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Jowad

Posts: 108
Fri, 19 May 2017 13:19:44 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

AniMat's review of Lilo & Stitch 2 is here, put on tumblr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYXLd2B8urM
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Stitchthebest36
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Thu, 11 May 2017 21:56:58 MDT
To Elastico’s Foot and Starryblast9: I totally get what you are saying about Lilo since I do think her abandoning the experiments was dumb and overdone and Lilo could have been written as more patient, but remember that Lilo is between the ages of 6 and 9 so she is even more likely to go against certain values compared to adults(adults contradict themselves all the time) as she is still just learning some of those values herself. Having her never contradict herself would be boring. Remember Lilo is unique but that uniqueness does not make her perfect.
And yeah Stitch coming back to life purely through love was a bit of a stretch. I had a theory when I was younger that when Lilo turned on the fusion chamber Stitch got a small amount of the charge, enough to survive, but because his energy was so low he passed out for a little while(kinda like when a diabetic passes out from low blood sugar) and it took awhile for the charge to take effect so it just looked Stitch was dead and like Lilo brought up the charge by love when it was actually her quick actions that saved Stitch(which is another form of love maybe). I take evidence for this theory in the “Stitch’s birth” scene because Stitch was obviously functional even before he got the charge. As for Stitch’s glitch I noticed something, the majority of the time Stitch is glitching, Stitch has his back turned to Lilo, so she may not have seen his eyes turn green until before the hula competition scene. When the people I know who had those “episodes” from the stroke complications,had them, I had to be facing them and be able to see their eyes fully in order to see the full extent of their medical distress, that being said, even from a distance I could see something was wrong and since Lilo knows Stitch so well I would think Lilo would have picked up on the distress sooner.

To Elastico’s Foot: I do think it would be interesting for the experiments to show anger at Jumba but no,no Jumba does not deserve to die, a near death experience to teach him a lesson could be much, much better!

To Jowad: I know he doesn’t hate all the sequels but still I do not have my hopes up.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Mon, 8 May 2017 15:34:00 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Eyes are such a fascinating part of the body and make for great imagery. (I'll confess to using a lot of eye symbolism in my own writing.)
Oh, yes, the scene itself in terms of dialogue and pacing and everything is very excellently done. It's simply the deus ex machina of Stitch miraculously returning to life that's a little problematic.

To StarryBlast9:

That does seem to be the recurring problem with her more out-of-character episodes. I know kids sometimes get frustrated even with their best friends, but Lilo is very different from most kids; that's what made her so interesting in the original film. The best episodes of the series are the ones that fully embrace Lilo's uniqueness without having her slip too far into the petty flaws of more ordinary people.

Yeah, it's things like this that make me wonder, for all the episodes where Lilo and Stitch get cross at each other, why there isn't one where everybody gets cross at Jumba? (In fact, the Experiments actually *spoiler* kill Jumba in my story.)


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StarryBlast9

Posts: 45
Sun, 7 May 2017 15:46:14 MDT
So... I think I figured out exactly what went wrong with Lilo's character in the series; she lost her patience. Because in the first movie, she was very much this towards Stitch, but in the series, she doesn't seem to want to give certain experiments a chance if they somehow annoy her. Not to mention her simply leaving experiments who sided with Gantu (and thus would need more time to be reformed). Just something I realized when it came to Lilo being written badly. :/

To Stitchthebest36:

You're very welcome! :)

To Jowad:

I think the reason Animat's not too fond of Stitch Has A Glitch is because they pull the whole "love is stronger than death" thing on us (which is a bit of a cliche) and there's some pretty glaring inconsistencies like Lilo not noticing Stitch's blatant seizures and glowing green eyes while he was having them, along with Jumba not telling anyone besides Pleakley about what was going on. They're pretty big issues with the sequel, but I personally consider it solid for a Disney sequel (especially in terms of Stitch's character).

To Elastico's Foot:

To say nothing of Jumba's treatment of experiments like Ace who didn't act as how they were supposed to (i. e good/nice). And then there's the fact that he didn't even know what he was doing when he was reprogramming Felix. THEN there's also how some of the experiments act spoiled beyond belief while others almost seem desperate for any sort of attention.
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Jowad

Posts: 108
Sun, 7 May 2017 04:53:07 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Now to be fair, that guy doesn't hate all of the sequels he does like Aladdin 3, The Lion King squeals, Bambi 2, Fantasia 2000 & The Rescuers Down Under.

But I just hope that he doesn't slam Lilo & Stitch 2 too much, i'm hoping that he's going to be a little nice towards it.
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Stitchthebest36
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Sun, 7 May 2017 00:09:50 MDT
Here's a youtube clip from "Stitch and Ai" on youtube in Chinese.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ5LPPcC5-o

To Elastico’s Foot: LOL I agree about Jumba. I have seen the metaphor for Stitch's glitch and neurologic conditions for years. The most obvious metaphor being epilepsy. I had people with Alzheimer's in my family so I do see a parallel there as well. However having known people with Alzheimer's personally I do not feel who a person is, is so strictly tied to memory like society makes it out to be. My family members still had their soul and/or spirit and still had their basic personality traits from before the Alzheimer's like they were stubborn and still liked or disliked things even if they did not remember why. As a person with Cerebral Palsy which is a form of brain damage I always really related to Stitch's glitch because I have muscle movements caused by involuntary reflexes that sometimes cause me to accidentally swat at people like Stitch did to Lilo when he scratched her face toward the end of the movie. As you may remember I am also making a film about someone with a stroke that I am still casting for here
http://cripvideoproductions.tumblr.com/post/157585455766/a-stroke-of-endurance-casting-call
and while I was talking to stroke survivors to research this film I witnessed them have "episodes" which were not seizures but would make their eyes look VERY weird(nystagmus on over drive, I think called saccades,SCARIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!!) and would make them behave in ways they seemingly could not fully control because their brain circuits had gone a bit haywire because of the brain damage itself and the healing process of the brain re wiring itself. I think the reason we see Stitch's eyes turn green in the movie is because one of the ways you check for nervous system damage or problems is to check the eyes. So Stitch's glowing green eyes maybe was a simple metaphor that kids could still understand that still connects back to real neuroscience. Regardless I think the "Stitch's death" scene was one of the most beautifully written scenes ever.

