Monday, 27 December 2010

Lilo & Stitch Review (Updated)









Lilo & Stitch



Release Date: 19th September 2002 Australia


Production Companies
Walt Disney Pictures
Walt Disney Feature Animation

Distribution
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Australia


Genre: Animation/Family

Rating: G

Runtime: 85 minutes


Budget: $80,000,000

Box Office Gross: $273,144,151
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
On the lush and tropical
Hawaiian Islands, a lonely little
girl named Lilo adopts what she
thinks is an innocent puppy.
She names her new "pet"
Stitch, completely unaware that
he is a dangerous genetic
experiment who has escaped
from an alien planet. Stitch's
only interest in Lilo is using her
as a human shield to evade the
alien bounty hunters who are
bent on recapturing him.

In the end, it is Lilo's unwavering
faith in "ohana," the Hawaiian
tradition of family, that unlocks
Stitch's heart and gives him the
one thing he was never
designed to have – the ability to
care for someone else.


Voice Cast
Daviegh Chase – Lilo
Chris Sanders – Stitch
Tia Carrere – Nani
David Ogden Stiers – Dr. Jumba Jookiba
Kevin McDonald – Agent Pleakley
Ving Rhames – Cobra Bubbles
Zoe Caldwell – Grand Councilwoman
Jason Scott Lee – David Kawena
Kevin Michael Richardson – Captain Gantu
Liliana Mumy  Myrtle

Crew
Based on a Idea/Writer/Character Designer/
Director – Chris Sanders
Writer/Director – Dean DeBlois
Story Supervisors – Ed Gombert and Chris Williams
Additional Story Supervisors – Roger Allers 
and John Sanford
Producer – Clark Spencer
Production Designer – Paul A. Felix
Character Designer – Buck Lewis
Layout Supervisor – Arden Chan
Background Supervisor – Robert E. Stanton
Computer Animation Supervisor – Eric Guaglione
Editor – Darren T. Holmes
Music – Alan Silvestri


Awards

2003 Academy Awards
Best Animated Feature - Chris Sanders (Nominated)


Review
While LILO & STITCH may have been a great Disney animated classic. This film was set in Hawaii and could be described as a funny movie which also manages to create some truly heart-warming themes. The story is so emotional that it explores the issues of family and true friendship. I praise its terrific watercolour backgrounds, good old songs of Elvis Presley and its interesting hand-drawn animation. I also find the music score by Alan Silvestri to be remarkable to the movie as it fits the scenes and creates a mood of sorrow with some of the emotional drama.

This is Disney's only 2D animated feature to have succeeded at the box office in the decade of the early 2000s where others had failed. If you watched LILO & STITCH, then try the directors next movie HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (click here). As this movie really raised the benchmark for animation.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie


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