Lilo & Stitch: The Series
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|Lilo & Stitch: The Series|
Lilo & Stitch: The Series logo.
|Opening theme||"Aloha, E Komo Mai" by Danny Jacob and Ali B Olmo. Performed by Jump 5 and Thurl Ravenscroft|
|Country of origin||
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||65 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jess Winfield
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation
Disney Channel Original Productions
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||September 20, 2003– July 29, 2006|
Lilo & Stitch: The Series is the animated television spin-off of the feature film, Lilo & Stitch and the follow-up to Stitch! The Movie. It was the first of two television series produced in the Lilo & Stitch franchise. It premiered on September 20, 2003 and ended on July 29, 2006. It was aired on Disney Channel worldwide, but has only been released on DVD in full in Japan, in four box sets. The show aired in reruns on Disney Junior from 2012 to 2014.
Continuing where Stitch! The Movie left off, Lilo and Stitch are given the task of collecting the rest of Jumba's missing experiments, changing them from bad to good, and finding the one place where they truly belong. Meanwhile, the former Captain Gantu and his reluctant partner, Experiment 625 (later named Reuben), try to capture the experiments for the imprisoned Dr. Hämsterviel.
Running for two seasons, it had a total of 65 episodes. The storyline of The Series concluded with the Disney Channel broadcast of the television film Leroy & Stitch on June 23, 2006.
|Season||Ep #||First airdate||Last airdate|
|Season 1||39||September 20, 2003||February 28, 2004|
|Season 2||26||November 5, 2004||July 29, 2006|
- Stitch (voiced by Chris Sanders) – One of the two lead characters, also known as Experiment 626. After finding out about his 625 other experiment "cousins", he and Lilo sets out to find them, reform them to good, and have them join his ever-expanding ʻohana. He also learns more about life on Earth along the way.
- Lilo Pelekai (voiced by Daveigh Chase) – The other lead character, she is Stitch's owner and best friend. She assists Stitch in finding his "cousins", naming them, and finding them a "one true place" where they can use their abilities for good.
- Dr. Jumba Jookiba (voiced by David Ogden Stiers) – The creator of the many genetic experiments, which includes Stitch, he lives with the Pelekai ʻohana after being exiled to Earth in the original film alongside Pleakley. He plays the role of Lilo and Nani's "uncle" in the ʻohana and wears a human disguise in public. He frequently assists Lilo and Stitch in capturing the experiments, usually by providing them with various tools he creates.
- Pleakley (voiced by Kevin McDonald) – A former agent for the United Galactic Federation, he lives with the Pelekai ʻohana after being exiled to Earth in the original film alongside Jumba. He plays the role of Lilo and Nani's "aunt" in the ʻohana and frequently cross-dresses in the role. He also assists Lilo and Stitch in capturing the experiments, but to a lesser extent. He normally helps Nani out in maintaining the household. In the episode "Fibber", it was revealed that his first name is Wendy.
- Nani Pelekai (voiced by Tia Carrere) – Lilo's older sister and legal guardian, and caretaker of the household that they live in. She is usually busy and stressed out, and frequently has to deal with Lilo and Stitch's antics.
- Dr. Jacques von Hämsterviel (voiced by Jeff Bennett) – The main antagonist of The Series, he is Jumba's former lab partner who seeks to capture the genetic experiments he help create through financing, hiring Gantu for help. He works from his "prison cell" which he set up as a laboratory. His name is usually mispronounced much to his chagrin, usually as "Hamsterwheel" or "Hamsterveal".
- Gantu (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – A supporting antagonist who was fired from his position as captain of the Galactic Armada at the end of the original film, he serves as Hämsterviel's henchman. He fights against Lilo and Stitch in capturing the experiments, but is usually defeated due to his arrogance, bad luck, and the abilities of Stitch.
- 625/Reuben (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – Gantu's sidekick in capturing experiments, he is a genetic experiment who has all the abilities of Stitch (plus a greater fluency in English). However, he is a lazy coward who prefers to make sandwiches rather than fight. Although he is now known as "Reuben", he was not given this name until Leroy & Stitch, and was referred to by his experiment number throughout The Series, although Lilo called him "Sandwich Boy" once in the episode "627".
