Nick Nolte is set to do his first animated film Over the Hedge, by Dreamworks, where he will provide the voice to a bear.
The 64 year-old star will play a bear named Vincent, alongside stars Bruce Willis, William Shatner, Avril Lavigne and Allison Janney.
Over the Hedge is the story of a racoon and his best friend, a turtle, who think that suburbia is infringing on their territory.
The film is being directed by Tim Johnson, who also worked on the highly successful Antz. The release is set for May, 2006.