* ActorAllusion: Kevin [=McDonald's=] character Pleakley dresses as a woman to blend in... something Kevin has done quite well with TheKidsInTheHall.
** Kevin [=McDonald=] as a tall, slender alien...[[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim where have we seen this before?]]
* DeletedScene: [[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 to violent for younger audiences.
** [[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.
** 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 though a city, both aircrafts weaving through, and coming within dangerous proximity to, tall buildings. The scene was very close to being finalized at the worst possible time: mere days before the September 11th attacks occurred. The scene now too eerily similar to the real-life tragedy, the filmmakers quickly decided to alter it.
* DescendedCreator: Chris Sanders voices Stitch in all animated incarnations of the character, except for the anime. This includes ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', which was released a few years after he left Disney for Creator/DreamWorksAnimation.
* 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 specific creative team, produced solely at Disney's Florida studio and released after over a decade of increasingly [[StrictlyFormula formulaic]] blockbusters. The designs were no the traditional "big eyes, narrow waist" look the company was known for, rather the personal drawing style of one of the company's own employees. It was also the first since ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' 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 "interSTITCHals": three of [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} the]] [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast four]] [[Disney/TheLionKing films]] that Stitch hijacks were produced after Disney began using digital ink-and-paint, with ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' being the odd one out. That newly created scene used cels and an analog camera, all for the sake of ''one joke.''
* HeyItsThatVoice: David Ogden Stiers (AKA [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Cogsworth]], [[{{Pocahontas}} Radcliffe]] and [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame the Archdeacon]]) as Dr. Jumba.
** Older viewers might also know him as [[Series/{{MASH}} Major Winchester]].
*** Fans of Hayao Miyazaki may know him as [[SpiritedAway Kamaji the boiler man]].
** And Kevin Mcdonald (AKA [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim Almighty Tallest Purple]]) as Pleakley.
** Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson as Gantu!
** When you realise that Lilo is, in fact, [[TheRing Samara Morgan]], you'll see that character in a whole new light. Interestingly, Lilo is Samara in the Italian version.
*** One year later and [[SpiritedAway Chihiro's]] dealing with aliens instead of spirits.
** Cobra Bubbles is [[Film/PulpFiction Marsellus Wallace]].
** Nani is [[WaynesWorld Cassandra]].
** Mertle is [[{{Chowder}} Panini]], except in the original movie.
* Mrs. Hasagawa is voiced by [[Film/TheCatInTheHat Amy]] [[ThatsSoRaven Hill]]
** In Hungary, Nani is [[TotalDramaIsland Leshawna]].
** In Sweden, Stitch is Disney/DonaldDuck. Also, Grand Councilwoman is [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ursula.]]
* OrphanedReference: Lilo is shown to enjoy taking photographs of the obese tourists who come to visit the island, which the audience is meant to assume is just part of her quirky personality. However, a deleted scene shows tourists asking her if she's going to "Hula dance" for them, and who all seem to have a very stereotypical and condescending view of Hawaiians. Then, in a surprisingly somber moment, she expresses frustration with the way visitors treat the actual natives of the island. The added context makes it clear that the photos are Lilo's way of dealing with white visitors, rather than a harmless quirk.
* TheOtherDarrin: Lilo, who is usually voiced by Daviegh Chase, is voiced by DakotaFanning in ''Lilo and Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch''.
** Nani's boyfriend, David, was voiced by Jason Scott Lee in the first movie and by Creator/DeeBradleyBaker in all subsequent appearances.
** Mertle was voiced Miranda Paige Walls in the original film and Liliana Mumy in all other appearences.