Stuart Little - Movie Premiere Press Release

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Tuesday November 30, 11:01 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Columbia Pictures Presents World Premiere of `Stuart Little' to Benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

WHEN:    Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999
         3 p.m.

WHERE:   Mann Village Theatre & Mann Bruin Theatre

         Big Party "Under The Tent" immediately following
         the screening at:
         Sony Pictures Studios
         10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City
         Madison Avenue Gate -- park in Sony Pictures Plaza

                       Attending from the film:

Geena Davis        Brian Setzer            Jeff Franklin (exec prod)
Jonathan Lipnicki  Trisha Yearwood         Steve Waterman (exec prod)
Nathan Lane        Rob Minkoff (director)  Jason Clark (exec prod)
Jennifer Tilly     Douglas Wick (producer) Alan Silvestri (music)
Chazz Palmintieri  David Alan Grier
Gregory J. Brooker
 -- (screenplay)

            Other celebrities expected to attend include:

Kate Capshaw                  John Daley ("Freaks & Geeks")
Harrison Ford                 Marie Osmond
Dustin Hoffman                Arnold Schwarzenegger
Larry King                    Steven Spielberg

He's clever, enthusiastic, a `can do' guy with attitude -- and he's a mouse. From Rob Minkoff, co-director of ``The Lion King,'' comes the comedy adventure ``Stuart Little,'' based on the classic book by beloved American author E.B. White (``Charlotte's Web, ''The Trumpet of the Swan``) that has been entertaining families for over 50 years.

Combining live-action with groundbreaking visual effects technology by the artists and innovators at Sony Pictures Imageworks, it's the story of a mouse who is raised by the Littles, a human family played by Academy Award®-winner Geena Davis, Jonathan Lipnicki (``Jerry Maguire'') and Hugh Laurie (``101 Dalmations'').

As Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox) embarks on adventures with a variety of characters, including his nemesis, Snowbell the cat (voiced by ``The Lion King's'' Nathan Lane), Stuart learns the true meaning of family, loyalty and friendship.

The production of the film's title character and some of his friends and adversaries represents one of the most ambitious ventures to date into photo-real, performance-based digital character creation. ``Stuart Little'' is a film from Douglas Wick's Red Wagon Productions.

``Stuart Little'' is executive produced by Jason Clark, with Jeff Franklin and Steve Waterman also serving as executive producers under a Franklin/Waterman Production. Screenplay by M. Night Shyamalan (writer and director of ``The Sixth Sense'') and Greg Brooker. Rounding out this talented group of filmmakers are director of photography Guillermo Navarro, production designer Bill Brzeski, editor Tom Finan and costume designer Joseph Porro.

The effects team includes Academy Award®-winning senior visual effects supervisor John Dykstra, animation supervisor Henry Anderson and visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen.

``Stuart Little'' also features Jennifer Tilly as the voice of Mrs. Stout, Bruno Kirby as the voice of Mr. Stout, Chazz Palminteri as the voice of Smokey, Steve Zahn as the voice of Monty, and David Alan Grier as the voice of Red. Also starring are Julia Sweeney, Dabney Coleman, Estelle Getty and Allyce Beasley.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDF) is the world's leading nonprofit, nongovernmental funder of diabetes research. It was founded in 1970 by parents of children with diabetes. JDF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research, and since its inception has provided more than $326 million to diabetes research worldwide.

                             Event Chairs

Meg and John Calley           Amy Pascal
Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick     Dr. Jennifer Patterson & Howard Stringer
Pat Newcomb and Gareth Wigan  Jenna Turner and Rob Minkoff

                     Benefit Committee Co-chairs

James L. Brooks                     Jonathan Lipnicki
Kimberly and Jason Clark            Richard Lovett
Geena Davis                         Melissa Mathison and Harrison Ford
Leeza Gibbons and Steve Meadows     Jack Nicholson and Family
Carole and Barry Hirsch             Gwyneth Paltrow
Lisa and Dustin Hoffman             Carole Bayer Sager and Bob Daly
Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito       Sandra and Alan Silvestri
Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox     Janet and Jerry Zucker
President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan

                          Benefit Committee

Nancy and Jim Abrahams               Jane and Burt Bacharach
Naomi and Shepard Bartnoff           Ron Bass
Pearl Beck and David Fisher          Tony Bennett
Phyllis and Alan Berger              Michael Black
Barbara and Jeff Blake               Greg Brooker
Holly Holmberg Brooks                Colleen Camp and John Goldwyn
Mark Canton                          Sam Cohn
Melanie Cook and Woody Woods         Deirdre and Stuart Damon
Barbara and Marvin Davis             Nicolette and Josh Donen
Kate and Jim Doughan                 Cass and John Dykstra
Lisa and Eric Eisner                 Wendy Finerman
Emily Fisher                         Christine Forsyth-Peters
Victoria Foyt and Henry Jaglom       Jeff Franklin
Donna and Stan Freberg               Sandy and Rob Friedman
Debra Greenfield and Eric Roth       Verna Harrah
Ruth and Mel Harris                  Loretta and Michael Helfant
Tia and David Hoberman               Judy Hofflund and Tom Hansen
Susan and Peter Hoffman              Amy Irving
Sale, Casey, and Robert Wood
 Johnson IV
Kevin Kaiserman, M.D.                Francine Kaufman, M.D.
Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall  Shawn and Larry King
Jean and Jay Kislak                  Ruth and Howard Koch
Jeffrey Korchek                      Allison and Steve Krausz
Cindra and Alan Ladd, Jr.            Nathan Lane
Hugh Laurie                          Phyllis and Ken Lemberger
Pamela and Robert Levin              Sima Jelin Lichtman
Gloria Loring and Rene Lagler        Becky Mancuso-Winding
Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes   Susan and Gary Martin
Kimberly and Michael McClain         Nancy and Leslie Moonves
Marilyn, Allison, and                Mary Tyler Moore and
   John McDonough                       S. Robert Levine, M.D.
Jocelyn Moorhouse and P.J. Hogan     Deb and Bob Newmyer
Melinda and Shelby Notkin            Yumi and Yuki Nozoe
David O'Connor                       Lisa Paulson
Nina and Mitchell Quaranta           Ken Ralston
Tim Rice                             Michelle and Jim Rosen
Courtney Sale Ross                   Charles Roven
Blanche and Bruce Rubin              Susan Sarandon
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols        Miriam and Tom Schulman
Christine and Brian Setzer           Bhavna and Night Shyamalan
Michael Smith                        Trinka and Howard Soloway
Erin and Robert Stein                Toni and Andrew Susskind
Alan Thicke                          Jennifer Tilly
Jody Uttal and Jeff Gold             Chrissy and Steve Waterman
Claudia Weill and Walter Teller      Carlene and Ed. Weinberger
Paula Weinstein                      Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
Cynthia Wick and Channing Gibson     Mary Jane and Charles Z. Wick
Pam Wick and Steven Backer           Susan and C. Z. Wick
Jane and David Wyler                 Marlene and Bob Wynne
Trisha Yearwood                      Charlotte and Burt Zucker

``Stuart Little'' opens on Dec. 17.


Sony Pictures Entertainment
Liz Biber, 310/244-4446, broadcast
Kira Feola, 310/244-1418, print/online
Eden Rosenfelt, 310/244-7804, print

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