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Lilo & Stitch

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Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 American animated feature produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released on June 21, 2002. The 42nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it was written and directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and features the voices of Sanders, Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Ving Rhames, and Jason Scott Lee. Lilo & Stitch was the second of three Disney animated features produced primarily at the Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida studio located at Walt Disney World's Disney-MGM Studios in Orlando, Florida. Lilo & Stitch was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, which ultimately went to Hayao Miyazaki's film, Spirited Away, which was also distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. A direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, was released on August 26, 2003. This was followed by a television series, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, which ran from September 20, 2003 to July 29, 2006. A second direct-to-video sequel, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch, was released on August 30, 2005. A third and final direct-to-video sequel, Leroy & Stitch, was released on June 27, 2006 as the conclusion to


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Genre: Science fiction

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  • (Male)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    This is one of my favorite movies from the early ots. Not only for the beautiful animation but for the originality of the story. Ultimately it is the story of the prodigal son from the bible, with a Hawaiian/alien slant. But the way it all plays out is pure genius. Art direction, plot timing and story all come together to produce one of the more memorable 2D animated films of the early ots. This is definitey worth seeing. The PG rating is deserved for much wearing of tight apparel by female characters, beach scenes with more skin than normal showing in a Disney film (But it is all tastefully done). Also for a few frightening scenes with perilous situations.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    On second thought, maybe Disney should bring back all those musical numbers and cutesy comic sidekick characters. After the Mouse House's animated films started getting a little too formulaic (the best things the studio produced during the '80s were cartoon musicals based on classic literature), Disney decided to go in different direction during the past decade. The results have been mixed, to say the least. For every "Toy Story" there's been a "Dinosaur." But Disney may have hit rock bottom with "Lilo & Stitch," one of the most unpleasant things the studio has ever produced. It's supposed to be an animated science-fiction comedy, but instead, this film is surprisingly shrill and mean-spirited. And the attempts to make characters more endearing and sweet come far too late. (And considering how violent the film is at times — especially for a kids movie — it definitely deserves its PG rating.) The "Stitch" of the title is an experimental animal created by an extraterrestrial scientist. Fearing the animal's destructive powers, members of the Galactic Federation decide to imprison the tiny, four-armed, extremely mischievous creature (voiced by Christopher Michael Sanders, the film's co-screenwriter and co-director). But he manages to get away, stealing a police space cruiser, which he crash-lands on Earth. There, he comes in contact with Lilo (Daveigh Chase), a young Hawaiian girl who is having a hard time adjusting to life without her parents. Believing the odd-looking, blue animal to be a dog, she "adopts" him. Her sister and guardian, Nani (Tia Carrere), isn't particularly thrilled with this development. She's got social worker Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames) breathing down her neck, just waiting for an opportunity to take Lilo away. Meanwhile, the Galactic Federation has sent Stitch's creator (David Ogden Stiers) and a one-eyed "Earth hobbyist" (Kevin McDonald) to bring Stitch back. These latter two characters are indicative of the film's problems. While clearly meant to provide some comic relief, they're not in the film enough to have any real effect. To its credit, "Lilo & Stitch" is handsomely animated. (What would you expect from a Disney cartoon?) But the storytelling leaves a lot to be desired. While there are a couple of clever gags (including a bit seen in the trailer that involves an Elvis Presley song), the tone is rather dark. And it features some of the blandest voice performances ever in a Disney film. Carrere sounds bored, as does Rhames (who's supposed to be spoofing some of his tough-guy roles); no one really stands out. "Lilo & Stitch" is rated PG for scenes of animated violence (laser blasts, rough-housing, explosive mayhem and scenes of children in peril), as well as some crude humor (involving bodily functions). Running time: 85 minutes. E-MAIL: jeff@desnews.com

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Okfor ages12+