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Lilo & Stitch

Promotional poster
Directed by Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Produced by Clark Spencer
Written by Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Starring Daveigh Chase
Chris Sanders
Tia Carrere
David Ogden Stiers
Kevin McDonald
Ving Rhames
Jason Scott Lee
Music by Alan Silvestri
Editing by Darren T. Holmes
Studio Walt Disney Feature Animation
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) June 21, 2002
Running time 85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $80 million
Gross revenue $273,144,151
Followed by Stitch! The Movie
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
Leroy and Stitch

Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on June 21, 2002. The 42nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it was written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and features the voices of Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, and Jason Scott Lee. Lilo & Stitch was the second of three Disney animated features produced primarily at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida studio located at Walt Disney World's Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. Lilo & Stitch was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, which ultimately went to Hayao Miyazaki's film, Spirited Away, which was also distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.

A direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, was released on August 26, 2003. This was followed by a television series, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, which ran from September 20, 2003 to July 29, 2006. A second direct-to-video sequel, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, was released on August 30, 2005. A third and final direct-to-video sequel, Leroy & Stitch, was released on June 27, 2006 as the conclusion to the TV series.

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Plot

Dr. Jumba Jookiba is put on trial by the galactic governing body for illegal genetic experiments, including Experiment 626, an aggressive and cunning creature that is nearly indestructible. Jumba is imprisoned while 626 is set to be exiled on an asteroid. However, during transport on Captain Gantu's ship, 626 escapes to the planet Earth. The Grand Councilwoman orders Jumba to work with Agent Pleakley to recover 626 discreetly. 626 survives his escape attempt to Earth, landing in Hawaii, but is knocked unconscious by a passing truck, and is taken to an animal shelter because he is believed to be a breed of dog.

After the recent death of their parents in a car accident, 19-year-old Nani Pelekai is looking after her younger, more rambunctious sister Lilo. They are visited by Cobra Bubbles, a social worker, who is concerned that Nani cannot take adequate care of Lilo. He considers putting Lilo into foster care, but Nani is very much against this idea, as Lilo and she are the only remaining members of her family. After hearing Lilo in her room pray to be given a friend (Lilo has no 'real' friends because every girl in her class bullies her), Nani agrees to allow Lilo to adopt a dog. At the shelter Lilo immediately takes a keen interest in 626, despite serious misgivings that Nani and the shelter worker have about this strange "dog". Lilo names 626 "Stitch," and shows him around the island; Stitch quickly discovers escape is impossible as he would sink and drown quickly.

As Nani attempts to find a job, she is forced to bring Lilo and Stitch with her. Lilo uses the time to try to curb Stitch's aggressiveness by encouraging him to behave like Elvis Presley, whom she calls a "model citizen." Stitch's antics, although at times foiling Jumba and Pleakley's attempts to capture him, also ruin Nani's chances of getting a job. David, a friend of Nani's, sees her at the beach, where she was trying to get a job as a lifeguard. David suggests they go surfing to improve her mood. While Nani, Lilo and Stitch ride on a huge wave, Jumba makes one more effort to capture Stitch from underwater; as a result, it appears as if Stitch attempted to drown Lilo. Although everyone gets safely to shore, Cobra saw the whole event and tells Nani he will come by in the morning to take Lilo away from her. After Stitch sees how much trouble he has caused, he leaves, with Lilo saying "I'll remember you though. I remember everyone who leaves."

The next morning, as Nani waits for Cobra to arrive, David tells Nani of a job offer that she must respond to. Nani tells Lilo to stay at home while she goes to secure the job. Stitch, hiding in the nearby woods, encounters Jumba, who reveals that Stitch can never have a family or "belong" because he was just built to destroy. Stitch races to Lilo's house, followed by Jumba firing at Stitch with his gun. The two fight, Lilo quickly phoning Cobra for help. The house is ultimately destroyed by the end of the fight, just at the moment that both Nani and Cobra return.

As Nani and Cobra argue over Lilo's well-being, Lilo slips away to hide in the forest and finds Stitch, who reveals his true alien form to her. While she says how he ruined everything, they are both captured by Captain Gantu, and he makes to leave Earth. Nani is shocked to see Gantu putting Lilo and Stitch in a container pod and taking off in the ship. Stitch, however, escapes from the container before the ship takes off. Nani then realises Stitch isn't what she thought he was, and demands he speak, just as Lilo always said he did. While once again trying to capture Stitch, both Jumba and Pleakley are revealed to Nani, and tell her that they do know Lilo, and they can both get her back. Stitch, with help from Jumba's ship and by launching a gas tanker truck out of a volcano, is able to free Lilo and stop Gantu. After they land, they find that the Grand Councilwoman has arrived nearby, in order to capture Stitch personally. However, when she sees Stitch has learned to talk and bonded with Nani and Lilo, she realizes he has become a civilized creature. Using Lilo's certificate of Stitch's ownership as proof, the Councilwoman asserts that Stitch is now a part of Nani and Lilo's family, and lets him live his exile on Earth with the humans as his warders. As her guards take Gantu away, she doesn't let Pleakley or Jumba return on her ship, and orders Cobra, a former CIA agent who previously met the Councilwoman at Roswell, to keep an eye on the new family. Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley become integrated into Lilo's family, and the house is rebuilt with the help of the three.

