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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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Rob Minkoff

Writers:

E.B. White (book), M. Night Shyamalan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael J. Fox ... Stuart Little (voice)
Geena Davis ... Mrs. Little
Hugh Laurie ... Mr. Little
Jonathan Lipnicki ... George Little
Nathan Lane ... Snowbell (voice)
Chazz Palminteri ... Smokey (voice)
Steve Zahn ... Monty (voice)
Jim Doughan Jim Doughan ... Lucky (voice)
David Alan Grier ... Red (voice)
Bruno Kirby ... Mr. Stout (voice)
Jennifer Tilly ... Mrs. Stout (voice)
Stan Freberg ... Race Announcer (voice)
Jeffrey Jones ... Uncle Crenshaw
Connie Ray ... Aunt Tina
Allyce Beasley ... Aunt Beatrice
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The Little Family Just Got Bigger


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Dutch

Release Date:

17 December 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stuart Little, un ratón en la familia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$133,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,018,223, 19 December 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$140,035,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$300,135,367
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, Snowball is hostile to Stuart. In Stuart Little 2 (2002) he and Stuart become friends. 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

Smokey: How you doing? You must be Stuart.
Stuart Little: Actually... I must be going.
[Gets back into his little car]
Lucky: What's your hurry, Murray?
Red: Yeah, where ya going, Murray - - Urm Stuart. What's his name?
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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

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.38 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lucky Day
Performed by Matt Goss
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Traumatic misrepresentation of adoption
20 January 2000 | by kenspiglSee all my reviews

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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