Ken Duncan is one of the pre-eminent character animators working today. His astute observations of human nature, combined with his extensive knowledge of art and history, imbue his characters with subtle, believable personalities.
After attending Sheridan College, Ken Duncan got his start on television commercials and feature films in France, England and Spain. Given his desire to focus on character performance, Ken soon joined Walt Disney Feature Animation where the eight films that he worked on as Animator and Supervising Animator produced some of his most indelible character work, such as “Jane” from Tarzan, “Meg” from Hercules, “Belle” from Beauty and the Beast, and “Jafar” from Aladdin. After Disney, Ken was the Supervising Animator of “Angie” on DreamWorks Animation’s Shark Tale.
Over the course of his career, Ken has been nominated for three ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Awards for Best Individual Achievement in Character Animation for Hercules, Tarzan, and Shark Tale. The Visual Effects Society also nominated his work on Shark Tale for “Outstanding Performance” and on 9 for “Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture.”
Ken’s commitment to creating memorable characters continues to propel him forward, bringing his love of animation and his knowledge of strong character performances to his innovative production house Duncan Studio.
Duncan Studio, working in both traditional and CGI mediums, provides storyboarding, character design, visual development, and animation services for feature films, commercials, and internet projects. The studio’s client list includes: DreamWorks Animation SKG, The Walt Disney Company, Blue Sky Studios, Focus Features, Alpine Studios, DigiMax, and Walden Media.