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

!!YMMV tropes for the franchise in general:
* 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]]) in terms of characterization and not putting a effort to go past that due to [[ExecutiveMeddling their own dislike of her]]. 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.
** Stitch was also this (and likely still is) to [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Parks]] aficionados due to him being 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]].
* DrinkingGame:
** Take a drink every time Mertle's posse say "YEAH!"
** Take a shot every time [[OffModel Jumba's design changes]].
** Take a shot every time [[ThirdPersonPerson Stitch refers to himself in the third-person]].
* 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. Being a funny, [[BadassAdorable cute and fluffy 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 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 has more merchandise ''than Lilo'' according to [[http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Angel#Trivia The Disney Wiki]] (although it's mostly Japanese and [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney Parks]] merchandise), 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 2016) sold in America,[[note]]She even appeared on a 2014 Walt Disney World Annual Passholder-exclusive lapel pin representing the Magic Kingdom, among several other Disney trading pins sold in the United States.[[/note]] despite that she is a relatively obscure character in the country who has ''never'' made a costumed appearance in either Disneyland or Walt Disney World, and that the ''Lilo & Stitch'' franchise has been dormant in North America since the end of ''The Series'' a decade ago (save for the very brief run of the anime's English dub on Creator/DisneyXD in 2011). 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://www.flickr.com/photos/10152427@N08/5895144410 costumed characters]] in [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Tokyo Disneyland]] alongside the main duo. (i.e. Angel, [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/d/d1/060415TDL1hob2909625-200.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110624034340 Reuben,]] Sparky, 627, Felix, and Sample.) Angel and Sparky have also appeared in Disneyland Paris.
** [[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.
* FanPreferredCouple:
** There are quite a lot of fanfics and fanart 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 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--not to mention the UnfortunateImplications of a male holding a female captive). 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, 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]] here and there (with [[CompanionCube Scrump]] appearing surprisingly frequently) and traces of [[LoveInterest Angel]][[note]]the only character not from the original film to get ''any'' promotion on the continent today[[/note]] in (usually) [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks the parks]]. 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.
* 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.
* 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]], and Japan utterly adores that alien. When news broke out that ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' would be set in Alola, a Hawaii counterpart, 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.
* MemeticMutation: The ''[[TrueCompanions 'ohana]]'' [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind motto]].
* {{Sequelitis}}: Some people see ''WesternAnimation/StitchTheMovie'', ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'', and ''WesternAnimation/LeroyAndStitch'' as this, and the ''Anime/{{Stitch}}'' anime gets this response even more so.
* 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/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. 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 releases of ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' and the films of 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 only male main character (notice the distinct lack of Lilo on the poster at the top of the main page).
* 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]].
** 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.
* 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.
* 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 [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall fourth wall-leaning]] 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"]].
* SweetDreamsFuel: "Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" captures the joys of "lingering in the ocean blue" so perfectly.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-movies-kids-watched-again-as-cynical-adult/ points out that Bubbles' concern for Lilo makes more sense when you realize that Nani is an irresponsible guardian,]] which is to be expected of someone so young who was more or less forced into guardianship. (There are many, many commenters on the article who would disagree, however.)
* 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?!
** 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.]]