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King Hubert
Background information
Feature films Sleeping Beauty
Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams
Maleficent (mentioned only)
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games Hidden Worlds (temporary scene)
Park attractions Sleeping Beauty Castle
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Bill Thompson
Jeff Bennet
Roger Carel (French)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names King John of Ulstead (in Maleficent)
Personality Kind, grumpy, jolly, funny
Appearance Obese, half bald, white hair, eyebrowns and small goatee, red coat, crown with blue on the top, golden shirt with blue collar, blue necless shape like diamond, red-orange socks, black shoes with pompoms
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Monarch, King Stefan's neighbor, Prince Phillip's father, Princess Aurora's father-in-law, King of Ulstead (in Maleficent)
Alignment
Alignment
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal To marry his son to Princess Aurora in order to secure his Royal Dynasty
Home
Relatives Prince Phillip (son)
Aurora (daughter-in-law)
Audrey (granddaughter; Descendants only)
Pets
Allies His son Prince Phillip, His daughter-in-law Princess Aurora, King Stefan, Queen Leah, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
Minions His son Prince Phillip
Enemies Maleficent, Diablo
Likes
Dislikes
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate Watches happily as his son and daughter-in-law dance at their wedding.
Quote "By Harry!"

King Hubert is one of the supporting protagonists of Disney's 1959 feature film Sleeping Beauty. He was voiced by Bill Thompson in his debut until his death in 1971, and is currently voiced by Jeff Bennett when he appears in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams.

Background

King Hubert seems to be a fairly jolly character; however, no one knows the whereabouts of his queen. He has one son, Prince Phillip and is shown to be good friends with Aurora's father King Stefan. At one point, he becomes angry due to a perceived slight against his son, leading to the beginnings of a fight between himself and Stefan, using fish as the primary weapons instead of swords. However, he comes to see the ridiculousness of the scene, and quickly makes up with his friend.

Appearances

Sleeping Beauty

King Hubert first appears at Aurora's christening along with his young son, Phillip. He is revealed to be a long time friend of Stefan, as well as the king of a neighboring kingdom. He and Stefan decide to betroth their children, Aurora and Phillip, in the hopes that they will marry and unite their two kingdoms.

16 years later, he is seen at Stefan's castle, awaiting Aurora's return. He becomes discomfored when Phillip reveals that he has fallen in love with a peasant girl, and intends to marry her. However, neither know that the peasant girl is actually Aurora, who has been in hiding because of the threat of Maleficent's curse.

Hubert attempts to tell Stefan of his son's plan, but falls into an enchanted sleep courtesy of Flora, Fauna and Merryweather, who have decided to make everyone sleep until Aurora awakens. However, Hubert's words as he falls asleep help Flora to realize that Phillip was the young man that Aurora had met earlier and fallen in love with in the woods. As a result, the fairies return to the cottage to find that Phillip has been imprisoned by Maleficent, to prevent him from breaking the curse.

Once the curse is broken, Hubert awakens, and attempts to tell Stefan of Phillip's intentions. However, he doesn't finish as Phillip descends down the staircase arm in arm with Aurora. He is confused by the scene, but appears to be happy regardless.

Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

Hubert is one of the characters from Sleeping Beauty that return in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams. He attends a Royal Conference along with Phillip, Stefan and Queen Leah, in which Hubert is due to give a speech. However, Hubert realizes he has forgotten his speech at Stefan's castle only when he is already at the Royal Conference. Hubert tries to find it everywhere until the fairies arrive and deliver him his speech. Hubert is next seen at the end of the film, attending a meal organized by Aurora.

Maleficent

King Hubert does not appear in the film Maleficent but he is mentioned by his son Phillip under the name King John.

Disney Parks

While not making any viewable appearances in the Disney Parks and Resorts, Aurora has mentioned that he attends the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating at all the restaurants.

Gallery


Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty textless poster

Films and Shows: Sleeping Beauty | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Maleficent/Soundtrack/Free Fall | Descendants | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time

Video Games: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep | Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey

Books: Little Golden Book | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Classic Storybook | My Side of the Story: Sleeping Beauty/Maleficent | The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty | Once Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent | Sleepy Time with Aurora

Characters: Princess Aurora | Prince Phillip | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Diablo | King Stefan | Queen Leah | King Hubert | Forest Animals | Samson | Maleficent's Goons | Minstrel | Forest Army | King Henry | King Henry's Army | Fairies

Objects: Spinning Wheel | Shield of Virtue | Sword of Truth | Maleficent's Staff

Locations: King Stefan's Castle | Forbidden Mountain | Aurora's Cottage | Forest | Moors | England

Songs: Hail to the Princess Aurora | The Gifts of Beauty and Song | I Wonder | Once Upon a Dream | Skumps | Sleeping Beauty

Disney Parks: Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant | Sleeping Beauty Castle

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