Leroy & Stitch
|Leroy & Stitch|
|Created by||Roberts Gannaway
|Directed by||Tony Craig
|Produced by||Igor Khait
|Written by||Robert Gannaway
David Ogden Stiers
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Music by||J.A.C. Redford|
|Editing by||John C. Smith|
|Production company||Walt Disney Television Animation|
|Original channel||Disney Channel|
|Release date||June 23, 2006
June 27, 2006 (DVD)
|Running time||72 minutes|
|Preceded by||Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)|
Disney's Leroy & Stitch (stylized as Leroy
Lilo & Stitch) is an animated family television film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. It is a spin-off film and the third sequel of the 2002 animated feature film Lilo & Stitch and the nearly conclusion to the television series Lilo & Stitch: The Series. The film debuted on the Disney Channel on June 23, 2006 and also aired on Toon Disney on June 26, 2006.
With their mission to capture all 625 experiments and repurpose them on Earth completed, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are honored as heroes by the Galactic Alliance. Jumba is given the confiscated key to his laboratory again, Pleakley is offered a post as chairman of Earth Studies at G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College) and Stitch is made the Captain of the Galactic Armada and commander of his newly commissioned ship BRB-9000 (Big Red Battleship 9000). Lilo is made Galactic Federation Ambassador to Earth and sole guardian of Stitch's "cousins". Before they leave, Lilo gives Jumba her favorite Elvis record, Pleakley a paperweight (which is actually an Earth rock) and Stitch a necklace with a Ku Tiki (the Hawaiian god of strength).
Meanwhile at prison, Gantu has decided that since he failed in capturing all of the experiments (except for 625), he will break Dr. Hämsterviel out of prison. He takes the two-man Space Shuttle, leaving 625 alone. Stitch is then assigned to recapture Hämsterviel. The latter and Gantu then burst into Jumba's lab and force Jumba to create an evil twin of Stitch to defeat the Galactic Alliance, naming the creature Leroy. Stitch arrives and after a terrific fight, Stitch is defeated when Pleakley appears at an untimely moment, distracting Stitch long enough for Leroy to lock him in a glass capsule. Hämsterviel reveals his plans of cloning an army of Leroys to take over the Galactic Alliance. Before leaving for Turo, Hämsterviel locks Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch in Pleakley's ship, and sends the vessel into a black hole. Back on Earth, Lilo, after a confrontation with Mertle, decides to contact Stitch. Lilo realizes that the only intergalactic videophone on the planet available is in Gantu's ship. There, she finds 625 and asks to use the videophone. However, 625 says it is broken. Lilo then names 625 "Reuben". He thereafter consents to help Lilo. Once the videophone is fixed, Lilo contacts the BRB-9000. Leroy impersonates Stitch, using shape-shifting to disguise himself, but fails because he does not have Stitch's tiki necklace. Hämsterviel then commands Leroy to go to Earth and capture all of the other experiments to destroy them. Lilo, sensing Stitch is in trouble, asks Reuben for help in fixing Gantu's ship. As Jumba, Pleakley, and Stitch head towards the black hole, Stitch escapes and frees the others. However, the navigational computer is locked on course for the black hole and will teleport them to a volcanic planet where they will be vaporized, but if they can disrupt the event horizon by throwing a small object into the black hole, it will send them somewhere else. Pleakley pulls out the rock that Lilo gave him and Stitch throws it at the black hole.
On Earth, Leroy obtains Lilo's scrapbook of "cousins" and quickly captures all of them (along with Mertle). Lilo and Reuben arrive at Turo, but they are too late; Hämsterviel has taken over and orders Gantu to lock them up. Gantu captures Lilo and Reuben, but decides to release them after Hämsterviel fired him. After a close call with several Leroys, they are trapped. All is lost until the G.A.C.C. van suddenly appears. Lilo, Reuben and Gantu all climb in and head for Earth. On Earth, the original Leroy has herded all the experiments into a large stadium where "Alohapalooza" will take place. The BRB-9000 appears and Hämsterviel prepares to obliterate all of the experiments, until a timely appearance by Lilo, Stitch and the others and destroy the BRB's primary cannon. Hämsterviel reveals that he brought along his Leroy army as backup. Stitch rallies his "cousins" and the battle begins. Despite some initial victories by the experiments, it soon becomes apparent that the adversaries are better than them. Jumba remembers that he programmed a secret shutdown command into Leroy. When Jumba created Leroy, a recording of Elvis Presley's "Aloha 'Oe" was being played. Hearing that song again will cause them to deactivate. Lilo then devises a plan; with all the equipment set, Stitch appears on-stage in full Elvis attire. He plays "Aloha 'Oe" with Lilo and Reuben singing along and the others on instruments, causing the Leroys to have violent seizures and shutdown. With his plan foiled, Hämsterviel is recaptured. Back at the Galactic Alliance HQ, they are proclaimed "heroes of the Alliance." Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley ask to be allowed to return to Earth with Lilo. The Grand Councilwoman grants this and asks Gantu if he would like to be reinstated as the Captain of the Armada. Gantu agrees on the condition that Reuben be assigned as his galley officer. Back on Earth, Lilo sets up for one last picture. Mertle arrives with Gigi (during the battle, Mertle was with Gigi). Lilo's last picture in the album is of all of the experiments still on Earth, Mertle, Jumba, Pleakley, Nani, David and herself.
