1 EXT. NEW YORK CITY - DAWN 1
A look at how birds live in the city, emphasizing thescavenging nature of their existence. We see birds eatingoff the ground, out of trash cans, even swooping down tosteal a piece of donut out of the hand of a sleepy citizenjust leaving his house.
The last bird we see flies towards the house of the Little
2 INT. LITTLE HOUSE - DAY 2
The first hint of morning light enters the Littlehousehold. All is quiet and peaceful. MR. AND MRS.
LITTLE are asleep in bed. THROUGH the window we see bird
eyes spying in on them.
CLOSEUP - ALARM CLOCK
BLASTING a rendition of "STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER" into
the Little's bedroom.
The bird flies off the window sill and disappears.
Even before they're awake, Mr. and Mrs. Little's feetbegin swiveling in time to the music.
Then we hear a BABY CRYING.
CLOSEUP - MRS. LITTLE
sitting upright in bed. She turns OFF the ALARM. On her
ring finger is a beautiful engagement ring.
Mrs. Little gets out of bed and we FOLLOW her OVER TO acrib wherein sits a beautiful nine-month-old girl, MARTHALITTLE. Mrs. Little picks her up.
Moomy's here. No more crying.
Martha's diaper is askew.
Ohh... See this is what happens
when Daddy changes you at 4!A.M.
3 INT. BOY'S ROOM 3
ANOTHER ALARM CLOCK. It GOES OFF and makes a FACTORY
ANGLE ON GEORGE:
in the lower bunk. He grumbles and turns over.
ANGLE ON UPPER BUNK
A tiny lump under a blanket as it begins to move. Moments
later a tail emerges from underneath the sheet. It moves
tentatively, as if checking things out. The tail is
followed by a rear-end dressed in bright pajamas with aprint pattern featuring pineapples (or something funnier)
and then the remainder of a four-inch body. It is STUART.
(For those who haven't read the book or seen the movie,
Stuart is a mouse.)
Stuart is sleepy. He staggers around almost blindly. He
almost steps off the edge of his bunk. This wakes him
more completely. He rubs his eyes and stretches andsmiles. Grabbing hold of a miniature fireman's pole builtout of tinker toys, slides down to the lower bunk andcrosses over to George's sleeping head.
George, wake up.
George is a hard wake-up.
Stuart stands on George's chest and jumps up and down.
I know. But it's the first day of
Pee Wee Soccer. Our first game.
George's eyes pop open and he gasps. He's immediately
Soccer? Uh... No I can't today,
I... caught a cold while I wassleeping.
He sneezes and blows Stuart halfway across the bed.
Stuart scrambles back quickly. He grabs George's glassesfrom the nightstand and masterfully engineers them ontoGeorge's face. He taps on the glasses.
You'll be fine. Come on, we're
gonna be great. We're gonna playlike Brazilians!
Stuart takes off his pajama top and soccer-kicks it acrossthe room into a hamper.
4 INT. KITCHEN - DAY 4
Mrs. Little is rushing around the kitchen, feeding thebaby and making breakfast for everyone at the same time.
The CAMERA FOLLOWS her TO the kitchen table as she putsanother spoonful of cereal into the baby's mouth. The
baby is sitting in her highchair between her brothers whoare in their uniforms.
Stuart, don't forget your waterbottle. George...
Mr. Little enters on the run.