The hip-hop star has been cast as the voice of foul-mouthed, disabled cat Oscar in The Adventures of Drunky, which follows Sam Rockwell as the titular character, a "hapless barfly" who has to travel through heaven and hell to save his girl - and the world.

John Leguizamo and comedians Dave Attell and Jay Pharoah are also lending their vocal talents to the project, which is being directed by Aaron Augenblick, who has launched a crowdfunding campaign on to raise the money he needs to complete the star-studded project.

He shared a trailer for the project on Indiegogo on Tuesday (26Apr16) as he launched the fundraiser. The campaign is already off to a strong start, with more than $19,000 (£13,000) raised in just 24 hours.

The Adventures of Drunky is Tyler's latest acting endeavour after previously making guest appearances on The Mindy Show and Workaholics, and voicing a character in TV series Axe Cop.