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  • Dirs. Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders
  • USA
  • 2002
  • 85 min.
  • PG
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Invasion!

Lilo is a lonely, Hawaiian girl who feels alienated from her peers. Seeking companionship, she adopts Stitch, a disheveled looking dog — finding its deplorable personality mirroring her own. Stitch would make a prized pet if he were not, in reality, a fugitive experiment who has escaped from an alien planet and crash-landed on Earth. Together, the two embark on an epic adventure to transform Stitch from a pest to the perfect pet in hopes that it will be enough to save him from being captured by interplanetary police and returned to his home planet. Lilo’s indestructible faith in friendship fuels her through her mission of teaching her loved ones that Ohana, the Hawaiian concept of family, isn’t limited to human beings.

“Smart, poignant, and utterly beguiling, this hand-drawn Disney animation celebrates family while appealing to the hell-raising child in all of us.” —Ted Shen, Chicago Reader

“For all the impressive innovations in the field of 3D computer-generated animation, the old-fashioned flat kind, with its warm colors and artful perspectives, has not lost its appeal. LILO & STITCH…is hardly a work of state-of-the-art virtuosity, but rather an example of quiet, confident craftsmanship that tells a sweet, charming tale of intergalactic friendship… The film strives to be more soothing than thrilling, which is kind of thrilling in its own way.” —A.O. Scott, NYT Critic’s Pick, New York Times (Jun 21, 2002)

“Drawing inspiration from anime and vintage Looney Toons, this beautifully drafted, offbeat charmer is hip, funny — and a bona fide heart tugger for the whole family.” —Lou Lumenick, New York Post