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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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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 / Officer 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

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The Little Family Just Got Bigger


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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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

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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Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer were considered for the role of Mrs. Eleanor Little. 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

Smokey: Say good night... Tinkerbell.
[Snowbell gulps]
Stuart Little: Hey, Smokey! His name is Snowbell!
[Smacks him off the tree with a branch, Smokey screaming]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on a typewriter. 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 Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Where I Belong
Written by Diane Warren
Produced by Keith Thomas
Performed by Trisha Yearwood
Courtesy of MCA Records Nashville
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Mouse with Pet Cat Saves Day
22 April 2000 | by dfranzen70See all my reviews

If you told me five years ago that I'd be watching a movie about a mouse who is adopted by humans, I'd probably ask you what kind of drugs you were taking and how many would I need to take to enjoy such puerile piffle. But five years ago we didn't have the kind of technical wizardry we have now; witness Toy Story, the new Star Wars, or any of the recent Disney films. Five years ago, the mouse would have been a regular rodent with a not-too-subtle voiceover. Remember Homeward Bound, the movie about the two dogs and the cat? There was no computer animation there, and you were basically left with three animals who appeared to cavort onscreen while some humans talked in the background.

So now here we have Stuart Little, a tiny little mouse (voiced by the always-fresh Michael J. Fox) who has lived his entire life in an orphanage. One day, the Littles (Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis) come to the orphanage looking for a brother for their young son George (Jonathan Lipnicki). Of course, with so many cute little boys and girls, it's impossible to choose - until they come across Stuart, who seems smart, funny, and wise beyond his years. George isn't too fond of Stuart at the start - he expected something a little... um, taller - but this is a kids' movie, after all, so eventually they bond as only a boy and his mouse brother can - by winning a boat race against a nasty bully.

There are a few storylines jammed into this 85-minute extravaganza. Stuart wants to learn about his natural parents, the family cat wants to kill him, and the parents want Stuart and George to get along. The way most of it plays out will come off as standard movie fare - predictable to those of us over 10, perhaps - but the winning charm of Fox as the loveable Stuart coupled with an engaging and appealing cast of characters makes up for any familiarity you might feel. On top of it all - the special effects. Now, I'm not one to heap overweening praise on special effects, but at no point during the viewing of this movie did I consider Stuart (or the cat, voiced by Nathan Lane) to be an artificial computer creation. Sure, you have to suspend belief a little bit for this movie, but hey - don't you have to do that with almost any movie, anyway?


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