The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. Now the teens must fight diminutive dangers as the father searches for them.
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
Grandma Estelle Little (Estelle Getty) and Grandpa Spencer Little (Harold Gould) also appeared together on The Golden Girls (1985), as Sofia Petrillo and Arnie Peterson / Miles Webber, respectively. In this movie, they are married, but on The Golden Girls (1985), Gould played the boyfriend of Rose Nylund (Betty White). See more »
When Stuart is in the sewer, he gets wet. When he climbs out of the drain, he is dry again. See more »
Say good night... Tinkerbell.
Hey, Smokey! His name is Snowbell!
[Smacks him off the tree with a branch]
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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 »
Not since the "Problem Child" movies have I been this angry at a movie's appalling disregard for the adoption process and for adopted children who may go to see it. In a plot thread which was never present in the E.B. White classic, Stuart is adopted, rather than the biological child of the Littles, and during the course of the movie is taken from the Little home and "returned" to his "real parents." This plot device can do nothing but traumatize the thousands of adopted children who go to see the movie. The issues of the possible return of biological parents and of being taken away from adopted parents probably lurk in the minds of most adopted children, and the depiction of it here came like an ambush as the story unfolded. Shame on the moviemakers for inflicting this on thousands of children in the audience. And shame on reviewers who do not warn potential viewers of this, as they warn about violence, profanity, or other potentially disturbing aspects of movies.
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