To Jowad: That reviewer seems to hate Disney sequels in general so I am not getting my hopes up, but I am happy to post the video to tumblr.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Sat, 6 May 2017 00:01:21 MDT
Actually, not too long ago, I was discussing "Stitch Has a Glitch" with a friend, and he made a very fascinating observation; Stitch's affliction can be perceived as a metaphor for Alzheimer's. Throughout the film, he reverts more and more to his original, malevolent self, as each aspect of his mind and soul is chipped away, not unlike how Alzheimer's makes one forget more and more about their life as it simultaneously kills them; not just the end of a life, but the total erasing of it.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Fri, 5 May 2017 23:58:35 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

I still think it would be an interesting direction for the series if Stitch, Lilo, or Nani at one point said, "Hey, Jumba, you know I'm grateful for you creating me/my best friend, but sometimes you're just excruciatingly unhelpful."

To Jowad:

I can understand his perspective. I mean, I do commend "Stitch Has a Glitch" for being one of the few straight-to-DVD sequels to not only have animation on par with the original, but also a story that's worthy of the original. Perhaps, though, the focus of his criticism will be on how Stitch is miraculously resurrected at the end simply by the power of his ohana's love for him. Even I must admit that that's a big cheat, especially considering how well-written the rest of the film is.
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Jowad

Posts: 108
Fri, 5 May 2017 15:09:33 MDT
To Stitchthebest36 & Elastico's Foot:

Hey, remember the AniMat guy who has talked about Lilo & Stitch before, well now he is going to review Lilo & Stitch 2 probably next week for his next Classic Review, sadly he didn't seem positive about it, don't believe me, it's at the end of his recent review of The Hunchback of Notre Dame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjd-cyhtUc.

But, Stitchthebest36, when his review of Lilo & Stitch 2 is released, would you put it on the tumblr page.
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Stitchthebest36
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Thu, 4 May 2017 22:39:19 MDT
More info on Stitch and Ai from Wikipedia:

“In co-ordinance with this, there are occasional cameos from previous characters of the Lilo & Stitch franchise, including Captain Gantu, the Grand Councilwoman, Cobra Bubbles, and the Ice Cream Man.”

Also, Here’s a new DA group dedicated to Lilo and Victoria http://lilo-and-victoria.deviantart.com created by my friend Daniel Newton, please join the group if you are on DA?

To Jowad: It is still unknown if the experiments will appear in “Stitch and AI” as we don’t know its exact spot in the canon. According to TV Tropes: “Interquel: Gantu's presence in the United Galactic Federation—combined with Stitch's flashbacks of events that happened in the original film—establishes this series as taking place between the events of Leroy & Stitch (when Gantu was rehired after having been fired at the end of the original film) and the Stitch! anime (where he was dishonorably discharged prior to the events of that series).”

To Starryblast9: Thank you so so so much for re blogging my film blog post and following my film blog! Mahalo!!!

JC: I added the quote from Tony Craig to the Save L&S tumblr. Mahalo for the info!

To Elastico’s Foot: I completely agree that friendship stories can be vastly interesting with the right elements added, and I think my coworker would agree as well. So sorry for my delayed reply. I had a very busy week. In regards to Lilo, I was more specifically referring to how they forced the boyfriend plot into “Stitch!” not so much the creation of Ai as a character with that comment. To me Jumba is mostly reformed but can’t deny his nature. I think Jumba truly loves Lilo,Nani and the others.
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Sam Cook

Posts: 310
Wed, 3 May 2017 04:48:20 MDT
I think a good moment for Stitchzilla (his super-form) could be the final fight with the buccaneers espeicaly if they use some big robot or monster... a sorta big boss fight.... a Clash of the Titans.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Tue, 2 May 2017 01:02:15 MDT
To JC:

Jumba's actually a really messed up person, if you think about it. Even after he's supposedly reformed, he just has these really disturbing ways of applying his scientific prowess to problem solving. Let's not forget, for instance, that he only created 627 to be a living, breathing "I told you so" to Stitch. And even after he sees how that spins out of proportion, he still goes and creates another Experiment afterwards. Honestly, though, that's probably the whole joke of his character; he's the most knowledgeable part of the cast, yet is also the most unreliable and untrustworthy. It's not too far off from Frodo and Sam's reliance on Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings."

It wouldn't surprise me. Stitch only watched a short part of a simulation, so by all means, there's probably lots more content on there that only Jumba knows about.
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JC

Posts: 7
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 18:13:47 MDT
To Elastico's Foot:

That's actually a pretty good point haha. I'm a bit surprised at Jumba for STILL keeping secrets from his ohana, even post-Leroy & Stitch. Ah well. He probably forgot about it. :P
And we specifically saw "The Origin of Stitch" short film in flashback for this series, so there's no disputing that the simulations shown on Jumba's computer were only for Stitch's "primary" form (the red space suit and alien appendages.) Maybe Jumba has a super-secret file for Stitch's true form...?
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:58:52 MDT
To JC:

That explanation actually seems reasonable, as well as in character for Jumba. A Godzilla-sized monster able to become smaller for easy transportation. Probably also good strategically; much easier to sneak into critical enemy compounds when you're not a giant.

The only thing I'm left wondering is how long until Stitch and co's patience with Jumba wears thin; a lot of bad things that happen in the series are kind of his fault.
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JC

Posts: 7
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:03:42 MDT
I'll give you all more info as I come by it. He's been gracious enough to let me converse with him a bit, with benefit for you guys, as he also had a couple messages he seemed to want me relaying to you (the Stitch fandom).
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JC

Posts: 7
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:55:35 MDT
The first thing he directly addressed when asked... "Was Stitch's red-eyed, eight-limbed, plasma-shooting, giant monster form his TRUE form for destruction?"

His answer?

