UK: Fireman Sam: Alien Alert Starring David Tennant To Open In Cinemas In January

David Tennant is on the hunt for aliens once again, this time in the brand new animated adventure Fireman Sam: Alien Alert. Everyone's favourite firefighting hero is set to thrill his pre-school audience when the hour-long special opens in cinemas in the UK in January 2017. David voices the comedic villain Buck Douglas, the fame hungry presenter of the TV show Alien Quest, who arrives in the little Welsh town of Pontypandy to investigate some unexplained phenomena.

Fireman Sam: Alien Alert
When alien-hunter/TV-presenter Buck Douglas arrives in Pontypandy, the town gets a little over-excited at the prospect of featuring on Buck’s Alien Quest show.  With UFO sightings and mild peril on the increase, Fireman Sam sets off to find out what’s behind all this sudden alien activity. When Buck Douglas’ final big stunt goes awry and causes a forest fire, Sam and the team work together to get everyone to safety and Sam is even more determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious events.Will the town of Pontypandy descend into chaos?  What is Buck Douglas up to?  And will Sam discover what’s behind the unusual goings-on?  The truth is definitely out there.  Somewhere.

Fireman Sam: Alien Alert also features the voices of Steve Kynman and Tegwen Tucker and has been produced by Mattel Creations (HIT Entertainment) in celebration of the show's 30th anniversary.

David Tennant, who has previously voiced characters for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Postman Pat said, “Fireman Sam is a true institution of children’s television so naturally it was a joy to be asked to guest-voice the character of Buck Douglas the new special, Fireman Sam: Alien Alert. I had a lot of fun in the studio bringing Buck’s character to life and I’m certain he’ll be a big hit with audiences when he appears on screens throughout the world in the movie. He’s slick and smug, but his adventurous and gregarious persona, as well as his UFO investigative adventures, makes the kids – and quite a few of the grown-ups – want to be just like him!”

Mattel Creations Senior VP Christopher Keenan added, "It has been an absolute pleasure to have David Tennant on board as our guest-voice for Buck Douglas in the forthcoming Fireman Sam: Alien Alert. He's worked on animation before so understood straight away what was needed from a technical point of view, and I guess his experience in the sci-fi genre might have helped him understand where his character was coming from."

Distributors DHX Media have today also announced theatrical and home media releases for the special in France, Germany and Italy, although it is likely that the original English language voice track will be redubbed for the local audience.

Check out some images of David's character below: