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*** As for what he saved the planet ''from,'' the implication seems to be that the Area 51 incident (which Cobra was directly involved in) might have been another Stitch-like situation.

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*** As for what he saved the planet ''from,'' the implication seems to be that the Area 51 Area51 incident (which Cobra was directly involved in) might have been another Stitch-like situation.


** This is answered early in the film. When Stitch is discovered to have landed on Hawaii, the Grand Councilwoman says "[[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure We will have to gas the planet]]" then suggests bombing the island until Pleakley tells her otherwise, informing her that Earth is a protected wildlife preserve for endangered mosquitoes and their food of choice. It's not that they're a particularly violent alien federation... but these extreme policies ''do'' exist and presumably must have been necessary in the past.

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** *** This is answered early in the film. When Stitch is discovered to have landed on Hawaii, the Grand Councilwoman says "[[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure We will have to gas the planet]]" then suggests bombing the island until Pleakley tells her otherwise, informing her that Earth is a protected wildlife preserve for endangered mosquitoes and their food of choice. It's not that they're a particularly violent alien federation... but these extreme policies ''do'' exist and presumably must have been necessary in the past.past.
*** As for what he saved the planet ''from,'' the implication seems to be that the Area 51 incident (which Cobra was directly involved in) might have been another Stitch-like situation.


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** The council doesn't have to be murderous for there to be a good chance Nani is never seeing her sister again. Even if she ''does'' survive the trip with a cruel alien captain who doesn't know of or care about human needs (for one thing, the canister Lilo was trapped in wasn't airtight and was just strapped to the back of the ship, so she definitely would have died from oxygen deprivation,) the galactic federation is a bureaucracy obsessed with rules--there might be so much red tape involved in dealing with a situation like this that Lilo would never have been sent back to earth.

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** He didn't seem to be reassuring Lilo so much as making a witty comment on the situation towards the councilwoman, after she was already clearly persuaded to let Stitch stay with Lilo. The point still stands, though, that he didn't need to go into the specifics of why Lilo's claim to Stitch would work.


*** Kaua'i is known for having a high amount of chickens that roam around its landscape, so it's unusual for this movie to not feature chickens roaming the island. (Oddly enough, ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' actually does feature one chicken that shows up in front of Lilo and Stitch in one scene.)

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*** Kaua'i is known for having a high amount of chickens that roam around its landscape, so it's unusual for this movie to not feature chickens roaming the island. (Oddly enough, ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' actually does feature one chicken that shows up in front of Lilo and Stitch in one scene.))
*** Interesting. If I had to guess, I'd say they probably worried that having a bunch of chickens wandering around would seem random and out-of-place to general audiences who aren't familiar with this fact. They didn't want them to be distracted by something completely impertinent to any given scene, even if it ''is'' appropriate to the location in which the story is set.


** ...What chickens?

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** ...What chickens?chickens?
*** Kaua'i is known for having a high amount of chickens that roam around its landscape, so it's unusual for this movie to not feature chickens roaming the island. (Oddly enough, ''Disney/LiloAndStitch2StitchHasAGlitch'' actually does feature one chicken that shows up in front of Lilo and Stitch in one scene.)


*** Stitch landed on the Big Island of Kauai, and the town is somewhat based on Kapa'a, which has its own Animal Clinic. However, this is not Kapa'a and a lot of the smaller towns get visited by traveling veterinarians which could fit this situation in that they could have called for a vet and were keeping Stitch at the pound until they arrived.

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*** Stitch landed on the Big Island of Kauai, and the town (Kokaua Town, as named in the ''[[WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries The Series]]'') is somewhat based on Kapa'a, Kapa'a,[[note]]although it's actually primarily based on Hanapepe[[/note]] which has its own Animal Clinic. However, this is not Kapa'a and a lot of the smaller towns get visited by traveling veterinarians which could fit this situation in that they could have called for a vet and were keeping Stitch at the pound until they arrived.

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*** This seems pretty likely - the deleted scene uses the exact same shot of the ship emerging from the clouds, just with an airliner instead of the red spaceship. According to the trivia page, all they did was replace the plane with the spaceship and the buildings it flew past with mountains for the final film.


** I saw it as something similar to the glass covering over a fire alarm. You don't want to accidentally jump into hyperdrive under most ordinary circumstances - having to bypass the glass means you aren't likely to do so unless you have to.



* Where are all the chickens?

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* Where are all the chickens?
** ...What
chickens?

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*** Stitch landed on the Big Island of Kauai, and the town is somewhat based on Kapa'a, which has its own Animal Clinic. However, this is not Kapa'a and a lot of the smaller towns get visited by traveling veterinarians which could fit this situation in that they could have called for a vet and were keeping Stitch at the pound until they arrived.

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** Because Nani is still a very young woman herself and she very much wants to look like she knows what she's doing. And she did leave the stove on when she went to pick Lilo up, and there is garbage that hasn't been taken out yet.


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** This. For all we know there isn't a vet on the island and the pound was the nearest place they could take an injured animal.


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** David was the one who got her the interview so he probably needed to be there to introduce Nani - as well as tell her about what she was interviewing for on the way to the store. As for leaving Lilo alone, don't forget that Nani is still a very young woman who makes bad decisions. And maybe in her mind, it's giving Lilo some responsibility. If she's going to work a job in a store, she'll probably be gone for most of the day. So there's a good chance Lilo will have to be at home on her own - meaning that this is an experiment to see if Lilo can be trusted to stay in the house and behave when she's asked to. Nani's not expecting aliens to blow up the house is she?


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** And maybe they wanted to know what species he was so they could put up a notice or something for whoever his owner was. They just hoped someone at the pound would know.


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** Perhaps she just forgot that Earth was that same planet, and she didn't remember until she was physically there. The galaxy is pretty big, and she's bound to have a lot of planets to keep track of.


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** Maybe Nani doesn't want to traumatise her sister even more. They've lost their parents and Lilo is already acting out - getting into fights, barricading herself in the house etc. Nani does seem to want to shield Lilo from some of the nasty realities of the world - making up a story for why she's not working the job at the luau anymore. And perhaps telling Lilo about the risk makes it all too real for Nani herself? She believes she can keep custody if she just gets a job and keeps things under control - so maybe she just doesn't want to face the possibility that Lilo could get taken off her.

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** Also, say you live in the USA and then you go to Japan for a little bit. You won't know much about the people that live there just because you were there.

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*** This. It's a sly slap at environmental regulations that prevent projects from going forward simply because the area chosen happens to be the mating spot of some obscure endangered species...the joke in this case being that the aliens have no way of knowing that mosquitoes breed like crazy and are considered pests. (It's also a matter of scale. When you're accustomed to taking the whole galaxy into consideration, a species that only exists on a single planet, no matter how abundant it is ''there,'' might be considered "endangered." May also be a case of MistookTheDominantLifeform: while mosquitoes are a protected species due to living on a single planet, ''humans'' (and arguably other intelligent creatures like dolphins) are simply considered valuable as the protected species' food source.)

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*** FridgeBrilliance: Technically, almost ''everything's'' molecular density is greater than water; i.e. things tend to sink more often than they float, so it's not that Stitch's molecular density particularly imperils him; it's that water is rare almost everywhere in the galaxy, as pointed out when the alien commander has to ask what all that blue stuff is as Stitch's ship falls toward Earth. Boiled down, [[ExplainingTheJoke the joke is]] that aliens are so unfamiliar with water that they've never heard of ''swimming''.

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