Amy the Squirrel

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Amy the Squirrel is a squirrel character created by Eric W. Schwartz. She was featured in a number of Schwartz's early Amiga animations, and became an unofficial mascot in the Amiga community. Most of Eric's animations were produced with Movie Setter, an Amiga package not unlike Flash, but meant for stand-alone disk content. xanim and other players can play these files, and so Eric's animations can still be viewed on Mac, OS/2, Linux and Windows machines.

Amy enjoyed her initial popularity when several of Eric's animations were featured on Fred Fish disks - collections of hot shareware and freeware for the Amiga sold mail-order and traded at user groups - and multiple times in .info, a Commodore-centric magazine.

Amy predates most of Schwartz's other characters, including Sabrina. In the Sabrina Online web comic, Amy is Sabrina's roommate, and has a boyfriend Thomas Woolfe whom she eventually marries. They have a son, Timothy ("Timmy").

Amy has changed a bit over the years; in the early years (late 1980s to the mid 1990s), Amy was almost always drawn topless (though not in a naughty way), wearing nothing but a very short blue skirt. She was portrayed as mostly playful and mischievous.

Ever since the mid-90s, Amy isn't drawn topless very often anymore; she is also portrayed as being much more modest and mature. This character change is probably in part due to her getting married and having a child in Sabrina Online.