King Stefan is a character in the 1959 Disney animated film Sleeping Beauty. He is the father of Princess Aurora. He was voiced by Taylor Holmes in the first film; as of 2011, he is now voiced by Corey Burton, as heard in Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams.
King Stefan and Queen Leah are the monarchs of an unnamed Kingdom. He is overjoyed when his wife gives birth to a baby girl whom they named Aurora. The whole kingdom was invited by Stefan to celebrate her birth. But his and his queen's happiness is short lived, as the evil fairy Maleficent, the only person not invited to Aurora's celebration, enters his castle and curses the baby. She then prophecizes that on Aurora's 16th birthday, she will die from touching the spindle of a spinning wheel. The King and Queen make the hardest decision of their lives: their daughter must be raised by the Three Good Fairies away in the forest in order to protect her. The narrator reveals that sixteen sad and lonely years passed for he and his queen. Sixteen years later he is waiting his daughter's return in the Castle. When Aurora touches the spindle, the Good Fairies put everyone in the Kingdom to sleep. When Maleficent is defeated by Prince Philip, he awakens and finally meets his daughter.
In the short segment, Stefan, Leah, Hubert, and Phillip all go off on a royal ceremony where Hubert is due to give a speech. Trusting their daughter, Stefan and Leah give Aurora the "keys to the kingdom" while they're away.
It was announced that King Stefan will appear in the upcoming feature film as Auroua's half-human, half-fairy father. Sources has stated that the role has been given to actor Sharlto Copley.
- Though King Stefan and Queen Leah don't appear in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, the thrones on which they sit are present in the hall of the castle, where Terra faces the Wheel Master Unversed.
| Sleeping Beauty | Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep
Charaters: Princess Aurora | Prince Philip | King Stefan | Queen Leah | King Hubert | Flora, Fauna and Merryweather | Maleficent/Dragon Maleficent | Diablo | Forest Animals | Samson |Maleficent's Goons
Objects: Spinning Wheel