beak and a black crown on her head. Eventually, Askari would meet and make peace with the e… Likewise, there is also no proof that this theory is false. She has three brothers: Shahram, Shahriar, and Shahrokh. Her hands, feet, and muzzle are pink. He asks her if it's Janja and his hyenas, but she replies that it's actually lions causing the problem. He also has dark gray spots, one spot forms a gray heart, across his back and a ridge of black fur running along his head and upper neck that juts back in sharp spikes. "Let's bring back a legend, a legend of darkness tonight". The Lion Guard Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Tamaa at first protests, but when Janja threatens him, he obliges, and orders the impalas into the Outlands through Kion's voice. He insulted and mocked them frequently, but did not like being laughed at himself. Janja is mentioned by Kion when Jasiri arrives in the Pride Lands with a problem. She passes away, … He has large ears that curve to a sharp point, with his left ear bearing a visible notch. Although Chungu is worried that they are friends with the Lion Guard, Janja does not care. Although hesitant to believe him, Janja starts to warm up to the snake after he mentions the possibility of speaking with Scar. Once she arrived in England, she earned a Bachelor's degree in international relations at Brunel University because of her interest in politics after having to leave her home country. As a young eagle like Beshte and Ono not much about Anga changes except that she's now smaller.Anga has purple and white feathers with black and white underlining. However, Scar reveals to Ushari that he deceived Janja, knowing he would turn on him and that using his most powerful roar in the volcano would cause a giant eruption that would destroy the Pride Lands rather then Scar. Bunga, Beshte, Fuli, and Kion, the son of Simba. Janja and his crew go on a night hunt in the Pride Lands until the Lion Guard enters the scene thanks to a little bat alerting them. Male Lion Guard by Through-the-movies. She also played supporting roles in films such as X-Men: The Last Stand as Dr. Kavita Rao, The Lake House, The Nativity Story as Elizabeth, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. ; Cooldown Hug: Kion gives one to Rani after Queen Janna dies. This same brown fur collars her neck. Janja and Cheezi are the only members of their clan who resemble the main hyenas from the original Lion King movie. Gender However, the Lion Guard arrive, causing Janja to sarcastically tell them that they'll return them once they've drunk the water from them. They eventually decide that Kion roars best when his loved ones are in danger, and, with their goal in sight, they decide to Bring Back a Legend. The inner of her ears are light-pink and her ear rims light-brown. He comes to her and says that he has thought about what she said about being the same, and tells her that the Guard and his own clan are stuck inside the lair. Kion tackles him and pins him to the ground, but Chungu sent flying by one of the zebras, collides with him and knocks Kion away, freeing Janja. After Janja reminds them that his food, they soon comply, and the six wind up in a large open space. Affiliations [3] Protective of his territory, he does not tolerate intruders and will attack those who invade his land. The Lion King. And to be honest, I'm a big fan of TLG, it's really good and I ship Kion and Rani so much. American Iranian The Lion Guard arrives at the Tree of Life, where they meet its matriarch, Queen Janna. Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu watch from a hidden location as Ono lead the zebra herd to a safe grazing spot in the Pride Lands. Crafty / Artful Janja, Cheezi and Chungu kidnap Timon and Pumbaa when they wander too close to the Outlands. Trending: 185th This Week. ", "No way I'm crossing the ravine like that". Until, the two come sliding down from the cliffs right into him; upset at another failed plan Janja calls them useless and returns to the Outlands. Janja argues, telling him that she's The Worst Hyena We Know, and of her friendship with the Lion Guard, and love for the Circle of Life. Andrew Kishino However. Kion peers down at them from above and orders them to leave and they do as instructed. . Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu are in the Outlands when they hear the sound of a young zebra braying, which got raws. "The Lion Guard" Long Live the Queen (TV Episode 2019) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Voice Actor This causes Janja to begin to think that he should take Jasiri up on her previous offer to join her and that he is on the wrong side. He also appears somewhat threatened by Scar's new leadership over him and his clan, and asserts to his minions that they still have to listen to him, but still acknowledges Scar as their true boss for fear of stirring his wrath. All of the plush versions of him have his ear notch on the wrong ear, His ear notch is on his right ear, when the plush versions have it on the left. Toward her hands and feet are bands of dark brown fur, which are longer near her hands. When they come back, The Guard already has gotten themselves and Janja's Clan out of the lair through Beshte's pool. 24 Comments. Already