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Stuart Little 2 In its air-popped way, it comes closer than the first Stuart Little film did to evoking the novel's wistful vision of loyalty and friendship. Stuart,...Stuart Little 2Kids and Family, Comedy, Sci-fi and FantasyPT72MPG In its air-popped way, it comes closer than the first Stuart Little film did to evoking the novel's wistful vision of loyalty and friendship. Stuart,...2002-08-02Brad GarrettMelanie GriffithNathan LaneHugh LaurieJames WoodsSteve ZahnBrad Garrett, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Hugh Laurie, James Woods, Steve ZahnColumbia Pictures
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Stuart Little 2

Genre: Kids and Family, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Starring: Geena Davis, Michael J. Fox, Jonathan Lipnicki, Brad Garrett, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Hugh Laurie, James Woods, Steve Zahn; Director: Rob Minkoff; Author: Bruce Joel Rubin; Release Date Wide: 07/19/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 72; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

In its air-popped way, it comes closer than the first Stuart Little film did to evoking the novel’s wistful vision of loyalty and friendship. Stuart, now comically integrated into the Little family, finds a comrade in Margalo, a troubled parakeet who drops into his miniature sedan. Michael J. Fox and Melanie Griffith voice these two with a vulnerable urgency, and the animation is so vibrant that you can practically reach out and touch the fur and feathers. Stuart Little 2 is lively without being hyperkinetic – it’s a bouncy mouse caper with a wee bit of soul.