Animation Cel of Susie the Little Blue Coupe
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.
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.