Sue Rose

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Sue Rose
BornSusan Rose
Hudson, New York, U.S.
EducationHudson High School (New York)
Alma materHartford Art School, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
OccupationArtist, cartoonist, television producer, voice actress, writer
Years active1985–present
Known forFido Dido (1985–present)
Pepper Ann (1997–2000)
Angela Anaconda (1999–2001)
Unfabulous (2004–07)

Susan "Sue" Rose is an American artist, cartoonist, television producer, voice actress and writer. She is known for co-creating the character Fido Dido with Joanna Ferrone and 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 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 children's television show Pepper Ann. The show was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and aired on ABC's One Saturday Morning block, debuting on September 13, 1997. Pepper Ann began life as a comic strip created by Rose in the early 1990s for YM magazine.[4] The animated show received popular and critical acclaim and earned numerous awards including Parent's Choice[5] and Girls Inc.[6]

Rose and Ferrone later created the children's 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 Canada's Teletoon. 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 children's show Unfabulous debuted on Nickelodeon. The show starred Emma Roberts and ran through 2007.


Year TV Show/Film Role Character voice
1996 KaBlam! Executive Producer
Art Director
Voice Actress – (two episodes)
Angela Anaconda (two episodes)
1997–2000 Pepper Ann Creator
Executive Producer
1999–2001 Angela Anaconda Co-Creator
Executive Producer
Voice Actress
Angela Anaconda
2000 Digimon: The Movie Voice Actress Angela Anaconda
2004–07 Unfabulous Creator
Executive Producer
2005 American Dragon: Jake Long Voice Actress Additional Voice (one episode)
2013 Doc McStuffins Writer – ("Disco Dress-Up Daisy")
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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