Alice Cooper is to voice the children's tale 'Peter and Wolf in Hollywood'.

The 67-year-old rocker will do the voiceovers of all of the characters in the new version of Prokofiev's classic, from the birds to the menacing wolf.

The 'School's Out' hitmaker admitted doing the story has been great for him because it's the first time he has done something ''new'' in over 50 years and it also took him back to his childhood.

He recalled: ''I first heard this back in Detroit, when I was six or seven years old. My mum put the record on and I was instantly transported to another world. And it has been huge fun for me to do something new after nearly 50 years in the business.''

Alice also loves how the story has been transformed from the original, especially now that Peter is not scared of the wolf.

He added: ''I love the fact that it's moved on, and that Peter has come to Los Angeles to meet his grandfather, who turns out to be an old hippie!

''That gives the story a fresh dynamic. And I like that he's not in the least bit terrified by the wolf, when everybody else is freaking out.''

The story has been created by New York-based production company Giants Are Small and is co-directed by live animation masters Doug Fitch and Edouard Getaz.