The Little Blue Coupe

This is a great little Disney Short film titled “Susie the Little Blue Coupe”. It is one my favorite shorts that I remember from my childhood. I noticed when I watched it for the first time in years that the car looks an awful lot like the characters from Pixar’s movie “CARS”.

Pixar’s CARS

Today I went to Wikipedia and found out that it was in fact the inspiration for the movie CARS. In both films they took everyday cars and Anthropomorphed them.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings, phenomena, material states and objects or abstract concepts. Examples include animals and plants and forces of nature such as winds, rain or the sun depicted as creatures with human motivation able to reason and converse. The term derives from the combination of the Greek ἄνθρωπος (ánthrōpos), “human” and μορφή (morphē), “shape” or “form”. -From Wikipedia

Concept art by Mary Blair (known for the designs in It’s A Small World)

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 story was adapted for the screen by Peet and Don DaGradi. The film’s method of anthropomorphizing the cars, using the windshield for the eyes and eyelids, served as a stylistic inspiration for the 2006 Disney-Pixar animated feature, Cars.

Susie the Little Blue Coupe is narrated by the one and only Sterling Price Holloway, Jr. also known as the voice of Winnie the pooh among many other Disney Characters. So with out any further a due, here is the classic Disney animated short film,  Susie the Little Blue Coupe.

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