Lilo and Stitch is one of my favourite Disney movies as it covers so many topics and covers them well. 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. So the evil little alien allows Lilo to take him by the hand, dress him up as Elvis, and go surfing. I, for one, didn't miss them. And so begins one of the most unusual and creative animated films from the Disney studios. The experiment is supposed to be transported to a prison asteroid, yet manages to escape Captain Gantu, who was supposed to deliver him there. His battered emotions, as well as the also adorable Lilo, are part of what makes this film so moving.
They also very accurately portray the problems with an older sibling raising a younger, and the friction and fighting that results is typical of what one would find in this sort of arrangement. The scientist is sentenced to jail by the Grand Council of the Galactic Federation. Jookiba and the Earth expert Pleakley never could have guessed that earth girl Lilo adopts the experiment as dog, gives him. He isn't drawn very well and he isn't developed as a character much further than being ruthless and bad-tempered. The whole middle of the movie is one that gives us spectacular scenes in a row that move me to tears each time. Considering that Stitch is one of Disney's most engaging heroes, it really blows that Gantu should have to be one of the stuido's flatter villains.
It's encouraging to see that they're actually capable of following his ethos without the help of Pixar. To sum up, Stitch is the best. 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. There is also one pretty big plot-hole that older viewers may be troubled by - if that lady at the pound really thought that Stitch was dead, why did she put him in with the dogs? He eventually crash lands on one of the islands of Hawaii Kauai? Lilo being a lonely young orphan living with her older sister Nani, and who may be taken away in a matter of days if Nani doesn't prove herself to be a more responsible guardian. And the soundtrack too is one of the most memorable in Disney's canon. Needless to say, it's great music.
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. To begin with at least, he has none of the noble or high moral qualities that Disney usually attributes to its lead characters. It may be flawed, but in the end it's the merits that triumph. I believe this is the first time they've based its score around the pre-existing songs of a familiar artist - in this case the immortal Elvis Presley.
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. 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. Once you get past the pretty pale opening scenes in outer space and enter the world that Lilo inhabits, visually this is beautiful stuff, employing the technique of watercolour backgrounds for the first time in decades. I wasn't expecting much when it first came out, not being to interested in it.
The water, and backdrop of Hawaii is desirable. The creators of the film do a superb job with the character of Lilo, making you identify with her loneliness and isolation without making it depressing. While it didn't break any new ground or anything, it thankfully returned audiences back to Disney's roots in terms of quality. If there's a downside, it's that the scenes of the alien pursuers are for the most part almost a distraction. Even Lilo's sister finds several opportunities to take out her frustrations on the mixed-up little alien. Sadly, we also had to tolerate the likes of Gareth Gates and A Teens doing sugary covers over the end credits, but at this stage you can always switch off or leave the cinema.
The experiment is supposed to be transported to a prison asteroid, yet manages to escape Captain Gantu, who was supposed to deliver him there. On the way there, project Six-Two-Six takes over the ship, and then escapes using what looks like a space squad car. 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. In the Stitch of the title and face it, he may have shared his title logo with Lilo but Stitch has always been the undisputed star of this empire it really feels like Disney have found that very likable and very different kind of hero to break them out of their rut. This is an original, funny, and extremely heartwarming film that I highly recommend to families. And it's a good example of just how dazzling 2D animation can be when given the right attention to detail. Firstly, concerning Lilo's feeding the fish, well, all kids have little quirks and this is obviously meant to be her's.
Nani is trying hard to make ends meet and be a mother to her young sister, who is having a very difficult time adjusting to life without her mom and dad. Stitch's one weakness in the inability to swim, so for him to go surfing is a surprising concession to the little girl's whims. And wasn't she alarmed by his six legs and his antennae? You can identify with these characters and feel for them, and yes, Stitch does qualify in that category. Jookiba and the Earth expert Pleakley never could have guessed that earth girl Lilo adopts the experiment as dog, gives him. The characters are developed, unlike most Disney classics, and lovable. It's also helped by a good line secondary characters, the most successful of which are Jumba and Cobra Bubbles, because, like Stitch, they're unconventional in the roles they fulfil. The merging of these two very troubling story lines shows a lot of tenaciousness on Disney's part and in the end they produce a film that is fun and funky enough for the younger audiences, but also heartwrenching enough to touch even the most cynical of adults.
Too bad that Disney are now really on the wane, or they could have tried doing these themed soundtracks more often with the Beatles and Pink Floyd. It is with this most unlikely of characters that Lilo can find someone to confide in, to share her passions with like Elvis , and to share the pain and sorrow that comes from being without parents. Disney's cartoons seem dull and lifeless compared to the fun and action that Pixar delivers on a regular basis. One of the film's strengths is that it can be, at times, so sad. Synopsis In a place far, far away, illegal genetic experiment 626 is detected: Ruthless scientist Dr. Nani decides Lilo needs a dog to keep her company, so off to the kennel they go.