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Alicyn Diane Packard (born September 27, 1979)[1] is an American voice actress, writer and singer nominated for a 2014 Voice Arts Award. She voices the characters Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Naughty, and Little Miss Whoops on the Cartoon Network animated series The Mr. Men Show. She also stars as Alma on the Sprout network show The Extraordinary Adventures of Poppy Cat and wrote an episode of the show's second season. She plays Toodles on The Tom and Jerry Show, and Connor and Caitlin on Olivia. She also played Jibanyan on Yo-kai Watch.

Ms. Packard is the voice of the female blood elf in the video game World of Warcraft. She has also voiced Pericci in Star Ocean: The First Departure and the characters of Luce Valenci and Altyria Jono in Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment.

Belvedere Vodka ControversyEdit

On March 29, 2012, Packard filed a lawsuit against Moët Hennessy, makers of Belvedere vodka for misappropriating her image by including it in an online ad campaign; the image was taken from a short online comedy video, "Awkward Moments: The Baby Picture", produced by Strickly Viral Productions.[1] In the context of the ad, the appropriated image depicts the character portrayed by Packard as trying to escape the clutches of what appears to be a sexually aggressive man; Belvedere added the tagline, "Unlike some people, Belvedere always goes down smoothly." Packard's filing also alleges negligent infliction of emotional distress, claiming that the repercussions of being associated with the ad "have been huge."[2] While the ad appeared only briefly on March 23 and was removed shortly thereafter, with Belvedere brand president Charles Gibb issuing a public apology subsequent to the ad's retraction, as of the lawsuit's filing, neither the brand nor the parent company had offered an apology to Packard for either the misappropriation or any of the subsequent negative fallout.[3] Packard's lawsuit was filed under California Civil Code § 3344, the so-called California Celebrities Rights Act of 1985, which prohibits unauthorized use of personal images or likenesses for promotional purposes.[4]

References Edit

  1. "Awkward Moments: The Baby Picture,". http://www.stricklyviral.com/videos/originals/awkward-moments/. 
  2. Newscore (March 30, 2012). „Woman in controversial Belvedere Vodka "rape" ad files lawsuit”. Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/30/woman-in-controversial-belvedere-vodka-rape-ad-files-lawsuit/. Accesat la May 1, 2012. 
  3. Gardner, Eriq (March 30, 2012). „Actress Sues Over Controversial Vodka 'Rape' Advertisement”. Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/lawsuit-actress-sues-vodka-belvedere-rape-306435. Accesat la May 1, 2012. 
  4. Seccaspina, Linda (April 6, 2012). „Creepy Belvedere Vodka's Rape Ad Goes Limp Fast”. newsvine.com. http://linda-seccaspina.newsvine.com/_news/2012/04/06/11047049-creepy-belvedere-vodkas-rape-ad-goes-limp-fast. Accesat la May 1, 2012. 
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