David Arnold (Independence Day, Casino Royale, Stargate, Sherlock, Tomorrow Never Dies) has announced that he is composing the music for the upcoming Channel 4 animated holiday special The Tiger Who Came to Tea. The composer also co-wrote the original song Hey Tiger! with Don Black that will be performed by Robbie Williams. The animated short is directed by Robin Shaw (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Clara Ross, Tamsin Grieg, David Walliams and Paul Whitehouse. The Lupus Film (The Snowman and The Snowdog) production is based on Judith Kerr’s children’s book of the same title and explores what happens when a little girl named Sophie encounters an anthropomorphised tiger who interrupts her afternoon tea. Joanna Harrison wrote the script. The Tiger Who Came to Tea will premiere this holiday season in the UK on Channel 4.

As previously reported, Arnold also has the BBC/Netflix series Dracula (co-scored with Michael Price) coming up.