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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


The two detectives are named "Allan" and "Sherman" (Allan Sherman was a popular US comedy singer). See more »


When the piano is being played, the note that gets stuck changes pitch depending on who plays it. See more »


Snowbell: You think you could help me?
Smokey: Consider it done.
Snowbell: Thank-you Mister Smokey sir, how could I ever think you?
Smokey: Don't worry Tinkerbell, anytime.
Snowbell: Tinkerbell! Ha Ha, He called me Tinkerbell! You're a funny guy!
Smokey: Yeah, whatever. HOUSE CATS, Sheesh!
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Gilmore Girls: That'll Do, Pig (2003) See more »


That's Amore
Composed by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under lisense from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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16 August 2000 | by (central ark, indonesia) – See all my reviews

Truly a family movie, especially made for kids. That explains all; the absurdity, the irrational acts, the incredible story and yet the finale.

Don't mess the story by thinking how can it happen in real life, because it won't.

The casts are well chosen, unfortunately Jonathan Lipnicki is less adorable than his appearance in Jerry MacGuire. Geena Davis is very standard as well as the other casts. But look at that little mouse! He's so adorable indeed, very sweet and beautifully made to make you fall in love with him from the first sight.

Well, it worked well, at least from the ratings and the gross income.

A family classic movie. Watch it on a Sunday morning. It will lift your spirit up.

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