!!YMMV pages for works in the franchise:
* ''YMMV/StitchTheMovie''
* ''YMMV/LiloAndStitchTheSeries''
* ''YMMV/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch''
* ''YMMV/LeroyAndStitch''
* ''YMMV/{{Stitch}}''
* ''YMMV/StitchAndAi''
* ''YMMV/StitchsGreatEscape''

!!YMMV tropes for the franchise in general:
* AmericansHateTingle: Lilo seems to be this for Eastern audiences because the girl keeps being DemotedToExtra in every single non-U.S. produced installment. Of course, Westerners (especially Americans) tend to dislike the Eastern installments in return because of [[ReplacementScrappy Lilo's replacements]]. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment We'll stop right there on this issue.]]
* BaseBreakingCharacter:
** Angel. Even though she is one of the more popular experiments in the franchise, becoming a major character a few years after her debut, there are ''Lilo & Stitch'' fans who do not like her because of her personality ([[Anime/{{Stitch}} the anime's]] [[TookALevelInJerkass characterization of her]] not helping matters) and/or for being a relatively FlatCharacter who was only introduced [[SatelliteLoveInterest just to give Stitch a love interest]]. ''The Series''[='=] producers can be blamed for not knowing what to do with her ([[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter as with a lot of other characters, especially most of the experiments]]) in terms of characterization and not putting an effort to go past that. There's also a DieForOurShip mentality against her among some [[InterspeciesRomance Lilo/Stitch]] shippers, going out to portray her in a negative light in some fanfics.
*** Some fans also don't like how [[ItsPopularNowItSucks her popularity]] [[SpotlightStealingSquad has drawn other fans' attention away]] from all the other experiments, especially considering all the merchandise she has compared to everyone other than the title characters themselves. It's worse in the West where she's the ''only'' non-Stitch experiment getting any merchandise released there to this day, with Disney seeming to have stopped acknowledging the rest of Stitch's "cousins".[[note]]Granted, this is only because the ''Lilo & Stitch'' franchise turned out to be not as big as Disney once believed it to be, and is seen today as a relatively niche franchise in the West.[[/note]]
*** To put it simply, Angel is to ''Lilo & Stitch'' as [[Film/SpaceJam Lola Bunny]] is to ''WesternAnimaton/LooneyTunes''. Right down to getting a new personality in a later TV show!
** Stitch was also this to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Parks]] aficionados due to him being ''everywhere'' throughout the parks (including on merchandise with [[WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse the]] [[WesternAnimation/MinnieMouse Fab]] [[WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck Five]] [[WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} classic]] [[WesternAnimation/PlutoThePup characters]]) during the 2000s decade, along with the ReplacementScrappy status of [[Ride/StitchsGreatEscape his American ride]]. Disney's poor marketing of him, emphasizing his negative traits more than his positive ones, did not help. That said, Stitch's Great Escape! being reduced to a seasonally operated attraction, Stitch's reduced prominence in Disney's marketing in favor of more recent (and much more phenomenally popular) fare such as ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', the upcoming rise of 2000s nostalgia, and his still prevalent EnsembleDarkhorse status among all of Disney has helped him out in more recent years.
** Lilo is also this for reasons described under AlternativeCharacterInterpretation in the section for the first film below. East Asia is probably the biggest case for her fitting this trope, considering how they replaced her with more idealistic, less problematic local girls in their shows.
* BrokenBase:
** For a franchise that's all about family, you'd think that the fanbase would agree with one another for the most part. Instead, the fanbase is mainly divided between those who like everything the franchise has produced (including the two TV series that were produced in Asia), those who like most everything made before [[FanonDiscontinuity those two shows]] (not liking the idea of Stitch separating from Lilo), and those who only like [[FirstInstallmentWins the original film]] ([[ContestedSequel and maybe]] ''[[Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch Lilo & Stitch 2]]''). An even smaller subset of fans like the Asian-produced TV series (or at least one of the two), but do not like the first TV series and its films due to their perceived {{Sequelitis}}.
