The 29-year-old will perform one of the readings on A Poem Is, a “short-form” series that twins celebrity poetry recitals with classic Disney animation.
Smith will read Once They All Believed in Dragons by Jack Prelutsky, the first US Children’s Poet Laureate.
The actor, who is currently filming his third Doctor Who series, said he had “always had an enthusiasm for poetry”.
He will be joined byÂ Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery. The showÂ begins on 30 April on the Disney Junior UK cable channel.