Susie the Little Blue Coupe is an animated short film released theatrically by Walt Disney Studios on 6 June 1952. The eight-minute film was directed by Clyde Geronimi and based on an original short-story by Bill Peet. The film’s narrator was Sterling Holloway. Susie has her ups and downs going from a brand new car in the showroom, to an older model in a second-hand lot, to a skid row wreck, then ultimately restored to a new hotrod. The sweetness and beauty of this animation cel of Susie speak for itself.
Animation Cel of Susie the Little Blue Coupe
The production team for Susie the Blue Coupe created and used a method of anthropomorphizing the cars, using the windshield for the eyes and eyelids, which served as a stylistic inspiration for the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated feature, Cars, its 2011 sequel, Cars 2, and the TV short films A Cars Toon. Or simply put, the design was an inspiration for character design for the whole Cars franchise.