** Early reception for ''Animation/StitchAndAi'' also appears to be mixed. One side of the fandom are happy that Stitch has a new TV series whose art style heeds closer to the original works in the franchise, and has better action and more likable characters (both old and new) compared to the ''Stitch!'' anime. The other side are disappointed and frustrated that Stitch is ''again'' separated from Lilo and given a new human girl companion, seeing that the show's premise is too similar to the anime (including the fact that it's a ScienceFantasy series where "AllMythsAreTrue"), and saying that Disney is completely missing the point of why people loved the original parts of the franchise in the first place. Tony Craig (one of the executive producers of ''Lilo & Stitch: The Series'' who has also worked on this new show) stating on his Facebook page that he and Jess Winfield believe Lilo's story is done and should not be continued any further has not helped matters.
* DrinkingGame:
** Take a drink every time Mertle's posse say "YEAH!"
** Take a drink every time [[WholesomeCrossdresser Pleakley cross-dresses]].
** Take a drink every time there is HoYay directed towards Jumba and Pleakley.
** Take a shot every time [[OffModel Jumba's design changes]].
** Take a shot every time [[ThirdPersonPerson Stitch refers to himself in the third-person]].
** Take a shot for every mention of ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]''.
** If you're watching ''The Series'', take a shot every time Lilo mentions finding a "one true place" where an experiment belongs.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Several of [[Characters/LiloAndStitchExperiments the experiments]] for sure, especially the mid six-two trio.
*** Even though he is the franchise's protagonist, Stitch (626) himself is one of Disney's most popular characters and receives lots of merchandise even to this day, especially on Disney's lapel trading pins. Being a [[AmusingAlien funny]], [[BadassAdorable cute, fluffy]], CrazyAwesome badass with good CharacterDevelopment certainly helps.
*** [[LoveInterest Angel (624)]], for being a CuteMonsterGirl and DistaffCounterpart of Stitch, becoming a BreakoutCharacter for the franchise since winning a poll held by Disney Channel in Spring 2004 for the fans' top ten favorite experiments and episodes in ''The Series''[='=] first season. She is so popular despite her initial limited appearances in ''The Series''[[note]]in fact, her popularity is why she avoided being a OneShotCharacter[[/note]] that she gets more merchandise ''than Lilo'' according to [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Angel#Trivia The Disney Wiki]], later becoming a major character thanks to frequent appearances in the ''Stitch!'' anime. She is also the only experiment other than Stitch to have merchandise currently (as of 2017) sold in America, despite that she is a relatively obscure character in the country who has still yet to make a costumed appearance in either Disneyland or Walt Disney World,[[note]]Yet she even has received some merchandise that was/is [[https://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/6/61/Stitch_and_Angel_WDW_Girls%27_Lace_Tee.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20170418025443 themed after and exclusively sold in Walt Disney World]] or [[http://pinpics.com/pinMT.php?pin=100289 one of its parks.]][[/note]] the ''Lilo & Stitch'' franchise has been practically dormant in North America since the end of ''The Series'' over a decade ago, and the majority of her appearances in the franchise are from the aforementioned anime that [[AmericansHateTingle American fans tend to reject]].[[note]]The ''Stitch!'' anime's English dub lasted for less than a week on Creator/DisneyXD in October 2011.[[/note]] Also, she was initially voiced by famed voice actress, Creator/TaraStrong.
*** [[TheImp Reuben (625)]], for his laid-back, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] personality. Helps that, as a major character, he appeared in more episodes in ''The Series'' and the ''Stitch!'' anime than any other experiment besides Stitch himself. Like with Angel above, he was also voiced by another famous voice actor, Creator/RobPaulsen.
*** [[ShockAndAwe Sparky (221)]], likely because of his role in ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', [[ShockAndAwe his powers]], and for being UglyCute. He was even popular enough to be a mandatory BossBattle in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', received recurring appearances in [[Anime/{{Stitch}} the anime]], and is even the only "cousin" to appear on [[https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2658/4180225778_a337232fe8_b.jpg this mural in Hanapepe]]--the town that inspired ''Lilo & Stitch''[='=]s Kokaua Town.
