11 Things You Didn't Know About Lilo And Stitch

11 Things You Didn't Know About Lilo And Stitch

"Lilo & Stitch" is a beloved tale about an alien disguised as a dog and the little girl who teaches him to love. This enchanting story has captured our hearts so much that we embarked on a quest to uncover some lesser-known gems from the film’s production process. Gather your 'ohana around and buckle up for some fascinating insights. So, gather your 'ohana around and get ready for some knowledge!

We hope you will enjoy our "11 things you didn't know about Lilo and Stitch" article!

  1. The original story focused solely on an alien living in a forest, trying to overcome his isolation and discover where he came from. Lilo became an integral part of the film much later in the story's development.

  2. The filmmakers considered setting the story in rural Kentucky or Kansas before finally settling on Hawaii.

  3. Stitch was not originally supposed to talk, but when the filmmakers realized the story depended on his ability to express himself at the end, they began to develop his voice. Director Chris Sanders provided the voice for Stitch during the test animation, and everyone became so accustomed to it that they decided to keep it.

  4. Stitch was initially intended to be the leader of an intergalactic gang, and Jumba was supposed to be his former partner sent to Earth to find him. The filmmakers eventually decided to make Stitch a genetic mutation instead.

  5. Similarly, Lilo was supposed to remind Stitch of what he was like before becoming an intergalactic criminal and inspire him to regain his innocence and kindness.

  6. After an initial test screening showed that the audience thought Nani was Lilo's mother, the filmmakers reworked some key scenes to clarify their sibling relationship.

  7. "Lilo & Stitch" was the first Disney animated film since "Dumbo" to use watercolor-painted backgrounds. An online store was created as a result.

  8. The film had special premieres in Honolulu and Graceland.

  9. During a visit to Kauaʻi, the filmmakers noticed that their Hawaiian tour guide seemed to know someone everywhere they went. They were so struck by the guide’s explanation of the term “ohana” in relation to extended family that they made it the central theme of the film.

  10. "Lilo & Stitch" was the first animated feature film set in Hawaii.

  11. Tia Carrere and Jason Scott Lee (who voiced Nani and David) helped rewrite their characters' dialogue using correct Hawaiian colloquialisms and slang.

Do you know any other fun facts about "Lilo & Stitch"? Share them in the comments! That's it for today, we hope you enjoyed our short "11 things you didn't know about Lilo and Stitch" article!

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