History Disney / LiloAndStitch

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Entry #42 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this 2002 traditionally-animated film was both critically and commercially acclaimed, a rarity for Disney's animated films during the time between the Disney Renaissance and the Disney Revival.[[note]]That's between the releases of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' (1999) and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' (2009).[[/note]] Set mainly in the lush UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}an island of Kauai, this movie was a significant breakaway for Disney on many counts, including an unconventional protagonist, [[IncrediblyLamePun "inter-STITCH-al"]] {{crossover}} trailers, the lack of either romance troubles or a real villain and the score drawn from home-grown Hawaiian songs and artists -- and, of course, Music/ElvisPresley. Unlike other Disney animated films, Disney was hands-off the creative development and did not interfere with the story: director Creator/ChrisSanders wanted the film to reflect his own drawing style, and he wrote the entire draft along with his directing partner Dean [=DeBlois=].

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Entry #42 in the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon, this 2002 traditionally-animated [[ScienceFiction sci-fi]] adventure [[{{Dramedy}} comedy-drama]] film was both critically and commercially acclaimed, a rarity for Disney's animated films during the time between the Disney Renaissance and the Disney Revival.[[note]]That's between the releases of ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' (1999) and ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' (2009).[[/note]] Set mainly in the lush UsefulNotes/{{Hawaii}}an island of Kauai, this movie was a significant breakaway for Disney on many counts, including an unconventional protagonist, [[IncrediblyLamePun "inter-STITCH-al"]] {{crossover}} trailers, the lack of either romance troubles or a real villain and the score drawn from home-grown Hawaiian songs and artists -- and, of course, Music/ElvisPresley. Unlike other Disney animated films, Disney was hands-off the creative development and did not interfere with the story: director Creator/ChrisSanders wanted the film to reflect his own drawing style, and he wrote the entire draft along with his directing partner Dean [=DeBlois=].
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* OhCrap: Funny example. Pleakley gets one when he's swarmed by mosquitoes and suddenly realizes they're not as cute as he thinks. Cut away to an aerial view and a SkywardScream.

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* OhCrap: After Bubbles's first visit, Nani throws a DeathGlare at Lilo. Lilo's reaction is this trope, accompanied with a scream.
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Funny example. Pleakley gets one when he's swarmed by mosquitoes and suddenly realizes they're not as cute as he thinks. Cut away to an aerial view and a SkywardScream.
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Lilo. She can turn very nasty when provoked. She bit Myrtle and punched her in the face for calling her crazy (see BerserkButton above). She also yells at Stitch for attempting to touch her family photo, and is disgusted when [[spoiler:Stitch reveals his true form to her after the house is blown up, shoving him away and ordering him to leave.]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Lilo. She can turn very nasty when provoked. She bit Myrtle Mertle and punched her in the face for calling her crazy (see BerserkButton above). She also yells at Stitch for attempting to touch her family photo, and is disgusted when [[spoiler:Stitch reveals his true form to her after the house is blown up, shoving him away and ordering him to leave.]]



* GetOut: [[spoiler:After the house blows up and Stitch reveals his true form to an already-angry Lilo, Lilo orders Stitch to do this. He never gets the chance, as a second later, Gantu captures them.]]

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* GetOut: [[spoiler:After the house blows up and Stitch reveals his true form to an already-angry Lilo, Lilo she orders Stitch to do this. He never gets the chance, as a second later, Gantu captures them.]]
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Lilo. She can turn very nasty when provoked. She bit Myrtle and punched her in the face for calling her crazy (see BerserkButton above). She also yells at Stitch for attempting to touch her family photo, and is disgusted when [[spoiler:Stitch reveals his true form to her after the house is blown up, shoving him away and ordering him to leave.]]


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** The FatalFamilyPhoto of the Pelekai family. We get a brief glimpse of it when Stitch is first in Lilo's room. [[spoiler:It's seen later and this time, Lilo reveals what happened to her parents: they died in a car accident during a storm.]]
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* HandGagging: Nani does this to Lilo near the beginning, and shortly after wraps her entire arm around her mouth as well.



