Lilo & Stitch (2002)."Oh good! My dog found the chainsaw!"
This week, your family is super fucked up but don't worry you got a new dog and when that doesn't work out Marcellus Wallace is gonna take you away. It's Lilo & Stitch from 2002.
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 the name Stitch and actually causes an emotional development in the little beast. Her dysfunctional family, consisting only of Lilo and her sister Nani, is about to be ripped apart by social worker Cobra Bubbles. Stitch as the new family member brings quite some action into all their lifes, and after a while, not even Pleakley and Dr. Jookiba can recognize their former target. But how shall they bring the news of failure to the Grand Councilwoman without being punished?
Directors: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
Writers: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
Awards: 11 Wins & 27 Nominations
Film Budget: $80,000,000
Gross Worldwide: $273,144,151
Along with the great Hawaiian Rollercoaster song Lilo and Stitch is full of Elvis classics. Such a fun soundtrack.
There's One in Every Family....Along with Some Fun Facts
One of the hardest parts about Stitch's characterization was that it's very difficult to read what kind of emotion he is feeling, mainly because his eyes don't have pupils. The animators largely got around this problem by making Stitch very physical.
The sign on Lilo's door is the Hawaiian word "kapu". It has cognates in other Polynesian languages, including Fijian "tabu" from which English "taboo" is borrowed. In context, it could be loosely translated as "Keep Out."
In order to capture the traditional Hawaiian dance form - the hula - correctly, Disney took a camera crew to a renowned halau, a hula school. All of the introductory hula dance is modeled (though not rotoscoped) on sequences captured at the halau.
When Pleakley and the Grand Councilwoman go to the prison to visit Jumba, in the cell to the right of the elevator is Dr. Jacques Von Hamsterviel, who went on to become a recurring villain in Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003).
The film's North American gross of $145 million was Disney's biggest gross for an animated film since Tarzan (1999).
You can find this film along with the animated series as well as the straight to video sequel.
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