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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 75
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:53:55 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

I think an easy way around that is to have a friendship story that involves other elements that can attract audiences. For instance, I'm developing a novel about the friendship between a human superhero and an alien shapeshifter/serial killer. There's some horror, some sci-fi, some fantasy, all kinds of stuff in there in addition to the friendship that can also attract readers.
Honestly, though, I don't see why they'd ditch Lilo because of that only to substitute her with someone else to have the exact same kind of relationship with Stitch.

Thanks. It's essentially my variation on the "finding where the Experiment belongs" concept. Since in my canon, only a few Experiments ever land on Earth, and given the circumstances surrounding their respective arrivals, it makes more sense for them to stay with Lilo. Considering Nani works so hard to support Lilo, especially when she's barely in her 20s, and with the Experiments' abilities, it would only support the ohana message further for them to support their new family. Since the Experiment don't (and probably can't get) bank accounts, they'd all be paid in cash, and I just imagine them all excitedly running home to Nani waving their wages to her.
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Jowad

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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:53:34 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Haven't see a full episode yet, but it is sad that experiments like Reuben & Angel won't be appearing in this series anytime soon.
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Stitchthebest36
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:04:55 MDT
A bit more info on "Stitch and Ai" from Wikipedia.

"Continuity[edit]
The series has various flashbacks to key scenes in the franchise which appear in episodes 1, 2, and 13. The flashbacks consist of closely re-animated sequences, copying the originals to the best of their ability. Flashback scenes include:

"Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride" from Lilo & Stitch
"Jumba's Trial" from Lilo & Stitch
"The Birth of Stitch" from Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has A Glitch
"626 Simulation" from The Origin of Stitch
"Jumba & Stitch" from The Origin of Stitch"

To Starryblast9: I have the same problem with math. Today was "quadratic equations" BLEH! I agree. The destruction mode was not needed. Especially when Jumba stated "You are perfect genius design, meant to operate at peak efficiency at exact original size" in Lilo & Stitch the series i.e Stitch was designed to be the size of a 7 year old human.

To JC: Very interesting theory. It is similar to some of the theories I had. At least Tony Craig's comment doesn't suggest Lilo won't appear. That is good news.

To Elastico's Foot: Oops! Sorry yeah I did misread that. My bad! In regards to your comment about Lilo and the boyfriends etc, I just got a little job doing some more professional writing and my coworker said people in the media are afraid to go outside of the standard romantic plot lines and just do friendship stories because they think friendship stories won't sell as well as romantic stuff. I think my coworker had a point. If they are truly afraid of doing friendship plot lines it could explain at least part of their treatment of LIlo. I love the idea of the experiments pooling their money.
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Elastico's Foot

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:46:38 MDT
To JC:

Well, of course he'd say something like that.
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JC

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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:07:50 MDT
I asked Tony Craig what age Lilo would be if she ever did appear in "Stitch & Ai." He responded saying he supposes it would depend on what the story needed.
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 75
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:43:08 MDT
To JC:

An interesting theory. It would certainly justify why Stitch seems more relaxed about being separated from Lilo in the new series, considering they were both away from each other before Stitch was captured; thus they wouldn't have been in contact and Lilo wouldn't notice right away if something happened to Stitch.

All the same, this does seem a little bit like narrative convenience if it is true. If it's not an immediate concern for Stitch to get back to Hawaii, then that's a bit of drama and conflict lost for the sake of having Stitch muck around with Ai in China without consequence.

This all still begs the question; what need is there really for Stitch to leave Lilo or Hawaii? I feel like a broken record; but honestly, I'm still baffled that not one but two shows have taken this utterly bizarre story decision.
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JC

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:09:26 MDT
I sent my theory to Tony Craig via Facebook message. I'll update you all if he replies! :)
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JC

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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:42:39 MDT
I have a theory about why Stitch is not eager to return home to Lilo/Hawaii, and it ties into both Tony Craig's Lilo statement and the "Stitch!" anime. In the English dub for "Lilo," the big reunion episode in the anime, Pleakley mentions that while Lilo went to college, Stitch went on a mission for the Galactic Alliance. My thought is, (and the English dub may or may not slightly aid this theory), that Stitch was on a mission which led to his capture by space pirates as seen in the first episode. I know the second band of space pirates (the ones with the platypus-looking leader) are aiming to capture Stitch so they can make their own Experiments, but was that ever made clear to be the motivation of the first pirate group (The one with the green reptilian leader)? Maybe Stitch was on a mission to investigate and/or round up the initial space pirates, but was captured in the process. Lilo would never know Stitch was gone. With a four-year gap between Lilo leaving and their botched reunion on the beach, I feel that leaves quite a lot of time for "Stitch & Ai" to have its full series run without continuity troubles.