* PuttingAHandOverHisMouth: Nani does this to Lilo near the beginning, and shortly after wraps her entire arm around her mouth as well.
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* OhCrap: Funny example. Pleakley gets one when he's swarmed by mosquitoes and suddenly realizes they're not as cute as he thinks. Cut away to an aerial view and a SkywardScream.
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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Of the whole Pelekai family, that Lilo keeps under her pillow. [[spoiler:Two of the corners gets burned after Jumba's plasma cannon blows the house up. The last shot of the film shows the photo again, now with a photo of Stitch added to it.]]

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* FatalFamilyPhoto: Of the whole Pelekai family, that Lilo keeps under her pillow. [[spoiler:Two of the corners gets get burned after Jumba's plasma cannon blows the house up. The last shot of the film shows the photo again, now with a photo of Stitch added to it.]]
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* BigSisterInstinct: Nani has this for Lilo, as they have only each other until Stitch comes along.



* FatalFamilyPhoto: Of the whole Pelekai family, that Lilo keeps under her pillow. [[spoiler:Two of the corners gets burned after Jumba's plasma cannon blows the house up. The last shot of the film shows the photo again, now with a photo of Stitch added to it.]]



* GetOut: [[spoiler:After the house blows up and Stitch reveals his true form to an already-angry Lilo, Lilo orders Stitch to do this. He never gets the chance, as a second later, Gantu captures them.]]



* KarmaHoudini: True, Mertle does get HoistByHerOwnPetard on some occasions, she truly gets away with a lot in bullying Lilo.

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* KarmaHoudini: True, Mertle does get HoistByHerOwnPetard on some occasions, but she truly gets away with a lot in bullying Lilo.



* ManBitesMan: Stitch is not averse to using his fangs when fighting, at one point cramming Pleakley's whole head into his mouth and biting down so hard it crunched. Repeatedly.

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* ManBitesMan: Stitch is not averse to using his fangs when fighting, at one point cramming Pleakley's whole head into his mouth and biting down so hard it crunched. Repeatedly. ''Ouch''.



* PlasmaCannon: Jumba states that a direct hit from a plasma cannon might be able to stun 626 temporarily, instead it explodes and burns down Lilo's house.

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* PlasmaCannon: Jumba states that a direct hit from a plasma cannon might be able to stun 626 temporarily, instead it explodes and burns down Lilo's house. Oops.
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* [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape Stitch's Great Escape!]] (theme park attraction; opened in 2004)

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* [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape Stitch's Great Escape!]] Ride/StitchsGreatEscape (theme park attraction; opened in 2004)


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An {{anime}} series, ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'', was made for the Japanese market and aired from October 2008 to June 2011 (with two TV specials broadcasted in 2012 and 2015), featuring the new protagonist Yuna. The series established itself as a TimeSkip sequel to the original franchise in a 2011 episode where Stitch reunites with [[SheIsAllGrownUp an adult Lilo]]. It began airing on Creator/DisneyXD in North America on October 24, 2011, but lasted less than a week possibly due to backlash from American fans and the network paying more attention to ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome''.

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An {{anime}} series, ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'', was made for the Japanese market and aired from October 2008 to June 2011 (with two TV specials broadcasted in 2012 and 2015), featuring the new protagonist Yuna. The series established itself as a TimeSkip sequel to the original franchise in a 2011 episode where Stitch reunites with [[SheIsAllGrownUp [[spoiler:[[SheIsAllGrownUp an adult Lilo]]. It Lilo]]]]. The English dub, which aired in other countries first, began airing on Creator/DisneyXD in North America on October 24, 2011, but lasted less than a week on the continent possibly due to backlash from American fans and the network paying more attention to ''WesternAnimation/RatedAForAwesome''.



