Lilo & Stitch parents guide

Lilo & Stitch

A pet that is out of this world.

Overall B

A Hawaiian paradise is anything but blissful for two young sisters trying to make it on their own -- especially after they adopt a pet. Unbeknownst to them, Stitch is an alien experiment programmed to destroy things who has been let loose on Earth.

Release date June 20, 2002

Violence C+
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use A-

Why is Lilo & Stitch rated PG? The MPAA rated Lilo & Stitch PG for mild sci-fi action

Run Time: 85 minutes

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Lilo & Stitch
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Lilo & Stitch rated PG? Lilo & Stitch is rated PG by the MPAA for mild sci-fi action

Overall: B

Stitch is an alien experiment programmed to destroy things in Lilo & Stitch.  But he has a change of heart when he meets a couple of orphaned sisters trying to repair their “broken” family in this animated film that includes some cartoon violence, gunfire and intergalactic chases.

Violence: C+

Aliens use guns to contain prisoner; shots are fired inside spaceship, character held at gunpoint. Character steals a police cruiser. Alien is designed to destroy everything he encounters. Man is accidentally burned during a fire dance. Characters plan to destroy the Earth. Characters bite, scratch, punch, push, threaten and hit others with objects on numerous occasions. Sisters argue. Old film footage shows a city being destroyed, character re-enacts with toy figures. Character is run over by truck. Characters throw book, dishes and other household items at others. Characters nearly drown in ocean. House explodes and burns to the ground. Aliens repeatedly shoot at others with their space guns. Character throws car and chases others with chainsaw. Characters are captured and kidnapped.

Sexual Content: A

Girl wears t-shirts that reveal her mid-riff. Boy tries to get girl to date him.

Language: B+

Includes numerous examples of name-calling. Two rude references to anatomy.


Alcohol / Drug Use: A

Characters at restaurant drink what maybe an alcoholic beverage.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

Character disgusts others by licks glass window, drooling and salivating. Young girl is left at home alone. Social worker threatens to separate girls because of home problems. Character attempts to practice voodoo. Character moons others on at least two occasions. Girl licks her sister during an argument. Character spits on several occasions. Girl feeds character coffee from a baby bottle Character implies parents were killed in auto accident.

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Lilo & Stitch
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video G

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News About "Lilo & Stitch"

Cast and Crew

Lilo & Stitch is directed by Chris Sanders; Dean Deblois and stars Daveigh Chase, Tia Carrere, Kevin McDonald.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Lilo & Stitch movie is June 11, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Release: Lilo & Stitch

Release Date: 11 June 2013

Disney is releasing Lilo & Stitch and Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch in a 2 Movie Combo Pack to home video (Blu-ray and DVD).


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When Disney first began promoting this film, animators designed trailers with Stitch inserted into scenes from some of the studios other well-known productions like The Little Mermaid 2, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. ET - The Extra-terrestrial depicts another child who brings an alien home for a pet.

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