Stuart Little (franchise)
Stuart Little is a live-action / computer-animated American film franchise 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.
|Directed by||Rob Minkoff (1 & 2)|
Audu Paden (3)
|Produced by||Douglas Wick|
|Starring||Michael J. Fox|
|Music by||Alan Silvestri (1 & 2)|
Atli Örvarsson (3)
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|1: December 17, 1999|
2: July 19, 2002
3: October 11, 2005
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). A significant subplot of this film highlights neoliberalism’s obsession with gentrifying inner cities. The Littles family home is subject to multiple aggressive offers from developers who wish to turn the real estate into a skyscraper.
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 Margalo (Melanie Griffith) who he unintentionally saves from an evil Falcon (James Woods) and eventually becomes smitten with. But one day when Margalo 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 signs up 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) whom 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.
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.
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 was originally set to be released in either 2018 or 2019.
Various video games based on Stuart Little were produced, but were mostly based off the films. Stuart Little: the Journey Home based on the 1999 film, was released exclusively for the Game Boy Color in 2001. A game based on Stuart Little 2 was released for the PlayStation, Game Boy Advance and Microsoft Windows in 2002. And a third game entitled Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure was released exclusively for the PlayStation 2 in 2005. Although it is not related to the film Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild.
|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 performanceEdit
|U.S. and Canada||Other territories||Worldwide|
|Stuart Little||December 17, 1999||$140,035,367||$160,100,000||$300,135,367||$133,000,000||-|
|Stuart Little 2||July 19, 2002||$64,956,806||$105,000,000||$169,956,806||$120,000,000||-|
|Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild||October 11, 2005||$11,434,893||N/A||$11,434,893||N/A||-|
|Stuart Little||Stuart Little 2||Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild||Stuart Little|
|Stuart Little||Michael J. Fox||David Kaufman|
|Mrs. Eleanor Little||Geena Davis||Jennifer Hale|
|Mr. Frederick Little||Hugh Laurie|
|George Little||Jonathan Lipnicki||Corey Padnos||Myles Jeffrey|
|Martha Little||Anna and Ashley Hoelck||N/A||Jennifer Hale|
|Snowbell||Nathan Lane||Kevin Schon||Quinton Flynn|
|Monty||Steve Zahn||Rino Romano||André Sogliuzzo|
|Reginald Stout||Bruno Kirby|
|Camille Stout||Jennifer Tilly|
|Uncle Crenshaw Little||Jeffrey Jones||Jeffrey Jones|
|Red||David Alan Grier|
|Mrs. Keeper||Julia Sweeney|
|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|
|Anton Gartred||Miles Marsico|
|Margalo||Melanie Griffith||Kathy Najimy|
|The Falcon||James Woods||Pat Fraley|
|Will Powell||Marc John Jefferies||Marc John Jefferies|
|The Beast||Virginia Madsen|
|Troopmaster Bickle||Peter MacNicol|
|Rick Ruckus||Matt Kaminsky|
|Stuart Little||Stuart Little 2||Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild|
|Director(s)||Rob Minkoff||Audu Paden|
|Producer(s)||Douglas Wick||Douglas Wick
M. Night Shyamalan
Bruce Joel Rubin
Bruce Joel Rubin
|Composer(s)||Alan Silvestri||Atli Örvarsson|
|Cinematographer(s)||Guillermo Navarro||Steven Poster||N/A|
|Editor(s)||Tom Finan||Priscilla Nedd-Friendly||Michael Dowding|
Robert Gordon Bruc
- "Stuart Little is Getting A Remake". August 2, 2015.
- "A 'Stuart Little' Live Action Reboot Is In The Works Under Sony Pictures And Red Wagon Ent". August 3, 2015.
- "Stuart Little Remake Planned at Sony". August 3, 2015.