Cast

Production

Lilo & Stitch is one of the few Disney animated features to take place in the present day; others include One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), The Rescuers (1977) and its sequel The Rescuers Down Under (1990), and Oliver & Company (1988).

*A 1985 concept sketch of Stitch by creator Chris Sanders.

Production of Lilo & Stitch began with then-Disney CEO Michael Eisner deciding that, in the wake of a number of high-profile and large-budget Disney animated features during the mid-1990s, the studio might try its hand at a smaller and less expensive film.[1] The idea was inspired by the production of Dumbo, an economically-made 1941 Walt Disney film produced in the wake of the more expensive Pinocchio and Fantasia. Chris Sanders, a head storyboard artist at Disney Feature Animation, was approached to pitch an idea. Sanders had created the character of Stitch in 1985 for an unsuccessful children's book pitch, and developed a treatment for an animated feature featuring the character.[1] The movie was originally intended to take place in rural Kansas so that Stitch could interact with other characters while still being isolated from wreaking greater havoc.[2] A decision to change the film's setting to the Hawaiian island of Kauaʻi was an important choice in defining the plot more clearly. No other animated feature had ever taken place on any of the Hawaiian islands before.[2] In Sanders' words:

"Animation has been set so much in ancient, medieval Europe—so many fairy tales find their roots there, that to place it in Hawaiʻi was kind of a big leap. But that choice went to color the entire movie, and rewrite the story for us."

Dean DeBlois, who had co-written Mulan (1998) with Sanders, was brought on to co-write and co-direct Lilo & Stitch, while Disney executive Clark Spencer was assigned to produce. Unlike several previous and concurrent Disney Feature Animation productions, the Lilo & Stitch pre-production team remained relatively small and isolated from upper management until the film went into full production.[3] The character and set designs were based upon Chris Sanders' personal artistic style.[1]

While the animation team visited Kauaʻi to research the locale, their tour guide explained the meaning of ʻohana as it applies to extended families. This concept of ʻohana became an important part of the movie. DeBlois recalls:

"No matter where we went, our tour guide seemed to know somebody. He was really the one who explained to us the Hawaiian concept of ʻohana, a sense of family that extends far beyond your immediate relatives. That idea so influenced the story that it became the foundation theme, the thing that causes Stitch to evolve despite what he was created to do, which is destroy."

The island of Kauaʻi had previously been featured in such films as Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Jurassic Park trilogy. The Disney animators faced the daunting task of meshing the film's plot, which showed the impoverished and dysfunctional life that many Hawaiians and other Westerners lived during the recent economic downturn, with the island's serene beauty. The actors voicing the film's young adults Nani and David, Tia Carrere, a native of Honolulu, and Jason Scott Lee, who was raised in Hawaii, assisted with rewriting the Hawaiian characters' dialogue in the proper colloquial dialect and adding Hawaiian slang.

In a deviation from several decades' worth of Disney features, Sanders and DuBlois chose to use watercolor-painted backgrounds for Lilo & Stitch, as opposed to the traditional gouache technique.[1] While watercolors had been used for the early Disney animated shorts, as well as the early Disney features Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and Dumbo, the techique had been largely abandoned by the mid 1940s in favor of less complicated media such as gouache. Sanders, however, preferred that watercolors be used for Lilo to evoke both the bright look of a storybook and the art direction of Dumbo, requiring the background artists to be trained in working with the medium.[1] The character designs were based around Sanders' personal drawing style, eschewing the traditional Disney house style.[1] The film's extraterrestrial elements, such as the spaceships, were designed to resemble marine life, such as whales and crabs.[4]

Deleted scenes

Several major elements of the film changed during production. Originally, Stitch was the leader of an intergalactic gang, and Jumba was one of his former cronies sent after Stitch by the Intergalactic Council to capture him.[1] Test audience response to early versions of the film resulted in the change of Stitch and Jumbo's relationship to that of creation and creator, respectively.[1]

The biggest change came to the film's third act, which had Stitch flying a Boeing 747 jet through downtown Honolulu to save Lilo. Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, this sequence was revised so that Stitch instead flew a spaceship through the mountains of Kauaʻi. This revision was done primarily by replacing the CGI model of the 747 with that of Jumba's spaceship, with only a few shots in the sequence fully re-animated.[1] Another scene that was deleted was one of Lilo's attempts to make Stitch into a model citizen by warning tourists on the beach about the tsunami warning sirens. Finally, the original version of Jumba attacking Stitch in Lilo's home was found to be too violent by test audiences, and was revised to make it more comedic.

