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
In December 2009, Gergely Barki (an art researcher at Hungary's National Gallery) was watching the film with his daughter, and saw a painting on the wall in the background of the Little apartment. He recognized it as the long-lost work "Sleeping Lady with Black Vase" by Robert Bereny, which Barki had only ever seen as a black and white photograph from 1928. Barki hunted the painting through the studio, finding it had been purchased from an antique shop by an assistant to the set designer for five hundred dollars to use in the film. She then purchased it from the studio once the production was completed. The painting was sold by the American owner to a collector. As of November 2014, the painting was to be auctioned in Budapest, with a starting price of one hundred ten thousand euro (one hundred thirty thousand U.S. dollars). See more »
Snowbell loses his collar and tags into the lake when the Central Park altercation takes place, but he is wearing them again when he returns to the Littles' house. See more »
How you doing? You must be Stuart.
Actually... I must be going.
[Gets back into his little car]
What's your hurry, Murray?
Yeah, where ya going, Murray - - Urm Stuart. What's his name?
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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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