Live-Action ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Confirms 2024 Streaming-Exclusive Release

Live-Action 'Lilo & Stitch' Confirms 2024 Release Date

Released originally in 2002, Disney’s Lilo & Stitch is still one of the most beloved and popular animated films of the 21st century. The story of an energetic and misunderstood alien who is a space criminal but is actually a very good guy and his human friend from Hawaii captured the hearts of many fans, both old and young. The film spawned a sequel and several television series, but of course – with Disney recycling its animated films into live-action versions – a live-action adaptation of the movie is on the way, and we can confirm that the movie will be released later this year on Disney+ and that it will be a streaming-exclusive release that won’t be shown in theaters as far as things stand now.

The movie was initially foreshadowed in 2018, but production took a while, being finished after six years, as things stand now. Although we have to be fair, production was mostly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so there’s that.

As has been confirmed, the live-action Lilo & Stitch movie is currently in postproduction and is awaiting a release later this year. As we have confirmed, the film will be a direct-to-streaming release, which means that you won’t be able to see it in theaters as things stand now. Disney might change its plans, but we don’t think it is going to be anything bigger than a limited release if even that.

The live-action adaptation will center around the same plot as the original animated movie, which is how Disney does its live-action adaptations. Some details will be changed and adapted, of course, but you can expect more or less the same story. This means that the same characters are also going to come back… but what does that mean for the cast of the movie?

Most cast members have been confirmed, so we know that Maia Kealoha will be appearing in the film as Lilo Pelekai, with Chris Sanders reprising his voice role as Stitch from the original animated franchise. Zach Galifianakis, Sydney Agudong, Billy Magnussen, Courtney B. Vance, and original continuity cast members Tia Carrere, Amy Hill, and Jason Scott Lee will also appear in the movie, as has been confirmed.

Dean Fleischer Camp, whom you may know as the guy who created Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, will be directing the movie, while the script has been written by Chris Kekaniokalani Bright; the original movie was co-written and co-directed by Sanders and Dean DeBlois.

This is what we know as of the time of writing, but be sure to keep following us for all the updates, as we are going to bring them to you as soon as they arrive!

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