Trailers

Teaser trailers for this film parody trailers for other Disney films (two of these were animated by Sanders) from recent years. These are called "Inter-Stitch-als" and are featured on Disney's official site. The original actors were brought back to reprise their roles and were shocked when asked to act negatively towards Stitch. The trailers also include the AC/DC song track Back In Black.

  • Beauty and the Beast: The Beauty and the Beast ballroom dance sequence begins as normal. However as the camera pans to the angels on the ceiling, Stitch is seen crawling across the painting. Watching Belle and the Beast, he crawls onto the chandelier, which breaks. The Beast dives and pulls Belle with him out of harm's way while the chandelier smashes on the ballroom floor behind them. The moment ruined, Belle announces she will be in her room. As she departs Stitch wolf whistles after her, to which she replies indiginantly, "Get your own movie!"
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel is singing the reprise of "Part of Your World", when a huge wave, which is being ridden by Stitch, dumps on her. As the ocean settles, Ariel pops up and throws a starfish at Stitch, saying "I was singing here!" This trailer was the most difficult to parody, as the film had been painted using traditional cel animation rather than using the digital CAPS system and had to be cleaned up by hand.
  • Aladdin: Aladdin and Jasmine are interrupted in the middle of the "A Whole New World" sequence by the protagonist, Stitch. Stitch flirts with Jasmine and she drives off with him in his cruiser, leaving Aladdin sitting alone on the carpet, yelling at Stitch to "get [his] own movie".
  • The Lion King: There are two versions of this commercial. In one of them, clips of past Disney classics are shown, with a voice over saying "For over seventy years, the Walt Disney studios has won the hearts of audiences with the most enchanting, delightful and lovable characters the world had ever known. On June 21st, the tradition...", and is suddenly cut off as Rafiki thrusts Stitch into the air in the manner of the presentation ceremony in the original film. A warthog (Not Pumbaa) cries out "Hey, that's not Simba!". All the animals flee, leaving Stitch alone on Pride Rock. Stitch clears his throat and roars unconvincingly. In the other commercial, the end of the song "Circle of Life" plays, Rafiki raising Stitch into the air on the last note. The rest of the parody plays out as the previous one, except that in this commercial, Timon (sitting on Pumbaa's back) is the one who yells "Hey, that's not Simba!".

In the United Kingdom, Lilo & Stitch trailers and TV ads featured a cover of Elvis' song "Suspicious Minds", performed by Gareth Gates, who became famous on the UK TV program Pop Idol.

Reception

The film opening at #2 with $35,260,212 in its first weekend, less than $500,000 behind the film Minority Report. In its second week, fell to #3, again behind the Spielberg film at #2. The film profited $145,794,338 in the United States and Canada, and $127,349,813 internationally, finishing with $273,144,151 in the world.

Lilo & Stitch received very positive reviews from critics and movie-goers alike, and to date has been the only Walt Disney Feature Animation/Walt Disney Animation Studios production released during the 2000s to meet with critical approval and make its cost back during its original theatrical run. The film's success at the box office and on DVD led to a franchise, with four direct-to-video sequels and a television series spanning two seasons. The film has received 145 critical reviews on the site Rotten Tomatoes, 123 "Fresh" and 22 "Rotten", giving it a positive total rating of 85%.[5]

Peter M. Nichols states that through the character of Nani and her struggles the film appeals to older children better than such attempts by the studio to do so as Treasure Planet, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and The Emperor's New Groove.[6]

Home video and video game releases

The film was released on VHS and DVD December 3, 2002. In 2003, a 2-disc DVD version was announced alongside special edition DVDs of Alice in Wonderland and Pocahontas, which were released in 2004 and 2005 respectively. A 2-disc special edition DVD of Lilo & Stitch was released in the UK on August 22, 2005, alongside the UK release of Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, but a release in the US suffered from continuous delays.

On March 24, 2009, Disney finally released the special edition DVD, which they dubbed a 2-Disc "Big Wave Edition". This set includes most of the bonus features from the original DVD had and adds an audio commentary, a 2-hour making-of documentary, more deleted scenes including the original climax with the plane hijacking, a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes, and some games.[7]

There were two official games released to coincide with the film, Disney's Lilo & Stitch for the Playstation and Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626 for the PlayStation 2. Stitch is also a summonable character in Kingdom Hearts II, and will appear along with his homeworld in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack of the film was released by Walt Disney Records on June 21, 2002. It, along with the film, features more Elvis Presley singles than any of Elvis' own feature films.[8]

Lilo & Stitch
Soundtrack by Various Artists
Released June 21, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Soundtrack, rock and roll, pop
Length 34:47
Label Walt Disney Records
Producer Chris Montan
Professional reviews

3.5/5 stars[9]

