MIPTV: David Tennant Boards Mattel's 'Fireman Sam' Feature

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'Fireman Sam: Alien Alert' is due out next year.

Former Doctor Who star David Tennant has joined the voice cast of Mattel's feature-length Fireman Sam special.

Announced at MIPTV Tuesday, Fireman Sam: Alien Alert comes from the toy giant's new TV and film banner Mattel Creations and is being produced by its subsidiary HIT Entertainment, with Beijing-based Xing Xing Digital Corporation on CG animation duties.

Tennant – also known for roles in Harry Potter, Broadchurch and Jessica Jones – will voice alien-hunter-cum-TV-presenter Buck Douglas. The 60-minute special is due out in 2017.