!!Trivia pages for works in the franchise:
* ''Trivia/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''
* ''Trivia/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch''
* ''Trivia/{{Stitch}}''
* ''Trivia/StitchAndAi''
* Trivia/StitchsGreatEscape
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!!Trivia for [[Disney/LiloAndStitch the original film]] and [[Franchise/LiloAndStitch the franchise]] in general:
* ActorAllusion: Kevin [=McDonald's=] character Pleakley dresses as a woman to blend in... something Kevin has done quite well with Series/TheKidsInTheHall.
** Kevin [=McDonald=] as a tall, slender alien... [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim where have we seen this before?]]
* BeamMeUpScotty: The ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]'' motto is sometimes misquoted as "Family means NoOneGetsLeftBehind"; while the last five words are the name of the trope, in the motto those words are actually "no'''body''' gets left behind".
* CastTheExpert: Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee, who play Nani and David, respectively, are both native Hawaiians and were often approached for advice on how to make their dialogue sound more authentically Hawaiian.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Tickle-Tummy (275), though she was accidentally left out the list of experiments in ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' despite having been seen in ''The Series''.
* TheDanza: According to Lilo's adoption paper, the rescue lady's real name is Susan Hegarty, which is the name of her voice actress.
* {{Deleted Scene}}s:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L2ZY9UFj60 This scene was cut out of the movie.]] It got adapted into one of the ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' Comic Zone {{prequel}}s, "Sue-Whatsi?!?"
** There was also an alternate version of the opening trial where Stitch been declared "Public Nuisance Number One" on the planet [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Piztov]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2POGTTwJi8Y There was also this alternate version of Jumba attacking the Pelekai's house]], because it was deemed too violent for younger audiences.
*** In scene in the final film, Jumba received an interesting ArtShift, having much bigger and rounder head.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i2JLC6-mUk This bedtime story scene]] was cut because it confused test audiences into thinking Nani was Lilo's mother rather than sister.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxmT-zQc1GQ This infamous deleted scene]] shows Lilo being attacked by seagulls as she tries to show Pudge the fish to Stitch, who was still a {{Jerkass}} then and simply watches the scene in amusement. When Pudge dies from asphyxiation and presumably being pecked by seagulls, Lilo gets mad at Stitch for letting Pudge die and takes the fish to bury him next to her parents' graves, leading to Stitch having a HeelRealization moment. Although the scene was fully voiced, it thankfully never got past storyboards and was cut for its dark tone.
** Probably the most infamous one would have to be [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqh-kEPYr5s the original showdown between the heroes and Gantu]], in which the former chase the latter down with a hijacked 747 through a city, both aircrafts weaving through, and coming within dangerous proximity to, tall buildings. The scene was finalized at the worst possible time: mere days before the TooSoon/SeptemberEleventh attacks occurred, after which the filmmakers wisely decided to alter it [[TooSoon for having too many eerie similarities to the real-life event.]]
* DescendedCreator: Creator/ChrisSanders voices Stitch in all Western animated incarnations of the character, as well as many of Disney's crossover works that were released after he left Disney for Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, including ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', ''VideoGame/KinectDisneylandAdventures'', and ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity''. So despite his departure, Sanders continues to voice Stitch in every opportunity he gets.
* DoingItForTheArt:
** This is one of the only Disney films since the company's heyday that can truly be called "experimental": complete creative control was given to a small team, who designed the entire production and characters to resemble of one employee's personal drawing style. It was also the first since ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' to use watercolored backgrounds (that's right, the first one in ''over 60 years''). The result is something intimate and completely distinct.
** This extends to "inter-STITCH-als": the one in which Stitch hijacks ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' was done with cels and an analog camera because that film was made before Disney started using digital ink and paint. The production team went to the trouble of using a cumbersome, outdated technique all for the sake of ''one joke''.
* DuelingMovies: With ''Film/MenInBlackII'', which also dealt with aliens with rules and featured the OTHER King, Music/MichaelJackson. Disney won. It also went up against (and had a better fight with) the live-action ''Film/ScoobyDoo'' movie. It ''also'' debuted on the same day as another sci-fi film, ''Film/MinorityReport'', with which it had a ''close'' battle on opening weekend in the domestic box office. (''Minority Report'' earned less than $500,000 more money, but ''Lilo & Stitch'' sold more tickets because many of the attendees were children, who pay lower ticket prices.)
* FandomLifeCycle:
** In North America, the franchise peaked somewhere around Stages 3 or 4, but Disney's misguided over-promotion of Stitch (especially in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Walt Disney World]]), the [[{{Sequelitis}} mixed reception of the franchise's sequel material]], and [[ReplacementScrappy the hatred towards]] Ride/StitchsGreatEscape caused the franchise to lose all momentum and become a strange hybrid of all three Stage 6 scenarios, if only because it's still a reasonably successful Disney-owned franchise. Most Americans today seem to only vaguely remember [[TheProtagonist Sti]][[TitleCharacter tch]] and the ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]'' [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind motto]], and don't recall any of the sequel films, series, or most of the other characters besides maybe the ''other'' title character. [[Characters/LiloAndStitchExperiments The experiments]] even lost their Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article in 2016 since there were very few Western fans left on The Other Wiki to defend it.[[note]]Compare the former article's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_experiments_from_Lilo_&_Stitch first deletion nomination in 2006]] to its [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/List_of_experiments_from_Lilo_&_Stitch_(4th_nomination) fourth and final nomination in 2016.]][[/note]] Tellingly, Disney's last major push for the franchise over there, the airing of the ''Stitch!'' anime's English dub in 2011 (which first debuted in Australia in 2009), ended in disaster with them pulling the anime off the air after only five episodes in less than a week due to supposed [[AmericansHateTingle fandom backlash]]. However, Stitch still has [[EnsembleDarkhorse just enough popularity]] to at least have been voted into ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'' starting with its second game, and still gets a regular flow of merchandise.