Lilo & Stitch Music chronology
Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch 2: Island Favorites
No. Title Length
1. "Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride"   3:28
2. "Stuck on You"   2:25
3. "Burning Love"   3:10
4. "Suspicious Minds"   3:23
5. "Heartbreak Hotel"   2:13
6. "Devil in Disguise"   2:30
7. "He Mele No Lilo"   2:28
8. "Hound Dog"   2:27
9. "Can't Help Falling in Love"   3:07
10. "Stitch to the Rescue"   5:57
11. "You Can Never Belong"   3:56
12. "I'm Lost"   4:43

Spin-offs

On August 26, 2003, Disney released a direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, which seved as the pilot to a TV series titled Lilo & Stitch: The Series. This series ran for 65 episodes between September 20, 2003 and July 29, 2006. The series carried on where the film left off and charted Lilo's efforts to capture and re-home Jumba's remaining experiments. This series ended with TV movie Leroy & Stitch, which was released on June 27, 2006.

On August 2005, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, the "official" direct-to-video sequel to the film, was released. In this film, Stitch has a glitch because his molecules were never fully charged (this is contrary to an alternate opening, "Stitch's trial", which was seen on the DVD release of Lilo & Stitch). Lilo wants to win the May Day hula contest like her Mom did in the 1970s, but Stitch continues to have outbursts. Lilo thinks Stitch is not cooperating properly, until she finds out that Stitch is dying.

In March 2008, Disney announced a reimagined version of Lilo & Stitch, titled Stitch!, aimed at the Japanese market. The show, which began in October 2008, features a Japanese girl named Yuna (formerly referred to as Hanako) in place of Lilo, and is set on a fictional island in Okinawa prefecture instead of Hawaii. The series is produced by the Japanese animation house Madhouse LTD.[10][11][12]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch'. [DVD]. Burbank, CA: Walt Disney Home Entertainment. 2005. 
  2. ^ a b Davis, Pat (April/May 2002). "Disney Goes Hawaiian". Hana Hou! 5 (2). http://www.hanahou.com/pages/magazine.asp?Action=DrawArticle&ArticleID=389&MagazineID=24. 
  3. ^ Moore, Roger (2009=04-01). "Lilo & Stitch, Disney Feature Animation Florida's finest hour--remembered (originally published as "For Disney's Orlando animators, it's show time!" on 2002-06-16)". Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida: Tribune Company). http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_movies_blog/2009/04/lilo-stitch-disney-feature-animation-floridas-finest-hourremembered.html. 
  4. ^ Gilland, Joseph (2009). Elemental Magic: The Art of Special Effects Animation. Focal Press (Elsevier, Inc.). pp. 256. ISBN 978-0-240-81163-5. 
  5. ^ "Lilo & Stitch (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lilo_and_stitch/. Retrieved July 12, 2009. 
  6. ^ Nichols, Peter M. (2003). The New York Times Essential Library: Children's Movies. New York: Henry Holt and Company. pp. 152–154. ISBN 0-8050-7198-9. 
  7. ^ http://www.ultimatedisney.com/lilo.htm
  8. ^ http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/elementary/lilo_and_stitch/trivia.html
  9. ^ "Album review". Answers.com. http://www.answers.com/topic/lilo-stitch. Retrieved July 12, 2009. 
  10. ^ Disney seals Japan anime and "Lilo and Stich" deal, International business times, 2008-03-06
  11. ^ Disney says to produce Anime 'made in Japan' (2008-03-08)
  12. ^ Disney plans Japan animation effort, International Herald Tribune, 2008-03-06

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Quotes

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Lilo & Stitch is a 1996 animated film and the forty-first film in the Disney animated feature canon.

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Jumba

  • [Captain Gantu calls him an "idiot scientist"] I prefer to be called "evil genius"!
  • So, tell me, my little one-eyed one, on what poor, pitiful, defenseless planet has my monstrosity been unleashed?
  • Using that little girl for a shield! This is low even for you!
  • Ugh! Little monster!
  • You always get in way!
  • I'll tear him apart with all both my hands!
  • Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible! And unethical! I would never, ever... [Stitch is revealed] make... more than one.
  • 626 was designed to be a monster, but now he has nothing to destroy. You see, I never gave him a greater purpose. What must it be like to have nothing, not even memories to look back on in the middle of the night?

Cobra Bubbles

  • In case you're wondering, this did not go well.

Lilo

  • Oh good, my dog found the chainsaw.
  • My friends need to be punished.
  • This is you, and this is your badness level. It's unusually high for someone your size.
  • [on the phone] Hello, Cobra Bubbles? Aliens are attacking my house.
  • Hello? Hello?! Are there any animals in here?
  • Pudge controls the weather.

Nani

  • Look at him, Lilo. He's obviously mutated from something else! We have to take it back!
  • Why didn't you wait at school? You were supposed to wait there! Lilo! Do you not understand? Do you want to be taken away? Answer me!

