Susie the Little Blue Coupe
Studio: Disney Release Date : June 6, 1952
  1. General Info

Cumulative rating: No Ratings Posted

Synopsis

The life of a small blue car is followed from the time she came off the assembly line,through years of use, and finally to rebirth as a hot rod.

Credits

Director

Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi

Animator

Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.
Cliff Nordberg
Hal King
Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.

Story

Bill Peet
Don da Gradi

Music

Paul Smith (I)

Backgrounds

Ralph Hulett

Layout

Hugh Hennesy
Don Griffith

Effects Animation

George Rowley

Narration

Sterling Holloway

Included in:

Adventures in Fantasy

Cut Scenes

  • Some smoking scenes have been cut out.

Inside Jokes

  • In one scene, Susie is driving behind a truck that says "Peet's Ice" This is a reference to storyman Bill Peet.

Television

Mickey Mouse Tracks (Season 1, Episode 44)

Video Information

VHS

United States

Donald Duck

Germany

Donald Superstar and Co.
Micky im Siebten Himmel

Italy

Disney Adventures
Topolino Amore Mio

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

Silly Symphonies / Animals Two by Two

Japan

Disney Cartoon Festival 5
Mickey Be Mine

DVD

United States

It's a Small World of Fun - Volume 2
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
The Love Bug

Germany

Schmetterlinge in Bauch

Italy

Avveenture Di Ichabod E Mr. Toad

Technical Specifications

Running time: 8:14
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono: RCA Sound Recording
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English

Reviews and Comments

From Ted :

One of my favorite "anthropomorphic machine" cartoons. Not only do you have the wonderful narration by Sterling Holloway, but the uncredited Stan Freberg provides 5 or 6 character voices (including Susie's drunken hiccups!)

From Ryan :

I do not care too much for this cartoon as I find it to be rather boring. The background art is nicely done though. This short is said to be in the public domain, but I have read that it isn't and that it is one some of those PD tapes illegally.

From Fausto Flores :

I think this short reflects the real life and tell us that no matter the time, age or problems we face, it's important to keep a youthful spirit to "keep in shape" and "keep running".

From Nikki K. :

I give it a 10. I watched it all the time when I was little. I love that little blue coupe!

From JJ :

10! This is the best cartoon of all time! I used to watch this all the time when I was younger! I miss those days.

From Jeff :

This is one of my FAVORITE animated shorts! It makes me smile as much today as it did when I first saw it as a child. It is a great example of how life goes through cycles.

From Baruch Weiss :

I didn't enjoy this short too much as I found it boring as well, but I did of course like the music. Particularly during the title presentation. It kind of sounded like Chip 'N' Dales theme. I also enjoyed the part where the traffic light screams STOOOOOOP! This cartoon can be seen as a bonus feature on the DVD The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, but you have to play a trivia game in order to see it.

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History

12/7/2011

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8/17/2012

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8/1/2013

  • Television info added by eutychus

1/23/2014

  • Home video info added by eutychus

8/6/2014

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9/3/2014

  • Animation type added by eutychus
  • Color type added by eutychus
  • Sound type added by eutychus
  • Aspect ratio added by eutychus
  • Print format added by eutychus
  • Negative format added by eutychus
  • Cinematographic format added by eutychus
  • Original Language added by eutychus

Sources

Oliver M. "Ollie" Johnston, Jr.: Animator
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Cliff Nordberg: Animator
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Hal King: Animator
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Robert W. "Bob" Carlson Jr.: Animator
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George Rowley: Effects Animation
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Hugh Hennesy: Layout
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Don Griffith: Layout
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Ralph Hulett: Backgrounds
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Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi: Director
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Sterling Holloway: Narration
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Paul Smith (I): Music
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Bill Peet: Story
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Don da Gradi: Story
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