And hey, isn't it all the more emotional that one of Stitch's happy peaceful memories is of Lilo, that he thinks of her often, and the day he returns to Hawaii to reunite with her at last... she's not there...?
And it helps put the series on a more concrete place on the timeline, while preserving the fact that Stitch would UNDOUBTEDLY return IMMEDIATELY to Lilo if he knew she were waiting for him.

That's my theory! I hope you all liked it! Talk to you all on the message board!
-JC
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Elastico's Foot

Posts: 75
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:30:28 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

(If it's math grades that concern your parents, then they should be looking up tutors instead of messing around with their Internet.)

It is possible to maintain a standard of quality while still regularly putting out new installments for the sake of business. The new Star Wars and Marvel content, for instance, are still consistently great even though there's constantly new stuff being made. I think the problem Disney is now faced with Stitch is that they need better writers that can utilize the character in more compelling and appropriate stories. Right now we've got people who rely a lot on gimmicks and trends that attract the casual audiences of a specific culture, and that simply isn't interesting. If we could get writers from the likes of "Danny Phantom", "The Spectacular Spider-Man", "Gargoyles", "Young Justice", "Gravity Falls", or "Adventure Time" to work on Stitch, then we'd really be in for something stupendous, rather than just more rehashing and arbitrary replacements.

I think it would be even more riveting to test the boundaries of the ohana message while having Lilo and Stitch genuinely adhere to them, rather than randomly losing sight of it like in the show. It's one thing to keep one's values in mind, but another entirely to uphold those values when others challenge them. For instance, Stitch could be put in a situation where he has to do something truly terrible to save Lilo, like murder an Experiment or risk the lives of several strangers. (Or Lilo could be saving Stitch instead.) This would force both characters to consider their values of family and loyalty more deeply than they would have otherwise. This can work to strengthen the moral of ohana, and creates a conflict with Lilo or Stitch having to arbitrarily be reminded of this lesson.
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StarryBlast9

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:18:53 MDT
(If these responses are coming late and look a bit weird, it's because most things "Lilo and Stitch" have been blocked from my router until my math grade goes up. Ironically I can only access during school time right now, so it backfired spectacularly. But anyways (and I'm typing from my phone too))

To Elastico's Foot:

It really makes one wonder how exactly Disney views the franchise if it just gets new iterations wherever Stitch is popular. It just comes off as it being viewed as a cash cow of sorts. And if this trend continues, it's going to get real boring real fast. I mean-I'm grateful we have a new iteration of Stitch, but I've already seen these messages before and don't care to have them repeated.

UPDATE: I think it's basically confirmed that Disney sees Stitch as a cash cow and disregards Lilo in the context of your newest post. -.-

I guess an ideal sequel would be either the series rewritten as the darker, more serious show it was originally going to be, a prequel, or a series/interquel with good arguments against the messages and that explores them further.

With what I'm doing with my own fic, its offering criticism of the "Ohana" message and it's done from the perspective of characters who wouldn't necessarily agree with such a message and who got the short end of the stick when it came to it. (Though from Heat's point of view due to most of the experiments having jaded views (him and Angel being the only main characters who actually believe in the message (Tickle-Tummy as well, but she's more a side character)).)

And I really hope that isn't the reason for them making Stitch have a destruction form. Not to mention it completely defeats the purpose of the four other six series who were designed to shoot lasers/plasma.

On another note, I just realized this about the series, but it awfully favored Lilo and Stitch's actions; throwing Nosy and Felix to Gantu and infecting him with Poxy for instance, among several other examples. In some cases, it's actually portrayed as FUNNY for them to do such things.

To Stitchthebest36:

I swear I mentally screeched at the "Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever" trope (I'm sorry it just...it gets on my nerves that Stitch has this random destruction mode.)

