When Lilo and Stitch first crash-landed on Earth in 2002, they made a big impact. Something about the wild mix of chaos and cute keeps people coming back for more of their adventures. Maybe it’s the way that Stitch can never be truly tamed, or it could be the way that they always manage to make you feel good. Either way, there’s no denying that these two are special.
While the story itself isn’t as strong as some of Disney’s other films, the movie has a few key positive elements that set it apart from its peers. It’s pro-family and doesn’t shy away from topics like deceased parents or adolescent sibling rivalry. The movie also has a strong Hawaiian influence that is reflected both in the animation and the music. From a technical standpoint, it doesn’t employ any eye-popping “deep canvas” animation or groundbreaking computer animation like Tarzan or Monsters Inc., but it makes up for this in its simple watercolor charm and sweet affection for Hawaii.
In addition to the great cast of characters, some other highlights include Ving Rhames as Cobra Bubbles, a social worker who’s worried about Nani’s ability to care for her rambunctious daughter; Kevin Michael Richardson as Captain Gantu, the arrogant Shaelik second-in-command; Miranda Paige Walls as Mertle Edmonds, the classmate from their halau hula who despises and derides her; and Zoe Caldwell as the Grand Councilwoman. Unlike other Disney movies with PG ratings, this one doesn’t have any unpleasant surprises, although it does contain mild violence and off-color humor. Clothings for Lilo and Stitch fans