- Ass Pull: Stitch's Disney Death, seemingly coming back to life thanks to The Power of Love, undermines the tragic impact of the scene, contradicts Jumba's genius, and stands in stark contrast to the elements of realism seen throughout both the original film and this one.
- Awesome Art: Give them some credit where it's due here; Disneytoon has maintained the original film's art style so faithfully that casual viewers could easily mistake this film's scenes as actually being from the first film itself!
- Awesome Music: As with the original film, there are some Elvis Presley tunes to enjoy. This one has "Rubberneckin'", "I Need Your Love Tonight" and the Junkie XL remix of "A Little Less Conversation".
- Contested Sequel: While this film is still not considered as good as the original, it is considered better than the rest of the franchise because it keeps the focus on both Lilo and Stitch, instead of just giving Stitch the spotlight. It also feels more like a direct continuation of the original film and its themes instead of a spinoff with a Gotta Catch 'Em All theme to it.note As such, it does also catch flack from fans who do like the direction The Series took and for disregarding much of the continuity established in that show, especially since The Series was already two years old by the time of this film's release. Many viewers also have issues with Stitch's Disney Death for doing in Jumba and his machine and for being one hell of a cop out.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Lilo fighting Mertle. Responding to an insult with physical violence is bad. But when the insulting person is Mertle getting her patooki whooped by Lilo while Stitch takes photos of the action including a freaking selfie? Comedy gold.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Many Lilo & Stitch fans prefer most or all the other material because this movie makes some of the other material meaningless.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Stitch Has a Glitch was advertised with a fake-out trailer warning for Revenge of the Stitch. Guess who owns Star Wars now?
- Ho Yay:
- Jumba and Pleakley continue to live together at Nani's house in this film, although they did not engage in much Ho Yay with each other in this film as they did in the other films and the first two TV series.
- Pleakley and David go through some of this as well, as Pleakley constantly hooks himself up with David in this film. However, this is justified because Pleakley is trying to help David win over Nani's heart. He does this by pretending to fall in love with David to make Nani jealous, although these schemes usually fail.
- Like You Would Really Do It: Heart-wrenching as the climatic scene was, there was no way that Disney was going to kill off one of their most popular protagonists that easily, especially since it takes place before its first TV series, which was still airing new episodes at the time of this film's release.
- Memetic Mutation:
- This infamous scene of Stitch breaking down hysterically (from shortly after the map of Elvis locations gets destroyed), used in a lot of image macros. In fact, most people don't even know that it's from this movie!
- "My name is Inga, and I'm a foreign exchange student.◊ Are you jealous?"◊ Like the above, most people aren't aware that this is not from the original movie either!
- The film's subtitle has lead to a good number of snowclones in many Internet comments in the vein of "Stitch [two one-syllable words] [word rhyming with Stitch]" (e.g. "Stitch Has an Itch"), most commonly ones that rhyme "Stitch" with the impolite term for a female dog.
- Padding: The scenes where Pleakley "helps" David get together with Nani again were unnecessary, and even with these scenes the film is still rather short (68 minutes long, including credits).
- Tear Jerker: This movie has its own page.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: Not that this was an intentional choice, but some viewers felt that Dakota Fanning's voice acting didn't have the same charm as that of Daveigh Chase.
- What an Idiot!:
- Lilo does not realize something's wrong with Stitch until the very end, although the argument can be made that she was way too obsessed with winning the hula competition for her to notice until the day comes and Stitch sees her backstage to try to wish her good luck.
- More likely the bigger idiots would be Jumba and Pleakley. Jumba knew something was wrong with Stitch but does not tell anyone other than Pleakley about the issue, while Pleakley decides to keep the secret of Stitch's problem for no reason (not even for the excuse of trying not to get the ʻohana worked up about it) and spends his time in the film unnecessarily "helping" David to hook up with Nani again. All this lack of telling Stitch or the rest of the ʻohana about the real problems with his glitch causes more problems than anything else.
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