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Stuart Little (1999)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy  |  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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Monty the Mouth (voice)
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Storyline

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>

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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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Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stuart Little, un ratón en la familia  »

Box Office

Budget:

$133,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

AUD 11,853,831 (Australia) (15 December 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 $110,000. See more »

Goofs

No front load washing machine would fill in the manner depicted. First, the water level would never be as high as it is shown, especially with such a small load. The washer would be partially full. Second, the water spigot would not be in the rear of the machine, let alone mounted on the drum. It would be either above the door or in the area around the drum, but not mounted on it. Third, once started, the machine would most likely tumble while filling, or at least do some tumbling before "deciding" on a load size (and thus, "deciding" on how much to fill, how much time it will take, etc.). This machine appears to behave more like a top loader, in that it fills completely and then washes. See more »

Quotes

Monty, the Mouth: You know, I'm not picky as long as it ain't meat loaf. That stuff gives me gas, something awful.
Snowbell: I'm sorry, it's meat loaf.
Monty, the Mouth: Oh well, beggars can't be choosers. Load me up and light a match!
Snowbell: [Monty tries to go into the kitchen, but Snowbell tries stopping him, so he won't see Stuart and possibly humiliate him] No, Monty. Stop. You don't wonna do that.
Monty, the Mouth: Why? I eat from garbage cans, drink from public toilets. Like a little gas is gonna bother me.
[he walks through the cat door to the kitchen]
Snowbell: No, ...
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Soundtracks

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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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This one is for adults as well as kids...
21 January 2000 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

A combination of seamless animatronics, puppeteering and computer generated effects make this a completely believable movie.

You will be left wondering "How did they do that?"

But once you stop being amazed at the wizardry involved in just making this movie there is a wonderful story behind it all.

Stuart, who just happens to be a very charming white mouse, is adopted by a very special family -- the incomparable Gina Davis and the ever amazing Hugh Laurie.

This is a story of acceptance, unconditional love and of a great deal of caring -- even though you may be a little "different."

This is a "not to be missed" film -- and adults will enjoy it as much as children do.

In fact, the day that I saw it there was only one child in a nearly full theater; and I had the feeling that many of the adults there had seen it before.

Don't pass up a chance to see one of the best written movies of the year.


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