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Published on January 4th, 2013 | by Andrew Reynolds

Matt Smith Reads Poems for Disney Junior

Pint-sized viewers of Disney Junior will get their first exposure to a certain Time Lord on Saturday when Matt Smith takes part in the channels “A Poem Is …” series and Anglophenia are sharing a sneak peak with fans!

Matt is just one of a number of celebrities who’ve signed on to narrate poems over clips from various animated Disney cartoons and makes his debut with “De Colores” a traditional folk song, this Saturday, January 5 at 8:55 a.m.

Then on January 19 at 7:55 a.m. he’ll read “Once They All Believed in Dragons” by Jack Prelutsky.

Some of the other celebrities lending their dulcet tones to a stanza or two are Downton Abbey and The Hogfather’s Michelle Dockery who will read “It’s a Pleasant Day” by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen and Sharon Osbourne who will read “Ducks” by Mary Ann Hoberman.

British actors who’ve served as celebrity poetry narrators previously for Disney Junior in the U.K. include Doctor Who alumni Catherine Tate and Richard E. Grant as well as Kenneth Branagh, Billy Connolly and Ashley Jensen.

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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