Taylor Swift gets animated

Taylor Swift is set to appear as a cartoon character in a film based on Dr Seuss' children's novel 'The Lorax'.

The country singer will voice Audrey, the love interest of the main character, Ted - played by Zac Efron.

The film trails a boy who tries to seek out The Lorax, a tree which fights to protect its environment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Danny Devito will play The Lorax tree in the film, which is due out in March 2012.

This is Swift's second movie role following her live action debut in last year's 'Valentine's Day'.