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Stitch! The Movie
Directed by Tony Craig
Robert Gannaway
Produced by Tony Craig
Jess Winfield
Robert Gannaway
Written by Robert Gannaway
Jess Winfield
Starring Daveigh Chase
Chris Sanders
Tia Carrere
David Ogden Stiers
Kevin McDonald
Kevin Michael Richardson
Studio Walt Disney Pictures
Distributed by Buena Vista Pictures
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Release date(s) August 26, 2003
Running time 64 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Stitch! The Movie is a direct-to-video animated spin-off of Lilo & Stitch, released on August 26, 2003. Although it follows the original movie, it is often considered more of a pilot for the spinoff series Lilo & Stitch: The Series. The movie introduces Jumba's 625 experiments. Without the credits, the movie is only 57 minutes long.

Release Dates

Country Premiere
 United States August 26, 2003
 Argentina September 3, 2003
 France September 10, 2003
 Germany September 11, 2003
 Netherlands September 16, 2003
 United Kingdom September 22, 2003
 Norway November 5, 2003
 Iceland January 29, 2004
 Brazil February 4, 2004

The story

Stitch, Jumba, and Pleakley are all living with Lilo and Nani. But no one knows that Jumba had secretly deactivated all 625 of his other experiments and brought them with him. The ex-captain Gantu, hired by Jumba's former partner, Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel, goes to find them and captures Jumba to force him into telling where they are. Now, Lilo and Stitch have to save Stitch's ohana from being used for chaos. Two experiments are activated in this movie: 221, "Sparky", with the ability to cause big electric surges, and 625 who has all the abilities of Stitch but is lazier. At least he makes good sandwiches!


The movie's original title was going to be Lilo & Stitch: A New Ohana. At some time, there was a decision to only have Stitch's name in the names of both the movie and the following series, which was planned to be called Stitch! The Series. Eventually, this was changed, making this movie and the series have different names. The Stitch! name, with the exclamation point, was later used as the name of an anime series five years after this movie's release.


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