Aflac seeks new voice for its duck

In this screen shot provided by Aflac, the Aflac Duck is shown. Aflac puts out a call for submissions to be the new voice of its Aflac duck in this TV ad, running Wednesday, March 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Aflac)

March 22, 2011 12:58:37 PM PDT
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 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.