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Lilo & Stitch (2002)

A Hawaiian girl adopts an unusual pet who is actually a notorious extra-terrestrial fugitive.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lilo (voice)
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Stitch (voice) (as Christopher Michael Sanders)
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Nani (voice)
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Jumba (voice)
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Pleakley (voice)
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Cobra Bubbles (voice)
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David Kawena (voice)
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Captain Gantu (voice)
Susan Hegarty ...
Rescue Lady (voice)
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Mrs. Hasagawa (voice)
Steve Alterman ...
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Emily Anderson ...
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Alien Guard (voice)
Bill Asing ...
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Storyline

In a place far, far away, illegal genetic experiment #626 is detected: Ruthless scientist Dr. Jumba Jookiba has created a strong, intelligent, nearly indestructible and aggressive being with only one known weakness: The high density of his body makes it impossible for the experiment to swim in water. The scientist is sentenced to jail by the Grand Council of the Galactic Federation. The experiment is supposed to be transported to a prison asteroid, yet manages to escape Captain Gantu, who was supposed to deliver him there. With a stolen police cruiser (the red one), the destructive being races towards a little and already doomed planet: Earth. Stranded on Hawaii, experiment #626 can't actually do much harm: water all around, no big cities and two well-equipped representatives of the Galactic Federation already following close behind to catch him again. But Dr. Jookiba and the Earth expert Pleakley never could have guessed that earth girl Lilo adopts the experiment as dog, gives him ... Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sci-fi action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lilo y Stitch  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,260,212, 23 June 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$145,794,338, 26 November 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,144,151
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

According to the projected landing location of Experiment 626, the story takes place on the island of Kauai. Also, at one point when Stitch and Lilo ride a bicycle around the island, the famous Kilauea lighthouse, located on Kauai, can be seen in the background, confirming the location. See more »

Goofs

When Nani is telling David on the phone about how Stitch is scary, she walks into the kitchen, and Stitch's shadow on the wall has four arms, but when the shot switches to Stitch raiding the refrigerator, he only has two arms. That's because he noticed Nani and instantly retracted his lower pair of arms to hide his alien nature. Although initially, at the shelter, he did that with difficulty, he then obviously learned to do it extremely fast. This is explicitly shown after the house is destroyed - he retracts his lower arms in 0.3 seconds when Nani runs past him. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Grand Councilwoman: Read the charges.
Gantu: Doctor Jumba Jookiba, you stand before this council accused of illegal genetic experimentation!
Grand Councilwoman: How do you plead?
Jumba: Not guilty! My experiments are only theoretical, and completely within legal boundaries.
Grand Councilwoman: We believe you actually... created something.
Jumba: Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible and unethical. I would never, ever...
[Stitch is revealed]
Jumba: ...make... more than one.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, we see a wall of various photos featuring Pleakley, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba, David, Nani, and Cobra Bubbles together behind the credits. See more »

Connections

References Life of Brian (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Burning Love
Written by Dennis Linde
Performed by Wynonna Judd (as Wynonna)
Produced by Dan Huff and Wynonna Judd (as Wynonna)
Wynnone appears courtesy of Curb/Universal (United States and Canada) and Mike Curb Company, LLC (all other territories)
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A surprisingly savvy movie
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was disappointed with the comments of a previous reviewer called ebayanderson concerning this movie as I feel that he/she is not living in the real world. Lilo and Stitch is one of my favourite Disney movies as it covers so many topics and covers them well. Firstly, concerning Lilo's feeding the fish, well, all kids have little quirks and this is obviously meant to be her's. As for Nani being a care giver, well, she's supposed to be in her teens, dealing with her parents's loss as well as dealing with her sister's and taking care of the little girl under the pressure of keeping her family together, finding work etc. and it was nice as my 14 year old daughter pointed out, that Nani was like a real woman, with her little pot belly and not very stick thin build, for me she is a great character for little girls who have to put up with cartoon females such as the impossibly(pardon the pun)thin Kim Possible, which is sadly also a Disney cartoon girl. Actually, I tend not to look too deeply into movies unless they are there to make us do so, e.g Schindler's List, but, this movie covered some subjects that I am familiar with, a young child losing it's parents and it dealt with them well. The scene where Stitch takes the bicycle, well, how could anyone feel sorry for the little girl considering she is the monstrous brat in the movie. Anyway, I love the movie and I've watched it many times and am a hand on heart Stitch fan. Chris Sanders came up with an awesome character and he and Dean DuBlois did an excellent job in bringing him to life. they managed to make a movie that touched your heart with out being sickly or distressing a la Bambi. 10 out of 10


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