DJ legend Fatboy Slim has signed a lucrative deal with Disney to record the soundtrack for an upcoming animation film.

The Praise You star – real name Norman Cook – is taking a break from his hectic touring commitments to collaborate with top Hollywood composer Danny Elfman on an undisclosed kids' movie.

He says, "It'll be a quiet one for Fatboy this year. It feels right that, after 10 years and so many albums, we should give it a rest for a while.

"I'm doing a project with Danny Elfman for a Disney film, which I can't say too much about."

Elfman has been Oscar nominated three times for movie scores – for Good Will Hunting, Men In Black and Big Fish.