"Jumba hid the code that turns Stitch into that monster deep within Stitch. It's what he was supposed to turn into when he found a large city to destroy, but his love from Lilo and now from Ai suppressed it so deeply, it was unknown if it could be reactivated beyond the point of no return. Jumba had kept this secret from everyone, even Stitch. There were never any large towns on Kauai, nor up in the Huangshan Mountains, so it was never activated until he was guided to a city and coerced into being subconsciously turned into this creature in our series. Now, I don't know if he was near any large cities in the Japanese series or not. I wasn't involved with them, never have seen them[...]"
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JC

Posts: 7
Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:52:14 MDT
Hey guys! I Facebook-messaged Tony Craig, and he gave me LOTS of good insight + new information about "Stitch & Ai," plus an update on the "Stitch!" anime's place in the franchise.

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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:53:55 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

I think an easy way around that is to have a friendship story that involves other elements that can attract audiences. For instance, I'm developing a novel about the friendship between a human superhero and an alien shapeshifter/serial killer. There's some horror, some sci-fi, some fantasy, all kinds of stuff in there in addition to the friendship that can also attract readers.
Honestly, though, I don't see why they'd ditch Lilo because of that only to substitute her with someone else to have the exact same kind of relationship with Stitch.

Thanks. It's essentially my variation on the "finding where the Experiment belongs" concept. Since in my canon, only a few Experiments ever land on Earth, and given the circumstances surrounding their respective arrivals, it makes more sense for them to stay with Lilo. Considering Nani works so hard to support Lilo, especially when she's barely in her 20s, and with the Experiments' abilities, it would only support the ohana message further for them to support their new family. Since the Experiment don't (and probably can't get) bank accounts, they'd all be paid in cash, and I just imagine them all excitedly running home to Nani waving their wages to her.
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Jowad

Posts: 108
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:53:34 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Haven't see a full episode yet, but it is sad that experiments like Reuben & Angel won't be appearing in this series anytime soon.
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Stitchthebest36
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:55 MDT
A bit more info on "Stitch and Ai" from Wikipedia.

"Continuity[edit]
The series has various flashbacks to key scenes in the franchise which appear in episodes 1, 2, and 13. The flashbacks consist of closely re-animated sequences, copying the originals to the best of their ability. Flashback scenes include:

"Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo & Stitch
"Jumba's Trial" from Lilo & Stitch
"The Birth of Stitch" from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
"626 Simulation" from The Origin of Stitch
"Jumba & Stitch" from The Origin of Stitch"

To Starryblast9: I have the same problem with math. Today was "quadratic equations" BLEH! I agree. The destruction mode was not needed. Especially when Jumba stated "You are perfect genius design, meant to operate at peak efficiency at exact original size" in Lilo & Stitch the series i.e Stitch was designed to be the size of a 7 year old human.

To JC: Very interesting theory. It is similar to some of the theories I had. At least Tony Craig's comment doesn't suggest Lilo won't appear. That is good news.

To Elastico's Foot: Oops! Sorry yeah I did misread that. My bad! In regards to your comment about Lilo and the boyfriends etc, I just got a little job doing some more professional writing and my coworker said people in the media are afraid to go outside of the standard romantic plot lines and just do friendship stories because they think friendship stories won't sell as well as romantic stuff. I think my coworker had a point. If they are truly afraid of doing friendship plot lines it could explain at least part of their treatment of LIlo. I love the idea of the experiments pooling their money.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:46:38 MDT
To JC:

Well, of course he'd say something like that.
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JC

Posts: 7
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:07:50 MDT
I asked Tony Craig what age Lilo would be if she ever did appear in "Stitch & Ai." He responded saying he supposes it would depend on what the story needed.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:43:08 MDT
To JC:

An interesting theory. It would certainly justify why Stitch seems more relaxed about being separated from Lilo in the new series, considering they were both away from each other before Stitch was captured; thus they wouldn't have been in contact and Lilo wouldn't notice right away if something happened to Stitch.

All the same, this does seem a little bit like narrative convenience if it is true. If it's not an immediate concern for Stitch to get back to Hawaii, then that's a bit of drama and conflict lost for the sake of having Stitch muck around with Ai in China without consequence.

This all still begs the question; what need is there really for Stitch to leave Lilo or Hawaii? I feel like a broken record; but honestly, I'm still baffled that not one but two shows have taken this utterly bizarre story decision.
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JC

Posts: 7
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:09:26 MDT
I sent my theory to Tony Craig via Facebook message. I'll update you all if he replies! :)
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JC

Posts: 7
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:42:39 MDT
I have a theory about why Stitch is not eager to return home to Lilo/Hawaii, and it ties into both Tony Craig's Lilo statement and the "Stitch!" anime. In the English dub for "Lilo," the big reunion episode in the anime, Pleakley mentions that while Lilo went to college, Stitch went on a mission for the Galactic Alliance. My thought is, (and the English dub may or may not slightly aid this theory), that Stitch was on a mission which led to his capture by space pirates as seen in the first episode. I know the second band of space pirates (the ones with the platypus-looking leader) are aiming to capture Stitch so they can make their own Experiments, but was that ever made clear to be the motivation of the first pirate group (The one with the green reptilian leader)? Maybe Stitch was on a mission to investigate and/or round up the initial space pirates, but was captured in the process. Lilo would never know Stitch was gone. With a four-year gap between Lilo leaving and their botched reunion on the beach, I feel that leaves quite a lot of time for "Stitch & Ai" to have its full series run without continuity troubles.

And hey, isn't it all the more emotional that one of Stitch's happy peaceful memories is of Lilo, that he thinks of her often, and the day he returns to Hawaii to reunite with her at last... she's not there...?
And it helps put the series on a more concrete place on the timeline, while preserving the fact that Stitch would UNDOUBTEDLY return IMMEDIATELY to Lilo if he knew she were waiting for him.

That's my theory! I hope you all liked it! Talk to you all on the message board!
-JC
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 80
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:30:28 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

(If it's math grades that concern your parents, then they should be looking up tutors instead of messing around with their Internet.)

It is possible to maintain a standard of quality while still regularly putting out new installments for the sake of business. The new Star Wars and Marvel content, for instance, are still consistently great even though there's constantly new stuff being made. I think the problem Disney is now faced with Stitch is that they need better writers that can utilize the character in more compelling and appropriate stories. Right now we've got people who rely a lot on gimmicks and trends that attract the casual audiences of a specific culture, and that simply isn't interesting. If we could get writers from the likes of "Danny Phantom", "The Spectacular Spider-Man", "Gargoyles", "Young Justice", "Gravity Falls", or "Adventure Time" to work on Stitch, then we'd really be in for something stupendous, rather than just more rehashing and arbitrary replacements.

