Both "Stuart Little" films are aimed primarily at an audience whose first introduction to the motion picture was via TV. So, it's not unusual for movies like this to come across with more impact and verve when seen in full-screen TV format. After all, most of the action takes place at the center of the screen anyway. The widescreen version can only be recommended for those with humongo-vision screens and full 5:1 Dolby Surround speaker arrays. For the rest of us watching on the 27-incher in the living room, it's best to punch up the full-screen version when Falcon's big, menacing claws dangle your choices in front of you.
Stuart and Margalo will be cuter and more lovable, Snowbell's one-liners become funnier, and Falcon will come across even bigger and scarier. You'll also get a much better look at the incredible detail of the computer-created quartet of main characters.
What most people don't know is that movies are actually filmed in an image ratio closer to TV and masked down to the familiar wide-screen format. That's good for sprawling epics but for a couple of family popcorners like "Stuart Little" and "Stuart Little 2", it makes the smaller characters seem tinier and big characters just plain tiny.
Watch "Stuart Little 2" in full screen and if Falcon doesn't give you an occasional chill, well, you ain't alive.