“Stitch signed that multi-film contract”: First Look at Lilo and Stitch Remake Gives Fans a Spark of Hope for Lack of Dependency on CGI

Lilo and Stitch live-action remake's first look on the set thrilled many Disney fans.

“Stitch signed that multi-film contract”: First Look at Lilo and Stitch Remake Gives Fans a Spark of Hope for Lack of Dependency on CGI


  • Disney is bringing a new live-action remake of Lilo and Stitch this summer.
  • Creator Chris Sanders shares his thoughts on the upcoming movie.
  • Fans expressed approval on Stitch's appearance in a leaked set photo.
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The live-action remake of Lilo and Stitch is coming straight to Disney+ this summer, bringing a new and fresh take on the beloved characters that shaped everyone’s childhood. The film is based on the 2002 animated movie of the same title and follows the titular young girl whose life changed after meeting a dog-like alien.

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Lilo and Stitch

Dean Fleischer Camp will helm the remake from the script of Chris Kekaniokalani Bright. Maia Kealoha will star as Lilo while Lilo and Stitch creator Chris Sanders will lend his voice to Stitch. Zach Galifianakis, Sydney Agudong, Courtney B. Vance, Billy Magnussen, Tia Carrere, and Kaipo Dudoit also joined the cast.

Creator Chris Sanders On The Upcoming Live-Action Remake Of Lilo and Stitch

Lilo and Stitch creator Chris Sanders previously spoke with SYFY WIRE to react to the upcoming remake. He reveals feeling very curious as to how his animated creation will fare as a live-action. Sanders also noted how important it is to pay attention to the details.


I think the most obvious thing is Stitch has to be Stitch, visually [speaking]. Details count, so I’d be very curious how they handle Stitch’s textures. If he’s not the same shape, he’s not the same character. Staying true to his appearance will be critical.”

Watching Stitch as an animated character does not feel strange at all, but bringing him into the real world is something that definitely intrigues the creator as much as the fans.

The proportions of Stitch in that world are easier to swallow because everything is hand drawn. When you go into a live-action realm, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with that.”

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Lilo and Stitch

Sanders will reprise his role as the voice of Stitch, which he is very much willing to do in a heartbeat. While he thinks there are other actors who can try to voice the character, he does not see the reason why he should not do it himself.

I’m very lucky in that I am able to maintain a connection to him, which is very important. He’s a creature that I invented. [To say] he’s very personal to me is an understatement. He is me and I am him. His personality is my personality. I built him to be that way. His chaotic neutral personality is mine. He’s very near and dear to me, and he always will be.”

Despite the many delays due to the strike and the controversy surrounding the cast members, Lilo and Stitch is still a go.


Fans React To The First Set Image Of Disney’s Lilo and Stitch Remake

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Lilo and Stitch

A first look at the live-action remake taken by a fan spread online, and the public expressed amazement at how good Stitch looks. The footage saw various crew members working on a public street in Hawaii with the actress playing Lilo and Stitch in a ride-on convertible car. Check out their reactions below:



Lilo and Stitch remake is slated for a June 2024 release and will head straight into Disney+.


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