This morning’s CarTune is a 1952 classic from Walt Disney Studios, the wonderful Susie the Little Blue Coupe.
You may find a familiar feel and flavor in this charming little cartoon. It’s said that Cars, the smash hit animated Pixar feature from 2006, was inspired in part by this Disney short. Animation devotees have noted the same broad, anthropomorphic character development and car windshields serving as human-like eyes.
Bill Peet wrote the story for this gem, while the wonderful narration is supplied by Sterling Holloway, one of finest voice actors in Hollywood history. (If you don’t know the name, you’ll instantly recognize the mesmerizing voice.) And there’s a cameo by the great Stan Freberg as the smooth-talking new car salesman. We know you’ll enjoy this cartoon classic.