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Lilo & Stitch review
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Disney's wild child that is a lot of fun to watch

I’m starting to notice that some of my favorite Disney movies are the ones that don’t really act like Disney movies. I love the classics like “Aladdin”, “Alice in Wonderland”, and “Beauty and the Beast”. However, I prefer films like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” that really try taking risks and showcasing ideas that are pushing the boundaries of what you can get away with in a Disney film. While “Lilo & Stitch” is not as dark and risky as “Hunchback”, it still does things in its design, soundtrack, atmosphere, and story that you don’t even see in films from the other Disney classics. For example, the movie takes place in Hawaii where they advantage of the tropical setting with the use of watercolor which hasn’t been used in a Disney film since “Dumbo”. I think the animation is superb as you’d expect from a Disney film but the interesting thing about its animation is its character designs. While the aliens have designs that resemble Disney characters, the Hawaiians look completely different from the way Disney usually do human characters. Someone brought an interesting theory as why explaining that the movie begins with the aliens and we are later introduced to the human world, making seem like it is the space creatures that are normal and the human characters are the aliens which is an interesting idea. Speaking of interesting ideas, the story really does some interesting dramatic ideas in their story. Like many Disney protagonists, Lilo’s parents are deceased but this movie does something interesting by showing her older sister being abruptly forced into being a parent. She tries to take care of Lilo but it becomes very difficult dealing a social worker who believes she isn’t able to take care of Lilo despite trying really hard to. What other Disney film deals with social workers and trying to raise your younger sister after your parents passed away? Lilo is also a unique child character. She’s weird and quirky who can’t make friends but really tries being nice to everyone. She really does acts like a real girl that is capable of being really nice and really strange. The soundtrack is different from other Disney films because of the Hawaiian setting there is some Hawaiian-inspired music that goes well with the atmosphere of the film. Also, due to Lilo’s obsession with Elvis Presley, there are also a lot of moments that feature music from the King of Rock as well as some less impressive covers during the credits. This movie that I really loved as a kid, I remember watching those funny teasers where Stitch basically ruins the most memorable scenes from the Disney Renaissance. This is one of my favorite Disney movies growing up and it still is. I like the story, the characters, the animation, the soundtrack, and overall heart and themes that are placed in it. Despite being a sort of unique wild child compared to other Disney films, it manages to be just as amazing as the other Disney classics.

9/10
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Added by Ricky49er
10 years ago on 22 September 2013 18:16