Susie the Little Blue Coupe

A Special Cartoon

Release Date : June 6, 1952

Running Time : 8:14

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.

Characters

Susie the Little Blue Coupe

Credits

Director
Gerry "Clyde" Geronomi
Animation
Ollie Johnson
Cliff Nordberg
Hal King
Bob Carlson
Backgrounds
Ralph Hullet
Effects Animation
George Rowley
Layout
Hugh Hennesy
Don Griffith
Story
Bill Peet
Don da Gradi
Music
Paul J. Smith
Narration
Sterling Holloway

Inside Jokes

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

Cut Scenes

Some smoking scenes have been cut out.

Video

United States
Donald Duck
Germany
Micky im Siebten Himmel
Donald Superstar and Co.
Italy
Topolino Amore Mio
Disney Adventures

Laserdiscs

Japan
Mickey Be Mine
Disney Cartoon Festival 5

DVD

United States
It's a Small World of Fun Volume 2
The Love Bug
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Germany
Schmetterlinge in Bauch
Italy
Avveenture Di Ichabod E Mr. Toad

Television

Mickey's Mouse Tracks: Episode 44

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

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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