Stitch

  • Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten.
  • Blue punch buggy! No punch-back!
  • This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah - still good.
  • [first words] Meega nala quista!
  • Also cute and fluffy!

Others

  • Capt. Gantu: [After being bitten by Stitch] Does this look infected to you?
  • Myrtle Edmunds: [After being bitten by Lilo] Does this look infected to you?
  • Grand Council Woman: [Referring to Jumba and Pleakly] Don't let those two on my ship.

Dialogues

Gantu: What is that monstrosity?
Jumba: Monstrosity? What you see before you is the first of a new species. I call it Experiment 626. He is fire-proof, bullet-proof, and can think faster than super computer. He can see in the dark, and move objects three thousand times his size. His only instinct...to destroy everything he touches! [laughs maniacally]
Grand Councilwoman: So it is a monster.
Jumba: Eh, just a little one.

[In Jumba's cell after Stitch has escaped]
Jumba: [chuckles] He got away?
Grand Councilwoman: I'm sure this comes as no surprise to you.
Jumba: I designed this creature for to be unstoppable.
Grand Councilwoman: Which is precisely why you must now bring him back.
Jumba: What? Me?
Grand Councilwoman: And to reward you, we are willing to trade your freedom for his capture.
Jumba: [sighs] 626 will not come easily...Maybe direct hit from plasma-cannon might stun him long enough to--
Grand Councilwoman: Plasma-cannon granted.

Cobra Bubbles: [reaching down to shake hands with Lilo] Nice to meet you.
Lilo: [tilting her head as if to read something] Your knuckles say ‘Cobra.’ [Cobra Bubbles withdraws his hand] ’Cobra Bubbles.’ You don’t look like a social worker.
Cobra Bubbles: I’m a special classification.
Lilo: Did you ever kill anyone?
Cobra Bubbles: [frowning] We’re getting off the subject. Let's talk about you. Are you happy?
Lilo: [sounding slightly bored, speaking in response to Nani’s pantomiming behind Cobra] I’m adjusted. I eat four food groups and look both ways when crossing the street. And I take long naps... [Nani clenches a fist in a 'Doing well' sign] - and get disciplined?
[Nani cringes]
Cobra Bubbles: Disciplined?
[Lilo continues, with Nani silently getting more and more frantic.]
Lilo: Yeah, she disciplines me real good. Sometimes five times a day. With bricks.
Cobra Bubbles: Bricks?
Lilo: Uh-huh. In a pillowcase.

Lilo: [trying to push Nani out of her room] Can't you go any faster?!
Nani: [leaning back] Oh, no! Gravity is increasing on me!
Lilo: No, it's not!
Nani: It is too, Lilo. The same thing happened yesterday. [falls on top of Lilo]
Lilo: You rotten sister! Your butt is crushing me, why do you act so WEIRD?! [slams the door]

Pleakley: Oh, great! He's loose!
Jumba: His destructive programing is taking effect. He will be irresistibly drawn to large cities where he will block up sewers, reverse street signs and steal everyone's left shoe.

Lilo: It's nice to live on an island with no large cities.
Stitch: [gasp] GAAAHHH! [falls to the ground and begins convulsing and making frantic noises, possibly swearing in his language]
Lilo: Are you okay?

Jumba: Come on, what's the big deal? [pulls a rack of plates off the wall to throw at Stitch]
Stitch: Ingatish miska!
Jumba: I'll put you back together again! I will make you taller...and not so fluffy!
Stitch: I like fluffy!
Pleakey: No... No... No-oooooo!!
Stitch: Yu Porma dissy!
Jumba: Aw, leave my mother out of this!

Grand Councilwoman: [to Stitch] Show us there something inside you that is good.
Stitch: [coughs] Meega nala quista!
Audience: [gasps]
Council Woman: So naughty!
Jumba: I didn't teach him that!

Stitch: Ohana means family. Family means...
Nani: "Nobody gets left behind".
Stitch: Or forgotten. Yeah. [to Jumba] Hey! Jumbu-ki jabbi!
Jumba: WHAAAAT?! After all you put me through, you expect me to help you just like that?! JUST LIKE THAT?!?
Stitch: Ih.
[Slight pause]
Jumba: Fine!
Pleakley: 'Fine'? You're doing what he says?!
Jumba: Uh, he is...very persuasive.
Pleakley: PERSUASIVE?!

Pleakley: [sarcastically] Oh good! I was hoping to add theft, endangerment, and insanity to my list of things I did today!
Jumba: Ha ha! You too?
[Stitch chuckles]

Stitch: ALOHA!
Capt. Gantu: You're vile! You're foul! You're FLAWED! [smashes hand on Stitch]
Stitch: [lifts it back up] Also cute and fluffy!

Lilo: You came back.
Stitch: Nobody gets left behind.

