* 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 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]].
* 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.