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Stuart Little (1999)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  17 December 1999 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Little (voice)
Monty the Mouth (voice)
Jim Doughan ...
Detective Phil Allen / Lucky - Alley Cat (voice)
Red (Alley Cat) (voice)
Race Announcer (voice)


When the Littles go to an orphanage to adopt a new family member, their son, George, insists on a little brother as opposed to a big one. His request is honored more literally than he ever imagined when a charming young mouse named Stuart is chosen. While George is disappointed and initially unwelcoming to his new brother, the family cat, Snowbell, is even less enthusiastic at the prospect of having a mouse as his "master" and plots to get rid of him. Against these difficulties, Stuart resolves to face them with as much pluck, love and courage as he can muster. In doing so, he shows his beloved new family that great things can truly come in small packages. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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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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Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stuart Little, un ratón en la familia  »

Box Office


$133,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,018,223 (USA) (17 December 1999)


AUD 11,853,831 (Australia) (15 December 2000)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


A set decorator assistant for the film purchased an abstract painting for $500 in an antique shop in Pasadena and used it as a set prop; in the film, it is visible in several scenes hanging above the fireplace in the Littles' living room.

Hungarian National Gallery art historian Gergely Barki recognized the painting while watching the film in 2009 as a work by Hungarian artist Robert Bereny titled "Sleeping Woman with Black Vase". The painting had not been seen since the late 1920s and was considered lost.

Barki tracked down the painting, which had been bought by the set decorator assistant after production on the film had ended and was later sold to an art collector.

The painting is set to be auctioned in December 2014 in Budapest with a starting price of $110,000. See more »


In the scene when George throws his pajamas down the laundry shoot with Stuart tangled up in them the bottoms are already in the basket. See more »


[Stuart is trapped in a washing machine which is filling up]
Stuart Little: Turn if off!
Snowbell: Why would I turn it off? It's my favorite show.
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This one is for adults as well as kids...
21 January 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

A combination of seamless animatronics, puppeteering and computer generated effects make this a completely believable movie.

You will be left wondering "How did they do that?"

But once you stop being amazed at the wizardry involved in just making this movie there is a wonderful story behind it all.

Stuart, who just happens to be a very charming white mouse, is adopted by a very special family -- the incomparable Gina Davis and the ever amazing Hugh Laurie.

This is a story of acceptance, unconditional love and of a great deal of caring -- even though you may be a little "different."

This is a "not to be missed" film -- and adults will enjoy it as much as children do.

In fact, the day that I saw it there was only one child in a nearly full theater; and I had the feeling that many of the adults there had seen it before.

Don't pass up a chance to see one of the best written movies of the year.

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