Aflac Inc. seeking new voice for its duck

Aflac Inc. seeking new voice for its duck

Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Want to take a quack at doing the new voice of the ever-abrasive Aflac duck? Now’s your chance.
Aflac Inc. began accepting submissions today in its search for a unique voice to replace Gilbert Gottfried’s signature squawk. Gottfried was ousted last week after voicing the duck for more than 10 years because he made insensitive remarks on Twitter about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Anyone interested can submit a 30-second audio or video file belting their best version of the “Aflac” squawk at www.quackaflac.com.
A 2006 ad featuring the Aflac duck in a silent movie — with no dialogue at all — was re-edited to promote the search and began airing today.
The submission deadline is midnight on April Fool’s Day.

Published in The Messenger 3.23.11

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