okay but can we take a minute to appreciate the Lilo & Stitch concept art
Good Stitch, best alien.
stitch knows when to let lilo go when her mother is involved
A good friend knows when to hold you back.
A best friend knows when to let go and let you rip into a bitch.
A BEST FRIEND FOREVER WILL TAKE PICTURES OF YOU RIPPING INTO A BITCH.
“Lilo and Stitch” 2002
Lilo plays a trick on the tourists.
IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU’D UNDERSTAND
I desperately need to understand
WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
Was this scene cut from the movie??!!
Fucking christ, do you know what this would have done? What this would have meant to SO MANY people?? The truth of this is devastating. And to think it almost found it’s way into a DISNEY film??
The inclusion of this scene alone would have made it the greatest animated feature the company ever produced. Easily. And if you think that’s hyperbolic clearly you don’t understand.
No, really, if anyone knows why this was cut PLEASE let me know.
oh man WHY WOULD they cut this, this is so great, holy MOLY
It was clearly something the crew was very reluctant to get rid of if it made it all the way to rough-clean (and in a few scenes clean!), fully inbetweened animation. That is like, thousands and thousands of dollars and weeks (months?!) of labour. Maybe a reluctant producer decided they would alienate their white middle-class American audiences by making them feel “too guilty” and pressed them to drop it? It’s unfortunate, it’s one of the most honest accounts of racism in a Disney movie (which is why it’s believable that someone got uncomfortable and made a case to get it chopped)
Designing entertainment by committee for maximum marketability is probably the most heartbreaking process in Hollywood.
I would just like to add to this that Nani doesn’t tell Lilo she can’t have a lobster because who the hell has a lobster and that’s the stupidest thing. No, Nani says “do we have a lobster door? No, we have a dog door, we’re getting a dog.” Not, you can’t have a lobster because no normal person has a lobster. You can’t have a lobster because you don’t have a lobster door.
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