The film ends with the Leroys happily dancing to the Elvis Presley song "Jailhouse Rock", with an angry Dr. Hämsterviel tapping his foot.
- Chris Sanders as Stitch and Leroy
- Dakota Fanning as Lilo Pelekai
- Tia Carrere as Nani Pelekai
- David Ogden Stiers as Dr. Jumba Jookiba
- Kevin McDonald as Agent Pleakley
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Gantu
- Rob Paulsen as Reuben (Experiment 625), Remmy (Experiment 276), Richter (Experiment 513) and Squeak (Experiment 110) (uncredited)
- Jeff Bennett as Dr. Hämsterviel, Fibber (Experiment 032), Slick (Experiment 020) and Ace (Experiment 262)
- Zoe Caldwell as the Grand Councilwoman
- Jason Scott Lee as David Kawena
- Ving Rhames as Cobra Bubbles
- Liliana Mumy as Mertle Edmonds
- Tara Strong as Angel (Experiment 624), Belle (Experiment 248), Houdini (Experiment 604) and Pleakley's G.A.C.C. assistant (uncredited)
- Frank Welker as Sparky (Experiment 221), Sprout (Experiment 509), Mr. Stenchy (Experiment 254), Kixx (Experiment 601), Hoilo (Experiment 606) and Slugger (Experiment 608) (uncredited)
- Tress MacNeille as Bonnie (Experiment 149), Poxy (Experiment 222), Gigi (Experiment 007), Topper (Experiment 025), Felix (Experiment 010), Melty (Experiment 228), Amnesio (Experiment 303), Cannonball (Experiment 520) and the G.A.C.C. van-ship's navi-computer (uncredited)
- Nancy Cartwright as Shortstuff (Experiment 297) and Phantasmo (Experiment 375)
- Bobcat Goldthwait as Nosy (Experiment 199)
- Jim Cummings as Heckler (Experiment 322)
- Lili Ishida as Yuki
- Jillian Henry as Elena
- Kali Whitehurst as Teresa
- Rocky McMurray as Clyde (Experiment 150)
- Debra Rogers as First Officer Ombit
- Doug Stone as Ensign Getco
Leroy & Stitch hit the theatres in the United States on 23 June 2006 and was released internationally on 16 August 2006. The movie marks the fourth movie in the Lilo & Stitch franchise with any involvement from creators Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois after they accidentally left Disney for DreamWorks Animation to write and direct How to Train Your Dragon.
Leroy & Stitch was released only on DVD in the United States on 27 June 2006, a few days after the TV series is almost in the finale. It is the third Lilo and Stitch film sequel and the first direct-to-video film by Walt Disney Home Entertainment to never have a VHS release and be only on DVD. Bonus features of the DVD include the bonus episode Link, Experiment 251, a virtual BRB Flight Simulator game, as well as a Photos Gallery and Games & Activities.
Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, DVD sales in the United States were up to $8,633,642, while worldwide total domestic DVD sales reached $15,672,023.
Leroy $ Stitch received generally mixed reviews. The website Common Sense Media (CSM) gave the film's quality 4 out of 5 stars and applicable for ages 5 above based on 10 reviews from both parents and children. On the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the movie received a weighted average vote of 6.2 out of 10 based on reviews from 1,504 IMDb users.
On the other hand, Leroy & Stitch received generally unfavorable reviews from the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. The film received 5 critical reviews, from which 2 voted for Fresh and 3 were Rotten, giving it a negative total rating of 40%. CinemaBlend.com gave the movie a rating of 1 out of 5 stars, stating the film is "just another direct-to-video sequel of Disney with no unusual stuff in it" and further uplifted and preferred the original.
|Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album|
|Soundtrack album by Various artists|
|Genre||Rock, country rock, pop|
|Lilo & Stitch music chronology|
|1.||"Aloha Oe"||Queen Liliuokalani||Elvis Presley|
|2.||"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"||Hank Williams||Elvis Presley|
|3.||"Hawaii Five-O Theme"||Morton Stevens|
|4.||"Jailhouse Rock"||Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller||Elvis Presley|
|5.||"Don't Be Cruel (Everlife version)"||Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley||Everlife|
|6.||"Aloha e, Komo Mai"||Danny Jacob and Ali Olmo|
|7.||"Aloha Oe"||Queen Liliuokalani||Lilo, Stitch and Reuben|
|8.||"Shouldn't Have Yelled (Lilo & Stitch)"||Alan Silvestri|
|9.||"What's Best for Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)"||Alan Silvestri|
|10.||"Ugly (Lilo & Stitch)"||Alan Silvestri|
|11.||"Rescue (Lilo & Stitch)"||Alan Silvestri|
|12.||"The Big Battle (Stitch! The Movie)"||Michael Tavera|
- How to Train Your Dragon, a 2010 DreamWorks Animation film also written and directed by creators Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
- Lilo & Stitch: The Series, an animated television spin-off of the animated feature film Lilo & Stitch which preceded Leroy & Stitch
- Walt Disney Television Animation
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