Sue Rose

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Sue Rose
Susan Rose

(1954-07-02) July 2, 1954 (age 67)
EducationHudson High School (New York)
Alma materHartford Art School, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
OccupationCartoonist, animator, voice actress, TV script writer,
Years active1985–2017
Known forFido Dido (1985–present)
Pepper Ann (1997–2000)
Angela Anaconda (1996, 1999–2001)
Unfabulous (2004–07)

Susan Rose is an American cartoonist, animator, voice actress and television script writer. She is known for co-creating the character Fido Dido with Joanna Ferrone. She is also known for creating the children's television programs Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda (with Joanna Ferrone) and Unfabulous.

Early life[edit]

Rose was born in Hudson, New York and attended Hudson High School. After graduating in 1971, she attended Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Hartford Art School.[1]


Rose and friend Joanna Ferrone first developed the character Fido Dido in 1985, which was drawn on a napkin in a restaurant, although it was Ferrone who named him "Fido Dido".[2] They later stenciled Fido on T-shirts with the credo: "Fido is for Fido, Fido is against no one".[3] Fido Dido was licensed to PepsiCo in 1988 and appeared on numerous products.

In 1996, Rose created the animated television series Pepper Ann. The series was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and aired on Disney's One Saturday Morning block, debuting on September 13, 1997 on ABC. Pepper Ann began life as a comic strip created by Rose in the early 1990s for YM magazine.[4] The animated series received popular and critical acclaim and earned numerous awards including Parent's Choice[5] and Girls Inc.[6]

Rose and Ferrone later created the animated television show Angela Anaconda, which aired on Fox Family Channel from 1999 to 2001. Rose was also the voice of Angela. The cut-out animation show also aired on Teletoon in Canada. The show earned Rose numerous awards and nominations, including nominations for Young Artist Award in 2000 and 2001, a Gemini Award in 2000, nominations for Daytime Emmys in 2000 and 2001, a nomination for an Annie Award in 2001, and a nomination for a BAFTA Award in 2002[7]

In 2004, Rose's live-action tween sitcom Unfabulous debuted on Nickelodeon. The show starred Emma Roberts and ran through 2007.


Year TV Show/Film Role Character voice
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Creator
Executive Producer
Art Director
1999–2001 Angela Anaconda Co-Creator
Executive Producer
Voice Actress
Angela Anaconda
2002–2003 Totally Spies Voice Actress Angelina
2002–2008 The Sleepover Club Creator
2004–2007 Unfabulous Creator
Executive Producer
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Voice Actress Additional Voice (one episode)
2013 Doc McStuffins Writer – (four episodes)
2016–17 Kuu Kuu Harajuku Writer – (five episodes)


  1. ^ Gerston, Jill. "New York Times".
  2. ^ "A suitable boy". The Hindu. Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  3. ^ "Central Florida Riding A Wave Of Fido Frenzy". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Gerston, Jill. "New York Times".
  5. ^ Oldenburg, Ann. "Parents' Choice".
  6. ^ "Animation World News".
  7. ^ "IMDb".

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