The creator of Scrat accused Blue Sky Studios, owned by Disney, of appropriating her character. Now the famous squirrel looking for her acorn will not appear in the sixth film.
‘Ice Age’ is one of Disney’s favorite movies and certainly, one of the characters that has stolen our hearts is ‘Scrat’, the iconic little squirrel who has been eagerly searching for her acorn since his first appearance on the big screen... until now.
Ivy 'Supersonic' Silberstein, the character's creative artist, accused Blue Sky Studios, the developer behind the saga, of appropriating her character 'Sqrat' which she pitched to the company in 1999, and its been used several times without her permission
After a long dispute and after Ivy 'Supersonic' verified in court that the character had been hers for 20 years, she won the lawsuit and they updated her to recover, which is great news; however, because of this, the famous squirrel will not appear in the sixth film.
Thank you @WaltDisneyCo @abigaildisney for respecting my trademarks and #Sqrat character I created on May 19, 1999. 20 years ago March 12, 2002 Launch of the first Ice Age, it's been a 20-year struggle! I WON!" the artist wrote on her Twitter account.
According to Ivy, she created the squirrel in 1999, which was a cross between a squirrel and a rat, after seeing a similar animal in a park. For her part, she also brought her family to life: Crat, Sqrat, and Sqroon, and she had been fighting for 20 years to recover her character.
In July 2003, a judge ruled that the artist and the company were co-owners of 'Scrat', so at that time she began a campaign to recover her intellectual property. In 2019, Fox-Disney Corporation reached an agreement with the author, but finally, this 2022 won the long battle that names her as the sole author of the squirrel.
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Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck, which is the sixth film in the saga, premiered on Disney+ on January 28, 2022, so you can already see it on the platform, but remember that the unforgettable squirrel no longer appears in search of its acorn, so I leave you a fragment so that you remember it: