New York and San Francisco-based commercial producer Bodega Animation has added animation director Ken Duncan to its animation roster for U.S. representation. Its roster also includes another well known name in hand-drawn animation, Sylvain Chomet.

Duncan worked at Disney for many years, where he gained recognition for his work as the supervising animator of Meg in Hercules, Jane in Tarzan, and Captain Amelia and Scroop in Treasure Planet. He subsequently launched his own hand-drawn and cg animation company, Duncan Studio, which has worked on many mainstream studio projects, including Illumination’s Despicable Me ride for Universal Studios, the Dreamworks short Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, and new scenes in The Iron Giant: Signature Edition. Most recently, the studio has been contributing to Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns.

Duncan will continue to maintain Duncan Studio, where he has also created commercial spots for clients like Coca Cola, Disney, Cocoa Puffs, and the San Francisco Giants. Bodega will exclusively represent Duncan in the U.S. market for advertising and content assignments.

“I’m excited to join Bodega Animation,” said Duncan in a statement. “Their track record of creativity and business success is the perfect platform to showcase Duncan Studios’ unique brand of animation to a wider audience.”

“He belongs to a very elite group of character and narrative animators,” Bodega Animation executive producer Bill Hewes said of Duncan. “Ken and his team consistently deliver stunning, emotionally driven performances that are extremely relevant to agency and brand direct clientele.”

A selection of Duncan’s work can be seen on the Bodega website.

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.

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