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Stuart Little (franchise)

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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.

Stuart Little
Directed byRob Minkoff (1 & 2)
Audu Paden (3)
Produced byDouglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
StarringMichael J. Fox
Jonathan Lipnicki
Geena Davis
Hugh Laurie
Nathan Lane
(More)
Music byAlan Silvestri (1 & 2)
Atli Örvarsson (3)
Production
company
Franklin/Waterman Productions (1 & 2)
Mainframe Entertainment (3)
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
1: December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17)
2: July 19, 2002
3: October 11, 2005
Running time
232+ minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Contents

FilmsEdit

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.

Possible rebootEdit

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.[1][2]

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 will most likely be released in either 2018 or 2019.[3]

Animated seriesEdit

Video gamesEdit

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.

ReceptionEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
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

Film Release date Revenue Budget Ref.
U.S. and Canada Other territories Worldwide
Stuart Little December 17, 1999 (1999-12-17) $140,035,367 $160,100,000 $300,135,367 $133,000,000 -
Stuart Little 2 July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19) $64,956,806 $105,000,000 $169,956,806 $120,000,000 -
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild October 11, 2005 (2005-10-11) $11,434,893 N/A $11,434,893 N/A -
Total $216,427,066 $265,100,000 $481,527,066 $253,000,000 -

CharactersEdit

Characters Films Animated series
Stuart Little Stuart Little 2 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild Stuart Little:
The Animated Series
1999 2002 2005 2003
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
Kevin Schon
Monty Steve Zahn Rino Romano André Sogliuzzo
Uncle Crenshaw Little Jeffrey Jones 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 Thomas O'Brien
Smokey Chazz Palminteri
Lucky Jim Doughan
Red David Alan Grier
Reginald Stout Bruno Kirby
Camille Stout Jennifer Tilly
Mrs. Keeper Julia Sweeney
Anton Gartred Miles Marsico
Margalo Melanie Griffith Kathy Najimy
The Falcon James Woods Pat Fraley
Will Powell Marc John Jefferies Marc John Jefferies
Reeko Wayne Brady
The Beast Virginia Madsen
Troopmaster Bickle Peter MacNicol
Brooke Tara Strong
Rick Ruckus Matt Kaminsky

CrewEdit

Role Film
Stuart Little Stuart Little 2 Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
1999 2002 2005
Director(s) Rob Minkoff Audu Paden
Producer(s) Douglas Wick Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Douglas Wick
Lucy Fisher
Leslie Hough
Steven Wendland
Rachel Shane
Writer(s) Screenplay by:
M. Night Shyamalan
Greg Brooker
Screenplay by:
Bruce Joel Rubin
Story by:
Douglas Wick
Bruce Joel Rubin
Screenplay by:
Bob Shaw
Don McEnery
Story by:
Douglas Wick
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stuart Little is Getting A Remake". August 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "A 'Stuart Little' Live Action Reboot Is In The Works Under Sony Pictures And Red Wagon Ent". August 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Stuart Little Remake Planned at Sony". August 3, 2015.

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