Disney Still Doesn’t See ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Remake Fit for Theaters

Lilo and Stitch Remake Disney+
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It appears that Walt Disney Studios still has plans for a live-action remake of the beloved animated feature Lilo & Stitch (2002) but still insistent that fans will never get to see it in theaters.


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According to The Hollywood Reporter, 

“Dean Fleischer Camp, the filmmaker behind indie darling and best animated Oscar nominee¬†Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, is¬†directing the feature¬†that is intended to be a major release on¬†Disney+.”

This clarification was shared along with the news that comedy legend Zach Galifianakis is confirmed to be onboard with the project. The script for the adaptation of Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois’ cult classic was reportedly penned by Chris Kekaniokalani Bright, and the project will be produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Ryan Halprin as executive producer.

Lilo and Stitch

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Read More: ‚ÄėLilo & Stitch‚Äô Live-Action Film: What We Know So Far

The latest manifestation of the genetically-engineered destructive alien disguised as a dog, officially named Experiment 626, will reportedly be a product of the latest CGI technology, with Chris Sanders returning to the role. But the cast of characters, including the lead roles such as Lilo, Nani, David, and the others, are still unknown.

Confirmation of a straight to Disney+ release will undoubtedly be a disheartening reality for fans, as hopes of seeing their favorite Disney characters return to the screen crash hard. The distributional demotion also sparks concern for the film’s overall quality as “Straight to Disney+” continues to gain synonimity with “Straight to Video.”


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Related: Despite Quality Assurance, ‚ÄėStraight to Disney+‚Äô Deems Movies Not Good Enough for Theaters

The last Straight to Disney+ live-action remake was Disney’s¬†Pinocchio¬†starring an all-star cast led by Tom Hanks and directed my Robert Zemeckis. That film was verbally decimated by viewers and was even nominated for the title of worst movie of the year.

Meanwhile, other live-action remakes continue their progress to the cinema, with Disney’s¬†The Little Mermaid¬†starring Halle Bailey, up next. Click the link below to watch the latest trailer.

The Little Mermaid

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Watch: Disney Releases New ‚ÄėLittle Mermaid Trailer‚Äô, Giving First Look at Prince Eric and Ursula!

Disney’s Lilo and Stitch is still scheduled for a tentative release on May 10, 2024. We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on this story as more details come to light.

About T.K. Bosacki

Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, TK Bosacki is a professional writer, amateur adventurer, and lifelong Disney Fanatic. His Disney Park days include Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Kilimanjaro Safaris, and Nomad Lounge. He believes in starting at the Canada pavilion (IYKYK), and the Monorail is superior to all Ferry Boats.

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