** Many a parent watching it in the theatres gripped the seats when Nani saw a fire truck and prayed, "Don't turn left" in the direction their house was.

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** Many a parent watching it in the theatres gripped the their seats when Nani saw a fire truck and prayed, "Don't turn left" left," in the direction their house was.



* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Hawaiian Creole -- a combination of American English and the Hawaiian language commonly spoken in Hawai'i -- is found throughout the film, and consensus among native speakers is that it was done well.

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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Hawaiian Creole -- a Creole--a combination of American English and the Hawaiian language commonly spoken in Hawai'i -- is Hawai'i--is found throughout the film, and consensus among native speakers is that it was done well.



* BigBad: An interesting take on this - the Grand Councilwoman serves this role in the story, but in a larger context, she's actually the galaxy's BigGood.
* BigStupidDoodooHead: Nani is almost hit by a car as she rushes back home and shouts at the driver, "Watch where you're going, stupidhead!" It comes back to bite her when said "stupidhead" turns out to be the social worker assigned to her.

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* BigBad: An interesting take on this - this; the Grand Councilwoman serves this role in the story, but in a larger context, she's actually the galaxy's BigGood.
* BigStupidDoodooHead: BigStupidDoodooHead:
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Nani is almost hit by a car as she rushes back home and shouts at the driver, "Watch where you're going, stupidhead!" It comes back to bite her when said "stupidhead" turns out to be the social worker assigned to her.



(And then see BluntYes below)

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(And then see ''(See BluntYes below)below.)''



-->"I would ''never'' '''ever'''" ''(Stitch is presented as evidence)'' "[[{{Foreshadowing}} ...make more than one!]]" [[spoiler: (We see in the sequels, that this is a lie, as well.)]]
* BlindJump: The jump that sends Stitch to Kauai.

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-->"I would ''never'' '''ever'''" ''(Stitch is presented as evidence)'' "[[{{Foreshadowing}} ...make more than one!]]" [[spoiler: (We [[spoiler:(We see in the sequels, sequel material that this is a lie, as well.too.)]]
* BlindJump: The jump that sends Stitch to Kauai.Kaua'i.



* {{Bowdlerization}}: On the theater and home video version of this movie in the United Kingdom, the scene of Lilo hiding in a clothes dryer was redrawn so that way Lilo's hiding in a strange cupboard with a pizza box for a door (The UK -- no matter what the rating of the movie -- always edits out scenes of harmful, dangerous, and illegal activities that younger, more impressionable viewers will think is okay to imitate). When the film is aired on TV, this part is just outright removed.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: On the theater and home video version of this movie in the United Kingdom, the scene of Lilo hiding in a clothes dryer was redrawn so that way Lilo's hiding in a strange cupboard with a pizza box for a door door. (The UK -- no matter what the rating of the movie -- always edits out scenes of harmful, dangerous, and illegal activities that younger, more impressionable viewers will think is okay to imitate). imitate.) When the film is aired on TV, this part is just outright removed.



** Also doubles as a VisualPun: he throws a blue Volkswagen Beetle with the line, "Blue Punch Buggy!" It's a reference to the classic car game of "Punch Buggy" -- you call out the line and punch the guy next to you (lightly) whenever you see a Beetle.

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** Also doubles as a VisualPun: he throws a blue Volkswagen Beetle with the line, "Blue Punch Buggy!" It's a reference to the classic car game of "Punch Buggy" -- you Buggy"--you call out the line and punch the guy next to you (lightly) whenever you see a Beetle.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Lilo is clearly a little touched in the head; it could be a method for coping with the death of her parents, or she could have been just as quirky beforehand. In either case, it's enough to drive away girls her own age and disturb adults. The creepy homemade doll, making voodoo on her ''hula halau''-mates using spoons and pickle jars (''"My friends need to be punished"''), Elvis obsession, and worship of a fish (who apparently controls the weather) don't help her case. Fortunately, Lilo has good friends in a bunch of aliens who came to Earth. And a hovercraft!