*** 627, or [[FanNickname "Evile" as the fans call him]], due to the appealing concept of a tough experiment [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter who's better than Stitch]], and who would have likely become a rival to him had he received more appearances. He was number five on the aforementioned top ten poll.
*** Bonnie (149) and Clyde (150), due to their personalities and OutlawCouple dynamic, although Bonnie is the more popular of the two with her more appealing design and {{Tomboy}}ish personality. They are popular enough to be character selections for fanfics on Website/FanFictionDotNet.
*** Leroy, despite being a {{Flat|Character}} {{Doppelganger}} of Stitch [[OneShotCharacter who only appeared in one]] [[WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch television film]], is also a popular experiment nonetheless, and has even received some merchandise including a Tsum Tsum plush.
*** Splodyhead (619) seems to also be one, considering his fight against Slushy (523) in that experiment's episode (and the extensive reuse of scenes from that fight in [[ClipShow "Ace"]]) and his [[TheCameo cameo]] in ''Disney/BigHero6''.
*** Other experiments who are noticeably popular include [[MakingASplash Yin (501)]], [[MagmaMan Yang (502)]],[[note]]These two were seventh on that top ten poll.[[/note]] [[NeatFreak Felix (010)]][[note]]Mainly in Japan for him. He's even the only playable character outside of the mid six-twos in the Nintendo DS game ''Stitch Jam''.[[/note]] and, most peculiarly, [[AnIcePerson Slushy (523)]] and Sample (258). Some of the experiments above also appeared as [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CiRIP4bWEAEj29o.jpg:large costumed characters]] in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disneyland and (occasionally) Disneyland Paris]] alongside the main duo. (i.e. Angel, Reuben, Sparky, 627, Felix, and Sample.) All those same experiments appeared in [[https://youtu.be/21eRtTMRX_0 this animated parody]] of [[Film/HighSchoolMusical "We're All in This Together"]].
** [[RunningGag Ice Cream Man]]. So much that he was the only ''Lilo & Stitch'' character other than Lilo, Stitch and Nani to be made into a Townsperson costume in ''VideoGame/DisneyInfinity'', where he costs ''100,000 blue sparks'' in ''2.0''[='=]s Toy Store.
** Lilo's doll Scrump is not even alive (save for that one time [[AnimateInanimateObject Phantasmo]] [[LivingToys possessed "her"]]) and only plays [[CompanionCube a small role]] to Lilo's character, but "she" gets a lot of fan art and merchandise, which even includes a couple Funko POP! vinyl figures modeled after "her".
** Amy Hill as Mrs. Hasagawa is a very memorable character even if [[OneSceneWonder she appears only once in the original film]]. Thankfully, ''The Series'' gave her a few more appearances, including involving her in a B-Plot of the ''WesternAnimation/{{American Dragon|Jake Long}}'' crossover episode and even making her the focus of half of a TwoShorts episode.
** The blonde lifeguard whom Nani briefly talks with for a job is extremely popular, [[MsFanservice for]] [[MaleGaze some]] [[SarcasmMode strange]] [[{{Gainaxing}} reason.]]
* CrazyAwesome: '''Stitch''', the purest definition of this trope. He manages to escape by force, then hijacks a ship and crash lands on Hawaii, coming out with a maniacal cackle. In the original movie, even after a heavy chunk of CharacterDevelopment, he rescues Lilo by using lava and diesel from a truck to ''skyrocket'' towards Gantu's ship, crash through the window, then proceed to throw him out of it. And let's not mention when he's on caffeine... Lilo regularly makes side-comments throughout the franchise when he's acting particularly hyperactive that she won't be giving him any more coffee.
