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The Minstrel is a minor character that appears in the 1959 Disney animated feature film, Sleeping Beauty. He is the minstrel of King Stefan's Castle and is shown to love wine.



Minstrel was shown to love mainly wine and music. He is shown to be drunk so he probably very often becomes very, very drunk behind King Stefan's back he is also shown to like his musical performances.

Physical Appeareance

The Minstrel is shown as a slender man with light brown hair. He is shown to have a slender long pointy nose and darker eyebrows than his hair. He shown to wear a yellow and orange (only with the strpies) shirt with a black color. He is often shown holding his banjo.


Sleeping Beauty

As King Stefan and King Hubert wait for Aurora to return, Hubert feels like celebrating and summons the Minstrel to serve them wine and play music for them as they sing and toast. He secretly helps himself to a few drinks and ends up getting drunk and falls asleep under the table with his feet sticking out and his head inside the mandolin.

When the fairies put everyone in the kingdom to sleep, Merryweather spots him after regaining consciousness, only to be put back to sleep by a wave of Merryweather's wand. Afterwards, he isn't seen again for the rest of the film, but it can be assumed that he possibly wakes up from his slumber after Maleficent's demise and Prince Philip kissed Aurora, which breaks Maleficent's curse and awaken the whole citizens of the kingdom.

Disney Princess Enchanted Tales: Follow Your Dreams

The Minstrel makes a possible appearance in the first segment of the film. A person similarly dressed and wiith an almost similar appearance (though with green stripes instead of orange) is seen when King Hubert is seen rushing out of the castle, telling him about his speech and his preparations, sighing in relief after Hubert gets into the carriage he is taking, along with Stefan and Leah. Later, when Hubert is trying to look for the speech for the royal conference, Minstrel told him that the king requested Hubert to deliver his in five minutes. When Hubert comes out of the room, he asked someone "five minutes". But when he pushes the door aside, he didn't know that he accidentally crashed Minstrel. Afterwards, Minstrel is not seen again.


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