Ok, so this isn't music news per se, but it's just too excellent to ignore. Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will appear in Wes Anderson's film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr. Fox.

The Times
have reported that Anderson created a role specially for Cocker as a "mandolin-strumming puppet who looks and sounds like his real life counterpart" in his stop-motion animated version of the children's tale. Together the pair wrote a "little hoedown number" which will be played by Cocker's animated alter-ego, Petey, in the film.

Cocker also recorded a introductory narration, but due to the poor reaction from a test audience, the scene was cut. Jarvis admitted that he had "tried to enunciate clearly" for the role.

This is not Cocker's first foray into the world of film scores either, as he also wrote music for and made a cameo appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire back in 2005.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is set for a UK release on October 23rd, while Cocker releases his second solo album "Further Complications" today.