Dean DeBlois & Chris Sanders
The movie also boasts a pretty unique animation style which keeps the usual high standards of Disney and yet is quite different. If you've seen most of the studio's previous features, you'll recognize that immediately in the shapes of the characters, especially the women who leave behind the statuesque shapes of Belle and Ariel to adopt a more down-to-earth look. Some great-looking aliens are also thrown into the mix and if you pay close attention to the chase sequence towards the end of the film, you'll have a chance to be amazed by some dazzling work. Another of the great appeals of the film is its fantastic use of the King's music. Both some original tracks and some remakes are included and they all make for a fun ride down the Hawaii coastline so if you feel like having a blast for 80 minutes, pop this sucker into your DVD player and let the King rock you while Stitch chews up the scenery (literally)!
to begin with, we get a feature called DisneyPedia, in which the youngsters will be able to learn a bit more about the Hawaiian Islands by clicking on pictures of each one of them. It doesn't go into extreme detail but it's a good start nonetheless. Next up, a game in which you can create your own alien experiment lets you answer trivia questions about both the film and Hawaii in order to assemble all the ingredients to build your own genetic alien freak. In keeping with the Disney motif, you can then move on to "A Stitch in Time" which chronicles some of the promotional efforts for the film which consisted of introducing Stitch in some of Disney's classic cartoons such as Peter Pan, Snow White and more.
Next up is a set of features concentrating on the arts and traditions of Hawaii, beginning with a Hula Lesson in which we not only learn more about the seductive dance but also about its importance in the Hawaiian consciousness. We also get to listen to a Hawaiian children's choir in "Young Voices of Hawaii" as they perform one of the musical pieces in the film.
Two Elvis-based featurettes are available next, starting with the recording of "Burning Love" by Wynonna (formerly know as Wynonna Judd). I always found her a bit weird but she sure can belt tunes out with the best of 'em. Following that is a sacrilegious performance of "Can't Help Falling in Love" by kiddy band the A*Teens. May God have mercy on their souls.
Three features of the making-of type are next with "The look of Lilo & Stitch", "Animating the Hula" and "On location with the directors". The first two concentrate on animation techniques and ideas while the third is sort of just following the directors around while they work. Three deleted scenes follow.