I would definitely agree; growing up doesn't mean leaving people behind or separating from them. You can have your own life without having to do such a thing-I mean, look at all the people who kept their childhood friends after growing up. UGH-I wish they did take those creative risks and actually developed their ideas, like experiments working for Gantu and Hamsterviel and other enemies and organizations such as E.G.O . But they didn't and it just looks very bland and formulaic.
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Elastico's Foot

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:05:17 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

To add to your counter-argument to Tony Craig; I don't see why Lilo and Stitch would ever conform to such mundane lifestyle choices. Lilo especially, since her life as a child is already so much more extraordinary than even her incredible imagination could ever fathom, I just can't buy that she would so easily slip into an ordinary way of thinking like "being in a romantic relationship is more important than anything," (hence why I really hate the character of Keoni because he's basically an embodiment of this mindset.) or "I need to leave my family once I can support myself both physically and financially," (Inversely, I've been developing the idea that the Experiments each get jobs of their own, then pool their resources to make a collective living. Then, when Lilo eventually has a new family [I really like the idea of her marrying Dib from "Invader ZIM", but otherwise, I also like the idea of her marrying another woman.], the Experiments are still living with her and helping her earn money, all while raising Lilo's kids together.)

It seems that Tony Craig has lost sight of just how unique Lilo is as a character. Perhaps that's a common flaw amongst the creators of both animes.

Also, I think you misread my comment; it's Spooky who gets taught by Remmy to invade dreams, not Sparky. (Although your misconception makes me ponder if Sparky would be able to do something similar. Perhaps not dream invasion but something like memory erasing by channeling electricity through the brain?)
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Stitchthebest36
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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:49:35 MDT
Team leader Wayne asked me to post any new info I find about Stitch and Ai so I am doing that. Here is some info from TV Tropes about “Stitch and Ai”

• The Other Darrin: Once again, none of the original cast from the films or Lilo & Stitch: The Series return to reprise their roles. Stitch himself is clearly voiced by someone other than Chris Sanders (his creator and original voice actor) and Ben Diskin (his voice actor for the Stitch! anime's English dub).
Role Reprisal: Jess Winfield, who voiced Jumba in the Stitch! anime's English dub, has worked on this show. Considering that (based on the initial English trailer) Jumba sounds a lot like he does in the anime, it's likely that Winfield reprised his role here, although this is yet to be definitively confirmed.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Trivia/StitchAndAi
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/YMMV/StitchAndAi

An unprecedented third TV series for a Disney Animated Canon-based franchise, Stitch & Ainote  (2017) is another spinoff of Lilo & Stitch. This Chinese animated series, produced by Anhui Xinhua Media and Panimation Hwakai Media, has a similar premise to the Stitch! anime before it, as Stitch is again separated from Lilo Pelekai and ends up in a different region of Earth. However, unlike the anime, this show had the assistance of American animators (including Lilo & Stitch: The Series executive producer Tony Craig) and was produced in English first before being dubbed into its local language (Mandarin Chinese).

As shown in the first episode, Stitch has been kidnapped from Lilo by a gang of space criminals who want to replicate Jumba's Experiment 626 research. However, a rival gang attacks their ship wanting Stitch for themselves, allowing him to break free and escape back to Earth in the confusion. Upon reentering Earth's atmosphere, he lands in China's Huangshan mountains where he meets a young local girl named Ai Ling and becomes part of her family. Unfortunately for Stitch, the two space gangs still want to take him, so he's going to need some help to ward them off.

While the show was produced in the English language, an international broadcast has yet to be announced. In the mean time, you can watch the English trailer for the show here.

