Trivia about Lilo & Stitch
(Courtesy of the Internet Movie Database)
Now that you have the VHS tape or DVD in your hands. . .look for some the trivials things mentioned below that you might not have seen/noticed before.
- Disney promoted this movie with a series of trailers inserting Stitch into some of its "classic" titles. Examples: Little Mermaid, The (1989) Stitch surfs a wave that crashes down on Ariel. Beauty and the Beast (1991) , causes the chandelier tofall into the ballroom scene. Aladdin (1992) (qv) , steals Princess Jasmine from their "Whole New World" magic carpet ride. Lion King, The (1994) takes Simba's place on Pride Rock during the "Circle of Life" opening.
- Producer Clark Spencer has revealed the story was originally placed in an isolated town in Kansas rather than on Kauai.
- Hawaii-born cast members Lee, Jason Scott and Carrere, Tia helped the writers with dialog and accents.
- Sanders, Chris (III), one of the directors of the film, also provides the voice of Stitch.
- A Dumbo doll appears in the easel in Lilo's bedroom. This is a nod to the inspiration of watercolor backgrounds that were used in the film.
- The movie features more Elvis Presley songs than any of Presley's own films.
- A Chinese restaurant that the characters pass is called Mulan Wok, a reference to Disney's Mulan (1998). There is also a poster of Mulan on the wall of Nani's bedroom.
- Earth is referred to as being in Section 17, Area "51" in the Galactic charts, one of several references to Area 51.
- The character of Cobra Bubbles greatly resembles the gangster from Pulp Fiction (1994), Marcellus Wallace (both played by Rhames, Ving). He even has the same earring.
- During the ending credits the camera scans across various "photographs" of the characters. One of them is a "remake" of Norman Rockwell's 'Freedom from Want' Thanksgiving Day painting with Cobra as the grandfather and Stitch as the grandmother.
- Many of the aliens are inspired by Disney characters, including Piglet and Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
- When Lilo and Stitch walk past this store selling calendars with images from around the world, the "Orlando" calendar has a picture of the Magic Kingdom.
- There are several "hidden Mickeys" in the movie - one can be seen in the Grand Council scene, on Jumba's platform. Another can be seen as a logo on the shorts of one of Lilo's photographic subjects on the wall of her room.
- Near the beginning of the film, during the trial, Stitch is asked by the council woman to provide some sign that he understands what's going on. Stitch responds by licking the inside of his glass cage. The saliva trail is in the shape of the famous 'D' in the Walt Disney logo.
- Almost all of the landscape scenes in the movie are recognizable locations in Hawaii. This is especially true earlier in the movie when Lilo and Stitch are riding the bike around the island, and also in the closing sequence.
- The sign on Lilo's door is a Hawaiian word loosely translated as "Keep Out."
- When Pleakley dresses in a female disguise it is an obvious reference to Kevin McDonald's days on Kids in the Hall.
- The name of one of the shops is an obvious reference to Kiki, the main character of Hayao Miyazaki's Majo no Takkyubin (1989) ,(Kiki's Delivery Service).
- All of the license plates in the film (VW, Nani's car, the fire engine, and Cobra Bubbles' car) are A113. The same as Mrs. Davis's plate number in Toy Story (1995).
- The two hovercar presents given to Lilo and Stitch make the same sounds as the flying cars in The Jetsons.
- According to Stitch's dog license at the shelter, the adoption official is "Susan Hegarty", the name of the actress who voiced the character. Also, according to the license, Lilo and Nani's last name is "Pelekai".
- The A113 on the license plates can be found in almost every Disney movie. It is a reference to a room number at California Institute of the Arts.
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