Other contributions he did for Disney, he provided the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King and its 1998 sequel, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. He reprises the role of Mufasa in the 2019 version of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau. He was also one of the international hosts in Fantasia 2000. He also hosted The Story Behind the Story: The Lion King on the 2001 2-disc DVD of Beauty and the Beast and American Legends. He also voiced Santa Claus in 2 Recess episodes and Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street. Jones reprised his role as Darth Vader in the Star Tours: The Adventures Continue attraction at Disneyland and Disney's Hollywood Studios. He was also the narrator in Judge Dredd, and outside of Disney he is best known as the voice of the cable news network CNN.
He was named a Disney Legend in 2019, he finished his speech with "and may the force be with you."
- James Earl Jones provides the voice of Mufasa in The Lion King franchise. In the original film, he acted alongside the late Madge Sinclair, who voiced Mufasa's mate, Sarabi. Six years prior to the release of The Lion King, James Earl Jones and Madge Sinclair acted together in the 1988 live-action film Coming to America, where they portrayed King Jaffe Joffer and Queen Aoleon, respectively.
- He reprises his role as Mufasa in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King. This makes him the sixth voice actor to reprise his role in a live-action adaptation, following Jim Cummings and Brad Garrett in the live-action follow-up film Christopher Robin, who reprised their roles as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Eeyore, Nancy Cartwright and Patton Oswalt who reprised their roles as Rufus and Professor Dementor in Kim Possible, and Frank Welker, who reprised the role of Abu, Rajah, and the Cave of Wonders in Aladdin.
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