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Lilo & Stitch

  • Sci-fi
  • Animation
  • 2002
  • Chris Sanders (2)
  • 81 mins
  • U

Summary

Disney animated fantasy. Lonely Hawaiian girl Lilo adopts what she thinks is a small dog. Naming the badly behaved but cute creature Stitch, she sets out to tame him and make him a true part of her family. But Stitch is really a genetically created alien who escaped from his planet and now has bumbling bounty hunters on his tail.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This warm and wonderful animated fantasy sees Disney continue to move with the times. An innovative and quirky mix of comedy, family drama and fast-paced action, it's as lush and lovely as its Hawaiian setting. Accompanied by a foot-tapping Elvis Presley soundtrack, the film pushes a message of multicultural equality and tolerance so all-encompassing that it even embraces extraterrestrials. In the process, it turns lonely youngster Lilo's friendship with cute but naughty alien fugitive Stitch into a candy-coloured morality tale. The importance of "Ohana" (family) and the unconditional love and loyalty that accompany it are hammered home continually. Yet, whether it's Lilo's older sister fighting to keep her sibling out of care, or badly behaved Stitch learning the values of a tidy bedroom, the life lessons are sweet and easy to swallow. The only weak points are the thankfully short intergalactic sequences, in which the austere surroundings and creatures appear lifeless in comparison to the vivid characters and gentle watercolour backgrounds of planet Earth.

Credits

Cast

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LiloDaveigh Chase
StitchChris Sanders (2)
NaniTia Carrere
JumbaDavid Ogden Stiers
PleakleyKevin McDonald
Cobra BubblesVing Rhames
Grand CouncilwomanZoe Caldwell
David KawenaJason Scott Lee
Captain GantuKevin Michael Richardson

Crew

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DirectorChris Sanders (2)
DirectorDean DeBlois

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2002-10-04
Languages
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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