Lilo: Did you lose your job because of Stitch and me?
Nani: Nah, the manager's a vampire. He wanted me to join his Legion of the Undead.
Lilo: [to herself] I knew it.

Nani: You are such a pain!
Lilo: Then why don't you sell me and buy a rabbit instead?!
Nani: At least a rabbit would behave better than you!
Lilo: Go ahead, then you'll be happy because it'll be smarter than me, too!
Nani: And quieter!
Lilo: You'll like it 'cause it's stinky like you! [Goes to her bedroom and slams the door]
Nani: [freaking out] Go to your room!
Lilo: [opens door] I'm already in my room! [slams it again]
Nani: [picks up a pillow and screams into it] Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!
Lilo: [picks up a pillow and screams into it] Aaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!

Nani: [trying to get rid of Stitch] Hey... no! Look at him, Lilo, he's obivously mutated from something else, we have to take him back!
Lilo: He was an orphan and we adopted him! What about Ohana?!
Nani: He hasn't been here that long!
Lilo: Neither have I! Dad said Ohana means family. [Nani stops] Ohana means family. Family means...
Nani: ...nobody gets left behind.
Lilo: Or...?
Nani: ...or forgotten - I know, I know. I hate it when you use Ohana against me.

Dance instructor: Stop, stop. Lilo, why are you all wet?
Lilo: It's sandwich day. [sighs] Every Thursday I bring Pudge the fish a peanut butter sandwich.
Dance Instructor: Pudge is a fish...?
Lilo: [continues] But today we were out of peanut butter. I asked my sister what to give him and she said a tuna sandwich! I can't give Pudge tuna! [whispers] Do you know what tuna is?
Dance Instructor: Umm...fish?
Lilo: [yells] It's FISH! If I gave Pudge tuna, I'd be an abomination. I'm late because I had to go to the store, to get some peanut butter, 'cause all we have, is-is stinking tuna!
Dance Instructor: Lilo. Why is this so important?
Lilo: Pudge controls the weather.
Myrtle: You're crazy.
[Furious, Lilo attacks her.]

[Nani and Lilo are at an animal shelter looking for a pet dog.]
Nani: [to shelter worker] We're looking for something that can defend itself... something that won't die, something sturdy, you know?
Lilo: Like a lobster!
Nani: Lilo, you lolo. Do we have a lobster door? No. We have a dog door. We are getting a dog!

Shelter Worker: [talking to Nani] Oh, yes. Mm-hmm. All of our dogs are adoptable. [Sees Lilo coming out of the kennels with Stitch] ...EXCEPT THAT ONE!
[Nani runs to grab Lilo away from Stitch.]
Nani: What is that thing?!
Shelter worker: A dog, I think! But it was dead this morning.
Nani: It was dead this morning?!
Shelter worker: Well, we thought it was dead. It was hit by a truck.
Lilo: I like him!

[Nani and Lilo are in the process of adopting Stitch from the animal shelter.]
Shelter Worker: You'll have to think of a name for him.
Lilo: His name is...Stitch.
Shelter Worker: Now, that's not a real name... [Nani frantically mimes to the effect of "don't say that"] ...in Iceland! But here it's a good name. Stitch it is.

Lilo: David! I got a new dog!
David: You sure it's a dog?
Lilo: Uh-huh. He used to be a collie before he got ran over.

[David has just asked Nani out and Nani refused.]
Lilo: Don't worry. She likes your butt and fancy hair. I know. I read her diary.
David: [hopefully] She thinks it's fancy?

[Stich has bitten Pleakley's head.]
Pleakley: [in disguise as a woman] All is well. Please, go about your business. I'm okay.
Nani: Oh, your head looks swollen.
Jumba: Actually, she's just ugly.

Nani: Why didn't you wait at school? You were supposed to wait there! Lilo! Do you not understand? Do you want to be taken away? Answer me!
Lilo: No!
Nani: No, you don't understand?
Lilo: No!
Nani: No, what?
Lilo: Noooo!
[Lilo drops to the floor and moans.]

[Stitch grabs Jumba's plasma cannon.]
Stitch: Ha!
[Jumba shoves a carrot in the barrel before it can go off.]
Jumba: [sternly] You shouldn't play with guns.
Stitch: Ah, okay. [passes the cannon to Jumba]
Jumba: Thank you. [realises it is overloading, and throws it back to Stitch] Oh, uh...I just remembered: it's your birthday! Happy birthday!
Stitch: [hurriedly passes it back to Jumba] Er, merry Christmas!
Jumba: It's not Christmas! [passes it back to Stitch]
Stitch: [throws it back Jumba] Happy Hanukkah!
[Pleakley has Lilo over his shoulder and is running for the door.]
Lilo: We're leaving Stitch?
Pleakley: Trust me, this is not going to end well!
[Jumba and Stitch continue to pass the ever expanding cannon back and forth]
Jumba: 1 potato!
Stitch: 2 potato!
Jumba: 3 potato!
Stitch: Four!
Jumba: 5 potato!
Stitch: 6 potato!
Jumba: 7 potato, more!
[At this point her, give the warning reprogram by 5 sec.]
Stitch: My.
Jumba: Mother.
Stitch: Told.
Jumba: Me.
Stitch: You.
Jumba: Are.
Stitch: It. [looks sad]
Jumba: [has the cannon] Ha! I win! [house explosion by Lilo & Pleakey runaway after reprogram in the shocking world]

Grand Council Women: (To Cobra) Hm...You look familiar.
Cobra Bubbles: Roswell, 1973.
Grand Concil Woman: Oh yes...You had hair back then.