I think it would be even more riveting to test the boundaries of the ohana message while having Lilo and Stitch genuinely adhere to them, rather than randomly losing sight of it like in the show. It's one thing to keep one's values in mind, but another entirely to uphold those values when others challenge them. For instance, Stitch could be put in a situation where he has to do something truly terrible to save Lilo, like murder an Experiment or risk the lives of several strangers. (Or Lilo could be saving Stitch instead.) This would force both characters to consider their values of family and loyalty more deeply than they would have otherwise. This can work to strengthen the moral of ohana, and creates a conflict with Lilo or Stitch having to arbitrarily be reminded of this lesson.
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StarryBlast9

Posts: 45
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:18:53 MDT
(If these responses are coming late and look a bit weird, it's because most things "Lilo and Stitch" have been blocked from my router until my math grade goes up. Ironically I can only access during school time right now, so it backfired spectacularly. But anyways (and I'm typing from my phone too))

To Elastico's Foot:

It really makes one wonder how exactly Disney views the franchise if it just gets new iterations wherever Stitch is popular. It just comes off as it being viewed as a cash cow of sorts. And if this trend continues, it's going to get real boring real fast. I mean-I'm grateful we have a new iteration of Stitch, but I've already seen these messages before and don't care to have them repeated.

UPDATE: I think it's basically confirmed that Disney sees Stitch as a cash cow and disregards Lilo in the context of your newest post. -.-

I guess an ideal sequel would be either the series rewritten as the darker, more serious show it was originally going to be, a prequel, or a series/interquel with good arguments against the messages and that explores them further.

With what I'm doing with my own fic, its offering criticism of the "Ohana" message and it's done from the perspective of characters who wouldn't necessarily agree with such a message and who got the short end of the stick when it came to it. (Though from Heat's point of view due to most of the experiments having jaded views (him and Angel being the only main characters who actually believe in the message (Tickle-Tummy as well, but she's more a side character)).)

And I really hope that isn't the reason for them making Stitch have a destruction form. Not to mention it completely defeats the purpose of the four other six series who were designed to shoot lasers/plasma.

On another note, I just realized this about the series, but it awfully favored Lilo and Stitch's actions; throwing Nosy and Felix to Gantu and infecting him with Poxy for instance, among several other examples. In some cases, it's actually portrayed as FUNNY for them to do such things.

To Stitchthebest36:

I swear I mentally screeched at the "Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever" trope (I'm sorry it just...it gets on my nerves that Stitch has this random destruction mode.)

I would definitely agree; growing up doesn't mean leaving people behind or separating from them. You can have your own life without having to do such a thing-I mean, look at all the people who kept their childhood friends after growing up. UGH-I wish they did take those creative risks and actually developed their ideas, like experiments working for Gantu and Hamsterviel and other enemies and organizations such as E.G.O . But they didn't and it just looks very bland and formulaic.
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Elastico's Foot

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:05:17 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

To add to your counter-argument to Tony Craig; I don't see why Lilo and Stitch would ever conform to such mundane lifestyle choices. Lilo especially, since her life as a child is already so much more extraordinary than even her incredible imagination could ever fathom, I just can't buy that she would so easily slip into an ordinary way of thinking like "being in a romantic relationship is more important than anything," (hence why I really hate the character of Keoni because he's basically an embodiment of this mindset.) or "I need to leave my family once I can support myself both physically and financially," (Inversely, I've been developing the idea that the Experiments each get jobs of their own, then pool their resources to make a collective living. Then, when Lilo eventually has a new family [I really like the idea of her marrying Dib from "Invader ZIM", but otherwise, I also like the idea of her marrying another woman.], the Experiments are still living with her and helping her earn money, all while raising Lilo's kids together.)

It seems that Tony Craig has lost sight of just how unique Lilo is as a character. Perhaps that's a common flaw amongst the creators of both animes.

Also, I think you misread my comment; it's Spooky who gets taught by Remmy to invade dreams, not Sparky. (Although your misconception makes me ponder if Sparky would be able to do something similar. Perhaps not dream invasion but something like memory erasing by channeling electricity through the brain?)
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Stitchthebest36
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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:49:35 MDT
Team leader Wayne asked me to post any new info I find about Stitch and Ai so I am doing that. Here is some info from TV Tropes about “Stitch and Ai”

• The Other Darrin: Once again, none of the original cast from the films or Lilo & Stitch: The Series return to reprise their roles. Stitch himself is clearly voiced by someone other than Chris Sanders (his creator and original voice actor) and Ben Diskin (his voice actor for the Stitch! anime's English dub).
Role Reprisal: Jess Winfield, who voiced Jumba in the Stitch! anime's English dub, has worked on this show. Considering that (based on the initial English trailer) Jumba sounds a lot like he does in the anime, it's likely that Winfield reprised his role here, although this is yet to be definitively confirmed.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/StitchAndAi
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/StitchAndAi

An unprecedented third TV series for a Disney Animated Canon-based franchise, Stitch & Ainote  (2017) is another spinoff of Lilo & Stitch. This Chinese animated series, produced by Anhui Xinhua Media and Panimation Hwakai Media, has a similar premise to the Stitch! anime before it, as Stitch is again separated from Lilo Pelekai and ends up in a different region of Earth. However, unlike the anime, this show had the assistance of American animators (including Lilo & Stitch: The Series executive producer Tony Craig) and was produced in English first before being dubbed into its local language (Mandarin Chinese).

As shown in the first episode, Stitch has been kidnapped from Lilo by a gang of space criminals who want to replicate Jumba's Experiment 626 research. However, a rival gang attacks their ship wanting Stitch for themselves, allowing him to break free and escape back to Earth in the confusion. Upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, he lands in China's Huangshan mountains where he meets a young local girl named Ai Ling and becomes part of her family. Unfortunately for Stitch, the two space gangs still want to take him, so he's going to need some help to ward them off.

