Western Animation: Leroy & Stitch

Leroy & Stitch (2006) is the Grand Finale movie of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and is the last movie in the Lilo & Stitch franchise.

Having captured all six-hundred and 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 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, Hamsterviel 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 successful repairs Gantu's crashed ship, something Gantu had been unable to do all series.
  • 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 imposter 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 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.
    • Hamsterviel 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.
  • 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 Doctor Hamsterviel.
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: The Log Book is a book about logs.
  • Grand Finale: For the series.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Stitch is colored blue, while Leroy is colored red.
  • I Choose to Stay: Stitch, Jumba, and Pleakly in Leroy and Stitch.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The robot security drones at the prison asteroid as Gantu attempts to free Hamsterviel.
  • Kidnapped Scientist: Jumba is kidnapped (again), this time in order to create a new genetic Super Soldier ("Leroy") for Hamsterviel 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Hamsterviel 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 21st, 1979.
    • Jumba cranks up the volume of the amplifier for the end song "up to evil eleven".
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Hamsterviel 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 co. 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.

Alternative Title(s):

Leroy And Stitch