NU Online News Service, Nov. 24, 2004, 4:12 p.m. EST

AFLAC Inc., Columbus, Ga., is letting its spokesduck appear in a television commercial tied to the release of a major motion picture.[@@]

The AFLAC Duck will be starring in a commercial that features “an experience alarming enough” to come straight from “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

The movie, which stars Jim Carrey, is based on a series of books about the unfortunate events that shape the lives of the Baudelaire children.