While the show was produced in the English language, an international broadcast has yet to be announced. In the mean time, you can watch the English trailer for the show here.

This Chinese animated series features the following tropes:
• Aliens Speaking English: It's a Lilo & Stitch show. It would be more surprising if it didn't use this trope.
• Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In this series, Stitch has the ability mutate into a Kaiju-like monster when he destructive programming kicks in.
• Badass in Distress: We first see Stitch held in captivity by space pirates. Unlike most instances of this trope however, he manages to break free on his own.
• The Cameo: Hämsterviel is briefly shown in the third episode as a prisoner on a volcanic planet breaking rocks. Also counts as Demoted to Extra.
• Canon Foreigner: All over again! This show introduces not only a new human cast, but also new villains from space.
• Continuity Nod: Ice-Cream Man comes back in the first episode and still loses his ice cream. Subverted in that he's actually not the real Ice-Cream Man.
• Evil Versus Evil: Two rival gangs of space pirates are fighting over Stitch.
• Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Since this show is partly inspired by Chinese Mythology, of course Chinese dragons are going to appear.
• Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The two space gangs fighting over Stitch in the first episode cause him to break free and escape them.
• Non-Standard Character Design:
◦ Subverted with the new human and non-experiment alien characters, as they are designed similarly to those seen in the films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
◦ However, most of the new experiments on this show don't look like traditional experiments for the most part, and the ones that do resemble traditional experiments have much more complex designs. Check them out for yourself. (Note: links contain spoilers.)
• One-Winged Angel: This show introduces a new form of Stitch for when his destructive programming is triggered. He grows into a giant beast with glowing red eyes and four tendril-like appendages that allow him to fire plasma from his body.
• Pun-Based Title: Ai is pronounced the same as the English letter and pronoun "I". You can figure out the rest from there.
• Recycled IN SPACE!: Stitch! in China.
• Scenery Porn: This show likes to emphasize just how beautiful the Huangshan mountains are.
• Science Fantasy: Like the Stitch! anime, this show mixes the Lilo & Stitch franchise's brand of science fiction with the local mythology of a region, with Chinese Mythology being implemented this time around.
• Sequel Non-Entity: Even though this show features brand-new experiments, it appears that none of the previously-seen experiments besides Stitch himself will return on this show. Not even Reuben (625) nor Angel (624) have appeared yet.
• Sequel Series: Number three for the Lilo & Stitch franchise. However, this show seems to be disregarding all previous sequel material this time around (or at the very least the Stitch! anime).
• Stealth Sequel: Averted; Lilo is explicitly shown in flashbacks in the first episode, quickly establishing this show as taking place after the original film.
• Suspiciously Similar Substitute/Expy: Ai Ling for both Lilo Pelekai and Yuna Kamihara, although Ai is much closer to the former than the latter was.
Vocal Evolution: Whoever is voicing Stitch here is using a significantly deeper pitch for him than either Chris Sanders or Ben Diskin.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Animation/StitchAndAi

Stitch! has been succeeded in the franchise in 2017 by the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai, which shares a similar premise with the anime.note  Unlike the anime however, Stitch & Ai had the assistance of American animators during production and was produced in English first before being dubbed into its local language.note Also, Stitch didn't deliberately leave Lilo this time around; he was kidnapped by a space gang.

I also found an episode list for "Stitch and Ai". Google Translated episode list for “Stitch and Ai” (rough translation only! and couldn’t get the title for ep 13 sorry)

Episode 1 “Stitch and Ai”

Episode 2 “Home is the most important place”

Episode 3: “Alien Visitors”

Episode 4 “Magic Bamboo”

Episode 5 “Love Power”

Episode 6 “Concentric Lock”

Episode 7 “Dragon Dance Celebration”

Episode 8 “To Tell the World”

Episode 9 “Phioenix”

Episode 10 “Dream”

Episode 11 “Opera”

Episode 12 “Brothers”

List came from here http://tv.cntv.cn/videoset/VSET100334323605

Show description from google translate Column description : animation "An Ling and Stitch" to China Huangshan as the story of the background to the Chinese image for the creation of elements, about Huangshan girl An Ling and alien creatures Stedy's adventure, through the three-dimensional perspective and full of children Fun aesthetic, showing a peaceful and full of vitality Huizhou people living, showing the traditional Chinese culture and modern life of the close integration.



To Starryblast9 and Elastico’s Foot: You both make good points and have voiced your arguments well. To me my biggest problem with Tony Craig’s line of reasoning is that to him Lilo and Stitch have to be separate in order to grow up. I don’t like the idea of having to separate from one’s family in order to be an adult. Separating from one’s family in adulthood is a very mainland U.S culture idea and seems to conflict directly with the message of Ohana. Please understand I am a big believer in Independence and self sufficiency but one can be living separately from their family yet still be fully involved with family. I also think Lilo & Stitch The Series could have gone well beyond 100 episodes if the writers had taken some real creative risks and did some of the things you suggested. I think the giant Stitch design with the lasers is simply a rehash of the “Stitch!” anime season 3 episode “Promise to Mega Stitch”. I also think some stuff that we as adult fans view as filler may not be viewed as filer when a 6 year old is watching the same show(example: I didn't think the Land Before Time sequels were filler until I was 12 LOL) but I also think young kids can handle more complex stories and if the writers put more effort in by changing the formula just slightly every now and then would it have really helped. It could be that they fear fan backlash over changes to formula of a show will ruin ratings but My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is constantly making changes and allowing characters to really grow more deeply and for the most part this has been hugely successful so the writers should have tried spicing Lilo & Stitch up a bit.

To Elastico’s Foot: Guessing Sparky can learn to get into dreams because he can control electricity and the brain runs on electricity.

