animated movie Lilo and Stitch © Disney
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Lilo and Stitch

Lilo is an adorable, cheerful little girl whose big imagination and quirky attitude often make it difficult for her to make friends. Lilo has been in the care of her nineteen year-old sister, Nani, since the death of her parents and Nani has been fighting the Child Welfare Department to keep what's left of their family together ever since. Lilo's life changes when she adopts an "ugly" dog and names it Stitch, however her dog turns out to be an escaped genetically engineered alien who has crash landed on Earth. Stitch's programmed to be the ultimate weapon--he's super-strong, super-smart, very mischievous and designed to destroy anything in his path. But both Lilo and Stitch must learn the real value of family if they have any hopes of keeping their little one together.

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This is a great film. At first I was kind of against it, but after watching it, I discovered this was a cute, funny, heartfelt film. The animation...
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POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD Before I start this review, let me say this: No one film has ever been able to make me both laugh and cry before this one: plenty have...
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Lilo and Stitch is a very cute movie. I wasn't expecting a lot from it by what I had seen in trailers, so this film was a pleasent surprise. The...
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This film is a lot of fun. I mean it, it's a real blast. This isn't the kind of science fiction you'd see by watching old Twilight Zone episodes or...
Created by: Disney
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Daveigh Chase ... Lilo
Chris Sanders ... Stitch
Tia Carrere ... Nani
Jason Scott Lee ... David
Kevin McDonald ... Pleakley
David Ogden Stiers ... Jumba
Ving Rhames ... Cobra Bubbles
Directed by: Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois
Produced by: Clark Spencer
Executive Producers: Don Hahn
Musical Score by: Alan Silvestri
Writing Credits: Chris Sanders
Supervising / Directing Animators: Andreas Deja, Ruben A. Aquino, Alex Kupershmidt, Stéphane Sainte-Foi, Byron Howard and Bolhem Bouchiba

animated movie Lilo and Stitch © DisneyDisney's ad campaign for Lilo & Stitch was a bit unique in that the teaser trailers consist of inserting Stitch's character into clips from their previous feature film successes. They dubbed these teasers as "Inter-Stitch-als" and the official site has clips featuring Stitch in scenes from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid and The Lion King.

Another much talked about element is the soft, watercolour backgrounds used throughout the film. Disney has not used this technique since Dumbo (1941) as it is much more time consuming and costly than painting the backgrounds with faster drying acrylic paint. Plus, with acrylic if you make a mistake you just paint over it however if you make a mistake with water colour you get to paint the whole background again. Despite these difficulties, the directors felt that it was an important element to return to in order to capture the bright, subtle beauty of Hawaii.


A113 Reference: License plate number of every vehicle in the film shown on-screen, including Captain Gantu's spacecraft.

BBFC Censorship issues in the UK.

In the UK, the scene of Lilo hiding from Nani in a dryer had to be changed to her hiding in a generic cupboard to accommodate its "U" rating (the UK equivalent of the MPAA's "G" rating). Had the film remained unaltered, the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), that gives legally binding age ratings to films in the UK, would have rated the film a 12A* due to the board's guidelines on children potentially imitating onscreen actions.

*Meaning children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

~ starlac

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