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Lilo and Stitch - Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, Chris Sanders, Dean Deblois

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Movie propaganda

There's one in every family.

On the lush and tropical Hawaiian islands, a lonely little girl, Lilo (Daveigh Chase), adopts what she thinks is a dog. She calls her new pet Stitch (Chris Sanders), completely unaware that he is a dangerous genetic experiment who has escaped from an alien planet. Stitch's only interest in Lilo is using her as a human shield to evade the alien bounty hunters Jumba (David Ogden Stiers) and Pleakley (Kevin McDonald) who are bent on recapturing him. In the end, Lilo's unwavering faith in Ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family, unlocks Stitch's heart and gives him the one thing he never had - the capacity to care for someone else.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film animation cartoon Hawaii alien genetic experiment hunt family

Persons of interest

  • Daveigh Chase .... Lilo
  • Chris Sanders .... Stitch
  • David Ogden Stiers .... Jumba
  • Kevin McDonald .... Pleakley
  • Tia Carrere .... Nani
  • Jason Scott Lee .... David
  • Ving Rhames .... Cobra Bubbles
  • Chris Sanders .... Screenwriter
  • Dean Deblois .... Screenwriter
  • Chris Sanders .... Director
  • Dean Deblois .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

That's Lee-loh, folks, Lee-loh: not an ad for an inflatable mattress.

Meanwhile, the boys and girls at Disney have come up with another funny and touching animated film. It's well written, well drawn and well done. No-one will ever be able to accuse Lilo and Stitch of being undercooked.

The characters are an interesting mix of slightly wacky interplanetary beings, slightly wacky planetary beings and more than slightly wacky bureaucrats. Bureaucrats are the bane of a hero's life whether they're a secret agent or an orphaned Polynesian. Having dead parents is an interesting idea, too: death is glossed over far too often in American movies. Of course, Lilo's "broken" family reforms itself - this is Disney after all - but at least they gave it a try.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Disc: Single side, dual layer
  • Languages: Danish, English, Norwegian
  • Picture: Widescreen (1.66:1)
  • Special features:
    • Deleted scenes
    • Documentaries:
      • Animating the hula
      • Behind the scenes with Wynonna: Burning love
      • On location with the directors
      • The look of Lilo and Stitch
    • Featurettes:
      • A Stitch in time: follow Stitch through the Disney years
      • DisneyPedia: Hawaii - the islands of Aloha
      • Hula lesson
    • Game: Create your own alien experiment
    • Music video: I can't help falling in love with you by A-Teens
    • Trailers: Theatrical teaser
  • Subtitles: Danish, English, English captions, English closed captions, Norwegian

Security censorship classification


Surveillance time

85 minutes (1:25 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 19 September 2002
DVD rental: 5 March 2003
VHS rental: 5 March 2003
DVD retail: 18 August 2004 - Special edition
DVD retail : 10 November 2004 - Special edition
VHS retail : 10 November 2004 - Special edition
DVD retail : 8 November 2006 - Double pack

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