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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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Monty (voice)
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Lucky (voice)
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Mr. Stout (voice)
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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

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The Little Family Just Got Bigger


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Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

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17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stuart Little, un ratón en la familia  »

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Budget:

$133,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$140,015,224 (USA) (28 April 2000)
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Trivia

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 $137,000. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, the entire family goes back inside from the deck. Mr. and Mrs. Little, George and Stuart on Mrs. Little's outstretched hand. However, her hand is empty, Stuart is not there. See more »

Quotes

[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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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 »

Connections

Followed by Stuart Little 2 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Heart And Soul (Alternate Version)
Written by Hoagy Carmichael
Sung by Hugh Laurie and Geena Davis
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Overly sugary but still quite fun
28 December 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Little family are looking to adopt a boy to give their son George a brother. When they go to the orphanage they meet an adorable mouse called Stuart and decide to adopt him. Despite early resistance from George, Stuart makes himself part of the family, much to the chagrin of the house cat Snowball. To get rid of Stuart, Snowball reaches out to some local alley cats to set up a whack on Stuart.

If my plot synopsis has talked up the mafia connotations of the cats, it is because that is the part of the film that I find the funniest part of the film because it is lacking in the syrup that kind of takes away from the rest of the film. The main story is quite sweet but also has a good sense of humour that will appeal to adults as much as children. It's not perfect for, like I said it does get a bit overly sentimental at times although it just about manages to stay sweetly sentimental and not fall into being sickly sentimental.

The animation is superb and only occasionally does Stuart look out of place in the frame. For the most part it all flows well together and was deserving of the Oscar nomination. Just as deserving is the animal training

  • anyone with cats will know how hard it is to get the little b*stards to


do anything you want, so to have them do so much work is very impressive (although I understand it is all about food).

The cast are all pretty good. Davis and Laurie play it straight and are lumbered with carrying the emotional side of the film and don't have much comedy (a shame considering Laurie's talents). Michael J. Fox does the best work - he makes his Stuart very sweet and likeable; a true prince amongst mice! Lipnicki does OK but is basically just the `cute kid' that is legally required in all American family movies. The funny stuff comes from Lane, Zahn, Kirby, Tilly and, best of all, Palminteri, who's mafia cat is hilarious and sends up his own characters by doing so.

Overall this is an enjoyable family film. It may not be hilarious for adults in the way Toy Story and it's like are but it is not dull. It has characters for adults and plenty for children and it's all a bit of fun with a slightly overly sweet centre to it.


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