Cobra Bubbles: In case you're wondering this did not go well, you'll have 3 days to change my mind.
[close the door and Nani's fight]
Lilo: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!! Aaaahh--!! Blaaah!
Nani: Ew, Lilo!

Lilo: [on the phone after himself Jumba's death by Volkswagen hasn't returned.] They want my dog!
Pleakey: There's NO need to alert the authorites, we have everything under control!
Cobra Bubbles: Lilo, who was that?
Lilo: Oh good, my dog found the chainsaw.
Cobra Bubbles: Lilo, don't hang...!

Jumba: [he never stopped me by Stitch] Aha, look what I find... get restraints! Ow, take that, hurry!
Pleakey: Uh, hold still, just a... oooooooh! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!
[Nani gasps till rescue himself by Nani smacks by Stitch to pick up your pink lemon thrash out and Pleakey coughs.]

Jumba: [has Stitch on his sights] You are all mine.
Pleakley: Well, what is he doing?
Jumba: Quiet! He's listening for us.
Pleakley: [whispering] How good is his hearing?
[Stitch immediately turns around]

Lilo: [as Cobra holds her, she explains the explosion] One of them had a giant eye in the middle of his face.
Nani: [runs to take Lilo] Oh, Lilo!
[Cobra places Lilo in the car and slams the door.]
Nani: Please don't do this.
Mr. Cobra Bubbles: You go ahead, things no choice.
Nani: No, you're not taking her! I'm the only one who understands her! You take that away, she won't stand a chance!
Mr. Cobra Bubbles: You're making this harder than it needs to be.
Nani: But you don't know what you're doing! She needs me!
Mr. Cobra Bubbles: [points to the exploded house] Is this what she needs?! It seems clear to me that you need her a lot more than she needs you.

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Lilo & Stitch
Directed by Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Produced by Clark Spencer
Written by Chris Sanders
Dean DeBlois
Starring Daveigh Chase
Chris Sanders
Tia Carrere
David Ogden Stiers
Kevin McDonald
Ving Rhames
Jason Scott Lee
Music by Alan Silvestri
Editing by Darren Holmes
Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s) 2002June 16US (Premiere), June 21USA CAN, June 22JPN, July 19SKO, July 31RUS BLR UKR, August 20EST
Running time 85 minutes
Country
Language English
Budget $80,000,000
Gross revenue Domestic: $127,349,813

Worldwide: $273,144,151

Followed by Stitch! The Movie (2003)
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Leroy & Stitch (2006)

Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 animated movie, released by Walt Disney Pictures on June 21, 2002. The 42nd animated movie in the Disney animated features canon, it was written by and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois. It was the second of three Disney animated movies produced mainly at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida studio in Walt Disney World's Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. The movie was rated PG for "mild sci-fi action". Lilo & Stitch was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, which went to Hayao Miyazaki's movie, Spirited Away which also was released by Walt Disney Pictures and starred Daveigh Chase (in the English version).

The song used by Disney to advertise the movie was Suspicious Minds, performed by Gareth Gates, who became famous on the UK TV program Pop Idol.

The movie was so popular, that a direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, was made. They launched a television series, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and a second direct-to-video sequel, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, was released in August 2005. A third and final direct-to-video sequel, Leroy & Stitch, was released in June 2006 and ended the TV series.

The movie was released on VHS and DVD on December 3, 2002. In 2003, a 2-disc DVD version was announced to come out along with Alice in Wonderland and Pocahontas, which were released in 2004 and 2005. A 2-Disc Special Edition DVD of Lilo & Stitch was released in the UK on August 22nd 2005, along with the UK release of Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, but a release in the US was affected by many delays. On March 24, 2009, Disney finally released the special edition DVD, which is called a 2-Disc "Big Wave Edition". This new DVD has everything that the original DVD had and adds an audio commentary, a 2-hour documentary, more deleted scenes, a number of behind-the-scenes featurettes, and some games. The original DVD is no longer available, with the new one having the same list price.[1]

Contents

The Story

An evil alien scientist named Dr. Jumba Jookiba creates many creatures. This is against the law of his planet, and he is arrested. One experiment, named "Stitch", escapes the planet. He flies a spaceship to Earth.