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Lilo is clearly a little touched in the head; it could be a method for coping with the death of her parents, or she could have been just as quirky beforehand. In either case, it's enough to drive away girls her own age and disturb adults. The creepy homemade doll, making voodoo on her ''hula halau''-mates using spoons and pickle jars (''"My friends need to be punished"''), punished."''), Elvis obsession, and worship of a fish (who apparently controls the weather) don't help her case. Fortunately, Lilo has good friends in a bunch of aliens who came to Earth. And a hovercraft!



* CommercialSwitcheroo: There were four trailers, called "Inter-Stitch-als", that would start with an iconic scene from a classic Disney movie, (specifically ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', and ''Disney/TheLionKing''), and then have Stitch interrupt the moment.

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* CommercialSwitcheroo: There were four trailers, called "Inter-Stitch-als", "inter-Stitch-als", that would start with an iconic scene from a classic Disney movie, (specifically ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', and ''Disney/TheLionKing''), and then have Stitch interrupt the moment.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: Yep, it's one of those "go-through-hell-and-back" films...

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Yep, it's one of those "go-through-hell-and-back" films...films.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Jumba built Stitch to inflict panic and property damage ForTheEvulz - but his reaction when Stitch's first words are an ([[PardonMyKlingon incomprehensible, alien]]) swearword suggests that he didn't intend to create a ''foul-mouthed'' biological menace to society.
--> '''Jumba:''' I didn't teach it ''that''.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Jumba built Stitch to inflict panic and property damage ForTheEvulz - ForTheEvulz, but his reaction when Stitch's first words are an ([[PardonMyKlingon incomprehensible, alien]]) swearword suggests that he didn't intend to create a ''foul-mouthed'' biological menace to society.
--> '''Jumba:''' --->'''Jumba:''' I didn't teach it ''that''.



* FallingChandelier: The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' Inter-Stitch-al trailer features the ballroom scene, with Stitch watching from the chandelier - until it crashes to the ground from his weight, almost crushing the two.

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* FallingChandelier: The ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' Inter-Stitch-al "inter-Stitch-al" trailer features the ballroom scene, with Stitch watching from the chandelier - until chandelier--until it crashes to the ground from his weight, almost crushing the two.



* FreeRangeChildren: Lilo is about six years old, yet she runs about Kauai with Stitch, and no adults.
** In one scene Nani simply hands Lilo some money and leaves her in the middle of town on her own while she's at work. Clearly there was a reason they sent in The Man When Things Go Wrong ''before'' Stitch came into the picture. Luckily, the whole "'Ohana" thing probably means Lilo has grown-up friends in the neighborhood looking out for her, but Nani is still pretty negligent, given that she's only about nineteen in the first film.

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* FreeRangeChildren: Lilo is about six years old, yet she runs about Kauai Kokaua Town[[note]]her hometown on Kaua'i, not named in this film but later on in ''The Series'', which is based off of [[https://en.wikpedia.org/wiki/Hanapepe,_Hawaii Hanapepe]] on the same island[[/note]] with Stitch, and no adults.
** In one scene Nani simply hands Lilo some money and leaves her in the middle of town on her own while she's at work. Clearly there was a reason they sent in The Man When Things Go Wrong ''before'' Stitch came into the picture. Luckily, the whole "'Ohana" ''[='=]Ohana'' thing probably means Lilo has grown-up friends in the neighborhood looking out for her, but Nani is still pretty negligent, given that she's only about nineteen in the first film.



* GentleGiant: Inverted with Stitch - short, destructive, and so doggone cute and fluffy to boot.

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* GentleGiant: Inverted with Stitch - Stitch; short, destructive, and so doggone cute and fluffy to boot.



-->'''Jumba''': I would never, ''ever'' ... ''[sees 626]'' ... [[LastSecondWordSwap make more than one]].

