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Female Cartoonist Flies Shirtless Over Fox

In a stunt to bring attention to her legal battles with the studio, publicist/cartoonist/fashion designer Ivy Supersonic chartered a plane to fly a 100-foot banner emblazed with her topless image over the 20th Century Fox headquarters in Los Angeles for eight hours on Dec. 19, 2005.

Supersonic commented, "Fox wants the shirt off my back so badly I've decided to give it to them. This woman warrior doesn't scare so easily."

Supersonic sued Fox for $10 million over the Scrat character in ICE AGE, which she claims is a rip off of her half-squirrel half-rat character Sqrat. Subsequentially, Fox counter sued Supersonic for $1.5 million.

Supersonic says she has planes, trucks, cab top advertising, TV commercials, banners, posters, street teams and a clothing line in the works to battle against Fox if they do not return to the negotiating table.

"Fox are what one would call petty thieves. Multibillions didn't or couldn't buy them the unabridged version of Webster's dictionary, which defines Scrat as a 'hermaphrodite' a cartoon they promote to 5-year-old children. Their multibillions didn't buy them a six dollar domain for their so-called created new Hollywood star, the 'Scrat.' this is child's play to me. Changing my cartoon from 'Sq-rat' (squirrel/rat), 'Sq' for squirrel to 'Scrat' for the (nothing/rat) after they named it 'Sqrat' the first time around and then decided on 'Scrat' to find a loop hole to avoid conflict with my existing trademark.

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