* {{Fanon}}: The many, ''many'' [[SailorEarth fan-made designs and descriptions of experiments that have still yet to be seen in the franchise]]. Even worse is the fact that the "[[TheWikiRule Lilo & Stitch Wiki]]" on Wikia actually treats many of these fan designs and descriptions as ''canon'' by providing many articles about them, providing short descriptions on its full list of experiments, and using many fans' artwork (most likely without their permission) as the closest thing to these unseen experiments' official art.[[note]]This is compounded by the fact that one of users running the wiki is an admin on Wikia's Disney Wiki and [[ControlFreak copy-pastes nearly every edit by any user]] to ''Lilo & Stitch''-related articles between the two wikis (thus resulting in Disney Wiki having similarly high amounts of non-canon information), [[UpToEleven along with some other, lesser wikis based on the franchise]].[[/note]] Fans who took these as canon even edited [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} The Other Wiki's]] (now-deleted) list of experiments numerous times to add all this unprofessional non-canon information over there, which forced its users to clean up after them.
* FanonDiscontinuity: ''Stitch!'' and ''Stitch & Ai'' (primarily the former, since it's been around much longer) for separating Lilo and Stitch, replacing her with CanonForeigner [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of her, changing up the returning characters for the worse, and [[TheOtherDarrin replacing all those characters' voice actors]]. The fact that Chris Sanders has zero participation with those shows certainly helps. That said, most of the Fanon Discontinuity is relegated [[AmericansHateTingle to the West, especially in North America]].
* FanPreferredCouple:
** Despite that their canonical relationship is that of [[LikeBrotherAndSister sibling figures]], there are quite a lot of {{fanfic}}s and {{fan art}} that [[InterspeciesRomance pair Lilo up with Stitch]]. {{Squick}} or {{Squee}}[[note]]Some fans try to get around the interspecies issue by having Lilo become an experiment herself (or, more rarely, by having Stitch become human), which opens up a whole other can of worms that we won't discuss here.[[/note]] By comparison, Keoni Jameson (her crush in ''The Series'') has virtually no stories involving him in a happy relationship with Lilo, and even Angel breaks up with or has already broken up with Stitch in some fics. (Although, at least several Lilo/Stitch authors do have her maintain a good friendship with the main duo, rather than have her completely reject them, probably because the rejection of family would go against the main theme of ''[='=]ohana'' and all that.)
** Tying in with the above, Angel is usually paired up with Reuben to form a BetaCouple to go with the title duo, even though it makes very little sense based on how she acts around him in the official canon.[[note]]Reuben was more attracted for her looks, and she was completely unmoved by his advances towards her. She was also clearly not happy to see him when we saw her again in "Snafu" (despite his laziness, Reuben was an accomplice in her capture, being Gantu's sidekick and all that entails). The one time she did consider him in that same episode, singing her siren song backwards hoping for a HeelFaceTurn, he revealed that he tricked her (he was created after her, so he's completely immune to the song), which most likely caused her opinion of him to worsen. There was the anime episode "Reuben 2.0", but that show's romance-obsessed characterization of her is significantly different compared to ''The Series'', and the events of the episode ended with Reuben going back to his true love: sandwiches.[[/note]]
* FirstInstallmentWins: As with most Disney franchises based on films in [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon the Animated Canon]], the original film is easily the most fondly remembered and the best-written part of the franchise, while the rest have mostly [[{{Irony}} been left behind and forgotten]] ([[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan's fondness for the franchise being the exception]]). In the West, especially North America, most marketing of the franchise's characters nowadays appear to be mostly [[TheProtagonist Stitch]], with some [[{{Deuteragonist}} Lilo]], [[CompanionCube Scrump]], and [[LoveInterest Angel]][[note]]the only character not from the original film to get ''any'' promotion on the continent today[[/note]] here and there. Also notable was when the franchise was added in ''Disney Infinity'' in ''2.0'', where Pleakley was still working for the United Galactic Federation in ''Stitch's Tropical Rescue'' Toy Box Game, the Pelekai residence appears in the Lilo's Tropical Sky skydome in its original appearance (before it was destroyed by Jumba and Stitch) and, ignoring any player-made Toy Boxes, there's nary a reference to any part of the franchise post-original film in sight.[[labelnote:*]]Although one of Stitch's quotes where he demands someone to make him a sandwich might be a ''very'' subtle reference to Reuben, unless it's referring to Lilo's habit of feeding Pudge a sandwich. He also speaks some Tantalog that we've heard in ''The Series'', but not in the original film.[[/labelnote]] Perhaps most notably, [[ExiledFromContinuity Splodyhead was erased from the red pillow]] on [[Disney/BigHero6 Fred's]] "Blue Ninja Bed" when it appeared in ''Disney Infinity 3.0'', while Stitch's face remained on the blue pillow.
