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Susie the Little Blue Coupe (1952)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 6 June 1952 (USA)
The eventful life of a little blue car.

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Susie is an automobile in an auto showroom who is bought by a man who is taken with her. She finds it hard to fit into high society but copes with it. Eventually, she becomes old and hard to operate and her owner trades her in. Another man notices her and buys her but this men is considerably less genteel leaving her out in the cold and mistreating her. Much to her horror, she eventually discovers she is a stolen car and is chased by the police during which she is totalled in an accident. Now Susie is kept in a junkyard but, when all looks hopeless, another man notices her, buys her, gives her an overhaul, and has her back on the road in no time. Written by Matt Yorston <georgey@atcon.com>

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This film, one of the favorite cartoons of John Lasseter, provided inspiration for the animators of Cars (2006). In particular, both films place the car characters' eyes in the windshield (making them more expressive), instead of the headlights like most other animated cars. See more »

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Narrator: When he saw Susie, it was love at first sight.
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Available for viewing!!
19 August 2005 | by (Tennessee, US) – See all my reviews

If you would like to see this gem of a film, it appears as a bonus on the DVD of Disney's "Ichabod and Mr. Toad", but you have to work for it. On the menu, go to "games" and take the trivia test. If you answer all the questions correct, you will be treated with a viewing of "Suzie, the Little Blue Coupe"! If you are a fan of the children's books by Bill Peet, you will love this story. Before Peet was a published author, he was one of the top story men at Disney. Not only did he work on classic features like "Dumbo", "Sleeping Beauty", "Peter Pan" and "Lady and the Tramp", he also wrote a number of short films like "Suzie". These include: "Goliath II" (the story of a 6 inch tall elephant) and "Lambert the Sheepish Lion". His storytelling sensibilities are unmistakable in these films and bear his mark like a signature. Peet left Disney around 1965 to write children's books. He died in 2002.


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