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You're a prince! And you're going to marry a princess!
―King Hubert reminding his son of his arranged marriage

King Hubert is a supporting character in Disney's 1959 feature film Sleeping Beauty. He is the father of Prince Phillip and King Stefan's longtime friend.

Background

King Hubert seems to be a fairly jolly character; however, no one knows the whereabouts of his queen. He has one son by her, however, 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 and hilarity of the scene and quickly makes up with his friend.

Physical appearance

King Hubert is an obese man with fair skin, gray hair and beard and black eyes. He wears a red puffy-sleeved robe with a black shawl collar over a blue and yellow tunic with a brown stripe and blue diamond-shaped necklace.

Appearances

Sleeping Beauty

King Hubert first appears at Aurora's christening along with his young son, Phillip, announced by the royal herald. It is revealed that he was the 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. Unfortunately, during the festivities, an evil fairy named Maleficent arrives and crashes the party. As revenge for not being invited, Maleficent curses the baby to die by pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel before the sun sets on her sixteenth birthday. Although the good fairies were able to weaken the curse in a way where she would just fall asleep, Stefan was still fearful and decided to have Aurora live with the good fairies until she turns sixteen.

16 years later, Hubert is seen at Stefan's castle, awaiting Aurora's return eating in the dining room. During which, Hubert and Stefan quarrel over the future of their children. Hubert grabs a fish by mistake trying to strike Stefan and they burst out laughing when Hubert finally realizes what he is holding. Hubert then receives a visit from Phillip, who reveals that he has fallen in love with a peasant girl, and intends to marry her. Hubert is bereft upon hearing this, but he doesn’t realize that the peasant girl is actually Aurora.

Unfortunately, Maleficent is able to track down Aurora and her curse is fulfilled.Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather decided to make everyone asleep until Aurora awakens. Hubert attempts to tell Stefan of his son's plan, but falls under the curse before Stefan can hear him. However, Hubert's words as he falls asleep help the fairies to realize that Phillip was the young man that Aurora had met earlier and fallen in love within the woods. As a result, the fairies leave to find Phillip.

Once the curse is broken, Hubert awakens and attempts to tell Stefan of Phillip's intentions. However, he does not finish as Phillip descends down the staircase, arm in arm with Aurora. He is confused by the scene, but appears to be happy regardless as he was unaware that Aurora is indeed "a peasant" in disguise.

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, along with Stefan, Leah, Phillip, the fairies, and Lord Duke, attending a royal banquet organized by Aurora.

Other appearances

King Hubert appears in the episode "Clarabelle's Christmas List" of the series House of Mouse with Aurora.

Live-action appearances

Maleficent

Although he doesn't directly appear, he sends his son Prince Phillip, to King Stefan's castle. In this version, he is known as King John of Ulstead.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Robert Lindsay as King John in the sequel to Maleficent

King John, along with his wife, Queen Ingrith, appears in the sequel. He is portrayed by Robert Lindsay. Unlike Ingrith, he seeks to establish peace between Ulstead and the Moors. Following his son's engagement, John and Ingrith hold a banquet, to celebrate the young couples upcoming nuptials. During the dinner, tensions rise while Maleficent and Ingrith discuss the fatalities on their respective sides, each claiming the other is responsible. When Maleficent loses her temper, Ingrith enacts her secret plan to overthrow the king, by cursing him with a spindle and blaming Maleficent. Now under a sleeping curse, Phillip urges his mother to kiss John, falsely believing in their relationship, but it doesn't work, as Ingrith secretly despises her husband for desiring peace. The King's cursed state sets off the motions, resulting in a war between Ulstead and magical beings of the Moors, as well as the Dark Fey.

Afterward, Prince Phillip ends the war between Ulstead and all the fairies and Ingrith is turned into a goat for her tyranny, Maleficent destroys the spindle and breaks the curse, awakening the king. He is later seen attending the wedding between Aurora and Phillip at the end, telling Phillip how proud he is of him for succeeding in achieving peace between Ulstead and the Moors.

King Hubert with his possible Queen in the Disney Princess Annual 2010.


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Trivia

  • While not making any viewable appearances in the Disney theme parks, Aurora has mentioned that he attends the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating at all the restaurants.
  • There was originally a scene that could have taken place in the beginning where King Hubert and King Stefan argue about the future of their children and compare portraits of their young children, a song called "It Happens I have a Picture" (heard in The Legacy Collection: Sleeping Beauty), sung by Bill Thompson and Hans Conried. While Conried was possibly switched into voicing the herald as Taylor Holmes took over the voice role for Stefan, Bill Thompson was finalized as Hubert in the final film.
  • King Hubert's wife was not seen or mentioned in the original film. His wife made her first appearance in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and was given the name "Ingrith".
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Media
Films: Sleeping Beauty (Video) • Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your DreamsMaleficentMaleficent: Mistress of Evil

Television: House of MouseOnce Upon a TimeOnce Upon a Time in WonderlandSofia the First
Video Games: Kingdom Hearts: Birth by SleepDisney InfinityMaleficent Free FallDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: My Side of the Story: Sleeping Beauty/MaleficentThe Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping BeautyOnce Upon a Dream: From Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's MaleficentMistress of All Evil: A Tale of the Dark FairyDisney Princess Beginnings
Music: Sleeping BeautyThe Legacy Collection: Sleeping BeautyMaleficentMaleficent: Mistress of Evil

Disney Parks
Castle of Magical DreamsCinderella Castle Mystery TourClub VillainDisney Animation BuildingKing Arthur CarrouselLe Château de la Belle au Bois DormantLa Tanière du DragonPrincess PavilionSleeping Beauty CastleSorcerers of the Magic KingdomMidship Detective AgencySleeping Beauty Castle WalkthroughDisney Heroes: Battle Mode

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookAnimagiqueCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey's Gift of DreamsMickey's Magical CelebrationOnce Upon a MouseOne Man's Dream II: The Magic Lives On!Soryo KobuThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess WaltzVillains Tonight!
Restaurants: King Stefan's Banquet Hall
Parade: Disney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Party ExpressDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Magic HappensMain Street Electrical ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Soundsational ParadeSpectroMagicThe Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Firework: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Magic, Music and MayhemMagicalWishesWonderful World of Animation
Spring: Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Summer: Club Mouse BeatMickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Celebrate the MagicDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyFrightfully Fun ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularInferno Dance PartyIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsJack Skellington’s Villainous GatheringKooky Spooky Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Villains WorldVillains GroveVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!World of Color: Villainous!
Christmas: Royal Christmas BallRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
Sleeping Beauty: AuroraPrince PhillipFlora, Fauna, and MerryweatherMaleficentDiabloKing StefanQueen LeahKing HubertForest AnimalsSamsonGoonsLord DukeMinstrel

Maleficent: Forest ArmyKing HenryKing Henry's ArmyFairies
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: Queen IngrithConallBorraGerdaDark FeyLickspittle
Deleted Characters: Vulture

Objects
Spinning WheelMaleficent's Staff
Locations
King Stefan's CastleForbidden MountainAurora's CottageForestMoorsUlsteadCavernous Nest
Songs
Sleeping Beauty: Hail to the Princess AuroraThe Gifts of Beauty and SongI WonderOnce Upon a DreamSkumpsSleeping Beauty
Deleted Song(s): Sing a Smiling Song
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: You Can't Stop The Girl
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