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Full Name  Susan Rose
Years active  1985–present
Role  Television producer
Known for  Fido Dido
Education  Topeka High School
Name  Sue Rose
Alma mater  Northwestern University

Born  July 2, 1954 (age 61) (1954-07-02) Topeka, Kansas, United States
Occupation  Cartoonist, screenwriter, producer
Spouse(s)  Brian Davis (1988–present)
Books  It Is I, Angela Anaconda, 100 Bright Ideas for Kitchens
Awards  Gemini Award for Best Animated Program or Series
TV shows  Pepper Ann, Angela Anaconda, Unfabulous, The Sleepover Club
Similar People  Joanna Ferrone, Markus Flanagan, Bryn McAuley, Tadhg Kelly, Al Mukadam

Susan "Sue" Rose is an American television animator, producer and writer. She is best known for co-creating the character Fido Dido with Joanna Ferrone. Fido Dido is an animated character that was used in PepsiCo products and CBS's Saturday morning children's schedule in the early 1990s. The character's popularity led her to work in the children's television industry, on series such as Angela Anaconda, Pepper Ann and Unfabulous.


Early life

Rose was born on July 2, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas, the middle of three children. Her French-American mother, Eleanor Rose (nee Sinclair), worked as a schoolteacher, and her Irish-American father, Burton "Burt" Rose, was a sharecropper. Rose attended Topeka High School from 1968 to 1972, where she excelled in literature and art classes. After graduating, she attended Northwestern University.

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". They later stenciled Fido on T-shirts with the credo: "Fido is for Fido, Fido is against no one".

Fido Dido was licensed to PepsiCo in around 1988, but the character did not receive much attention or popularity until the early 1990s when he appeared on numerous products, particularly stationery. Later, he was replaced with Cool Spot as the brand mascot.

Rose and Ferrone were able to use Fido Dido's popularity in Canada to obtain a job in Canadian television, creating the series Angela Anaconda, a cut-out animation show that was shown on Canada's Teletoon channel before moving to Fox Family in the United States. Rose was nominated for two Daytime Emmys for her work on the series.

After Angela Anaconda was cancelled in 2002, Rose created the British/Australian children's show The Sleepover Club before venturing into American TV to create the Nickelodeon teen sitcom Unfabulous.


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