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Stuart Little (1999)

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The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

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Rob Minkoff

Writers:

E.B. White (book), M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Stuart Little (voice)
Geena Davis ... Mrs. Little
Hugh Laurie ... Mr. Little
Jonathan Lipnicki ... George Little
Nathan Lane ... Snowbell (voice)
Chazz Palminteri ... Smokey (voice)
Steve Zahn ... Monty (voice)
Jim Doughan Jim Doughan ... Lucky / Detective Allen (voice)
David Alan Grier ... Red (voice)
Bruno Kirby ... Mr. Stout (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Mrs. Stout (voice)
Stan Freberg ... Race Announcer (voice)
Jeffrey Jones ... Uncle Crenshaw
Connie Ray ... Aunt Tina
Allyce Beasley ... Aunt Beatrice
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Storyline

In New York City, you would come across a small house, home to a family known as the Littles. You would happen to think of them as the nicest family you'd ever meet. One day, Fredrick and Eleanor, both parents and Littles, ho to and orphanage to find a brother for their son, George. While at it, they meet Stuart, a small, but charming mouse, who apparently, is human-civilized. They adopt him, and everyone, even George, loves him. But there is one problem with Stuart's life, Snowbell, the Little family cat, who wants him. But when trouble starts up almost immediately, Stuart must make it back to his home-before snowbell's friends find out about him

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Little Family Just Got Bigger


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stuart Little See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$133,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,018,223, 19 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$140,035,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,135,367
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Danny DeVito, Bill Murray, Cheech Marin, and Danny DeVito were considered for the voice of Snowbell. See more »

Goofs

No front load washing machine would fill in the manner depicted. First, the water level would never be as high as it is shown, especially with such a small load. The washer would be partially full. Second, the water spigot would not be in the rear of the machine, let alone mounted on the drum. It would be either above the door or in the area around the drum, but not mounted on it. Third, once started, the machine would most likely tumble while filling, or at least do some tumbling before "deciding" on a load size (and thus, "deciding" on how much to fill, how much time it will take, etc.). This machine appears to behave more like a top loader, in that it fills completely and then washes. See more »

Quotes

Stuart Little: So, what do I call you?
Mrs. Little: Mom.
Mr. Little: And Dad.
Mrs. Little: We haven't told you the best news of all.
Mr. Little: You have a brother, named George.
Stuart Little: What do I call him?
Mrs. Little: George.
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Crazy Credits

During the first portion of the end credits, George and Stuart are shown fooling around in Stuart's bedroom as Snowbell tries to catch Stuart. Snowbell goes as far as he can to catch Stuart to the point where he is launched out the side window and into a nearby dumpster. See more »

Alternate Versions

Extra scenes not featured in the theatrical release:
  • Upon arriving at the Little house, Stuart begins his tour in the kitchen and dining room, where the Littles prepare and eat "western omelettes, mashed potatoes, and all varieties of meatloaf." Included as a deleted scene on the DVD.
  • Stuart crawls inside the piano to fix a stuck key. Mr. & Mrs. Little begin to sing "Heart And Soul," while Stuart performs a piano duet by striking the hammers from the inside. This scene is not included on the DVD, but was restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • Later, Mr. Little decides to remove "Three Blind Mice" from the piano songbook. Mrs. Little gets the idea to invite the family for a party and to buy Stuart some new clothes. Restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • Following the party, the Littles begin to question their fitness as adoptive parents. Included on the DVD and restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • In Stuart's bedroom, Snowbell spends a few quick moments antagonizing Stuart over George's outburst at the party. Restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • George wakes up remembering that Stuart has left to live with the Stouts, but thinks at first that it was only a dream. Included on the DVD and restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • At the Stout home, Stuart proposes that they go on a family outing. Included as a deleted scene on the DVD, though some of the CG work is unfinished.
  • After arriving at the Little home, the detectives begin to question the Littles for the missing persons report. They get as far as asking Stuart's height and weight before realizing that he's a mouse. Included on the DVD and restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
  • While at the police station, the Littles are shown some mouse lineups in hopes of identifying the Stouts. Included on the DVD and restored for the ABC-TV broadcast.
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Connections

Referenced in The Princess & the Marine (2001) See more »

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The Two of Us
Performed by S Club 7
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A cheery little holiday film
15 December 1999 | by Shiva-11See all my reviews

Stuart Little: The Little family set out to adopt a child, and choose a amiable talking mouse instead, much to the chagrin of their son and the family cat.

There are two words that describe this movie - words I swore I would never use in a review- : cute and sweet. Based on the children's story by EB White, the story is funny, cheerful, engaging and translates well to the screen.

The filmmakers obviously realized that making Stuart look real was essential to the movie's success and spared little expense (approximately half the film's $60 million budget went to Stuart). The results are phenomenal - you can see each individual hair on his face, his movement is amazingly fluid and when he talks, you forget he's animated . The same techniques are also utilized to make the film's felines talk. The voices - Michael J. Fox as Stuart and Nathan Lane as Snowbell - were ideal choices and help to enhance the experience.

Everyone left the premiere sporting a big silly grin and I think you will too. One note - you'll never look at pest control quite the same again.


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