Stuart Little 2 [Special Edition] [DVD] [2002]

Charming and fun, this sequel to the 1999's hit Stuart Little has so much going for it that hopefully it will be a bigger hit on home video that it ended up being in the theaters. The immediate response to the image, which includes both 1.85:1 anamorphic and full-frame transfers, is how brilliant the colors and detail looks. This truly is a reference-quality picture, perfectly captured from the original film elements. No signs of distracting elements can be found, and the animation is perfectly blended with the live action. The sound is also wonderful, with a 5.1 Dolby Digital track that shows some nice separation at times, while never losing sight of the necessity for clear dialogue. Just the right moments of surround material really enhance the listening experience. In a nice move, the supplemental features are geared both for adults and children. First up is a commentary track from director Rob Minkoff and visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen. Granted, it can be a bit technical at times, but it's still filled with enough anecdotes to keep it interesting. "Show and Tell" is an extra where, by using your remote, you can choose to watch some very brief featurettes that branch off from the movie. In addition, are two other featurettes, "A Touch of Evil" (specifically discussing James Woods' falcon character) and "Life in the Fast Lane" (a humorous sped-up look at the entire production). For the little ones, in particular, are "Read-Along: Stuart Little's Big Adventure" and "Stuart Little's Circle of Friends Game," as well as a preview of the PlayStation 2 game for this movie. Finally, along with trailers for this film, Master of Disguise, and some other Columbia/TriStar titles, is a visually interesting music video for the song "I'm Alive" from Celine Dion and some filmographies for the main cast and crew. While not an overly exciting group of supplements, the overall packaging as a whole well makes up for any single deficiency.
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Special Features

  • Filmmaker's commentary
  • "Show and Tell" feature that lets viewers jump behind the scenes
  • A Touch of Evil-Creating the perfect villain
  • Life in the Fast Lane-Zoom through the filmmaking process
  • Stuart Little's Big Adventures read-along
  • Interactive game: Stuart's Circle of Friends
  • Celine Dion "I'm Alive" music video
  • Stuart Little 2 Playstation Game Promo
  • Playable level from Stuart Little 2 video game
  • Record your own Stuart Little 2 read-along
  • Theatrical trailers
  • Animated Menus
  • Scene selections
  • Weblinks
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

Stuart Little 2
This sequel to a family hit based on the popular children's book by E.B. White again mixes live action actors with computer-animated cartoon characters. Michael J. Fox returns as the voice of Stuart Little, a three-inch tall talking mouse adopted by a human family in New York City. When his older "brother", George (Jonathan Lipnicki), starts spending more time with his other friends, playing games that Mrs. Little (Geena Davis) feels are too dangerous for the diminutive Stuart, the lonely fellow goes in search of companionship and finds it when he makes the acquaintance of Margalo (voice of Melanie Griffith), a tiny bird wounded by a sinister falcon (voice of James Woods) that is relentlessly pursuing her. While Margalo's busted wing heals up the Littles' house, Stuart grows closer to her and falls in love, but his new pal is hiding a secret that involves the villainous falcon and jewelry theft. In order to save his friend and their friendship, Stuart must call upon the assistance of the dreaded Snowbell (voice of Nathan Lane), the Little family cat with a Catskills comic delivery and no great love of Stuart. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Michael J. Fox
    Michael J. Fox - Stuart Little
  • Geena Davis
    Geena Davis - Mrs. Little
  • Hugh Laurie
    Hugh Laurie - Frederick Little
  • Jonathan Lipnicki
    Jonathan Lipnicki - George Little
  • Melanie Griffith
    Melanie Griffith - Margalo

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