Rumours report that the upcoming show will make its debut on Disney+, skipping the step of going into cinemas. There isn’t a director currently, but the film has been marked for production beginning in the fall with a 2021 release.
The original official synopsis for the movie reads: ‘Get ready for the wildly original story about an independent little girl named Lilo and her adopted alien ‘puppy,’ the mischievous Stitch, a runaway genetic experiment from a faraway planet. After crash-landing on Earth, Stitch wreaks havoc on the Hawaiian Islands, but he also learns about loyalty, friendship and ‘ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family. There’s excitement and entertainment for every member of your ‘ohana!’
This is the first time Disney has planned to produce a remake of a movie which came out after the millennium, as the others had original releases before the turn of the century.
Other movies it released in this time period were not as successful as older classics, with titles such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Treasure Planet tanking at the box office due to 2D animation declining in popularity.
However, Lilo and Stitch remains a cult classic and will soon be joining other Disney classics such as The Mandalorian, the High School Musical reboot, the live-action Lady and the Tramp remake, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision.