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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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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

21 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lilo & Stitch See more »

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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 (Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Stitch is the first successful destructing experiment that Jumba created after two failures: 600 and 625. See more »

Goofs

After the house blows up, Lilo's picture of her family is shown with three burned corners in distant shots, but only two close up. 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 is a parody of (or tribute to) Norman Rockwell's painting "Freedom from Want," one of a set of four paintings inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's January 6, 1941 address to Congress enumerating "Four Freedoms." 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

Referenced in Poker Night at the Inventory (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Stuck on You
Written by Aaron Schröder and J. Leslie McFarland
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label, a unit of BMG Entertainment
Under license from BMG Special Products
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What would have happened if ET had been a belligerent life-form rather than a friendly one? That's the question Chris Sanders must have asked when he wrote the latest animated Disney movie Lilo and Stitch.
21 October 2002 | by Chris_GardnerSee all my reviews

The film, directed by Sanders who also provides the destructive alien Stitch's voice, is a very touching animated comedy which turns Steven Speilberg's original ET movie on its head. The plot revolves around little Lilo, a five-year-old Hawaiian orphan, voiced by Daveigh Chase who unknowingly rescues an alien experiment from the dog pound thinking that she has rescued a dog. Her sister and guardian, Nani (Tia Carrere) is none-too-pleased due to his destructive tendencies, but is soon distracted by young surfie David Kawena (Jason Scott Lee). Unbeknown to Lilo the creature she names Stitch is actually experiment number 626 and has been designed to destroy all that he comes into contact with. Because of this Stitch is banished to an asteroid for the rest of his life but escapes to a blue-green world known as earth. To help with this he has extra thick skin and has been given strength way beyond his means To make the story of family and friendship more alluring Stitch's creator, Dr. Jumba Jookiba voiced by David Ogden Stiers, and the one-eyed Agent Peakley (Kevin McDonald) have a different idea. They are despatched by the Galactic Federation of Planets to capture Stitch and bring him home without interfering with the native humans. As the story unfolds Stitch learns what it is to be part of a family, albeit a very dysfunctional one, and feels like he belongs for the first time in his short life. As well as being loosely based on ET, in basic concept only, there are tips of the hat to the Star Trek television series as well as the Star Wars movies. The most obvious is when Stitch, imitating Jedi Master Yoda in Attack of the Clones, catches a laser blast in his hands, forms it into a ball and tosses it back at his attacker. Unlike most Disney films Lilo and Stitch has little music, save for the occasional clip of Elvis Presley which helps punctuate Lilo's obsession with the singer. Like Stuart Little 2, Lilo and Stitch is packed full of family values and emphasises the importance of friendship. Hilariously touching.


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