Cocker will reportedly provide the voice for Petey, a mandolin-strumming puppet that closely resembles him.
He has contributed a “little hoedown number” to the project, he told the newspaper.
“I did a narration bit at the start of ‘… Mr Fox’, too, but they showed that to test audiences in the US and they were very bamboozled. So I’ve ended up on the cutting-room floor. I tried to enunciate clearly!” he is quoted as saying.
On Thursday (May 14) it was revealed Jarvis Cocker will headline the John Peel stage at this year’s Glastonbury festival.