Lilo & Stitch is heading back to the big screen! Yep, that’s right. The 2002 animated movie is getting reworked into a live-action/CG hybrid movie. The OG movie was Walt Disney Pictures’ 42nd animated feature film and was nominated for the 2002 Academy Award for “Best Animated Feature.”
The success of the fan-favorite film then led to an entire franchise. A direct-to-video sequel, Stitch! The Movie, was released the following year. And, of course, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, ran on Disney Channel from 2003 to 2006. In 2005, there was also another direct-to-video sequel, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch. And to conclude the television series, Disney also came out with Leroy & Stitch in 2006. And just when you thought they were done, there was a Japanese anime spin-off, titled Stitch!, that ran for a number of years. So yeah, this live-action series will be joining a huge franchise.
Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who are also working on the live-action reboot of Aladdin, are producing it. In fact, there have been quite a lot of Disney reboots in the works – from Isabela Moner getting cast in the live-action version of Dora the Explorer to Zendaya being rumored to play Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake. And it doesn’t stop there. Queen Beyoncé is voicing Nala in The Lion King – with Donald Glover as Simba, and James Earl Jones, the OG voice of Mufasa, as Simba’s dad. There’s also a Kim Possible movie in the works!
So yeah, we have a lot of Disney magic ahead of us!
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