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-->'''Jumba''': I would never, ''ever'' ... ''[sees 626]'' ...''(sees 626)'' ... [[LastSecondWordSwap make more than one]].



* MeaningfulEcho: "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind -- or forgotten."

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* MeaningfulEcho: "Ohana "[='=]Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind -- or forgotten."



* NameAndName

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* NameAndNameNameAndName: The name of the film and the franchise that spawned from it.



* NoIntelligentLifeHere: Upon discovering that the titular alien has landed on an isolated island - ''Hawaii'';

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* NoIntelligentLifeHere: Upon discovering that the titular alien has landed on an isolated island - ''Hawaii'';''Hawaii'':



* NostalgiaFilter: Actually got invoked by Disney's Marketing Department. As shown in the poster above, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbM84jGi20U and its trailers]], ''Lilo & Stitch'' got marketed by spoofing Disney's more popular films from the 90s. It worked, with ''Lilo & Stitch'' becoming a CashCowFranchise.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: ...or forgotten. The 'ohana motto even provides the trope's page quote.

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* NostalgiaFilter: Actually got invoked by Disney's Marketing Department.marketing department. As shown in the poster above, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbM84jGi20U and its trailers]], ''Lilo & Stitch'' got marketed by spoofing Disney's more popular films from [[TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation the 90s. 90s]]. It worked, with ''Lilo & Stitch'' becoming a CashCowFranchise.
CashCowFranchise, at least for [[TurnOfTheMillennium the decade]].
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: ...or forgotten. The 'ohana Granted, the line is "no''body''", not "no ''one''", but still the ''[='=]ohana'' motto even provides the trope's page quote.



** Called an 'alien toe' in the PS2 Stitch: Experiment 626 game.

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** Called an 'alien toe' "alien toe" in the PS2 Stitch: ''Stitch: Experiment 626 626'' tie-in prequel game.



** It's been established that the phrase actually translates into "I will destroy" or "I'm going to destroy" (contrast with "Meega naga kweesta/kreesta" - "I will not destroy"), which doesn't seem bad enough to provoke that kind of reaction. Granted, the phrase was used so much in a humorous context in promotional material that its meaning was likely an added afterthought for the spinoffs. Or they didn't think anyone would bother translating it in the movie.

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** It's been established that the phrase actually translates into "I will destroy" or "I'm going to destroy" (contrast with "Meega naga kweesta/kreesta" kweesta" - "I will not destroy"), which doesn't seem bad enough to provoke that kind of reaction. Granted, the phrase was used so much in a humorous context in promotional material that its meaning was likely an added afterthought for the spinoffs. Or they didn't think anyone would bother translating it in the movie.



* PhotoMontage: The end credits has a "pictures on the wall"-style Photo Montage, showing off what all the characters do after the end of the movie (whether or not they have any bearing on the [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries TV show]] [[FanonDiscontinuity depends on the viewer]]). There's several {{Shout Out}}s in the pictures, including to a famous Creator/NormanRockwell painting.

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* PhotoMontage: The end credits has a "pictures on the wall"-style Photo Montage, showing off what all the characters do after the end of the movie (whether or not they have any bearing on the [[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries the subsequent TV show]] series]] [[FanonDiscontinuity depends on the viewer]]). There's several {{Shout Out}}s in the pictures, including to a famous Creator/NormanRockwell painting.



[''Stitch throws a convulsive fit'']
* ProlongedPrologue: A full 10 minutes go by, dealing with Stitch's imprisonment and escape, before we shift to Hawaii and the opening title/credits.

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[''Stitch ''(Stitch throws a convulsive fit'']
fit.)''
* ProlongedPrologue: A full 10 ten minutes go by, dealing with Stitch's imprisonment and escape, before we shift to Hawaii and the opening title/credits.



