At Christine's encouragement, I will begin featuring some of her favorite Disney movies for the next few Way Back Wednesdays. This week, I'm starting with her favorite, LILO & STITCH.
Lilo & Stitch was released in 2002 by Disney and is the 42nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics. Lilo & Stitch was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
At the beginning of the film, we learn about Experiment 626, an aggressive and cunning creature from a far away galaxy constructed by Dr. Jumba. When Jumba is imprisoned, 626 is exiled into space. Although nearly indestructible, he is knocked unconscious when landing on Earth. He is mistaken for a dog and sent to a local animal shelter.
After the death of her parents, a Hawaiian girl - Lilo - adopts an unusual pet - Stitch - who turns out to be Experiment 626. Left in the care of her 19 year old sister, Nani, the sisters risk separation because of a social workers concerns about Lilo's care.
Nani is forced to take Lilo and Stitch with her on job interviews. During these trips, Lilo tries to "tame" Stitch by teaching him to be like Elvis Presley. During all their antics, Jumba has been sent to search for 626 and return him to his home planet.
Stitch: [while using a VW Beetle to defend himself against attackers] Blue punch buggy... no punch-back!
Lilo: 'Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.
Stitch: This is my family. I found it, all on my own. Is little, and broken, but still good. Yeah, still good.
Lilo: Our family's little now, and we don't have many toys... But if you want, you could be a part of it. You could be our baby, and we'd raise you to be good.
Captain Gantu: Abomination!
Lilo: Elvis Presley was a model citizen. I've compiled a list of his traits for you to practice. Number one... is dancing!
Lilo: You came back.
Stitch: Nobody gets left behind.
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