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Stuart Little (December 17, 1999)

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BRIEF PLOT DESCRIPTION

Stuart is a mouse who has been in an orphanage for quite a while. The Little family is a family that is in search of another member. So, Stuart becomes Stuart Little. At first Stuart’s big brother George is reluctant to accept him, but eventually Stuart wins him over. However, all comes crumbling down when Snowbell and his cat pals devise a plan to get the mouse out of the Little house.

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GENERAL FILM INFORMATION

SOURCE MATERIAL: Stuart Little by E.B. White
GENRE: Comedy/Fantasy
TAGLINE: The Little Family Just Got Bigger
SETTING: New York City, New York; USA
FILMING LOCATIONS:

  • Los Angeles, California; USA
  • New York, New York; USA

PREMIERE DATE: December 5, 1999
U.S. RELEASE DATE: December 17, 1999
RUNNING TIME: 84 minutes; 1 hour 24 minutes
RATING: PG
BUDGET: #103 million
OPENING WEEKEND GROSS: $15,018,223
TOTAL GROSS USA: $140,015,224
TOTAL GROSS OUTSIDE OF USA: $158,784,776

CREW AND OTHER TECHNICAL INFORMATION

WRITER: M Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker
DIRECTOR: Rob Minkoff
PRODUCER: Douglas Wick
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jeff Franklin, Steve Waterman
EDITOR: Tom Finian, Julie Rogers
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Guillermo Navarro
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Bill Brzeski, Oana Bogdan, Philip Toolin, Clay A. Griffith
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Alan Silvestri
SPECIAL EFFECTS BY:

  • Centropolis Effects
  • Patrick Tatopolous Design Inc.
  • Rhythm & Hues
  • Sony Pictures Imageworks

COSTUME DESIGNER: Joseph A. Porro
MAKE-UP BY: Bonita DeHaven (Key), Mindy Hall
HAIR STYLIST: Beth Miller
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Columbia Pictures Corporation, Franklin/Waterman Productions, Global Medien KG (Denmark)
DISTRIBUTOR: Columbia Pictures
ASPECT RATIO: 1:85:1

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CAST :: CHARACTER NAME…ACTOR NAME

Stuart Little…Michael J. Fox (voice)
Eleanor Little…Geena Davis
Fredrick Little…Hugh Laurie
George Little…Jonathan Lipnicki
Snowbell…Nathan Lane (voice)
Smokey…Chazz Palminteri (voice)
Monty the Mouth…Steve Zahn (voice)
Lucky…Jim Doughan (voice)
Detective Allen…Jim Doughan
Red…David Alan Grier (voice)
Reginald ‘Reggae’ Stout…Bruno Kirby (voice)
Camille Stout…Jennifer Tilly (voice)
Race Announcer…Stan Freberg (voice)
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 O’Brien
Mrs. Keeper…Julia Sweeney
Dr. Beechwood…Dabney Coleman
Anton, the Stuck-Up Bully…Miles Marsico
Detective Sherman…Jon Polito
Racer Starter…Joe Bays
Salesman…Taylor Negron
Race Spectator…Kimmy Robertson
Hot Dog Vendor…Tannis Benedict
Skippers…Chuck Blechen, Westleigh Michael Styer
Boat Registrar…Larry Goodhue
Stunt Co-ordinator (animals)…Boone Narr

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SOUNDTRACK LISTING :: SONG TITLE — PERFORMER

I Need to Know — R Angels
The Two of Us — S Club 7
You’re Where I Belong — Trisha Yearwood
If You Can’t Rock Me — The Brian Setzer Orchestra
1 + 1 = 2 — Lou Bega
He Rules — 702
Home — Brian McKnight
Walking Tall — Lyle Lovett
Lucky Day — Matt Goss
Mouse in the House — Colby O’Donis
As Long As I Can Dream — Debelah Morgan
You’re Where I Belong (remix) — Trisha Yearwood

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AWARDS AND HONORS

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Alan Silvestri
CATEGORY: Top Box Office Film Score
RESULT: Won

Academy Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Eric Allard, Henry Anderson, Jerome Chen & John Dykstra
CATEGORY: Best Visual Effects
RESULT: Nominated

Annie Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Sean Mullin
CATEGORY: Outstanding Individual Achievement for Character Animation
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Rob Bredow
CATEGORY: Outstanding Individual Achievement for Effects Animation
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Gred Brooker & M. Night Shyamalan
CATEGORY: Outstanding Individual Achievement for Writing in an Animated Feature
RESULT: Nominated

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 2000
NOMINEE: Eric Allard, Henry Anderson, Jerome Chen & John Dykstra
CATEGORY: Best Visual Effects
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Stuart Little
CATEGORY: Best Motion Picture: Animated or Mixed Media
RESULT: Nominated

International Monitor Awards, 2000

NOMINEE: Stuart Little
CATEGORY: Best 3-D Animation
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Stuart Little
CATEGORY: Best Achievement
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Stuart Little
CATEGORY: Best Visual Effects
RESULT: Won

Young Artists Awards, 2000
NOMINEE: Stuart Little
CATEGORY: Best Family Feature Film: Comedy
RESULT: Won

NOMINEE: Miles Marsico
CATEGORY: Best Performance in a Feature Film: Supporting Young Actor
RESULT: Nominated

NOMINEE: Jonathan Lipnicki
CATEGORY: Best Performance in a Feature Film: Young Actor Ten or Under
RESULT: Nominated

Young Star Awards, 2000
NOMINEE: Jonathan Lipnicki
CATEGORY: Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Comedy
RESULT: Won

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EXTRAS

Sequels and Spin Offs

Followed by Stuart Little 2 (2002) and Stuart Little 3 (2006)
Stuart Little” (2003) – Animated TV Series

Quotes

Didn’t your mother ever warn you that you shouldn’t go out into Central Park at night?

My mother was the reason you shouldn’t go out into Central Park at night.

–Snowbell and Smokey

What’s your hurry, Murray?

Yeah, where are you going Murray…uh, Stuart…What’s his name?

–Lucky and Red

Entertainment References (Link to IMDB)

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