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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)
Snowbell (voice)
Smokey (voice)
Monty (voice)
Jim Doughan ...
Lucky (voice)
Red (voice)
Mr. Stout (voice)
Mrs. Stout (voice)
Race Announcer (voice)


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

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)


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

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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 $137,000. 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 »


Anton, the stuck-up bully: How did that stupid mouse get in my sail?
George Little: He's not a stupid mouse!
Anton, the stuck-up bully: You're right; He's a stupid rat!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on a typewriter. See more »


Referenced in Final Destination (2000) See more »


Walking Tall
Composed by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Produced by Burt Bacharach and Elliot Lurie
Performed by Lyle Lovett
Courtesy of Curb/MCA Records
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Mouse with Pet Cat Saves Day
22 April 2000 | by (United States) – See 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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