This Chinese animated series features the following tropes:
• Aliens Speaking English: It's a Lilo & Stitch show. It would be more surprising if it didn't use this trope.
• Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: In this series, Stitch has the ability mutate into a Kaiju-like monster when he destructive programming kicks in.
• Badass in Distress: We first see Stitch held in captivity by space pirates. Unlike most instances of this trope however, he manages to break free on his own.
• The Cameo: Hämsterviel is briefly shown in the third episode as a prisoner on a volcanic planet breaking rocks. Also counts as Demoted to Extra.
• Canon Foreigner: All over again! This show introduces not only a new human cast, but also new villains from space.
• Continuity Nod: Ice-Cream Man comes back in the first episode and still loses his ice cream. Subverted in that he's actually not the real Ice-Cream Man.
• Evil Versus Evil: Two rival gangs of space pirates are fighting over Stitch.
• Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons: Since this show is partly inspired by Chinese Mythology, of course Chinese dragons are going to appear.
• Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: The two space gangs fighting over Stitch in the first episode cause him to break free and escape them.
• Non-Standard Character Design:
◦ Subverted with the new human and non-experiment alien characters, as they are designed similarly to those seen in the films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series.
◦ However, most of the new experiments on this show don't look like traditional experiments for the most part, and the ones that do resemble traditional experiments have much more complex designs. Check them out for yourself. (Note: links contain spoilers.)
• One-Winged Angel: This show introduces a new form of Stitch for when his destructive programming is triggered. He grows into a giant beast with glowing red eyes and four tendril-like appendages that allow him to fire plasma from his body.
• Pun-Based Title: Ai is pronounced the same as the English letter and pronoun "I". You can figure out the rest from there.
• Recycled IN SPACE!: Stitch! in China.
• Scenery Porn: This show likes to emphasize just how beautiful the Huangshan mountains are.
• Science Fantasy: Like the Stitch! anime, this show mixes the Lilo & Stitch franchise's brand of science fiction with the local mythology of a region, with Chinese Mythology being implemented this time around.
• Sequel Non-Entity: Even though this show features brand-new experiments, it appears that none of the previously-seen experiments besides Stitch himself will return on this show. Not even Reuben (625) nor Angel (624) have appeared yet.
• Sequel Series: Number three for the Lilo & Stitch franchise. However, this show seems to be disregarding all previous sequel material this time around (or at the very least the Stitch! anime).
• Stealth Sequel: Averted; Lilo is explicitly shown in flashbacks in the first episode, quickly establishing this show as taking place after the original film.
• Suspiciously Similar Substitute/Expy: Ai Ling for both Lilo Pelekai and Yuna Kamihara, although Ai is much closer to the former than the latter was.
Vocal Evolution: Whoever is voicing Stitch here is using a significantly deeper pitch for him than either Chris Sanders or Ben Diskin.


http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Animation/StitchAndAi

Stitch! has been succeeded in the franchise in 2017 by the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai, which shares a similar premise with the anime.note  Unlike the anime however, Stitch & Ai had the assistance of American animators during production and was produced in English first before being dubbed into its local language.note Also, Stitch didn't deliberately leave Lilo this time around; he was kidnapped by a space gang.

I also found an episode list for "Stitch and Ai". Google Translated episode list for “Stitch and Ai” (rough translation only! and couldn’t get the title for ep 13 sorry)

Episode 1 “Stitch and Ai”

Episode 2 “Home is the most important place”

Episode 3: “Alien Visitors”

Episode 4 “Magic Bamboo”

Episode 5 “Love Power”

Episode 6 “Concentric Lock”

Episode 7 “Dragon Dance Celebration”

Episode 8 “To Tell the World”

Episode 9 “Phioenix”

Episode 10 “Dream”

Episode 11 “Opera”

Episode 12 “Brothers”

List came from here http://tv.cntv.cn/videoset/VSET100334323605

Show description from google translate Column description : animation "An Ling and Stitch" to China Huangshan as the story of the background to the Chinese image for the creation of elements, about Huangshan girl An Ling and alien creatures Stedy's adventure, through the three-dimensional perspective and full of children Fun aesthetic, showing a peaceful and full of vitality Huizhou people living, showing the traditional Chinese culture and modern life of the close integration.



To Starryblast9 and Elastico’s Foot: You both make good points and have voiced your arguments well. To me my biggest problem with Tony Craig’s line of reasoning is that to him Lilo and Stitch have to be separate in order to grow up. I don’t like the idea of having to separate from one’s family in order to be an adult. Separating from one’s family in adulthood is a very mainland U.S culture idea and seems to conflict directly with the message of Ohana. Please understand I am a big believer in Independence and self sufficiency but one can be living separately from their family yet still be fully involved with family. I also think Lilo & Stitch The Series could have gone well beyond 100 episodes if the writers had taken some real creative risks and did some of the things you suggested. I think the giant Stitch design with the lasers is simply a rehash of the “Stitch!” anime season 3 episode “Promise to Mega Stitch”. I also think some stuff that we as adult fans view as filler may not be viewed as filer when a 6 year old is watching the same show(example: I didn't think the Land Before Time sequels were filler until I was 12 LOL) but I also think young kids can handle more complex stories and if the writers put more effort in by changing the formula just slightly every now and then would it have really helped. It could be that they fear fan backlash over changes to formula of a show will ruin ratings but My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is constantly making changes and allowing characters to really grow more deeply and for the most part this has been hugely successful so the writers should have tried spicing Lilo & Stitch up a bit.

