Directed by: Christopher Michael Sanders and Dean DeBlois
Voice credits: Daveigh Chase, Christopher Michael Sanders, Tia Carrere, Ving Rhames, David Ogden Stiers, Kevin McDonald, Jason Scott Lee, Zoe Caldwell, Kevin Michael Richardson
Synopsis: A recently orphaned young girl goes to the pound to adopt a dog and comes home with something else.
From the commercials I had seen for this movie, I thought Stitch was going to be a cute alien who gets in trouble a lot and Lilo was going to be just cute. Apparently I wasn't paying enough attention. The opening scene made it clear that Stitch was anything but cute, and one of the first things Lilo did when we met her, was to punch out one of her fellow dancers. It was pretty obvious this wasn't going to be a typical Disney movie.
I loved it. It was funnier than Ice Age and Monsters, Inc. and Shrek combined. I can't remember the last time I laughed out loud so many times during a movie. The characters were so un-Disney-like that I found it hard to remember that's what I was watching. They fought, they called each other names, they said things like "You're crushing me with your butt!", they got into trouble. A lot. The animation is old-style (watercolours, I think), but that was kind of nice for a change.
Watch this one. No, buy this one. It's great.Added 27 December 2002 at 6:12 AM
OK, I laughed out loud a bunch of times and now I have to watch it again because I missed a lot. Plenty of things appealed to me like Earth being referred to as "Area 51", and the illegal genetic experimentation, and the one-eyed alien masquerading as a..... anyway, see it. It's much better than I expected, and has a good soundtrack.Added 01 January 2003 at 10:07 PM