The result of an illegal experiment in genetic mutation, Experiment #626, is so horrifyingly hostile that it's been locked up by its inventors. It escapes to Earth where Lilo, a young Hawaiian girl, mistakes it for a strange dog, adopts it, and renames it Stitch. As Stitch becomes part of Lilo's unusual family life Lilo's innocence and the aloha spirit of the Islands confuse and ultimately civilize the creature.
MPAA rating: PG for mild sci-fi action.
Optional French and Spanish language tracks; closed-captioned.
Special features: Deleted scenes; "Burning love": behind the scenes with Wynonna; A*Teens music video "I can't help falling in love with you"; "A Stitch in time" featurette; how-to-hula lesson; Inter-Stitch-als; DisneyPedia: Hawaii; "Animating the hula" featurette; "The young voices of Hawaii" featurette; on location with the directors; build an alien experiment.
Art direction, Ric Sluiter ; editor, Darren T. Holmes ; music, Alan Silvestri ; songs, Elvis Presley.
Featuring the voices of: Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, Jason Scott Lee, David Ogden Stiers, Ving Rhames.
DVD format, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, aspect ratio: 1.66:1, enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Consensus: Edgier than traditional Disney fare, Lilo and Stitch explores issues of family while providing a fun and charming story.
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