‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live Action Movie In the Works at Disney

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Alright Lilo & Stitch Fans!

If you haven’t heard, it was announced that Disney will be producing another live action movie, this time of the beloved 2002 movie Lilo & Stitch. There is currently no word on a release date or casting news.

The story follows Lilo and her older sister Nani who live in Hawaii and are trying to make ends meet since their parents died. Nani is trying to impress Child Protective Services so that Lilo doesn’t get taken away from her. When Lilo decides she wants to get a dog, Nani takes her to the pound and what the young girl finds is actually a blue alien who is a fugitive. Stitch, as Lilo names him, starts becoming Lilo’s only friend, until struggles tear them apart. Once Stitch gets caught and is about to be taken back to space, we learn that Stitch is apart of Lilo and Nani’s family and he is granted the right to stay.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the remake is intended to be a live-action/CG hybrid produced by the team behind the live-action remake of “Aladdin,” currently in production and set to release in May 2019. It is unknown at this time if the live-action version of Lilo & Stitch will be released in theaters or on Disney’s proposed streaming service set to launch in 2019.

While not a commercial success, Lilo & Stitch found an audience and launched several direct-to-video sequels and a television series. This movie also changed the way many think about family and gave audiences a quote they all remember:

Ohana means family and family means that nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.

How do you think the movie will turn out? Are you excited or not so much? Let us know in the comments below!

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By Kailey
Kailey has been a writer for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in May of 2020. Some of her favorite TV shows are The Blacklist, Supernatural, and Prodigal Son, to name a few. She also loves all things Disney! You can check her out on social media @kaileygross.
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