COLUMBUS, Ga., May 6 — Aflac today announced that the Georgia based insurance company has teamed “Up” with Disney-Pixar to produce a television commercial utilizing their unique brand of animation. The ad will feature movie characters from “Up”, Disney-Pixar’s first ever 3-D film, and the Aflac Duck demonstrating how Aflac policies help protect you when injury or illness threatens to derail your dreams.
Aflac also created a new “Up” – themed paint scheme, featuring Disney-Pixar characters, for the Aflac 99 Ford Fusion that will be driven by Carl Edwards at the Southern 500 NASCAR race at Darlington Raceway. The race will be nationally televised on the FOX Network on May 9, 2009, where the new ad will debut.
“We are pleased to have partnered with Disney-Pixar to create our first new ad using the tagline ‘We’ve Got You Under Our Wing,'” said Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Charney. “This commercial reminds all of us about the importance of having a financial plan for life’s unexpected events.”