Disney Loses Scrat Character in Trademark Lawsuit A 20-year trademark lawsuit by Ivy ‘Supersonic’ Silberstein was recently settled. A judge sided with the graphic artist and verified that she was the sole owner of the ‘Ice Age’ character Scrat, a squirrel crossed with a rat designed by Silverstein in 1999. Silberstein began a campaign to recover her intellectual property in 2003 when she first took Blue Sky Studios to court, then again in 2019 with some level of success. 

Ivy ‘Supersonic’ Silberstein on her Twitter account: “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!” 

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Ice Age: The Adventures of Buck, the sixth film in the saga, premiered on Disney+ on January 28, 2022. Here is a fragment Scrat: https://youtu.be/QEljyJKW5HU

 

– Excerpt from an article for Cultura Colectiva by Mariana. Read the full article here.

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