Duck Studios

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Duck Studios
Industry Advertising, Animation studio, Production Company
Predecessor Duck Soup Studios (1991-2003)
Duck Soup Produckions (1986-1991)
Founded 1972
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Key people
Mariko Y. Chouinard (President)
Roger Chouinard (Co-founder)
Mark Medernach (Executive Producer)
Kunimi Terada (Vice President)
Products Television commercials, Short films

Duck Studios (styled DUCK Studios) is a production studio based in Los Angeles, California. The studio focuses primarily on producing television advertisements, mainly animated ones. It also produces music videos, short films and web content. Duck offers a wide range of services, including live action and integration, character design, film title design, 2D and 3D animation, digital compositing, digital/traditional ink & paint.[1] The studio was co-founded by Roger Chouinard.

Notable works[edit]

  • McDonald's - TV commercials for Leo Burnett. In September 2010, DUCK produced a new, stylized fantasy campaign for the fast food restaurant chain. The spots were directed by Screen Novelties and Kompost.[2]
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Flake - In November 2009, Duck co-founder Roger Chouinard illustrated a children's Christmas book written by Mike Reiss and published by Harper Collins. New York-based department store Saks Fifth Avenue used Chouinard's illustrations as part of the store's annual Christmas window displays.[3]
  • Rubbuds - original short film. This is a short animated comedy film created by Jan Chen in 2009 about animated condoms.[4]
  • The United States of Tara Main Title Designs. In 2008, Duck director Jamie Caliri created the main titles for Showtime's The United States of Tara. Caliri used stop-motion animation for the main titles.[8]
  • Kiss a Girl performed by Keith Urban - In 2008, Duck director Richard Borge produced the animation and mixed media in this music video for Australian country singer Keith Urban. Another pair of Duck directors named Yellowshed provided art direction for the music video's opening.[9]


  • Won the 2010 Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival for Rubbuds, directed by Jan Chen.[12]
  • Won the 2009 Best Animated short film at the Naperville Independent Film Festival for Rubbuds, directed by Jan Chen.[12]
  • Won the 2010 Best Animation at Las Vegas International Film Festival for Rubbuds, directed by Jan Chen.[12]
  • Won the 22nd Annual Annie Award (1994) for Best Animated Television Commercial for Sax Man.[15]

Roster of Directors[edit]


  1. ^ "DUCK Studios Completes Comedy Spots For Weinerschnitzel". AWN. 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ "DUCK Serves Up New McDonald's Campaign". Dexigner. 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Rubbuds at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "DUCK Designs Titles for 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa', Staff". 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. ^ Wild About Safety at the Internet Movie Database
  7. ^ "Wild About Safety DVD Description| Safety Smart | Disney Educational Productions |". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  8. ^ Remco Vlaanderen (2009-07-28). "Forget the Film, Watch the Titles - Jamie Caliri interview title sequence". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Kiss A Girl | studio's filmfest". 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ Kilday, Gregg (2009-02-01). "Kung Fu Panda sweeps Annie Awards". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  11. ^ "Legacy - 34th Annual". Annie Awards. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  12. ^ a b c 2010 Rising Star Award Winners, Canada International Film Festival
  13. ^ "Duck's Jamie Caliri earns Emmy for Title Design". 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  14. ^ a b "United Airlines "Sea Orchestra"". The Blackheart Gang. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  15. ^ "Legacy - 22nd Annual". Annie Awards. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  16. ^ TRUST COLLECTIVE September 15th, 2008 (2008-09-15). "DUCK Brings New Character To Life For Cox Communications | The Briefing Room". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  17. ^ "Duck Inks Golden Lucky". Studio Daily. 2009-07-28. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  18. ^ "The Official Boobie Girl Website-Brooke's Bio". Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  19. ^ "Duck Studios' hot dog cravings hit the screen - News - Digital Arts". 2008-08-26. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  20. ^ "Duck Hires Animation Director Monkmus". Studio Daily. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  21. ^ "DUCK Signs Ben & Julia". TRUST. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 

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