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Stuart Little 2 (July 19, 2002)

Stuart Little 2DVD REVIEW

BRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

Stuart befriends a bird on the run from a carnivorous falcon..but can the little birdy be trusted?

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

SOURCE MATERIAL: Based on characters from the book Stuart Little by E.B. White
WORKING TITLE: SL2
GENRE: Comedy/Fantasy
TAGLINE: A Little Goes a Long Way
SETTING: New York City, New York; USA
FILMING LOCATIONS:

  • Culver City, California; USA
  • Los Angeles, California; USA (Dodger Stadium, Chavez Ravine, Elysian Park)
  • New York City, New York; USA
  • Rose City High School – Pasadena, California; USA

FILMING DATES: March 5, 2001 – June, 2001
U.S. RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2002
RUNNING TIME: 78 minutes; 1 hour 18 minutes
RATING: PG
BUDGET: $120 million
OPENING WEEKEND GROSS: $15,115,152
TOTAL GROSS USA: $64,956,806
TOTAL GROSS OUTSIDE USA: $101,043,194

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: Bruce Joel Rubin
DIRECTOR: Rob Minkoff
PRODUCER: Lucy Fisher, Douglas Wick
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jason Clark, Jeff Franklin, Gail Lyon, Rob Minkoff, Steve Waterman
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Michelle Murdocca, Rachel Shane
EDITOR: Priscilla Nedd-Friendly
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Steven B. Poster
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Bill Brzeski, Shepherd Frankel, Lisa K. Sessions
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Alan Silvestri
SPECIAL EFFECTS BY:

  • VISUAL EFFECTS PHOTOGRAPHY: Hunter/Gratzner Indsutris, Inc.
  • ANIMATRONIC FALCON DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION: Jim Henson’s Creature Shop
  • ADDITIONAL CAT ANIMATION: Rhythm & Hues
  • SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • MINIATURE CARS AND PLANES: Vanishing Point Entertainment

COSTUME DESIGNER: Mona May
MAKE-UP BY: Tammy Ashmore (key), Bonita DeHaven (supervisor)
HAIR STYLIST: Mary Guerrero, Robert Hallowell (supervisor)
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Red Wagon Productions
DISTRIBUTOR: Columbia Pictures
ASPECT RATIO: 1:85:1

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Stuart Little…Michael J. Fox (voice)
Mrs. Eleanor Little…Geena Davis
Mr. Frederick Little…Hugh Laurie
George Little…Jonathan Lipnicki
Martha Little…Anna and Ashley Hoeleck
Snowbell…Nathan Lane (voice)
Margalo…Melanie Griffith (voice)
Falcon…James Woods (voice)
Monty the Mouth…Steve Zahn (voice)
Will, George’s Friend…Marc John Jeffries
Wallace…Angelo Massagli
Soccerball Coach…Jim Doughan
Plumber…Brad Garrett
Referee…Conan McCarty
Teacher…Maria Bamford
Student…Daniel Hansen
Irwin…Kevin Johnson Olson
Kid…Dyllan Christopher
Tony…Bobby Walsh
Mark…Michael C. Fuchs
Chef…Raymond Ma
Will’s Mom…Amelia Marshall
Cab Driver…Rnobir Lahiri
Catholic Nun in the Park…Connie Roderick
Balloon Man…David Tabatsky
Onlookers…Frank Aquilino, Salvatore Pate
Additional Voices…Rachael Harris

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SOUNDTRACK LISTING :: SONG TITLE…COMPOSER/LYRICIST…PERFORMER

Put a Little Love in Your Heart…Jackie Deshannon, Randy Myers, Jimmy Holiday…Mary Mary
One…Harry Nilsson…Unknown
Alone Again (Naturally)…Raymond O’Sullivan…Gilbert O’Sullivan
Top of the World…Jeff Cohen, Daniel Pringle, Leah Haywood…Mandy Moore
The Beach (from Vertigo)…Bernard Herrmann…Instrumental
Another Small Adventure…Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk…Chantal Kreviazuk
I’m Alive…Kristian Lundin, Andreas Carlsson…Celine Dion
Hold On to the Good Things…Holly Knight, Roxanne Seeman…Shawn Colvin

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AWARDS

BAFTA Childrens’ Awards, 2002

NOMINEE: Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Rob Minkoff, Bruce Joel Rubin
CATEGORY: Best Feature Film
RESULT: NominatedGolden Trailer Awards, 2003

NOMINEE: Stuart Little 2
CATEGORY: Best Animated/Family Film
RESULT: NominatedVisual Effects Society Awards, 2003

NOMINEE: Tony Bancroft, David Schaub, Eric Armstrong, Sean Mullen
CATEGORY: Best Character Animation in an Animated Motion Picture
RESULT: WonNOMINEE: Earl Wiggins, Mark Vargo, Tom Houghton, Anna Foerster

CATEGORY: Best Visual Effects Photography in a Motion Picture
RESULT: Nominated

Young Artist Awards, 2003

NOMINEE: Stuart Little 2
CATEGORY: Best Family Feature Film – Fantasy
RESULT: Nominated

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EXTRAS

Sequels and Spin-Offs

Follows Stuart Little (1999)
Followed by Stuart Little 3 (2006)
Followed by “Stuart Little” (2003) – Animated TV Series

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