To Simba100: It is not known if the experiments will appear but I will keep you posted. I put your Angel song link on the tumblr blog.
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Elastico's Foot

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:36:04 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Well, here's a solution to both of the issues you've brought up. See, the original Lilo & Stitch film is brilliant not only for how well it captures the harrowing loneliness of depression and grief, especially in childhood, but how it uses a character like Stitch, whose origins are more fantastical than Lilo's life before his arrival, to explore those themes. A sequel or, perhaps better for a sci-fi concept, a series, could then go the inverse route; explore Stitch's world through Lilo's perspective after having seen Lilo's through Stitch's.
Going back to the Harry Potter and Star Wars examples, those worlds are effective because they begin by introducing the most basic elements of their worlds. "The Philosopher's Stone" establishes Hogwarts and a few other simple facts about the magical world like some basic spells and Quidditch and, of course, Lord Voldemort, before delving more into the history of this world in "The Chamber of Secrets" and especially in "The Prisoner of Azkaban." Similarly, "A New Hope" introduces the basic elements of the conflict between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, but then "The Empire Strikes Back" explores more about what the Force is and how it works, and also elaborates further on who Darth Vader is and why he's become who he is.
A follow-up to Lilo & Stitch should do the same thing. Build more upon the world and go deeper into it, now that the characters who we'll be venturing with have been well rooted into our hearts and minds. Reveal more about why Jumba and Hamsterviel would want to make Experiments for destructive purposes (I've written, for instance, that the venture was initially to create a new species from scratch for scientific purposes, but shifted to a more revolutionary goal after Hamsterviel's son was killed. It's because of this that an Experiment like 627 has plentiful combat potential, but an Experiment like Felix, Number 10, has less power.), as well as the Galactic Federation (I've written that they're a single government reigning over multiple planets and cultures. Their flag even represents this; an large oval with lines connecting it to six smaller circles.), and a few Experiments could even have some backstories as complex and compelling as Stitch's. (I've elected to choose just a few Experiments to focus on and develop; quality over quantity. In some cases I've revealed some details about non-featured Experiments, such as PJ being a former boyfriend of Elastico, Belle being a former girlfriend of Bonnie, and Remmy being an arrogant and cynical yet clever Experiment who taught Spooky how to invade dreams.)

So this might be a better direction to take a new series than a "new generation" sort of idea. This way we go deeper into the world, rather than sidestepping through the same level of revelation the way "Stitch!" and "Stitch and Ai" do regardless of their quality.

And I'll agree with your complaint about Stitch's new destructive mode in the Chinese series. I assume they did that because it's easier to animate mass destruction when you can draw the destroyed environment smaller.
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StarryBlast9

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:12:47 MDT
I suppose the reason I brought it up was because I feel an iteration with adult Lilo may be...fanservice in a sense. Or at least I'm a bit worried it may be such. I mean-it's what we as fans want and it's kind of esoteric (from my perspective-it just comes off as this "next generation" thing and I personally think things like that should be left to the fans to speculate). I don't know; maybe it's because I myself like things in the franchise that are basically niches where not many people like or even know about them, and I know stuff that I personally want probably wouldn't resonate well with everyone else.

Just spent some time today catching up on all the creature concepts in Harry Potter and Star Wars for a comparison, and then I realized we don't even know how the Galactic Federation WORKS, what exactly uburnium and kresonite are, or anything about Galaxy Defense Industries (Jumba's former job). This on top of you actually having to come up with motivations besides "science!" for your fic and...WOW. We really DON'T know much about the world in the Lilo and Stitch franchise.

Also... I found something that bothered me with Stitch in Stitch and Ai: his destruction mode. Just...WHAT? Laser arms and growing to Godzilla size aren't exactly needed with Stitch in my view. He was perfectly fine destroying cities the way he was. Again-WHAT.
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Elastico's Foot

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:35:10 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Yeah, those are great examples. There's even things like the Ducktales reboot coming up that will fall into the same category.

And that's really a shame because there's a lot that can be done with space lore. Heck, I've developed a whole history for my version, which traces the Experiments' origins to being created as Hamsterviel's means of getting revenge on the Federation for not giving Gantu, who was responsible for his son's death, the punishment he felt he deserved. It's amazing how rich a universe like those of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or Star Wars can become simply through previous events that the characters bring up. Even if we're never shown them, it still makes for great world building. A new Stitch series could really benefit from that kind of storytelling.
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StarryBlast9

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 02:18:41 MDT
To Elastico's Foot:

I suppose it all depends-which direction that's taken and where the story goes. Stuff like Tangled: Before Ever After and The Lion Guard also weren't expected or wanted, and yet they ended up fairly well received, so thanks for bringing that up (managed to forget about that reception for whatever reason).

I'm personally not happy about this issue. Me being an experiment fan and knowing that there's a lot of untouched potential within the original, it's a shame to see it go to waste so we could basically learn the same thing as we did with the original. And plus it just invalidates Stitch's development and Lilo's value as a character, not to mention leads to a completely scattered timeline and a ton of confusion (good luck with consistent canon I guess-wonder if it's going to hit SCP Foundation levels i.e NO canon).

In fact-tons of things weren't ever developed in the original; from the experiments to even those creatures that were used to create Stitch. They had an entire galaxy to work with and they did nothing with it. -.-
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Elastico's Foot

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:08:52 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Well, the thing about people is that they don't always know what they want. Sometimes you just need to have confidence in an idea, and it might actually end up being brilliant. I'm sure nobody really wanted a whole movie about Lego, but that turned out to be fantastic. I don't believe anyone was anxious for a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover, and yet the Kingdom Hearts series has a huge following. Ambition, confidence, and talent can come together to be much greater powers than demand. The public may want more Frozen stuff, but that doesn't mean that it's worth making, or that it will be worthwhile.

I'm glad you brought that up; that's another thing that worries me, too. I already found it a little grating that Stitch was crash landing somewhere a third time now, and I fear that somebody somewhere is already plotting a fourth. There's really no need to create a new lore when one already exists. Plus, it also begs the question; what's the point of anything Stitch goes through if his adventures are just going to be reset again. That also factors into why Lilo shouldn't be replaced; now Stitch ends up back at square one and his character development up until that point is essentially invalidated.
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Simba100

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:09:29 MDT
And Speaking of Angel, I'm very disappointed that she and the cousins won't be in the Chinese anime...or maybe it's a rumor?! Shhh.....
If anything changes in the new show, plz let me know. Mahalo!
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Simba100

Posts: 142
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:49:31 MDT
Ka lâ i ala hou ai ka Haku, ohana! I think it kind of means "Happy Easter" in Hawaiian but Hawaiian Protestants say Ka lâ i ala hou ai ka Haku" which literally means "the Day of the _______." I found that just know on here:
http://www.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_say_Happy_Easter_In_Hawaiian?

