Aflac seeks new voice for its duck
POSTED: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 2:50pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:07pm
NEW YORK — Want to take a quack at doing the new voice of the ever-abrasive Aflac duck? Now's your chance.
Aflac Inc. will begin accepting submissions on Wednesday 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 will begin airing Wednesday.
The submission deadline is midnight on April Fool's Day.