Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch
|Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch|
|Directed by||Michael LaBash
|Produced by||Christopher Chase|
|Written by||Michael LaBash
David Ogden Stiers
Jason Scott Lee
|Music by||Joel McNeely|
|Edited by||William J. Caparella|
|Distributed by||Walt Disney Home Entertainment|
|Running time||68 minutes|
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (in the UK version: Lilo and Stitch 3: Stitch's Revenge) is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios. The film is a followup to the 2002 Disney feature film Lilo & Stitch and takes place before the events of Stitch! The Movie and subsequent additions to the franchise. This was also the final time that Jason Scott Lee voiced David Kawena, and only one in which Daveigh Chase did not voice Lilo.
Stitch is having a nightmare about turning bad again and causing destruction to Earth, including hurting Lilo. After Stitch wakes up, Lilo tests his goodness level by having him do a few good deeds. Discovering that they are late for hula class, they use their hovercraft to get there.
While at the hula class, Kumu announces that Lilo and her classmates have to prepare to perform at the local May Day festival. Each student is required to create an original dance. Lilo is inspired when he tells her about her mother being in the festival at her age and winning, giving her a picture of the event. After the hula class ends, Mertle insults Lilo by telling her that she will never be like her mother, causing her to start a fight with her. But after taking pictures of the brawl, Stitch forgets to flush the evidence. Kumu thinks that Lilo is not ready for the competition because of the fight with Mertle, but Lilo says that she is ready and "triple promises" to be good.
While preparing for the competition, Lilo and Stitch have a hard time coming up with ideas and Nani wants them to enjoy their family fun night. While watching Them! (film clip courtesy of Warner Bros.) on family fun night, Stitch's past comes back to haunt him and he goes berserk in the house. It seems that after Stitch was created, Jumba did not get a chance to fully charge Stitch's molecules as he was arrested by the intergalactic police who disrupted the process. At first, this glitch causes Stitch to revert to his old destructive programming, but it will ultimately destroy him if Jumba cannot create a fusion chamber before Stitch's energy runs out for good.
Meanwhile, Stitch's uncontrollable destructive behavior drives a wedge between him and Lilo and threatens to ruin her chances for success at the hula competition. Lilo and Stitch try to be inspired for their hula, but Stitch keeps malfunctioning because of his molecules. Since Lilo is so concerned about winning the competition, she fails to notice Stitch's glitch and believes his new behavior is deliberate and begins to neglect him.
Eventually, the two devise a hula based on the legend of Hi'iaka. Lilo gets increasingly mad at Stitch as he ruins their practice sessions. To make matters worse, Jumba is having problems creating the fusion chamber because he doesn't have the proper alien technology to build one and must resort to using mere household objects. However, just before the competition, Stitch arrives just before Lilo is to perform, wishing her luck. The two make up as Jumba finally completes the fusion chamber. However, Stitch has another abrupt fit. Lilo, confused, tries to come up to him, causing Stitch to accidentally scratch her face. Greatly upset that he hurt her, Stitch runs off to leave Earth, believing himself to be too dangerous. Lilo finally realizes that something is wrong with Stitch and, in the middle of her performance, runs off to help him.
As Stitch attempts to leave Earth, Lilo and the rest of the family desperately try to get him back to re-charge him. While taking off, Stitch has another outburst, which causes him to crash the spaceship in the Hawaiian mountains. Lilo rides over to the crash site in a mini space scooter where she finds Stitch close to death and hurriedly gets him into Jumba's fusion chamber. Sadly, it's too late and Lilo watches in tears as Stitch dies.
Taking him out of the chamber, Lilo clings to him as she tells him that while she kept saying that she needed him, he needed her more. She says that he is her ohana and, therefore, will always love him and breaks down in tears. But with his family's sincere love for him, Stitch is revived, much to everyone's joy. The family (along with David) then performs Lilo's hula dance together on the empty stage of the competition. Nani tells Lilo that their mother would be proud of her and a star twinkles in the sky to prove it.
- Kevin McDonald and David Ogden Stiers as Agent Pleakley and Dr. Jumba Jookiba
- Chris Sanders as Stitch
- Dakota Fanning as Lilo Pelekai
- Tia Carrere as Nani Pelekai
- Jason Scott Lee as David Kawena
- Liliana Mumy as Mertle Edmonds
- Emily Osment as Additional Voices
- Jennifer Hale as Additional Voices
- Kunewa Mook as Moses Puloki
- Paul Vogt as Gator Guard and Various Voices
This is the only film in the series without actress Daveigh Chase who voices Lilo in all other Lilo & Stitch movies. According to Disney Animation Studios, Chase was so busy working on Lilo & Stitch: The Series that she was replaced by renowned child actress and good friend Dakota Fanning. Chris Sanders, the writer/director of the first film did not participate. The film also officially became DisneyToon's first film (and also Disney's first direct-to-video animated one) to be rated PG by the MPAA for some mild action and DisneyToon's only one to have that rating until 2013's theatrical Cars spin-off film Planes.