I don't know why they left the last part blank but in my opinion, I'd say it means "The Day of the Mesaiah." Or
we can say "Hauʻoli Pakoa" if we want. I also found it just now on another link:
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/easter.htm

Anyways, I found this really cool vid of Angel's song in instrumental version! It was composed by Michael Picher. Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0XPVKWZsE0
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StarryBlast9

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:54 MDT
To Elastico's Foot:

...Aaaannnddd especially the Marvel and DC franchises. In my opinion though, there's still a chance such a thing could happen (as in-would you REALLY want to see Lilo and Stitch's lives just continuing from Leroy and Stitch, or not? A few other Disney sequels went that route (with the cast's kids or the cast as adults) and failed. I do agree that they're not really exploring different aspects of the franchise with this new iteration (the experiments AGAIN, among other things). I know that Lion King was able to succeed with such a thing, but still...)

(The general public and target demographic would also play a part in whether such a sequel could be made and be successful. In our cases, we're fans, so we'd of course love to see adult Lilo and her daughter, but WOULD everyone else actually want said sequel)

And there's another issue this whole thing is creating: at this point, the franchise is literally just going to be a bunch of scattered AUs of Stitch crashlanding in different areas of the world. No development, no nothing. Just the same story and messages repeated over and over again.
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Elastico's Foot

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:55:04 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

My counterargument is that not all stories are destined to become bland. Star Wars is still as successful now as it's ever been, the Marvel and DC characters are still relevant today, and Doctor Who is still finding new ways to reinvent itself. If you can combine great and identifiable characters with consistently excellent writing, then nothing has to become stale. Ice Age and the Land Before Time got old because they weren't meant to stretch on for as long as they did, and the writers were essentially writing filler after the first film. Lilo and Stitch has more potential, it's simply a matter of finding storytellers that can tap into it.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:09:42 MDT
I'm somehow not really surprised that they'd want to continue in a different direction. I get what Craig's saying (and I myself expressed this too), if we were to just continue the story with adult Lilo, it runs the risk of eventually becoming bland (like what happened with the Ice Age and Land Before Time franchises).
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Stitchthebest36
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:42:17 MDT
Input on Lilo in "Stitch and Ai" from Tony Craig's official Facebook: Warning it may not make all of us happy so do not scream at him:
Quote: "Tony Craig That's fair. But I do hope you'll watch the series, if we can ever get it on TV where you are. Perhaps you will like it. Jess and I always felt that once Lilo had repurposed all of Jumba's original experiments, the stories needed to go elsewhere...in our minds, she has grown up. I don't want to do any stories with a grown up Lilo in them though, I don't want that to detract from the memories of Daveigh and doing that original series. And the time travel thing is so cliche now. Lilo does appear in this new series, but as one of Stitch's good memories. As of this series, he begins a new life elsewhere, but we would certainly have a tie back to Hawaii if it would make sense in a story. This initial 13, it didn't. But unlike the first series, this new one has a definite story arc that goes all the way through, kind of like a long movie. We can continue with that or do something else. I'm just happy that they are back at all (Jumba, Pleakley, Stitch)...And I was surprised to find how popular he was in China...kids really don't know the series, but the movie, if they have a DVD...so they don't know much more than the movie. That was also a consideration. Hope that answers more about why it is what it is. Sorry to be so defensive about it. I think it's really well done, and not because of me. The people in China were all very passionate about it, and did extremely well."

I understand what Tony means even though I think adult Lilo is a missed opportunity. This also implies the series may not feature the experiments.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:27:36 MDT
Well, aside from...ONE incident which I will NOT be going into, I'm actually really enjoying all the criticism leveled at Stitch and Ai. It's not crazy like it was over the anime, it's objective, which is what I like seeing. I hope the experiments show up...but it's probably going to be a stretch since I'm not even seeing Reuben (or really-any of them in flashbacks)
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Wayne
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:06:18 MDT
New Save Lilo & Stitch Weekend Bash dates have been added for April-May 2017. Details as usual available at SaveLS.com and SaveOurStitch.org. Mahalo as always for making sure our ohana is not left behind, or forgotten! :-)
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Sam Cook

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:15:55 MDT
I saw some episodes from Stitch and Ai.
Ai was so spunky and funny and sweet. She accepted Stitch. She also proved a genius with holograms. I picture Lilo getting along with her.
The lady with the orange shirt was great too. She was one plucky one. And sweet.
The teacher turning to a Hulk due to the alien cracked me up.
The Grand Councilwoman's reaciton to Ai hugging Stitch got to me. She does own a heart. She is unable to say 'no' to kids. First Lilo... then Ai. Yep. They seem to have a way to get to her.
The monster Jumba forged to help fight the robots was awesome.
The buccaneer rivalry was great. Reminded me of Power Rangers; Operation Overdrive with the enemies being rivals. Yep. Great comedy such as the squabbling. And great drama coz Stitch has to stop them before innocents get caught in the crossfire.
Pleakley was funny in this. As was Jumba.
Cobra appearing. Good. Wonder if he's here due to the buccaneers.
Wonder if any cozes would show up. I hope Reuben, Sparky, Splodeyhead, Angel, Slushy, Retro, Kicks, Elastico, Spooky, Squeak, Nosey, Yin, Yang, and Shrink pop up. I see Nosey and Squeak bringing comedy with their quirks.... and so would Fibber if he were here such as beeping when people fib. Yin and Yang would fit due to obviously their names and could help show teamwork on an episode. Kicks would fit due to being a martial artist. The elementals would fit due to elements being linked to Asian spirituality. And Angel would fit being a martial artist, and help show Stitch's softer side.
Wonder when Lilo would show.
It would rock if Ai did kung fu.
I look forward to the dragons.
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Elastico's Foot

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:10:10 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Yeah, I wanted to mention the new voice actor for Stitch. He sounds a little deeper than Chris Sanders, but I take this as meaning that Stitch has physically matured since we've last seen him. We don't know much about Experiment physiology, so it's entirely likely that they experience a form of puberty. (In my own fan made canon, Experiments can live for around 200 years before dying of old age. This makes for a heart wrenching realization for the Experiments living with Lilo, who will watch multiple generations of Pelekais be born, live, grow old, and then die in their lifetime.)
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Stitchthebest36
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:05:18 MDT
Awesome news! Someone has uploaded some of the the “Stitch and Ai” episodes to youtube in Chinese!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhzrfLLNAXM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twPXgJUfaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP-rkjI6Mdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmdAbZrqE1M
Channel link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB_HSACArFz8yLoksNEmMg
My apologies if I did not post the links in order!

