Lilo & Stitch: The Series

Common Sense Media says

Unlikely friends unite on the shores of Hawaii.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Many episodes feature Lilo in opposition to other kids her age. The cartoon cast includes Hawaiians, Asians, and Caucasians. Lilo frequently demonstrates compassion to creatures. Humor is the series' strong point.

Violence & scariness

Stitch and the other experiments cause mayhem and destruction. Every episode involves a chase or cartoonish battle to catch a new creature. No injuries, but some weapons -- for example, a gun that shoots sticky stuff. Lilo gets into dangerous situations.

Sexy stuff
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Lilo seems young, but the raucousness makes this series more suitable for grade-schoolers than younger viewers. The series has action elements, such as a Storm Trooper-type character who carries a "blaster" and hunts renegade (albeit cute) space mutants.

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What's the story?

In LILO & STICH: THE SERIES, which is a spin-off of the popular Disney animated feature Lilo and Stitch, every episode features a new "experiment" causing a disturbance on the island of Kauai -- one eats hair, one makes earthquakes, one hypnotizes people. But Lilo (voiced by Daveigh Chase) sees the value in all of them and finds each one a home. The evil Dr. Hamsterviel (a space hamster voiced by Jeff Bennett) and his lumbering minion Gantu (Kevin Michael Richardson) battle with Lilo and Stitch (Chris Sanders) to catch the mutants. Lilo mixes it up with space creatures just fine, but she has trouble interacting with other real kids, particularly snotty Myrtle (Liliana MumyP in her hula class. As Lilo teaches Stitch how to be less of a monster, she learns small lessons, too -- such as how revenge can backfire.

Is it any good?


While the educational component barely sneaks in, the up-to-date humor looms large. In one episode, for example, the producer of a popular TV show asks Lilo to sign a waiver so that he can "exploit your dog and treat him like a freak on worldwide TV." The series even makes fun of the scant educational content -- at one point Lilo comments, "Who knew life would full of such hard lessons!" The so-called evil characters are often inept and probably won't scare young viewers, but the competition to catch the mutants spurs rough chase scenes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the diversity of these two characters. If kids are fans of the movie, what comparisons can they make? How do Lilo and Stitch handle the tricky circumstances they get into?

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of an infant and 7 year old Written bySteffauri516 September 3, 2010
My 7 year old daughter Alina used to love this show when it was on the Disney channel (not sure what happened to it...) Overall, this is almost a truly perfect children's show--colorfully animated, fun, humorous and promotes tight friendships, trust, good family values and believing in yourself. However, the one issue I have is the language, don't get me wrong, there's no swearing or outright offensive language, but one of the characters, Myrtle Edmunds is frequently shown in the program bullying Lilo, calling her names like "freak" and "wierdlo" and in one episode publicly excludes Lilo from coming to her birthday party in front of their classmates. There is also some minor cartoon violence where Stitch and Lilo fight off Gantu and other villians, whose weapons somewhat resemble guns, but there is no blood and gore. Overall we love this show and its on for kids ages 6 and older.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old April 24, 2010

i love it

some cartonish violence nothing major but its humerous and very entertianing young vewers will love it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2009

Very Cute Show! Lilo: Fabulous Role Model

Lilo doesn't care what others think and doesn't let it bring her down which I admire. I love the characters and cartoonish violence is markable, but not too awful, just notable. Cute show with nice messages about friendship and being kind to others. I enjoyed watching it!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models


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