Western Animation / Leroy & Stitch


Leroy & Stitch is a 2006 animated television film. It is the Grand Finale film of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and the fourth and last film in the Lilo & Stitch franchise (although not the franchise's last work).

Having captured all six hundred twenty-five experiments, Lilo and the gang are rewarded by the Grand Councilwoman for their good work. Jumba gets the key to his old lab, Pleakley gets a post as head of Earth Studies at the Galactic Alliance Community College, Stitch is granted a commission as a captain of the Galactic Armada, and Lilo becomes ambassador between Earth and the Galactic Federation. However, this means they will have to split up, and after a sad goodbye, they go their separate ways.

However, Hämsterviel has once again escaped, and he seeks to wrest control of the Federation, with the forced help of Jumba and his newly-running laboratory.

Leroy & Stitch provides examples of:

  • Ambadassador: Lilo to the Galactic Federation.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Reuben, who up until now has spent the series making sandwiches and wisecracking at Gantu, gets a Crowning Moment of Awesome when he successfully repairs Gantu's crashed ship, something Gantu had been unable to do all series.
  • Broken Aesop: Lilo wants to have Jumba, Pleakley, and especially Stitch stay with her on Earth, but Nani tells her that there are times in life when you have to let others go, and that saying goodbye is the other half of showing the aloha spirit. Yet, they are not gone for too long before they all decide to stay on Earth with her after the Leroy incident.
  • Chair Reveal: In this case, also a type of Chekhov's Gun.
  • Chekhov's Armoury: Lilo's departing gifts to Stitch, Pleakley and Jumba. Stitch's gift was a tiki necklace which allowed Lilo to identify Leroy as an impostor because he wasn't wearing it. Next was a rock given to Pleakley that was used to disrupt the event horizon of a black hole that he, Stitch and Jumba were hurtling into and allow them to escape. Finally there was the Aloha 'Oe record given to Jumba which he used to create a secret mechanism in Leroy that made him shut down if he (or his clones) heard it. This ends up leading to both a Crowning Moment and a Crowning Music of Awesome at the end where Stitch, Lilo, 625 Reuben and a bunch of Stitch's cousins put on a concert to defeat the Leroy clone army at the end.
  • Continuity Nod:
    • Nani and Lilo's talk on the hammock.
    • At one point during his battle with Stitch, Leroy is smushed under a pile of wreckage. His emergence from the rubble is very similar to Stitch's in the first movie.
    • The frog from the first movie makes an appearance in a scene.
    • While Leroy is scouting Lilo's room, he pulls out a bunch of books from Lilo's bookstand, looks at them and chucks them away, much like Stitch in the first movie. One of the books that catches his attention is The Log Book (a book about logs) which Stitch also looks through in the first movie.
    • He also steals a can from the fridge, like Nani catches Stitch doing in the first movie.
    • Leroy steals the experiment photo album Lilo was compiling in the last episode of The Series.
    • Hämsterviel uses a pile of books to make himself look taller, just as he does in Stitch! The Movie.
    • At the beginning of "Aloha 'Oe", Stitch breaks one of his guitar strings.
    • During the ceremony at the beginning, the Grand Councilwoman called Pleakley and Lilo by their full names. Previously in the franchise, their respective first and last names were mentioned or shown only once. Pleakley's first name (Wendy) was first revealed in The Series episode, "Fibber", while Lilo's surname (Pelekai) was shown on the adoption paper for Stitch all the way back in the original film.
  • Continuity Cavalcade: Almost every experiment from the previous series gets a scene, usually in one of three sequences in the film: at the beginning of the movie as Jumba's ship takes off, shown in their new lives before being captured by Leroy, or in the battle with the Leroy clones.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Why would the black hole drop them off right where Lilo and Reuben were?
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Pleakley on the phone to Jumba: "Don't you miss your Aunt Pleakley? I'm wearing the wiiig...!" We've gone way past subtext at this point.
  • Evil Roy: Leroy is the prime epitome of this trope, as Jumba was forced to create him, under orders from his former science partner Dr. Hämsterviel.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Log Book is a book about logs.
  • Grand Finale: For The Series. Would also be this for the whole franchise had the anime not come along.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Stitch is colored blue, while Leroy is colored red.
  • I Choose to Stay: Stitch, Jumba, and Pleakley at the end.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The robot security drones at the prison asteroid as Gantu attempts to free Hämsterviel.
  • Kidnapped Scientist: Jumba is kidnapped (again), this time in order to create a new genetic Super Soldier ("Leroy") for Hämsterviel to make an army of clones of.
  • Logo Joke: After the logo is formed, the background turns into space as the castle goes into hyperdrive.
  • Lucky Charms Title: As seen on the cover above, the film's title is stylized as Leroy Lilo & Stitch with Lilo's name struck-through (which we can't render in text here) and Leroy's name "written" over it. Ironically however, Lilo is arguably the protagonist in this film.
  • Memento MacGuffin: Stitch's tiki.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Hämsterviel is dumb enough to tell Gantu that he'll be fired as soon as he's finished locking up Lilo and Reuben. Naturally, Gantu decides that he's got nothing to lose, and releases them.
  • Mooks: The Leroys.
  • No Name Given: Inverted for Leroy — he is given a name but no number. Jumba tries to number him 627, but Gantu reminds him that he already made an Experiment 627.
  • Puppy-Dog Eyes: Played straight with Lilo in the opening scene.
  • Put Their Heads Together: Angel does this to two of the Leroy clones.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: Hämsterviel has the following conversation with minion Gantu:
    Hämsterviel: I think that went very well, don't you?
    Gantu: Actually, I think...
    Hämsterviel: I did not ask you what you think!
    Gantu: Actually, you did. I...
    Hämsterviel: No! It was a rhetorical question! Don't you know what a rhetorical question is?
    Gantu: Yes, sir. I believe it's...
    Hämsterviel: No, no! That was a rhetorical question too! Argh!
  • Series Fauxnale: Thanks to the anime that came two years later.
  • Ship Tease: Jumba and Pleakley get quite a bit of it this go around, as do Bonnie and Clyde — in the group portrait at the end, he's got his arm around her and she's leaning into him.
  • Single Specimen Species: All the experiments. Even Leroy, if you don't count the cloning.
  • Shout-Out: The Hawaii Five-O theme plays as Leroy captures all the experiments.
    • Hämsterviel sends Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch to co-ordinates 12-21-979, the location of a black hole. The release date of The Black Hole was December 21, 1979.
    • Jumba cranks up the volume of the amplifier for the end song "up to evil eleven".
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Hämsterviel to the Grand Councilwoman.
  • The Movie
  • Theme Music Power-Up: "Aloha 'Oe".
    • Actually an inversion, believe it or not — if Leroy hears the song, he shuts off, a switch that also applies to his clones. Naturally, Lilo, Stitch, and company perform a rockin' concert to accomplish this. So it's really more of a Theme Music Power Down for the villains.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Since 625's trademark food is sandwiches, this leads Lilo to name him after one.