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 reprised the role of Mufasa in the 2019 version of The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau and the pilot film for The Lion Guard. He was also one of the international hosts in Fantasia 2000. He also hosted The Story Behind the Story: The Lion King on the 2002 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."