Jason Scott Lee makes the final appearance as David Kawena (beginning with Stitch! The Movie, Dee Bradley Baker voiced David), as he was too busy playing himself in The Slanted Screen in 2006, Dylan in The Prophecy: Forsaken, Glen Takase in Only the Brave and Oraz in Nomad in 2005 and Ryan Chan in Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision and Father Uffizi in Dracula II: Ascension in 2003 (as well is in the Dracula III: Legacy in 2005).
The Origin of Stitch short film
Included on the DVD release of the film is the animated short The Origin of Stitch. The short has a total running time of 4:35 minutes and serves as a bridge between Stitch has a Glitch and Stitch! The Movie (and Lilo & Stitch: The Series). In the short, Stitch discovers Jumba's secret computer that reveals what creatures Jumba had used to create Stitch, and also hints at his other 625 experiments. Stitch is scared to find out what a monster he is, only for Jumba to come and explain how he found love when he met Lilo. The short was directed by Mike Disa and co-directed by Tony Bancroft.
|Disney's Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites Featuring Songs from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Released||August 30, 2005|
|Genre||Rock, country rock, pop|
|Lilo & Stitch music chronology|
Disney's Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites Featuring Songs from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch is the soundtrack to Lilo & Stitch 2. The song "He Mele No Lilo" had been included in the first film, Lilo & Stitch. It was released by Walt Disney Records on August 30, 2005.
|1.||"Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride"||Jump5||3:04|
|2.||"A Little Less Conversation" (vs. JXL)||Elvis Presley|
|3.||"He Mele No Lilo"||Mark Kealiʻi Hoʻomalu, The Kamehameha Schools Children's Chorus|
|4.||"The Old Hawaiian Way"||The Big Kahuna|
|5.||"I Need Your Love Tonight"||Elvis Presley|
|6.||"My Little Grass Shack"||Lisa Loeb|
|8.||"Pineapple Princess"||Annette Funicello|
|10.||"Rock-A-Hula Baby"||Collin Ray and the Jordanaires|
|12.||"Aloha 'Oe"||Tia Carrere|
|13.||"Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride"||Baha Men|
|US Billboard Top Soundtracks||13|
|US Billboard Kid Albums||8|
The film received mixed reviews.
CommonSenseMedia gave the film a rating of 4 stars out of 5, saying the film has "a good script, excellent animation and fine work by the actors". It added that "this is a lovely tale of friendship and family, with some refreshingly realistic scenes...reminding us of the sometimes crazy bonds that hold us together." 7M Pictures gave 3.5 stars out of 5, saying "The story is somewhat crumbly, but the real charm of “Lilo & Stitch” are the characters and their interactions...The best parts of this film are when Lilo and Stitch interact."
Hi-Def Digest said "The humor in the second movie is juvenile, and lacking in the wit that makes the first so distinctive. The characterizations are heavily simplified, to the point where some of the characters feel dumbed down. Also, a lame subplot involving one of Lilo's peers feels silly and has a poor resolution. Even worse is the false sentimentality of the climax, which feels like cheap heartstring tugging". ReelFilm gave a 2.5 out of 5 star rating, saying "Lilo & Stitch 2 is cute enough - there are a few genuinely funny moments here, while the voice acting is surprisingly effective - although the film does eventually wear out its welcome"
Although originally slated for a theatrical release (like Return to Never Land), it was released to DVD and VHS on August 30, 2005. This is the last Lilo & Stitch feature to have a VHS issue; the forth film, Leroy & Stitch, would later be only released on DVD.
The DVD extras include a short cartoon called “The Origin of Stitch” which features a newly redesigned Stitch, a music video for the theme song “Hawaiian Rollercoaster Ride” by Jump5, two games ("Jumba’s Experiment Profiler" and "Where’s Pleakley?" - similar to "Where’s Waldo").
- Walt Disney Record (August 30, 2005). "Walt Disney Records Releases More Lilo, More Stitch, More Music with 'Disney's Lilo & Stitch Island Favorites Featuring Songs From Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch'; Featuring 3 Tracks from Elvis Presley and New Music from Jump 5" (Press release). Business Wire. Archived from the original on November 1, 2014. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
- Official website
- Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch at the Internet Movie Database
- Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch at the Big Cartoon DataBase