- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
- THX Mastered Audio
- Additional Release Material:
- Behind the Scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Shorts: "Inter Stitch-als"
- Music Video: A*Teens - "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You"
- "A Stitch in Time"
- "Burning Love"
- "The Young Voices of Hawaii"
- "Animating the Hula"
- "On Location With the Directors"
- Interactive Menus
- Scene Access
- Interactive Games:
- How-to-Hula Lesson
- Build an Alien Experiment Set-Top Game
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 07/01/2002
"...Involving and enjoyable....The film is a real gift -- both a treat for family audiences and a treasure for animation buffs..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/21/2002
"...This is a happy throwback to the time when cartoons were cinema's most idiosyncratic form....LILO & STITCH makes excellent use of the best of Disney's animators..."
USA Today - 06/21/2002
"...The colors in this comedy are ultra-vibrant and rich....Best of all, the movie has an endearingly cheeky attitude....Witty, touching and well paced, LILO & STITCH is ideal family fare..."
New York Times - 06/21/2002
"...An example of quiet, confident craftsmanship that tells a sweet, charming tale of intergalactic friendship..."
Box Office - 08/01/2002
"...LILO & STITCH lives up to the uniqueness of its characters....Perhaps the only movie in recent memory that actually practices what it preaches..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/28/2002
"...Delightful....Bright, smart, funny, with lots of pop culture jokes..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2002
"...[With] impressive surfing sequences, lightly satirised local colour and the brightest visual palette of any recent Disney cartoon..."
Total Film - 11/01/2002
"...There's a warmth and lushness to the action that few CG-tweaked 'toons possess..."
Far, far away, on an alien planet, a rogue scientist named Jumba has created a bright blue creature called Experiment 626, through illegal genetic research. This new creature loves destruction and chaos; he's considered dangerous enough to be exiled to a deep space lockup. But 626 steals a spaceship and escapes, touching down in Hawaii, where he ends up in a dog pound. He's adopted by Lilo, a spunky young girl, who renames her new pet "Stitch."
Stitch turns out to be quite a handful--his destructive impulses are on full display as he trashes Lilo's house, among other naughty acts. Lilo is being raised by her older sister Nani (their parents died in an accident), and they are under surveillance by an evil social worker, Cobra Bubbles, who wants to take Lilo away from Nani. Lilo must tame Stitch, or his bad behavior could be held against Nani by Cobra. Meanwhile, Stitch is being pursued by his creator Jumba, who has followed him to Earth to try to recapture him. But Stitch becomes steadily more thoughtful and well-behaved as he grows to love Lilo and becomes a part of her family. The film's animation is done in the traditional 2-D style, complete with beautifully drawn watercolor backgrounds which give it a dreamy, colorful handcrafted appeal.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.:
Lilo & Stitch
"As Elvis might put it, you can't help falling in love with LILO & STITCH." -- Claudia Puig, USA TODAY. Out-of-this-world storytelling, stunning Disney animation, and wild and irresistible characters are at the heart of Disney's hilarious new animated adventure. This worldwide box office sensation is a heartwarming comedy about the power of loyalty, friendship, and finding your place in the world. On the lush and tropical Hawaiian Islands, an independent little girl named Lilo adopts what she thinks is an innocent puppy, completely unaware that he is a mischievous creature who has escaped from a faraway planet. Stitch takes Hawaii by storm, wreaking havoc and hanging ten while he evades the alien bounty hunters who are bent on recapturing him. It's an action-packed comedy the whole family will enjoy over and over again.
- Theatrical release: June 21, 2002