NOTE: This post originally appeared on 6/21/12. Back then, it was titled 'Happy 10th Birthday, Lilo & Stitch.' You see what I did there? CLEVER.
It was on this day, eleven years ago, that Chris Sanders and Dean
(as well as being open to adding new members to it), hit me like an uncut speed-ball of spiritual strength and emotional stamina. While it would be hyperbolic to say that I wouldn't have survived the experience without Lilo & Stitch, it would be equally untrue to say that it did not help. A lot.
2. Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' 2009 interview re: L&S
3. Lilo & Stitch producer Clark Spencer remembers the film
4. The Entertainment Nut's super-smart, irrefutably informative remembrance.
5. Some shameless, aimless blogger rambles on for waaay too long about their undying love of L&S and how it's inspired them to unofficially hype some other film that's not even going to be released for at least another year. Seriously, you can probably skip this one.
A few choice quotes:
Lilo (pulling a doll out of her backpack): This is Scrump. I made her. But her head is too big, so I pretended that a bug laid eggs in her ear, and she's upset because she has only a few more days to...
Lilo: We're a broken family, aren't we?
Nani: No. Maybe a little. Maybe a lot. I shouldn't have yelled at you.
Lilo: We're sisters. It's our job.
Nani: Yeah, well, from now on...
Lilo: I like you better as a sister than a mom.
Lilo (while creating voodoo dolls of her playmates): My friends need to be punished.
Pleakley: Look! A mosquito has chosen me as her perch. She's so beautiful. Look, another one! And another one! Why, it's a whole flock! They like me! They're nuzzling my flesh with their noses! Now they're... they're... Aaaaaaaah!
Lilo: You came back.
Stitch: Nobody gets left behind.
Stitch: This is my family. I found it all on my own. It's little, and broken, but still good. Yeah - still good.
Some of my favorite scenes from the film:
The beautiful opening credits sequence:
The Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride scene: