The well-known little village from the Asterix and Obelix-comic books is in trouble: It is the last place not controlled by Rome. When Tax collector Claudius Incorruptus does not get his ... See full summary »
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 <email@example.com>
Almost all the scenes involving the Littles are shot with heavy amounts of blue and red in the shot, most noticeably in their clothing. See more »
When George and Stuart are asked to leave the room while the Littles and Stouts talk, George picks Stuart up in his palm and Stuart's tail hangs over the edge of George's hand. When they show the two walking out of the room, Stuart's tail is now underneath his butt and not hanging. See more »
[while the alley cats are chasing Stuart in the roadster]
I hope he runs out of gas!
I hope you do!
Why don't you run to the back?
I can't help it! I have a nervous stomach!
And I have an empty stomach! Now, get that mouse!
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The opening credits are shown on a typewriter. See more »
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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