In 1999, Ivy Supersonic, a New York-based designer, event planner, promoter, and publicist, designed the cartoon character Sqrat a cute combination of a squirrel and rat that was then stolen by FOX for the movie Ice Age.
After the movie came out, Supersonic sued FOX for stealing her Sqrat, but the case was thrown out, and now FOX has turned the tables by suing her for $1.6 million.
Supersonic says, Its a David and Goliath thing how could one girl fight a multi-billion dollar conglomerate? Its unreasonable, its bankrupted me. I own the rights to Sqrat. Ive spent every dollar I have fighting this.
And while her animated animal is putting her in the doghouse, Supersonic isnt going down without a frisky fight.
She says, Im a woman on a mission. Its a harsh world if you dont go for it, you might as well dig a hole and jump in.
Supersonic, however, continues to throw her hat in the ring as a designer of couture hats for celebrities like Pam Anderson, Snoop Dogg, and Steven Tyler.
For more info on the FOX fiasco, including a taped phone message from a FOX employee admitting his companys guilt, check out ivysupersonic.com/mp3/call1.mp3.
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