For the Lilo & Stitch aficionado, this is a gem of a DVD. For the rest of us, however, not so much. I never liked Lilo & Stitch. Maybe it’s because it came toward the end of Disney’s 2-D animation reign. Maybe I just couldn’t stand Stitch. Probably a little bit of both. Still, it’s better than the ill-fated mess that was Home on the Range.
So, what do you get in this 2-Disc Big Wave Edition? Disc one not only includes the movie with optional audio commentary, but also contains the following features:
“You Ohana” Music Video
The music vid for the film, performed by The Hawaiian Chorus.
Lilo & Stitch Island Adventures Games
A wide variety of games that children can play and enjoy.
DisneyPedia: Hawaii – The Islands of Aloha
Explore the Hawaiian Islands with this fun interactive feature.
Create Your Own Alien Experiment Game
Pretty self-explanatory from the name, right? But it’s also a trivia game about the film.
A Stitch in Time: Follow Stitch Through the Disney Years
Watch as Disney cleverly inserts Stitch into several of its other animated films.
Learn how to Hula.
“Burning Love” – Behind the Scenes with Wynonna
Wynonna (Judd) talks about her experience recording the end song for the film.
“I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” Music Video
A music vid performed by the A-Teens! Anyone remember them?
Animating the Hula
Another self-explanatory feature.
On the second DVD you get a second disc with a two-hour documentary on the making of the film. Yes, two hours! Not even Pinocchio, Snow White, or even Aladdin had that.
Is this film worthy of a two hour documentary? In my opinion, no. It’s an okay movie. But nothing to get overly excited about. It’s not a monumental achievement by any stretch of the imagination. True, it takes place in Hawaii, and the main female isn’t a classic Disney princess, but it’s still not worth the documentary.
Along with the documentary are extensive footnotes. Footnotes, you ponder? Yes. They reference other Disney films and a variety of different things that you can watch the footage of in order to further your understanding of the world that is Lilo & Stitch.
You can also watch plenty of deleted scenes and early versions of scenes as well.
If you love Lilo & Stitch, this is a great DVD for you. For the rest of us, not so much.