The creators originally imagined Sean Connery (the actor best known as the first James Bond) as the voice of Simba’s dad, King Mufasa.
-Fact obtained from Disney Adventure’s The Lion King collector’s Issue.
No. No no no no no no no. No. I am so glad they did not go through with that. James Earl Jones is absolute perfection. Besides, Connery’s accent? In Africa? Say whaaaat?