* PuniPlush: The character designers were explicitly told to avoid straight lines and harsh angles, and even rectangular objects have dulled corners, probably as a deliberate contrast with the rampant abuse of straight lines in western animation. This becomes somewhat more amusing when the [[http://alohalilo.deviantart.com/ character designer's deviantart page]] is viewed, which continues the same style, but includes artistic nudes and 1950s style pinups with a Hawaiian theme.

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* PuniPlush: The character designers were explicitly told to avoid straight lines and harsh angles, and even rectangular objects have dulled corners, probably as a deliberate contrast with the rampant abuse of straight lines in western Western animation. This becomes somewhat more amusing when [[Creator/ChrisSanders the creator's]] Website/DeviantArt [[http://alohalilo.deviantart.com/ character designer's deviantart page]] is viewed, which continues the same style, but includes artistic nudes and 1950s style pinups with a Hawaiian theme.



** Cobra Bubbles serves as an antagonist, but he's by no means a bad person. He clearly doesn't want to take Lilo away from Nani in spite of a mountain of (inaccurate) evidence that she can't really handle Lilo, and gives her every chance it's in his power to give for her to prove she can turn things around [[spoiler: which makes it all the more heartbreaking when he gives up and decides he's got no choice but to take Lilo away]].

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** Cobra Bubbles serves as an antagonist, but he's by no means a bad person. He clearly doesn't want to take Lilo away from Nani in spite of a mountain of (inaccurate) evidence that she can't really handle Lilo, and gives her every chance it's in his power to give for her to prove she can turn things around [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which makes it all the more heartbreaking when he gives up and decides he's got no choice but to take Lilo away]].



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Stitch is absolutely adorable.
* RoadSignReversal: Jumba says that Stitch's programming will draw him to large cities, where he will back up sewers, reverse street signs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and steal everybody's left shoe]].

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: When he is not being aggressive or mischievous, Stitch is absolutely adorable.
* RoadSignReversal: Jumba says that Stitch's programming will draw him to large cities, where he will back up sewers, reverse street signs, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and steal everybody's left shoe]].



* ScaleModelDestruction: Stitch makes a scale model of San Francisco in Lilo's room... then thrashes it in a kaiju rampage.

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* ScaleModelDestruction: Stitch makes a scale model of San Francisco in Lilo's room... then thrashes it in a kaiju rampage. This was a way for him to tell Lilo what his true purpose is without actually saying so. She's doesn't get it.
-->'''Lilo:''' No more caffeine for you.



[''cut to a [[ScreamDiscretionShot distant shot of their campsite near the house as Pleakley screams in pain]]'']

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[''cut ''(Cut to a [[ScreamDiscretionShot distant shot of their campsite near the house as Pleakley screams in pain]]'']pain.]])''



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: It's said that Stitch can't survive in water since "his molecular density is too great". This would mean simply that he has a higher density than water--I.E, even if he were, for example, to hold his breath, he would not be able to displace enough water to increase his buoyancy enough and he'd still be too dense to ''swim''. In laymen's terms: he sinks like a rock and can't swim.
** Cobra Bubbles. "Allow me to illuminate to you the precarious position in which you find yourself", and "Thus far you've been adrift in the harbour of my patience".

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: It's said that Stitch can't survive in water since "his molecular density is too great". This would mean simply that he has a higher density than water--I.E, water--i.e., even if he were, for example, to hold his breath, he would not be able to displace enough water to increase his buoyancy enough and he'd still be too dense to ''swim''. In laymen's terms: he sinks like a rock and can't swim.
** Cobra Bubbles. "Allow me to illuminate to you the precarious position in which you find yourself", yourself," and "Thus far far, you've been adrift in the harbour harbor of my patience". patience."



* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted in the most traumatizing way - the contrast of wacky alien hi-jinks with the reality of a teenage orphan trying and failing to support her baby sister is a main plot point.

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* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: Averted in the most traumatizing way - the way--the contrast of wacky alien hi-jinks with the reality of a teenage orphan trying and failing to support her baby sister is a main plot point.