* FriendlyFandoms:
** Mainly with ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' for sharing Creator/ChrisSanders and Dean [=DeBlois=] as directors/writers, especially since Toothless takes a lot of traits from Stitch.
** Also with ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' since it is also a Disney animated film set in Polynesia.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** Japan Loves Stitch. This really cannot be understated. Stitch often features more prominently than the likes of Mickey Mouse on Disney merchandise and publicity. They love him so much they got [[Anime/{{Stitch}} an anime adaptation]] of him! Also, Angel is ''extremely'' popular over there as well, where she has something of an AscendedExtra status.
** This has apparently extended to China as well with the production and release of ''Stitch & Ai'', which is set in the Huangshan mountain range over there.
* HilariousInHindsight: Let's see: it's a franchise about a [[ABoyAndHisX girl and her alien buddy]] in Hawaii, with said alien being the 626th of such creatures which the TV series [[GottaCatchEmAll is dedicated to capturing]], the creatures are tamed with ThePowerOfFriendship, and Japan utterly adores that alien. When news broke out that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' would be set in Alola, a Hawaii counterpart, and that the plot would revolve around alien life-forms the likes of which the franchise has never seen before in the Ultra Beasts, it may as well have been free publicity for ''Lilo & Stitch''.
* HoYay: Jumba and Pleakley. See the YMMV pages for ''[[YMMV/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The Series]]'' and ''YMMV/{{Stitch}}'' for more info.
* HollywoodPudgy: {{Averted|Trope}}; the chubbier characters are more a reflection of Creator/ChrisSanders' own drawing style, but do not have unrealistic body types.
* MagicFranchiseWord: The film popularized ''[='=]ohana'' outside of Hawaii, and the word remains strongly tied to the franchise to this day.
* MemeticMutation: The ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]'' [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind motto]]: ''"'Ohana means family; family means nobody gets left behind -- or forgotten."''
* SacredCow: Lilo Pelekai is slowly attaining this status thanks to the Eastern-produced shows that replace her.
* {{Sequelitis}}: Some people see ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', and ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' as this due to their [[ExecutiveMeddling executive-mandated]] LighterAndSofter tone compared to the original film, resulting in weaker writing, while the ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' anime gets this response even more so for replacing Lilo with CanonForeigner [[ReplacementScrappy Yuna]], changing the characterizations of much of the returning characters for the worse, and [[spoiler:being a TimeSkip SequelSeries to the rest of the franchise]], among other things. It's yet to be seen if ''Animation/StitchAndAi'' will follow suit, since like the anime, Stitch is once again separated from Lilo and becomes best friends with another Canon Foreigner.
* UglyCute: Stitch, most of the aliens, and even some of the humans could qualify. Creator/ChrisSanders loves this trope.

!!YMMV tropes for the original film:
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Was Lilo just a lonely little girl with some emotional problems, or a brat whose big sister failed to discipline her? Or both?
* SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: It's a Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon film, so of course it would feature this, but what makes this film stand out is its art style with interesting character designs, unique yet fluid animation (including what has to be the best water in traditional animation), and gorgeous watercolor backdrops.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The two original songs made for the film, "He Mele No Lilo" and "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride", both encapsulate Hawaii very well. Not to mention the Music/ElvisPresley tunes used in the film and soundtrack, Music/WynonnaJudd's cover of his "Burning Love", Music/AlanSilvestri's score, and Tia Carrere's (the voice of Nani) [[TearJerker sorrowful]] performance of "Aloha 'Oe".
