Stuart Little (film series)

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Stuart Little
Directed by Rob Minkoff (1 & 2)
Audu Paden (3)
Produced by Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Starring Michael J. Fox
Jonathan Lipnicki
Geena Davis
Hugh Laurie
Nathan Lane
(More)
Music by Alan Silvestri (1 & 2)
Atli Örvarsson (3)
Production
company
Franklin/Waterman Productions (1 & 2)
Mainframe Entertainment (3)
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
1: December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
2: July 19, 2002
3: October 11, 2005
Running time
232+ minutes
Country United States
Language English

Stuart Little is a live-action/computer-animated film series, based on the 1945 children's novel by E. B. White. The films are produced by Franklin/Waterman Productions and released by Columbia Pictures. Live-action roles include Jonathan Lipnicki, Geena Davis and Hugh Laurie, while the voice-over roles include Michael J. Fox and Nathan Lane.

Films[edit]

Stuart Little (1999)[edit]

Stuart (Michael J. Fox) is a mouse who is adopted into a human family. His new parents, (Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie) are thrilled with him, but everyone else is not. Through a series of adventures he eventually gains the love of his big brother George, (Jonathan Lipnicki) acceptance by the extended Little family and even the grudging tolerance of the family cat Snowbell, (Nathan Lane).

Stuart Little 2 (2002)[edit]

In the sequel, Stuart and his brother George (Jonathan Lipnicki) are attending school together, but his mother (Geena Davis) doesn't seem to think Stuart is capable to taking care of himself. Later, Stuart meets a bird named Margelo (Melanie Griffith) who he unintentionally saves from an evil Falcon (James Woods) and eventually becomes smitten with. But one day when Margelo is nowhere to be found, Stuart and Snowbell (Nathan Lane) team up to go and find her.

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)[edit]

In the third film, Stuart (Michael J. Fox) and his Family are spending their summer vacation at a lakeside cabin near Lake Garland. Stuart sign-ups to be a lake-scout in an attempt to prove to his mother (Geena Davis) that he doesn't need to be watched over all the time. Soon, Stuart meets a new friend: A Skunk named Reeko (Wayne Brady) who he quickly befriends. But when a ferocious mountain lion named the Beast (Virginia Madsen) hatches a plot to eat Snowbell (Kevin Schon). Stuart must gather up all his courage to save him.

Reboot[edit]

It was reported by the Tracking Board and Zimbio that a new Stuart Little film was in development by Sony Pictures Animation and Red Wagon Productions with Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher returning as the producers. Similar to the first two films, it will feature a combination of live-action and computer animation. The reboot will not be a sequel to the previous films and is said to be in the vein of a John Hughes film.[1][2]

It has been stated that the new Stuart Little film will be a more faithful adaptation of the E.B. White novel than the previous films, and will most likely be released in either 2018 or 2019.[3]

Reception[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Stuart Little 66% (97 reviews) 61 (32 reviews)
Stuart Little 2 81% (122 reviews) 66 (29 reviews)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 27% N/A

Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Revenue Budget Ref.
U.S. and Canada Other territories Worldwide
Stuart Little December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17) $140,035,367 $160,100,000 $300,135,367 $133,000,000 -
Stuart Little 2 July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) $64,956,806 $105,000,000 $169,956,806 $120,000,000 -
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) $11,434,893 N/A $11,434,893 N/A -
Total $216,427,066 $265,100,000 $481,527,066 $253,000,000 -

Characters[edit]

Characters Films
Stuart Little
(1999)
Stuart Little 2
(2002)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
(2005)
Stuart Little Michael J. Fox
George Little Jonathan Lipnicki Corey Padnos
Eleanor Little Geena Davis
Frederick Little Hugh Laurie
Martha Little Anna and Ashley Hoelck (unknown voice actress)
Snowbell Nathan Lane Kevin Schon
Monty Steve Zahn Rino Romano
Uncle Crenshaw Little Jeffrey Jones
Aunt Tina Little Connie Ray
Aunt Beatrice Little Allyce Beasley
Cousin Edgar Little Brian Doyle-Murray
Grandma Estelle Little Estelle Getty
Grandpa Spencer Little Harold Gould
Uncle Stretch Little Patrick Thomas O'Brien
Smokey Chazz Palminteri
Lucky Jim Doughan
Red David Alan Grier
Reginald Stout Bruno Kirby
Camille Stout Jennifer Tilly
Anton Miles Marsico
Margalo Melanie Griffith
The Falcon James Woods
Will Powell Marc John Jefferies
Reeko Wayne Brady
The Beast Virginia Madsen
Troopmaster Bickle Peter MacNicol
Brooke Tara Strong

Crew[edit]

Role Film
Stuart Little
(1999)
Stuart Little 2
(2002)
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
(2006)
Director Rob Minkoff Audu Paden
Producer(s) Douglas Wick Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Leslie Hough
Steven Wendland
Rachel Shane
Writer(s) Screenplay by:
M. Night Shyamalan
Greg Brooker
Screenplay by:
Bruce Joel Rubin
Story by:
Douglas Wick
Bruce Joel Rubin
Screenplay by:
Bob Shaw
Don McEnery
Story by:
Douglas Wick
Composer Alan Silvestri Atli Örvarsson
Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro Steven Poster N/A
Editor(s) Tom Finan Priscilla Nedd-Friendly Michael Dowding
Robert Gordon Bruc

References[edit]

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