a deviant? ; Because You Were Nice to Me: It is very heavily implied that Kion and Rani really began to fall for each other was when Kion comforts Rani after Janna dies of old age. Comments 8. One day, when Janja was still a young pup, he and his gang attempted to steal an egg from the Pride Lands. In 1987, Aghdashloo married actor/playwright Houshang Touzie. Her eyes are green while her eyebrows are light-brown. https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Janja?oldid=370742. They did not have children and were divorced in 1979, when she left Iran for England at the start of the Iranian Revolution. Movies: The Lion King (2019), The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. Janja did frequently refer to the other members of his clan as "fur-brains", showing that he did not respect them. Be Yourself: Queen Janna's last words to her family before she dies. In the years that followed, Aghdashloo appeared on-screen sporadically, including in the critically acclaimed Surviving Paradise (2000, راز بهشت), the first English-language Iranian American feature film released in the United States, written and directed by Kamshad Kooshan. Nirmala takes Kion to the River of Patience to complete a task for his first step in healing. Since the beginning of the series, Janja has been shown to have deep admiration and respect for Scar. Birthplace Species This brown-cream color is also present on her muzzle, her underbelly and her paws. Featured in collections. Her eyes are yellow and blue and her feet are dark gray. He and Nne close in on Mtoto, but one of the herd's members send them flying. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she has resided in Los Angeles, California since 2000. He also has dark gray spots across his back and a ridge of black fur running along his head and upper neck that juts back in sharp spikes. She had always wanted to be an actress, and soon began playing leading roles in Iranian theatre and film. Makini is a young, dainty mandrill with grey fur covering her body with a pale gray underbelly. He chases them out, only to find Cheezi and Chungu getting entertained by their leader, Uroho. Janja reminds him of the Lion Guard, and Ushari tells them about his friend, "Big Bad Kenge". Back in the Pride Lands, the hyenas meet up with Kenge, and Janja announces that he's definitely not little. As they leave, the hyenas trample Ushari. Queen Janna is a female lion character in the TV series "The Lion Guard". Although there were shown to be no female hyenas in the clan so it's likely that Janja was a last resort. Aghdashloo made her American film debut in 1989 in a starring role in Guests of Hotel Astoria. Jasiri stops them and mocks Janja for not marking his turf for the Dry Season. Outlands Volcano, Outlands He has large ears that curve to a sharp point, with his left ear bearing a visible notch. Originally, Janja's clan was lead by a female hyena named Shenzi, who lived in the Elephant Graveyard under the reign of King Mufasa. Voice Director: Kelly Ward US Release: Jan 05, 2016 - Nov 03, 2019. "There ain't nothing you can do to stop us.". Janna is the mother of Surak and Sãhasí (Baliyo and Rani's father). Her eye rims, muzzle, paws and stomach fur is a mix of light-cream and gray. They eventually agree after encouragment from Makuu and Janja then tells King Simba that Scar revealed to him that only Kion can destroy Scar by using the most powerful roar he has into the volcano before they get some rest before the big battle. Scar now sees Jasiri as a threat and tasks Janja to use all of his clan to remove her from the Outlands. Back at the Outlands volcano, Ushari discusses the latest information with Janja's clan and continues to explain how they need a Bakora Staff and for Kion to use his Roar of the Elders. After planting the idea of speaking with Scar in her head, Ushari returns to Janja, who heard everything. The word "little" grabs Kenge's attention, and Janja assures him that he's a big lizard. During the chase, Janja is alerted by one of his clan members that Cheezi and Chungu ended separated from them and decided to use that to their advantage. Nne asks Janja if he's sure about this and he replies with a positive answer since elephants are nice and tender this time of year, especially young ones. They run into a large canyon, where they fool the Lion Guard into getting lost inside. Teenager The Guard use Termites to break open a thorn cage that they have placed the duo in and, when they awake, the bugs bite Janja's nose. Known for voicing Jasiri. As Janja waits for them at the border between the Pride Lands and the Outlands, he begins to get annoyed that his two members haven't arrived yet. Alignment Janna They then proceed to the song Panic and Run. Stunned, he agrees to seek out more information. He was ruthless and determined to eat as much food as he could. Jasiri rushes away with Janja to save them. Janja waits until he hears Kion, ordering his hyenas to entertain their guests while he deals with the cub. [1] However, his plots have yet to entirely succeed, due to the interference of the Guard and overlooked details. Janja marvels at how easy his plan worked and announces that they're never going to let Tamaa go before beginning to