* EarWorm: A bit of a guilty pleasure, but the Music/ATeens cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" played in the beginning of the credits post-montage is pretty fun to listen to and very catchy. Don't believe so? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10LyncJlJpE Here you go.]]
* EnsembleDarkhorse: This film is this for the Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon. While its success is seen today as being rather modest when compared to Disney's bigger blockbuster films, it was Walt Disney Feature Animation's[[note]]today known as Walt Disney Animation Studios[[/note]] biggest critical and commercial success during their post-Renaissance lull until the Disney Revival. As a result, it is easily Disney's most recognizable animated work from [[TurnOfTheMillennium the 2000s]].
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In the ending montage, one scene shows Lilo, Stitch, and the girls dancing. In the background is a sign advertising the fictional airline Tsunami Air. A little less funny after the "Boxing Day" tsunami of 2004.
** InUniverse: Lilo feeding Pudge the fish peanut butter sandwiches every day because she believes he controls the weather seems like a throw-away gag at first glance. Then you find out that [[spoiler:her parents died on a rainy night's drive]].
* GirlShowGhetto: The film was able to avoid it and make a big profit during an era in which Disney movies weren't normally doing so well. But to do so, the marketing focused on Stitch, the male lead character (notice the distinct lack of Lilo on the poster at the top of the main page).
* HarsherInHindsight: This line Lilo says when Stitch leaves after the "Aloha 'Oe" scene: ''"[='=]Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind. But if you wanna leave, you can. Iíll remember you, though. I remember everyone who leaves."'' [[Anime/{{Stitch}} Stitch would do just that later in her life.]]
* HilariousInHindsight:
** The scene in which Stitch acts like a giant monster in a model scale of San Francisco. Legendary Pictures made a movie of a [[Franchise/{{Godzilla}} certain well-known]] {{Kaiju}} fighting in both Honolulu and San Francisco with other monsters [[Film/{{Godzilla2014}} in 2014]].
*** Doubly so when ''Animation/StitchAndAi'' shows that [[spoiler:Stitch was actually ''meant'' to become a giant monster when he's in a large city and does so in that series]].
** In one scene, Pleakley indignantly yells "Educate yourself!" to Jumba when explaining the endangered status of the mosquito species. In TheNewTens, "Educate yourself!" has since been adopted as a {{Catchphrase}} by politically active bloggers on websites like Website/{{Tumblr}}, and it is now something of a StockPhrase associated with the "Social Justice Warrior" stereotype.
** Jumba says he would "never make... more than one" creature. In ''The Series'', he's got a lot of them. This also applies to Pleakley asking if Stitch has a relative who could be tasked to hunt him down.
** One version of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' "Inter-Stitch-al" showed Timon--in the crowd below Pride Rock riding on Pumbaa's back--pointing out that Simba wasn't the one being lifted into the air, even though ThoseTwoGuys were not shown to have been at Pride Rock during the beginning of the 1994 original film. Come [[Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf 2004]], however, and it turned out that the meerkat-warthog duo were at Simba's unveiling after all.
** David's line: "So you're from outer space? I've heard the surfing's choice." [[Disney/TreasurePlanet Come later in 2002...]]
* HoYay: Jumba and Pleakley start their "relationship" in the film. They pretend to be husband and wife after reaching Earth while wearing poorly-crafted disguises, although they initially treat all this as nothing more than just an act. They decide to move into Lilo and Nani's house and live together at the end of the film.
* NauseaFuel: The handful of scenes that feature Stitch playing with his own saliva. And, later, sticking his tongue up his own nose to eat a booger. Yech!
* OlderThanTheyThink: Did you think this movie was the first animated work to have a girl befriending an alien as a plot? Meet ''WesternAnimation/KatieAndOrbie'', created (as a series of books) over a decade before the movie was released, and which incidentally was seen on Creator/DisneyChannel in the United States (and ended production in the same year the movie was released). However, as that series is aimed at a preschool audience, is LighterAndSofter, and doesn't have anything in common storyline-wise.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: As with many other animated films of its time, ''Lilo & Stitch'' had some tie-in {{platform game}}s made:
** ''Disney's Lilo & Stitch: Trouble in Paradise''[[labelnote:*]]The American release of the [=PlayStation=] version doesn't carry the subtitle[[/labelnote]] was just a basic ''VideoGame/CrashBandicoot'' clone for UsefulNotes/PlayStation and [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows]] whose only interesting feature was Lilo being a playable character with voodoo powers.
