Lilo & Stitch

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: +2

Two misfits from literally two different worlds collide on a Hawaiian island in this summers new Disney animated cartoon. Stitch (voice of Chris Sanders), the product of a mad scientist from another planet, has a terrible attitude, superior intelligence and amazing strength. He is an experiment gone wrong and is exiled into space to fend for himself. Meanwhile, a little Hawaiian girl named Lilo (Daveigh Chase) makes life miserable for herself and her teenage sister guardian, Nani (Tia Carrere), as they struggle to keep a social worker, Cobra Bubbles (Ving Rhames), at bay. When Stitch ends up in Hawaii, Nani and Lilo adopt him from an animal shelter, thinking hes a weird looking dog. With these two wild ones creating havoc, Nanis problems multiply. LILO & STITCH tries to appeal to a wide audience of boys and girls. The futuristic space ship scenes, the strange aliens who chase Stitch through space and on land, and the mischievous Lilo and Stitch will generate laughs for many. The Hawaiian word for family is ohana, meaning no one gets left behind, which becomes the tie that binds these diverse youngsters.

Theres a lot of slapstick violence as Stitch strikes back at the sinister space aliens chasing him, an explosion that destroys Lilos house, and an erupting volcano that sends burning lava through the village. Stitch almost drowns when he is tossed into the ocean while riding a surfboard, but except for perhaps frightening very young children, it has little offensive material. A mosquito-like alien with one big eye is more comical than frightening. Lilos aggressive behavior includes biting classmates who harass her, but then she prays that an angel will befriend her. Her behavior is really a cry for love and friendship. A slang word for posterior is used once and Stitch creates a luscious slice of cake by regurgitating food. LILO & STITCH can best be described as a clever fantasy with some strong messages about the importance of love.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Buena Vista Pictures (Disney), 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521

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Crude Language: Once (slang word for posterior)

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: None

Violence: Many times Moderate slapstick cartoon violence/action (chases in space, explosion, volcano eruption, mosquitoes swarm alien, near drowning, girl bites classmate)

Sex: None

Nudity: None

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: Little girl prays for an angel; importance of family, loyalty to friends/ family

Running Time: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Ages 6 and up

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