- NEW YORK
Content creation studio BODEGA--with bases of operation in NY and San Francisco--has added L.A.-based animation director Ken Duncan to its animation roster for advertising and content representation in the U.S. He has animated for classic feature films including The Lion King, 9, Tarzan, and Aladdin along with spots for Coca Cola, Disney, Cocoa Puffs, and The San Francisco Giants.
Duncan continues to maintain his Duncan Studios but now is branching out through BODEGA Animation to extend his reach in the marketplace.
After graduating from Sheridan College in Canada, Duncan moved to Europe where he worked with legendary animator Oscar Grillo and on various European feature films. Duncan then joined Walt Disney Animation Studios where he helped create classic characters for Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan, Treasure Planet and one of his personal favorites, Meg, in Hercules. After his time at Disney, Duncan worked on Shark Tale for DreamWorks Animation. In 2007 he fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning an animation shop by launching Duncan Studio, a hand-drawn and CG animation shop.
Duncan’s understanding of character and performance, coupled with an extensive knowledge of art, history and design, imbue both his CGI and traditional 2D hand-drawn work with a uniquely recognizable sense of realism, humanity and style.
BODEGA Animation EP Bill Hewes said of Duncan, “He belongs to a very elite group of character and narrative animators. Ken and his team consistently deliver stunning, emotionally driven performances that are extremely relevant to agency and brand direct clientele.”
Duncan said of BODEGA Animation, “Their track record of creativity and business success is the perfect platform to showcase Duncan Studios’ unique brand of animation to a wider audience.”