* StandardSnippet: Given that this movie is set in Hawaii, ''Aloha O'e'' naturally makes an appearance. However, it's not the silly instrumental steel guitar version that shows up most times this song is used as a StandardSnippet--the lyrics (about saying goodbye to someone) show up, too, in the most utterly heartbreaking fashion.

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* StandardSnippet: Given that this movie is set in Hawaii, ''Aloha O'e'' "Aloha 'Oe" naturally makes an appearance. However, it's not the silly instrumental steel guitar version that shows up most times this song is used as a StandardSnippet--the lyrics (about saying goodbye to someone) show up, too, in the most utterly heartbreaking fashion.



** Kinda justified though, from the point of view of a galactic-spanning alien empire, Humans are primitive.
* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Just after Stitch saves Lilo, the Grand Councilwoman arrives to take him away. Even after Stitch shows signs of being reformed, the Councilwoman points out that the law is absolute. Then Lilo points out that she bought him at the shelter, and that taking him away would be stealing. The Councilwoman then declares that Stitch will serve the rest of his sentence on Earth, under the care of Lilo and her family.]]
* TheTeaser

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** Kinda justified though, from the point of view of a galactic-spanning alien empire, Humans humans are primitive.
* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Just after Stitch saves Lilo, the Grand Councilwoman arrives to take him away. Even after Stitch shows signs of being reformed, the Councilwoman points out that the law is absolute. Then Lilo points out that she bought him at the shelter, and that taking him away would be stealing. The Councilwoman then declares that Stitch will serve the rest of his sentence on Earth, under the care of Lilo and her family. As an added bonus, because of this, Lilo's family is under intergalactic protection. This means that she can't be taken away by child services, which she was initially facing.]]
* TheTeaserTheTeaser: Jumba's trial and 626's subsequent escape.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Poor Sunburnt Ice Cream Tourist...
* ThirdPersonPerson: Stitch.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodSandwich: Poor Sunburnt Ice Cream Tourist...
Ice-Cream Man...
* ThirdPersonPerson: Stitch.Stitch, mostly.



* TrailerSpoof: Nearly all the trailers appeared to be a trailer for some other Disney movie at first, only to be interrupted by Stitch, partly to make it clear it was a lighter, wackier film than the company's usual output, the movie's tagline was even "''There's one in every family.''"

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* TrailerSpoof: Nearly all the trailers appeared to be a trailer for some other Disney movie at first, only to be interrupted by Stitch, partly to make it clear it was a lighter, wackier film than the company's usual output, the output. The movie's tagline was even "''There's one in every family.''"



** On the other hand Stitch can't swim and he is stuck on Hawaii so the punishment is something close to house arrest when you come from a space faring civilization.

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** On the other hand hand, Stitch can't swim and he is stuck on Hawaii so Hawaii. So, the punishment is something close to house arrest when you come from a space faring space-faring civilization.



* VanillaEdition: Disney nowadays tends to release [=DVDs=] with much fewer bonus features than Blu-ray Discs and [=iTunes=] digital copies. This movie provides an exception, as the Blu-ray Disc and digital copy contain no bonus features at all, while the "Big Wave" DVD (released in 2009) boasts hours of extras. The blow to Blu-ray collectors gets softened just ever so slightly by Disney including disc one of the Big Wave DVD in the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.

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* VanillaEdition: Disney nowadays tends to release [=DVDs=] with much fewer bonus features than Blu-ray Discs and [=iTunes=] digital copies. This movie provides an exception, as the Blu-ray Disc and digital copy contain no bonus features at all, all,[[note]]The Blu-Ray Disc technically has only one; the inclusion of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch''.[[/note]] while the "Big Wave" DVD (released in 2009) boasts hours of extras. The blow to Blu-ray collectors gets softened just ever so slightly by Disney including disc one of the Big Wave DVD in the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
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