Disney Puts a Stop to Live-Action ‘Lilo and Stitch’

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By now, it’s no secret that the latest Disney movie trend is a live-action remake. But unfortunately, these live-action movies don’t seem to strike the fancy of most fans.

In theory, a live-action remake of a beloved Walt Disney Animation Studios movie can add something new to the story, solve issues that are now deemed culturally offensive, or solve any glaring problems with the original film.

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As for the original Lilo and Stitch (2002) movie, there’s nothing that needs to be fixed. Lilo and Stitch isn’t culturally insensitive and may actually be one of the most diverse and culturally considerate films in Walt Disney Animation Studios history.

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The story has no gaping flaws or plot holes, and the general consensus amongst many fans is that the original film is perfect as it is.

As a result, audiences are mostly skeptical regarding a live-action Lilo and Stitch.

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But in an ironic twist of events, Disney has put a pin in the upcoming film.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter, the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strikes have affected the production of the upcoming Lilo and Stitch remake.


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The Lilo and Stitch remake was originally scheduled for a Disney Plus (Disney+) release in 2024. Now that filming has been interrupted, an actual release date is currently up in the air.

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Lilo and Stitch stars Maia Kealoha as Lilo, Sydney Agudong as Nani, Zach Galifianakis as Jumba, Billy Magnussen as Pleakley, and Chris Sanders who’s returning as Stitch.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.