To Elastico's Foot: Thanks! Yeah I agree. I also like how Stitch and Ai meet right after Stitch lands on earth in that bubble thing instead of Stitch going on that weird low blood sugar like(I have friends with diabetes who compared Stitch's rage with bad insulin reactions LOL) hunger driven rage through the Japanese island town center in "Stitch!" episode 1. Much more effective. Ai also seems more creative in her approaches to problems. From seeing the english trailer for "Stitch and Ai" I also prefer Stitch's VA for "Stitch and Ai" over Ben Diskin (sorry if I mis spelled the name) in "Stitch!". The new VA sounds more natural as Stitch so far.
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Elastico's Foot

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:15:10 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Yeah, I'm a bit hesitant to pass a full opinion until I've seen a version that will allow me to understand the dialogue and get the full facts.

Yeah, I'm glad you see what I mean about the different introductions to the very different characters of Yuna and Ai. Yuna is aggressive and confrontational, and then her arbitrary fear of thunder is thrown in as a forced method of having her and Stitch grow closer together. It feels very contrived and cold, and doesn't at all make the relationship between the two characters charming or relatable.
Stitch and Ai, however, start out by panicking, but then laughing together once they realize that they're each as surprised as the other. Ai then begins asking Stitch about his origins and he feels comfortable enough to tell her. The writers clearly knew that they didn't need to force a conflict and then force a resolution to make the relationship interesting. Characters can get along and then encounter problems together and be completely interesting and identifiable. It might not have the same gravitas as Lilo and Stitch's relationship, but it's good writing regardless.
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:29:31 MDT
To Elastico's Foot: I agree, I really like the kidnapping premise over the anime, and I am slightly bothered by Stitch seemingly not desperate to return to Lilo. But remember we only have access to the Chinese dub not the english that it was first produced in so it is possible that Stitch wants to return to Lilo once the aliens trying to capture him have been disposed of in some way i.e perhaps it is safer for Stitch to temporally live with Ai until the danger has passed. The Grand Council Woman does mention Lilo at one point and perhaps Cobra's odd presence in this show is because they eventually hope to get Stitch back to Lilo. Stitch seems to think of Lilo in flashbacks quite a few times so that is hopeful. I also wonder if Stitch has a bit of PTSD from being separated from Lilo since he seems distressed during the flashbacks. I also re watched episode 1 of "Stitch!" and you are right, Ai's intro is vastly better than Yuna's when they first meet Stitch.
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Elastico's Foot

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:39:38 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

So from that premise, it sounds like Lilo and Stitch were separated forcibly. That makes much more sense than the whole boyfriend or pregnancy thing they tried in the anime. Still, though; one would think that Stitch would be desperate to return to Lilo. (Yeah, I'm a bit stubborn with this whole idea, aren't I? But can you really blame me?)
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Stitchthebest36
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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:49:15 MDT
I will watch as much of the "Stitch and Ai" as I can and report back. Some stuff about "Stitch and Ai" appeared on some Wikis Info below: (Most of it we know already)


In the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai (2017), Stitch has been kidnapped from Lilo by space pirates and is held captive in their spaceship. However, when a rival gang attacks the ship wanting Stitch for themselves, he uses the opportunity to escape back to Earth. He ends up in the Huangshan mountains and meets a young Chinese girl who lives there named Ai Ling, who (similarly to Lilo) takes him into her family as her new pet "dog".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitch_%26_Ai

Stitch & Ai (Chinese: 安玲與史迪奇; pinyin: Ān líng yǔ shǐ dí qí) is a Chinese animated spin-off of Disney's Lilo & Stitch franchise and the successor to the Stitch! anime series. The show features a Chinese girl named Ai in place of Yuna, and is set in the Huangshan Mountains of China. The TV series is produced by Anhui Xinhua Media and Panimation Hwakai Media and began broadcast on CCTV-14 on March 27, 2017.[1] Unlike Stitch!, this series was originally produced in English in co-operation with American animators and then dubbed into its local language. An international broadcast has yet to be announced.[2]

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Stitch_%26_Ai




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Stitch & Ai

Stitch & Ai
Genre
Science fantasy, Comedy
Format
Chinese
Number of seasons
1
Number of episodes
13
Production
Running time
22 mins
Production company(s)
Anhui Xinhua Media
Panimation Hwakai Media
Broadcast
Original channel
CCTV-1
CCTV-14
Audio format
English (produced)
Mandarin Chinese
Original run
March 27, 2017 – ongoing
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Stitch & Ai (安玲与史迪奇 "An Ling and Stitch") is a television series spinoff of Lilo & Stitch produced for Chinese audiences that premiered on March 27, 2017 on CCTV-1 and CCTV-14. It is the Lilo & Stitch franchise's third TV series, after the Western-animated Lilo & Stitch: The Series and the anime Stitch!.
Similar in premise to the anime series Stitch!, the series sees Stitch separated from Lilo after being captured by a gang of space pirates who had hoped to replicate Jumba's research. When Stitch escapes, he ends up re-entering Earth's atmosphere over China and ends up landing in the Huangshan Mountains where he befriends a young girl named Ai and becomes part of her family.
While the series was produced in English before being dubbed in Mandarin for Chinese broadcast, plans for any potential U.S. or other international release are currently unknown.
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Elastico's Foot

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:39:22 MDT
Anyone regularly keeping up on Stitch & Ai, please make known when Angel shows up, if she ever does. The series would get tremendous props from me if they can do her well.
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