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 by Audu Paden
Produced by Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Leslie Hough
Steven Wendland
Rachel Shane
Screenplay by Bob Shaw
Don McEnery
Story by Douglas Wick
Based on Characters created
by E. B. White
Starring Michael J. Fox
Geena Davis
Hugh Laurie
Corey Padnos
Wayne Brady
Kevin Schon
Virginia Madsen
Music by Atli Örvarsson
Edited by Michael Dowding
Robert Gordon
Bruce King
David Tilgner
Mainframe Entertainment
Red Wagon Entertainment
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date
  • October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) (Brazil)
  • February 21, 2006 (2006-02-21) (United States)
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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 installment in the Stuart Little trilogy, but unlike its two predecessors, it is entirely animated. The characters are based on those in E. B. White's 1945 book Stuart Little.


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 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 scouts are played by Garry Chalk (uncredited), Tom Kenny, Sophia Paden, Kath Soucie and Tara Strong.

Cast notes[edit]

Corey Padnos replaced Jonathan Lipnicki as George. Kevin Schon replaced Nathan Lane as Snowbell. Rino Romano replaced Steve Zahn as Monty.


Unlike the first two films, which were positively received, this film received generally negative reviews. James Plath of 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 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]

It was released on VHS and a DVD edition. One DVD also came with a Stuart key chain. The movie is also on iTunes. It has yet to be released on Blu-Ray.


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