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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daveigh Chase ... Lilo (voice)
Chris Sanders ... Stitch (voice) (as Christopher Michael Sanders)
Tia Carrere ... Nani (voice)
David Ogden Stiers ... Jumba (voice)
Kevin McDonald ... Pleakley (voice)
Ving Rhames ... Cobra Bubbles (voice)
Zoe Caldwell ... Grand Councilwoman (voice)
Jason Scott Lee ... David Kawena (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Captain Gantu (voice)
Susan Hegarty Susan Hegarty ... Rescue Lady (voice)
Amy Hill ... Mrs. Hasagawa (voice)
Steve Alterman Steve Alterman ... (voice)
Emily Anderson Emily Anderson ... (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Alien Guard (voice)
Bill Asing Bill Asing ... (voice)
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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilo y Stitch See more »

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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

"He Mele No Lilo" has caused debate regarding intellectual property rights. The "Mele" is a melding of two older chants to King David Kalakaua and Queen Lili'uokalani. See more »

Goofs

When Lilo is running from the beach to dance class she is wearing a striped bathing suit, over which she puts on her grass skirt before entering the building. When she joins the other children on stage she is still wearing her grass skirt, but she is now wearing a tube top. Evidently, she pulled off her bathing suit from under the skirt (in a typical manner for small children) after entering the building, and put on the tube top. 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

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 »

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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Meemaw Materialization (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
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Written by Queen Liliuokalani
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A surprisingly savvy movie
23 November 2004 | by Damfino1895See 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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