stalk the impalas. In a fit of anger, Kion unleashes the Roar of the Elders, causing the volcano to erupt. This moment alone causes the skinks (who had been secretly watching) to question Janja's loyalty. Janja looks similar to Banzai and Cheezi looks similar to Ed. The series was first broadcast with a television film titled The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar on Disney Channel on November 22, 2015, and began airing as a TV series on January 15, 2016, on Disney Junior. After their marriage in 1972 when she was 19 and he was 31, she began attending theatre workshops, against the wishes of her family. Tehran, Iran At the volcano, they trip over Ushari, and their arguing awakens Scar. So in this, a year passed and King Kion and Queen Rani rule the "Tree Of Life ." Prior to The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar. Agdashloo continues to act in films, such as The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Septembers of Shiraz and Star Trek Beyond; and on television, guest-starring on series such as House, M.D., Mina Bin Laden from The Simpsons, Grimm, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and NCIS. He causes a scuffle with the hyenas watching nearby. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, https://lionguard.fandom.com/wiki/Shohreh_Aghdashloo?oldid=249292. TV Show: The Lion Guard Franchise: Lion King. Janja then states that they have demands, trying to keep the cub's attention. You Might Like . Janja's Clan (formerly)OutlandersArmy of Scar (formerly) Jasiri's enforcer Jasiri's ClanHyena Resistance He was shown to care only for himself, always ordering others around to do his work for him. The Lion Guard (TV Series 2016– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. She served as the Queen of the Tree of Life until her death due to old age as her granddaughter Rani becomes the new queen of the Tree of Life. He also looks to care about his clan and their safety. Incarnations View all 2 versions of Janja on BTVA. Cub their attention at once. With the volcano erupting, Janja returns to the volcano, where Ushari is not having any luck in summoning Scar. When Kiburi and his float are exiled to the Outlands, they are taken to Scar. In the same year, she also portrayed Sajida Talfah in the HBO original miniseries House of Saddam for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She is the voice of Queen Janna in The Lion Guard. Hyena (by Kion, Azaad) Boss (by Cheezi, Chungu, Nne & Tano)Fur-Brain (by Nne, Tano & Reirei)Coward (by Scar), Boss (by Cheezi, Chungu, Nne & Tano)Fur-Brain (by Nne, Tano & Reirei)Coward (by Scar), –Janja’s reformation, Battle for the Pride Lands. Queen Janna's final moments with her family viewer discretion is advised All rights go to Disney After taunting the lion cub, Kion lets loose the Roar of the Elders, and he and the other hyenas scatter back to the Outlands. Janja, Cheezi, and Chungu are looking for the jackals with hopes of persuading to join Scar's side. If the Guard choose Bunga's route, they find Janja, Cheezi and Chungu fast asleep having taken a nap along the way back home. However, after Mufasa's son Simba returned to Pride Rock, the hyenas betrayed and murdered Scar, before running away from the Pride Lands. Rani is a slender lioness, with chestnut brown fur and a dark brown stripe running down her back. Janja watches Ushari speak with Rafiki's apprentice, Makini, who confirms the ability to speak with Mufasa. Janja VOICE Andrew Kishino. Shohreh Aghadashloo is an Iranian-American actress. As Kion and Janja grew older ever since that fateful day, they have retained their rivalry, which would grow stronger as Kion would become the leader of the Lion Guard. Now at the Tree of Life, Rani and the Night Pride take the Lion Guard inside to meet Queen Janna, who tells Ono that his cure will take a few days to prepare, and that curing Kion will take time. Janja arrives to discover that the lava flow has been redirected to his own lair. With Janja Still wary of Ushari, the snake brings him some friends of his, a group of skinks. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. He then rallies up another attack against the elephants and this time including the baboons too; they chase the baboons and elephants to a dead end (which is actually the Lion Guard's plan) and are driven away by Kion's roar and retreat to the Outlands. This doesn't phase the hyena leader, and he attacks. Janja ends up landing on Ushari and retreats with his clan. Along with the above, Janja is the leader of his clan, despite females usually leading a hyena clan, such as Shenzi from the original film, and Jasiri. They all go different ways and soon realize that they have gotten themselves lost in their own trap. "So, if I wanna go into the Pride Lands, we go into the Pride Lands!". Janna dies peacefully in her sleep. Initially, Janja was a cruel, greedy, arrogant and villainous hyena who had no interest in protecting the Circle of Life. They have a daughter, Tara Touzie, born in 1989. Voice(s) A new queen of the Tree of Life must be named when the old Queen Janna passes away. He is notably the only hyena in his clan who uses cunning to obtain what he wants.
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