Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild

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Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
Stuart Little 3 Call of the Wild poster.jpg
iTunes poster
Directed byAudu Paden
Produced byDouglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Leslie Hough
Steven Wendland
Rachel Shane
Screenplay byBob Shaw
Don McEnery
Story byDouglas Wick
Based onCharacters created
by E. B. White
StarringMichael J. Fox
Geena Davis
Hugh Laurie
Corey Padnos
Wayne Brady
Kevin Schon
Virginia Madsen
Tara Strong
Music byAtli Örvarsson
Edited byMichael Dowding
Robert Gordon
Bruce King
David Tilgner
Production
company
Mainframe Entertainment
Red Wagon Entertainment
Distributed bySony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
  • October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) (Brazil)
  • February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
CountryUnited States
Canada
LanguageEnglish

Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild is a 2005 American-Canadian direct-to-video film directed by Audu Paden, created by Mainframe Entertainment and distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It was released on DVD in other countries in 2005, until it was eventually released in North America on February 21, 2006.[1] It is the third and final installment in the Stuart Little trilogy, but unlike its two predecessors, it is entirely animated.

Plot[edit]

Before the events of Stuart Little 2, Stuart and his family (and Monty who stows away in the car) are going camping. When they get there, Stuart meets a smooth-talking skunk named Reeko, who is forced to give food to "The Beast" who is a puma. Stuart and George join the "Lake Scouts," which Stuart has trouble in. But Reeko makes a deal with the Beast, resulting in Snowbell getting captured by him, and Stuart goes off on an adventure to save him. Eventually, Stuart and his friends attempt to trick the Beast into falling into a trap covered with sticks and leaves, which doesn't work. Reeko shows up with a group of forest animals. Reeko taunts the Beast, and the Beast roars at him. Reeko turns around, yells a battle cry, and sprays the Beast with all of his might. The Beast is taken away to a zoo, and Stuart earns a gold kerchief at last. Reeko tells Stuart that he (Reeko) was wrong to betray him. Stuart bids farewell to his friends as he, George, Eleanor, Frederick, Snowbell, and Monty head back home, and live happily ever after.

Voice cast[edit]

Forest animals and additional scouts are voiced by Garry Chalk (uncredited), Tom Kenny, Sophia Paden and Kath Soucie.

Reception[edit]

Unlike the first two films, which were positively received, this film received generally negative reviews. James Plath of Reels.com rated it 2.5 out of 4, saying "Kids will still like it because the storyline is engaging, the color palette is bright and cheery, the songs are upbeat and pleasant enough, and the messages about good behavior, perseverance, and belonging are worthwhile."[2] Sloan Freer of Radiotimes.com rated it 2 out of 5, saying, "The quality plunges drastically in this uninspired direct-to-video sequel. Gone is the charming mix of live action and CGI used in the original two films, replaced by full animation whose flatness and simplicity is symbolic of the entire tale. Surprisingly, the core voice talent remains the same with Michael J Fox, Geena Davis, and Hugh Laurie wasting their efforts on a weak plot that sees boy mouse Stuart demonstrate his bravery when Snowbell the family cat is kidnapped during the Little clan's lakeside vacation. Undemanding humour, a sprinkling of mild peril, and the obligatory life lessons offer enough substance to keep the very young happy, but only the short running time will impress anyone older."[3]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on VHS and DVD. One DVD also came with Peter Parker's Stuart Little key chain. It is also available to download on iTunes. The Blu-Ray release was released on May 11, 2017.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller III, Randy (February 9, 2006). "Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild". DVD Talk. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes". www.rottentomatoes.com.
  3. ^ "Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild – review - cast and crew, movie star rating and where to watch film on TV and online". Radio Times.

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