Saturday Morning CarTune: Susie the Little Blue Coupe

SusieThis 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.


4 thoughts on “Saturday Morning CarTune: Susie the Little Blue Coupe

  1. Thanks MCG, not the Sat. morning CarTune I’m used to, certainly not Lynyrd Skynyrd, but cute none the less. C’mon, Disney didn’t leave you hanging back then, you knew there’d be a happy ending. Today, little Susie would probably be squashed flat by a monster truck. Did you see “Peets Ice truck”? And a couple Packard grills in the junkyard, and why did all the “angry” looking cars look like Buicks? Now, can we please get back to Lynyrd Skynyrd?

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