By Caitlynn McDaniel
PHOENIX – Stitch is back for more fun and of course, family.
Disney is going to be making a new live-action remake of Lilo & Stitch. The original animated movie premiered in 2002 and followed a young Hawaiian girl who adopts a new pet after the loss of both of her parents. Turns out her new “dog” is actually an alien experiment from another planet.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new movie will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Mike Van Waes writing the script.
This will be another of many animated films Disney has decided to remake into a live-action movies, such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and The Jungle Book. Live-action adaptations of The Lion King, Aladdin and Mulan are still in the works.
Lilo & Stitch is predicted to be a live-action/CG hybrid. This has fans a bit concerned on how Disney plans to portray Stitch with the new advances in technology.
And some believe that animated movies should be left alone all together.
While I love Lilo & Stitch, and the live action Disney movies… I kind of feel like this may be one of those movies that should stay animated and not try to be live action 🙂
— OkayCount (@OkayCount) October 3, 2018
But not everyone is opposed to the idea. Some expressed their joy and thanked Disney for finally answering their letters of ideas they have been mailing everyday.
— Sam (@SamParkerMetal) October 3, 2018
Overall, fans have mixed reviews on the new announcement. But remember, we are all “ohana” here.
It is unclear whether the movie will be hitting theaters after production or if it will become part of Disney’s new streaming service that is set to launch in 2019. Fans should be on the look-out for more updates on the movie’s release date.