** ''Disney's Stitch: Experiment 626'' was the most ambitious of the tie-in games at the time, being a prequel to the events of the film and also being one of the first works to introduce one of the other experiments. However, it had rough gameplay, camera issues, and its graphics were also criticized as not being as good as other UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 titles of the time. The events of this game were also later {{Retcon}}ned by the events of ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch''.
** SugarWiki/NoProblemWithLicensedGames: On the other hand, ''Disney's Lilo & Stitch'' for UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance was a surprisingly well-made and reasonably difficult 2D action-platform game, with RunAndGun gameplay similar to ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' and very good animation. As a result, it got a sequel (albeit made by a different developer and based on ''The Series'') called ''Lilo & Stitch 2: Hämsterviel Havoc''.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: As this film's fans are fond of pointing out, it did several things that were considered pretty daring and unconventional for a Disney film back in 2002--but most of those things have since been done by more successful Disney films, making it a bit harder to appreciate this one in hindsight. Case in point: it featured a modern working-class protagonist before ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' did, it featured a female protagonist without a love interest before ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}'' did, it focused on the unconditional love between two sisters before ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' did, it did an entirely science-fiction plot before ''Disney/BigHero6'' did, and it featured a central cast of native Pacific Islanders before ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' did.
* SignatureScene:
** The end of the "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" sequence where Lilo, Stitch and Nani ride through a huge wave, all smiling. It's this scene that's represented on the original DVD and VHS releases' (and later digital releases') DetailHoggingCover. There are also some Signature Scenes for the comedic and dramatic sides of this animated {{Dramedy}}:
*** On the comedic side, Lilo and Stitch's [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth wall-breaking]] dance at Mrs. Hasagawa's fruit stand, which is the image on our [[Funny/LiloAndStitch Funny Moments page for the film]].
*** On the dramatic side, either the "Aloha 'Oe" sequence or the subsequent scene where [[NowWhat Stitch gets "lost"]]. We've used screencaps from both scenes on our [[TearJerker/LiloAndStitch Tear Jerkers page]].[[note]]The first image we used was the moment where Lilo and Nani held hibiscus flowers in their hands before letting them go. Currently, it's the moment where Stitch (after having left Lilo and her home) looks around the forest with ''Literature/TheUglyDuckling'' on the ground saying, "I'm lost!"[[/note]]
* SweetDreamsFuel: "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" captures the joys of "lingering in the ocean blue" so perfectly.
* TheWoobie:
** Lilo. The poor girl has no friends, has lost her parents, she's about to be taken from her sister, and her "dog" runs away. And she just copes with it all somehow. Why does she get cursed so badly?! It doesn't stop there, though, as [[spoiler:Lilo gets captured by Gantu and before Stitch rescues her, she starts crying because she thinks she'll never see Nani again.]]
** Nani, who's forced into parenthood after her parents' deaths, can't hold a single job to support her and her little sister and now suddenly had to deal with Stitch and the threat of Lilo being taken away by social service. The way she sobs when [[spoiler:Lilo is captured by Gantu]] is simply heartbreaking.
** Stitch himself, after he is unable to fulfill his programming. Jumba comments at one point that Stitch must be so lonely without friends or family or even memories to look back on. The only person who is kind to him when he makes an effort to help out is Lilo, which also means that Stitch later deals with the guilt of knowing that his antics and presence is putting a ton of strain on the family and leading to their breakup. It gets even worse for him in the sequel, ''Stitch Has a Glitch'', where he starts to revert back to his old destructive programming and [[spoiler:will eventually die. Of course, he gets better at the end.]]
** [[RunningGag That one guy who's never able to eat his ice cream because of something Stitch is doing.]]