** It's a little better going eastward with the franchise having a slightly bigger presence in Europe (not only did the anime's English and other language dubs air in full there, one can go see Stitch Live!, a.k.a. Stitch Encounter, in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disneyland Paris]] and possibly even see Jumba, Pleakley, and some of the other experiments over there during special events), while in East Asia, especially Japan, the franchise has [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff near-mainstream popularity]], considering the existence of the aforementioned anime and China's ''Animation/StitchAndAi'', Tokyo Disneyland having Stitch Encounter[[note]]which is also in Shanghai Disneyland and was also in Hong Kong Disneyland where it originated[[/note]] and their own exclusive Stitch-themed version of Ride/TheEnchantedTikiRoom, their version of ''Theatre/{{Fantasmic}}'' having a ''Lilo & Stitch'' segment with [[LoveInterest An]][[DistaffCounterpart ge]][[BreakoutCharacter l]] making an appearance, having more ''Lilo & Stitch'' characters available for regular meet-and-greets, and of course a crapton more Stitch merchandise being sold over there.
* FanNickname: This is stretching the trivia term quite a bit, but some fans add Lilo's surname (Pelekai) to Stitch's name to signify the closeness he has with his ''[='=]ohana'' and to portray him as being more like a brother to Lilo and Nani instead of just a pet like he's legally adopted as. (Mind you that the franchise ''already'' portrays him as a brother figure to the Pelekai sisters through his interactions with them, primarily Lilo.)
* ImageSource: The original film provides the page image for:
** NameAndName (poster from the second Blu-ray release)
** RetractableAppendages
* NoExportForYou: Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo inverted this from 2004-2009, when they sold a 2-Disc ''Lilo & Stitch'' DVD in Europe and Australia, but not the U.S. While they did originally announce that America would also get it in 2004, the date got repeatedly pushed back, until it ended up reaching stores the same day ''Disney/{{Bolt}}''[[labelnote:*]]originally written and co-directed by ''L&S'' creator Chris Sanders, but he got replaced during production[[/labelnote]] came to DVD.
* OrphanedReference: Lilo taking and adorning her wall with photos of sunbathers might come off as just one of her quirks, but it was originally intended to be her way of dealing with racist white tourists, who would regularly stop her and ask if she was "going to do a hula dance" for them. This (understandably) made her feel like a caged animal, and the photos were her way of doing it right back to them.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Nani's boyfriend, David, was voiced by Jason Scott Lee in the first movie and ''Stitch Has a Glitch'' and by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker in all subsequent appearances.
** Mertle Edmonds was voiced by Miranda Paige Walls in the original film and Liliana Mumy in all other appearances.
* RevivalByCommercialization: Many, ''many'' kids were introduced to Music/ElvisPresley thanks to this movie.
* SendingStuffToSaveTheShow: A rather long-running one in the form of [[http://saveliloandstitch.org Save Lilo & Stitch]], which has been around since ''2004'' (when it was believed at the time that ''The Series'' would end after its first season). [[JustForPun It's little]],[[note]]The dedicated core fanbase today is not that big.[[/note]] [[BrokenBase and broken]][[note]]Combined with what's written over on our YMMV page, the fanbase cannot agree on how Disney should continue the franchise.[[/note]]--not to mention their main site is in ''dire'' need of a major update and redesign[[note]]Not only does it have an old Web 1.0 look, they apparently still want to revive ''Lilo & Stitch: The Series''--a show that ended over a decade ago--with a third season to go past [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon 65 episodes]].[[/note]]--but its intentions of helping keep the franchise alive in some form are still good.
* SerendipityWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, the original climax had to be hastily re-animated due to the scene's resemblance to the then-recent September 11th attacks. Fortunately, the filmmakers realized that they never showed how Jumba and Pleakley arrived on Earth, and had the 747 remodeled into their spaceship and buildings into mountains.
* TechnologyMarchesOn: There is one thing in this movie that dates it to [[TurnOfTheMillennium the early 2000s]]; the tourists are using film cameras. Today's tourists would be using smartphones and tablets to take snapshots.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Chris Sanders' original pitch involved Stitch living alone in a forest in the Midwest and having the ability to imitate nature sounds, as the weather was the only thing that didn't run away from him in terror. Then-president of Walt Disney Feature Animation Thomas Schumacher suggested putting Stitch among humans, as the forest would already be "alien" for most viewers.
** Lilo was originally supposed to be a witch who cursed people with her voodoo doll. This was changed in the movie, but some video games, like ''Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise'', were given this description of Lilo to work with and were never informed to change it, so they ended up using it.
** Early in development, the social worker was planned to be [[http://the-disney-elite.tumblr.com/post/161889384150/creating-the-character-of-cobra-bubbles-we a slim Caucasian man with glasses]] before it was decided he should be a threatening-looking former CIA agent.%%In case the above link ever becomes dead, use this: https://web.archive.org/web/20170624031902/http://the-disney-elite.tumblr.com/post/161889384150/creating-the-character-of-cobra-bubbles-we