* 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?]]
* ContestWinnerCameo: Tickle-Tummy.
* 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 finalized at the worst possible time: mere days before the September 11th attacks occurred, after which the filmmakers wisely decided to alter it for having too many eerie similarities to the real-life event.
* 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. 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 "interSTITCHals": 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.''
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** David Ogden Stiers (AKA [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Cogsworth]], [[Disney/{{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 [[Anime/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 [[Anime/SpiritedAway Chihiro's]] dealing with aliens instead of spirits.
** Cobra Bubbles is [[Film/PulpFiction Marsellus Wallace]].
** Nani is [[WaynesWorld Cassandra]].
** Mertle is [[WesternAnimation/{{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.]] And Jumba is [[Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Judge Claude Frollo]].
* 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:
** Lilo, who is usually voiced by Daveigh Chase, is voiced by Creator/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 appearances.
* RevivalByCommercialization: Many, ''many'' kids were introduced to Music/ElvisPresley thanks to this movie.