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Lilo & Stitch (2002)

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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Meet Stitch. This Summer, He's Coming to OUR Planet. See more »

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  »

Box Office


$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$35,260,212 (USA) (21 June 2002)


$145,771,527 (USA) (22 November 2002)

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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Stitch emerges from his crash landing near the beginning, he starts chattering in an alien language. One of the words he says is "Chewbacca" which is the name of one of the main characters in the Star Wars franchise. See more »


When David sets the stage on fire, the hole on the canopy has a bamboo beam showing through. On the very next shot the beam is gone. See more »


[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

One of the photos of Nani, Lilo, Stitch, et al. displayed at the end has them posing at the gate of Graceland, continuing the story of Lilo and Stitch's love of the music and style of Elvis Presley. See more »


Referenced in Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) See more »


Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride
Performed by Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu and Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus
Written by Alan Silvestri and Mark Keali'i Ho'omalu
Produced by Alan Silvestri and David Bifano
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User Reviews

Gets Better And Better As The Film Goes On
12 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a pretty entertaining "kids" animated film. It was a little different in that there is some dramatic action you usually don't see in nice animated cartoons and you have heroes who aren't exactly good role models. However, as the film progresses, all those characters (small child, big sister and alien) all become nicer and more caring "people." There also is a good "no one is left behind" family message. You just have to be patient with the human kid and sister in the beginning.

I think the best feature of this film are the brilliant colors. This is a great visual movie. It's also nice to hear a kids movie these days with absolutely no profanity in it. (What a sad statement to have to make.)

In summary: one of the better modern-day animated films. Highly recommended.

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