Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild full movie review - Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
The first film based on the popular book by E.B. White was good fun, the second film was okay, and you would expect the third film to be the same concept, live action and computer animation combined, but no, the makers opted to go straight to DVD and just have it all animated.
Basically it is the summer time and school is out for Stuart Little (Michael J. Fox), the white mouse adopted adopted into the (human) Little family, and he and his brother George (Corey Padnos) are going near Lake Garland to a lakeside cabin to spend a vacation and join the "Lake Scouts". Troopmaster Bickle (Peter MacNicol) is obviously a little inexperienced, so Stuart and George's father Frederick (Hugh Laurie) assists him teaching the kids the various outdoor and survival skills, while Mrs. Eleanor Little (Geena Davis) tries to mend the old cabin. Stuart being small obviously struggles to keep up with George and the other scouts, and getting lost in the woods he makes friends with a skunk named Reeko (Wayne Brady), who has been getting on the nerves of the creature feared by the other woodland creatures, the Beast, who demands food from them. To satisfy the Beast and give himself some time to get away Reeko, being a good liar convinces the Little's family cat Snowbell (Kevin Schon) that he is a guest of a big party with the animals, but of course he is being led into a trap to become a meal for the Beast (Candyman's Virginia Madsen), who turns out to be a lioness. Stuart being brave and having learnt all he needs from the scouts is the only one who can save Snowbell, and Reeko feeling great guilt and confessing his mistake helps him, and in the end the Beast is captured and taken back to the zoo, and the Littles return home after an interesting vacation. Also starring Sophia Paden as Bunny, Rino Romano as Monty and Tara Strong as Brooke. It is good Fox, Laurie and Davis returned to their parts, but Nathan Lane and Jonathan Lipnicki are missing, but it doesn't matter as the story is very predictable, the computer animation is rubbish and looks like a cheap video game or something, and the family feel has lost any previous charm, do not bother with this terrible animated fantasy adventure. Pretty poor!