|Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild|
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild is a 2005 direct-to-video adventure science-fiction comedy film and the follow-up to Stuart Little and Stuart Little 2, directed by Audu Paden, produced by Douglas Wick, Lucy Fisher, Lucille Hough, Steve Wendland, and Rachel Shane, written by Bill Motz and Bob Roth, and distributed by Columbia Pictures.
Three years after the events of the previous film, Stuart, Snowbell, and the Littles leave New York City to go on a camping trip near the fictional Lake Garland. Once they arrive at the lake, Stuart and his brother George decide to join a group called the "Lake Scouts" led by their leader Troopmaster Bickle, with their father Frederick watching over them.
Although George is shown to be skilled at scouting while also developing a crush on a female Scout named Brooke, Stuart has trouble keeping up with the Lake Scouts due to his small stature. However, he soon encounters Reeko, a smooth-talking skunk who is generally disliked by the local forest animals of Lake Garland because of his attitude, and is secretly on a mission to give food to his master "The Beast", a ruthless cougar who is feared by the animals. Meanwhile, Snowbell discovers that his alley cat friend Monty is living under the Littles' cabin, as it was revealed that he had stowed away by sneaking into the trunk of their car unnoticed.
Down on his luck with the Scouts and with Troopmaster Bickle looking down upon him, Stuart makes a deal with Reeko that he will help Stuart learn the ways of the forest. That evening, after being invited to dinner with Stuart's family, Reeko ultimately befriends Stuart. However, upon leaving the Littles' cabin, Reeko, deciding that the food given to the Beast isn't enough, finds Snowbell and tricks him into thinking that there is a "party" in the forest, prompting Snowbell to enter the woods that night, only for him to end up getting captured by the Beast. Soon after witnessing Snowbell's kidnapping, Stuart attempts to tell his family and the Scouts the truth about his friend getting captured the next day, but they all refuse to believe him as they think Stuart was just dreaming the whole time.
With no choice, Stuart goes off to rescue his friend alone, but learns along the way that Reeko was responsible for Snowbell's disappearance. Meanwhile, Snowbell is taken to the Beast's cave. The Beast only refuses to eat him when Snowbell suggests that she fatten him up first in order to have a rug made out of Snowbell's fur for the winter. Shortly afterward, Stuart's mother Eleanor realizes that Stuart is missing upon finding a note left by him and rallies a search party with Frederick and the Scouts.
Meanwhile, Stuart reaches the Beast's cave, where he is able to sneak past the Beast and manages to rescue Snowbell, who was trapped in a pit. On their way out of the cave, Stuart and Snowbell find themselves cornered by the Beast, whom Stuart overwhelms with salt and pepper before he and Snowbell escape and build a trap covered with leaves and sticks, trying to force the Beast to fall through it just as she catches up to them. However, after discovering the trap and then attempting to devour Stuart, the Beast is confronted by Reeko, who shows up along with the forest animals, who have decided to support him. Reeko incapacitates the Beast by spraying at her, allowing the forest animals to distract her long enough for Stuart and Snowbell to lure her into their trap, whereupon she falls through it and is finally captured. Later that night, Stuart and Snowbell are found by the Littles and the Scouts, after which Stuart shows them the Beast, proving that she was actually real all along.
The next day, while the Beast is taken away to a zoo, Stuart earns a gold kerchief from Troopmaster Bickle. As Stuart's family is preparing to leave Lake Garland, George gives his game console to Brooke as well as a paper of his personal particulars (in case she needs help while playing on his game console, she can call, text or email him). Grateful, Brooke in return kisses him on the cheek. Reeko apologizes to Stuart for his behavior towards him and the forest animals, telling Stuart that he was wrong to betray him. Stuart then bids farewell to Reeko before he, Snowbell, Monty and the Littles return home to New York City.
- The Beast
- The Bear
- Troopmaster Bickle
- Oswald (mentioned)
- Michael J. Fox as Stuart Little
- Nathan Lane as Snowbell
- Rino Romano as Monty
- Virginia Madsen as Beast
- Wayne Brady as Reeko
- Hugh Laurie as Frederick Little
- Geena Davis as Eleanor Little
- Corey Padnos as George Little
- ??? as Martha Little
- Tara Strong as Brooke
- ??? as Beaver
- Tom Kenny as Forest Animal
- Sophia Paden as Bunny
- Kath Soucie as Forest Animal
- Peter MacNicol asBickle
- Frank Welker as Animals' vocal effects (uncredited)
- Jonathan Lipnicki was replaced by Corey Padnos as George because Lipnicki was now a teen star to reprise his role. As well, Kevin Schon and Rino Romano replaced Nathan Lane and Steve Zahn as Snowbell and Monty for unknown reasons. Melanie Griffith was not yet reprised her role as Margalo.
- Main article: Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure
A video game under name Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure was released, but not related to the actual movie.
- Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild is the very first direct-to-video movie in the Stuart Little film series.