Lilo & Stitch: The Series

TV review by
Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Unlikely friends unite on the shores of Hawaii.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 21 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

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.

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Language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9-year-old Written byAnolting March 11, 2020

Delightful oddballs

I love the messaging in this show around being yourself and fitting in. Lilo is considered “weird” by her peers, but she consistently stays true to herself and... Continue reading
Adult Written byavenuecity949 October 3, 2019
Kid, 9 years old March 16, 2021

LOVE IT AND LILO &STITCH 1&2

LOVE IT AND LILO &STITCH 1&2
Teen, 16 years old Written byMusiclovergig June 27, 2020

Good one

Fun show that combines Hawaii and sci-fi themes, tame for kids.

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.

Talk to your kids 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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