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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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Chris Sanders (based on an idea by), Chris Sanders | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... Woman (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Alien Guard (voice)
Bill Asing Bill Asing ... Man (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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His Name Is Stitch See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

During the credits while doing laundry, after donning the bikini and bedsheet as a superhero costume, Stitch leaps off the laundry basket and briefly strikes Batman's pose from the iconic cover of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns graphic novel. See more »

Goofs

When Lilo is talking to the Hula teacher about just wanting dance, we can see Myrtle in the background holding her arm. On her wrist is a grass bracelet. When we focus on Myrtle and she says "Eww, she bit me"; the grass bracelet is gone. 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 »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version and DVD release were edited by almost 2 minutes to avoid a "Not under 6" rating. Only in 2014, the complete version was released on Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movie Aliens (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Performed by Tia Carrere
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A heart-warming story
22 January 2005 | by hfhfdfseSee all my reviews

There is a little Hawaiian girl named Lilo, she enjoys diving, surfing and folk dancing. And she desperately wants a friend, even not just a friend, she wants to have a soul mate. A flying saucer crashes near her house and a strange creature emerges. Actually it is a hostile alien whose the only aim is to destroy life on earth. Their paths cross. What happens when the little earth girl and the extra-terrestrial maniac meet? A funny, heart-warming story of friendship, love, family ties… To be frank I was not going to see this animated film considering it to be "little kids stuff". But when eventually I saw it I realized how wrong I was. Disney proves its reputation for making "family friendly" films because this is the film in which each family member, whether it be a child or a parent, can find something for him/herself to enjoy and think about. A couple of words about music. Since Lilo is a huge Elvis fan, the soundtrack contains a lot of his songs. It is a hard task to make songs written rather long ago fit in the modern film but the producers succeeded! Recommended to all!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,260,212, 23 June 2002

Gross USA:

$145,794,338

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,144,151
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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