On Earth, a little human girl named Lilo adopts him (thinking he is a dog). Lilo lives in Hawaii, a series of islands in the United States of America. Lilo's mother and father have died in a car crash, so her older sister Nani takes care of her.

Stitch becomes Lilo's best friend. Lilo tries to teach Stitch how to be good. She uses music by Elvis Presley in her lessons. He also learns a new phrase: "'Ohana" means "family". "Family" means, "Nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten."

Cast

  • Daveigh Chase as Lilo
  • Chris Sanders as Stitch
  • Tia Carrere as Nani
  • David Ogden Stiers as Dr. Jumba Jookiba
  • Kevin McDonald as Agent Pleakley
  • Ving Rhames as Cobra Bubbles
  • Zoe Caldwell as Grand Councilwoman
  • Jason Scott Lee as David Kawena
  • Kevin Michael as Captain Gantu
  • Susan Hegarty as Rescue Lady

Reception

The movie opening at #2 with $35,260,212 in its first weekend, less than $500,000 behind the film Minority Report. In its second week, fell to #3, again behind the Steven Spielberg movie at #2. The movie made $145,794,338 in the United States and Canada, and $127,349,813 internationally, finishing with $273,144,151 in the world.

Lilo & Stitch received very positive reviews from critics and movie-goers alike, and to date has been the only Walt Disney Pictuers movie released during the 2000s to have both critical approval and make its cost back during its original theatrical release. The movie's success at the box office and on DVD led to a franchise, with four direct-to-video sequels and a television series that lasted two seasons. The movie has received 139 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, 119 positive and 20 negative, giving it a positive total rating of 86%.[2]

Soundtrack

Lilo & Stitch
Soundtrack by Varius Artists
Released June 21, 2002
Recorded 2002
Genre Soundtrack, Rock and Roll, Pop
Length -
Label Walt Disney Records
Producer -
Lilo & Stitch Music chronology
- Lilo & Stitch Lilo & Stitch 2: Island Favorites
Singles from Lilo & Stitch
  1. "Heartbreak Hotel by Elvis Presley"
    Released: January 27, 1956
  2. "Hound Dog by Elvis Presley"
    Released: July 13, 1956
  3. "Stuck on You by Elvis Presley"
    Released: April 25, 1960
  4. "Devil in Disguise by Elvis Presley"
    Released: August 1, 1963
  5. "Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley"
    Released: August 26, 1969
  6. "Burning Love by Elvis Presley"
    Released: August 1, 1972
  7. "Can't Help Falling in Love by A*Teens"
    Released: October 29, 2002

The soundtrack of the movie was released by Walt Disney Records on June 21, 2002. It, along with the movie, has more Elvis Presley songs than any of Elvis' own movies.[3]

# Title Singing by
1 "Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride" Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu,
The Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus
2 "Stuck on You" Elvis Presley
3 "Burning Love" Wynonna
4 "Suspicious Minds" Elvis Presley
5 "Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley
6 "Devil in Disguise" Elvis Presley
7 "He Mele No Lilo" Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu
8 "Hound Dog" Elvis Presley
9 "Can't Help Falling in Love" A*Teens
10 "Stitch to the Rescue" Score
11 "You Can Never Belong" Score
12 "I'm Lost" Score

Spin-offs

On August 26, 2003, Disney released a direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, which was made as the pilot to a TV series titled Lilo & Stitch: The Series. This series ran for 65 episodes between September 20, 2003 and July 29, 2006. The series carried on where the movie left off and showed Lilo's efforts to capture and re-home Jumba's remaining experiments. This series ended with Leroy & Stitch, which was released on June 27, 2006.

On August 2005, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, the "official" direct-to-video sequel to the movie, was released. In this movie, Stitch has a glitch because his molecules were never fully charged (this is different than a deleted opening, "Stitch's trial", which was seen on the DVD release of Lilo & Stitch). Lilo wants to win the May Day hula contest like her mother did in the 1970s, but Stitch continues to have problems. Lilo thinks Stitch is not behaving right, until she finds out that Stitch is dying.

In March 2008, Disney announced that it is to produce a remade version of Lilo & Stitch, called Stitch!, for the Japanese market. The show, which began in October 2008, features a Japanese girl named Yuna (formerly referred to as Hanako) in place of Lilo, and is set on a fictional island in Okinawa prefecture instead of Hawaii. The series is produced by the Japanese animation house Madhouse LTD. [4][5][6]

References

  1. http://www.ultimatedisney.com/lilo.htm
  2. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lilo_and_stitch/
  3. http://kapalama.ksbe.edu/elementary/lilo_and_stitch/trivia.html
  4. Disney seals Japan anime and "Lilo and Stich" deal, International business times, 2008-03-06
  5. Disney says to produce Anime 'made in Japan' (2008-03-08)
  6. Disney plans Japan animation effort, International Herald Tribune, 2008-03-06

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