- Mertle Edmonds (voiced by Liliana Mumy) – Lilo's classmate and rival.
- David Kawena (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) – Nani's boyfriend.
- 007/Gigi (voiced by Tress MacNeille) – Mertle's pet. Gigi is a Shih-Tzu like experiment and her "one true place" is with Mertle as her pet.
- 624/Angel (voiced by Tara Strong) – Stitch's main love interest. Angel is a pink female experiment who was designed to turn the good experiments evil with a siren song. She was caught by Gantu at the end of her episode and was later rescued in "Snafu". She only appeared in those two episodes along with a cameo in "Remmy".
- 221/Sparky (voiced by Frank Welker) – The first of Stitch's cousins that Stitch met. Sparky is a yellow experiment designed to create electric energy. His place where he truly belongs is in the old lighthouse to utilize his electric skills to generate light. Appeared in most episodes of the series.
- Cobra Bubbles (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) – A mysterious government agent who is working as a social worker and the only known human aside from Lilo's family who is aware of the aliens and experiments.
- Yuki, Elena and Teresa – Mertle's possé consists of Yuki (voiced by Lili Ishida), Elena (voiced by Jillian Henry) and Teresa (voiced by Kali Whitehurst). They usually travel in a group and seldom say anything other than a sarcastic "Yeah!" in unison when agreeing with Mertle on something.
- Mrs. Edmonds (voiced by April Winchell) – Mertle's mother.
- Grand Councilwoman (voiced by Zoe Caldwell) – The leader of the United Galactic Federation, she is the one who banished Stitch in the first film. She later agrees to let Lilo and Stitch become official experiment hunters in order to retrieve all of the remaining experiments.
- Keoni Jameson (voiced by Shaun Fleming) – Keoni is a young, laid-back boy on whom Lilo has a crush. Lilo constantly tries to vie for his affections. He had a crush on Pleakley, whom he knows as Lilo's 'aunt', in the episode "Hunkahunka", but in "Nosy" he stated that he only had the crush for that one week. His father owns several businesses on Kauai. He has a friend who just happens to be a girl (not a girlfriend, though). This friend is first shown in "Hunkahunka" and later seen in "Morpholemew".
- Mr. Jameson (voiced by Bryan Cranston) – Mr. Jameson is the father of Keoni and, on several occasions, Nani's employer. He owns several businesses around Kauai, including the Birds of Paradise Hotel.
- Moses Puloki (voiced by Kunewa Mook) – The hula teacher of Lilo's school, where he teaches Lilo, Victoria, Mertle, Yuki, Elena and Teresa how to hula. He is very patient with his students and tolerates their antics. Lilo and her friends often call Moses, "Kumu", Hawaiian for teacher.
- Officer Kaihiko – Officer Kaihiko is a police officer who knows Lilo well and occasionally tries to keep her out of trouble when she isn't accompanied by Nani. He appears in the episodes "Holio", "Bonnie & Clyde", "Snooty", and "Shush".
- Victoria (voiced by Daveigh Chase and Alyson Stoner) – Lilo's new (human) best friend, whom she meets in the episode "Swapper". Throughout the episode, Lilo tries to prove to her she wasn't weird. But in the end, Victoria reveals she likes weird stuff so she and Lilo become best friends. Victoria is also in Lilo's Hula Class and owns Snooty (Experiment 277) as a pet. She appears in the episodes "Swapper", "Snooty", "Slick", "Remmy", and "Wishy-Washy".
- Mrs. Hasagawa (voiced by Amy Hill) – The little old lady who owns the fruit stand. Several experiments live with her.
- Ice-Cream Man (voiced by Frank Welker) – This is a running gag throughout the Lilo & Stitch franchise. Whenever he appears, this unnamed character drops his ice cream (presumably a mint-flavored ice cream from its color) from its cone before he can finish it. This character never has a spoken part in the series except saying "Whoa!" when he tripped over a pod. He also cries after suffering from 151 (Babyfier)'s effects. His real eyes can be seen in the episode "Swirly".
- Various characters – (voiced by Michael Yingling)
Awards and nominations
- 2005 – Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition – Michael Tavera (Nominated)
- 2004 – Best Sound Editing in Television Animation: Music – Jason Oliver & Steve Dierkens for episode "Sprout" (Nominated)