Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Lilo & Stitch
He's coming to our galaxy.
A lonely Hawaiian girl named Lilo is being raised by her older sister, Nani, after their parents die -- under the watch of social worker Cobra Bubbles. When Lilo adopts a funny-looking dog and names him "Stitch," she doesn't realize her new best friend is a wacky alien created by mad scientist Dr. Jumba.
Few Disney films delve so deep into the flawed humanity of their characters, but leave it to a film involving fucking aliens to fix that problem immediately and with a tremendous amount of ease. Lilo and Stitch, directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders (IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW), is a glorious mixture of 50s sci-fi trappings laden within a gentle study of family dysfunction.
It's kinda rare that something this perfect came out of Disney in the early 2000s, but it happened, and it should be recognized more often. Fantastic action set-pieces, an economical narrative, fascinating characters, brilliant one-liners, heartbreaking moments; It has it all and It's over in 85 minutes. Grab some popcorn and some tissues and enjoy.
"i liked you better as a sister than a mom".
υπάρχει τόσος πόνος μεσα σε αυτή την ταινία που κάνει τα 'ενήλικα δράματα' να κλαίνε με το πόσο κατώτερα των περιστάσεων είναι. στη lilo αρέσει να φτιάχνει χαλασμένα παιχνίδια γιατί βλέπει τον εαυτό της ως ένα. η αδερφή της προσπαθεί για το καλύτερο και τα κάνει όλα χειρότερα κι οι δυο τους κλαίνε πνίγοντας τις φωνές τους στα μαξιλάρια τους. προσπαθεί να βρει δουλειά και δε μπορεί, προσπαθεί να βρει σημεία επαφής μαζί της αλλά δεν τα καταφέρνει. η lilo κλειδώνεται στο σπίτι, κλείνει τα μάτια, και τραγουδάει elvis για να αποδράσει. περιγράφει τη νύχτα που έχασε τους γονείς της ως "έβρεχε. πήραν το αυτοκίνητο." αγαπάει αυτό το αλλόκοτο τέρας…
If this film had come out five years before it did it could be considered a Disney classic with the likes of Aladdin and Little Mermaid. It is a flawless film that goes from proper belly laughs to crushing emotional depths within minutes.
Its tender and well thought out narrative bring a fantastic emotional depth to what should be a very silly story and if you haven't seen this be prepared to cry the whole way through. Even the filler song scenes are fantastic lending to the great animation on Stitch and the lovely voice work.
It deals with a different culture without being garish, there's a lovely explanation on tumblr about the significance of the Aloha-Oe scene…
u know how a film makes you really happy but also crushes your soul into a fine dust by the time the credits roll.
This movie is so irresistibly bursting with charm and cuteness it would take an even darker, more misanthropic soul than myself to watch it without cracking a smile. I loved the animation style, kind of blocky and awkward at first, but it really grew on me, and it's nice to see a Disney animated movie take a fresh approach. Also, a feel-good story of a broken family sticking together at the core of the movie really pulls on the heartstrings, and then there's Elvis. You can't beat the King. Especially when the most adorable Disney duo of all time is doing 'Devil in Disguise'. What's not to like?
Lilo & Stitch, all throughout its running time, toys with the delicate boundary of how fucking depressing you can be before inducing self-harm. It gets close.
Scene after scene, things go tits up, and the tits go more up as the more tits go up. Had it not been for the fast pace of animated films, and lingered on certain segments a tad longer, I'd have cried.
However you shake it, though, Lilo & Stitch is a classic. Maybe not exactly Saturday night, 'lads night in', entertainment, but goddamn, it's good and at times genuinely funny or sad. I always say that ain't no mean feat.
"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind.... or forgotten"
An underrated Disney animation set in Hawaii.
I think it's safe to say that 'Lilo and Stitch' is arguably Disney's most successful 'Post Renaissance, Pre Lasseter' era film given how it was one of their biggest hits of the era and spawned a pretty expansive franchise because of it. And that's fitting because 'Lilo and Stitch' is definitely a rock-solid entry in the Disney canon.
The animation is great and does a nice job highlighting the beauty of Hawaii. But at the same time, the story is also full of heart thanks to its sympathetic main characters. In short, this is one 'Hawaiian Roller-Coaster Ride' that's definitely worth taking.
So, yeah, still tending to a sick 2-year-old...
For those of you who thought it was impossible for anyone to confuse the alien Stitch with a dog, please note that when my son saw him on the screen for the first time he said "Pup-Pup." So, plot-hole closed. (Granted, he also called the aliens in Home "pup-pups," and he calls Elmo a pup-pup, and Curious George, and sometimes even me, so...)
Revisiting on my long time favorites with my little sister.
Top-tier Disney. Beautiful and poignant, this deals with real family issues in the absolute best way. So down to earth and at times extremely sad, yet with a silver lining to the entire proceedings.
Oh it's also quite funny.
A fun Disney film with likable characters, nice animation, a great Alan Silvestri score, exciting action, and a lively Elvis Presley soundtrack.
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