Sue Rose

Sue Rose
Born Susan Rose
(1953-08-16) August 16, 1953
Hudson, NY, United States
Education Hudson High School (New York)
Alma mater Hartford Art School, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Occupation Artist, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1985–present
Known for Fido Dido, Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda, Unfabulous

Susan "Sue" Rose (born August 16, 1953) is an American television creator, producer 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

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]

Animation career

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 Disney and aired on ABC, debuting 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 from 1999 to 2002. 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, aired on Nickelodeon. The show starred Emma Roberts and ran through 2007.


  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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