To Elastico’s Foot: Guessing Sparky can learn to get into dreams because he can control electricity and the brain runs on electricity.

To Simba100: It is not known if the experiments will appear but I will keep you posted. I put your Angel song link on the tumblr blog.
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Elastico's Foot

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:36:04 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Well, here's a solution to both of the issues you've brought up. See, the original Lilo & Stitch film is brilliant not only for how well it captures the harrowing loneliness of depression and grief, especially in childhood, but how it uses a character like Stitch, whose origins are more fantastical than Lilo's life before his arrival, to explore those themes. A sequel or, perhaps better for a sci-fi concept, a series, could then go the inverse route; explore Stitch's world through Lilo's perspective after having seen Lilo's through Stitch's.
Going back to the Harry Potter and Star Wars examples, those worlds are effective because they begin by introducing the most basic elements of their worlds. "The Philosopher's Stone" establishes Hogwarts and a few other simple facts about the magical world like some basic spells and Quidditch and, of course, Lord Voldemort, before delving more into the history of this world in "The Chamber of Secrets" and especially in "The Prisoner of Azkaban." Similarly, "A New Hope" introduces the basic elements of the conflict between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance, but then "The Empire Strikes Back" explores more about what the Force is and how it works, and also elaborates further on who Darth Vader is and why he's become who he is.
A follow-up to Lilo & Stitch should do the same thing. Build more upon the world and go deeper into it, now that the characters who we'll be venturing with have been well rooted into our hearts and minds. Reveal more about why Jumba and Hamsterviel would want to make Experiments for destructive purposes (I've written, for instance, that the venture was initially to create a new species from scratch for scientific purposes, but shifted to a more revolutionary goal after Hamsterviel's son was killed. It's because of this that an Experiment like 627 has plentiful combat potential, but an Experiment like Felix, Number 10, has less power.), as well as the Galactic Federation (I've written that they're a single government reigning over multiple planets and cultures. Their flag even represents this; an large oval with lines connecting it to six smaller circles.), and a few Experiments could even have some backstories as complex and compelling as Stitch's. (I've elected to choose just a few Experiments to focus on and develop; quality over quantity. In some cases I've revealed some details about non-featured Experiments, such as PJ being a former boyfriend of Elastico, Belle being a former girlfriend of Bonnie, and Remmy being an arrogant and cynical yet clever Experiment who taught Spooky how to invade dreams.)

So this might be a better direction to take a new series than a "new generation" sort of idea. This way we go deeper into the world, rather than sidestepping through the same level of revelation the way "Stitch!" and "Stitch and Ai" do regardless of their quality.

And I'll agree with your complaint about Stitch's new destructive mode in the Chinese series. I assume they did that because it's easier to animate mass destruction when you can draw the destroyed environment smaller.
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StarryBlast9

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:12:47 MDT
I suppose the reason I brought it up was because I feel an iteration with adult Lilo may be...fanservice in a sense. Or at least I'm a bit worried it may be such. I mean-it's what we as fans want and it's kind of esoteric (from my perspective-it just comes off as this "next generation" thing and I personally think things like that should be left to the fans to speculate). I don't know; maybe it's because I myself like things in the franchise that are basically niches where not many people like or even know about them, and I know stuff that I personally want probably wouldn't resonate well with everyone else.

Just spent some time today catching up on all the creature concepts in Harry Potter and Star Wars for a comparison, and then I realized we don't even know how the Galactic Federation WORKS, what exactly uburnium and kresonite are, or anything about Galaxy Defense Industries (Jumba's former job). This on top of you actually having to come up with motivations besides "science!" for your fic and...WOW. We really DON'T know much about the world in the Lilo and Stitch franchise.

Also... I found something that bothered me with Stitch in Stitch and Ai: his destruction mode. Just...WHAT? Laser arms and growing to Godzilla size aren't exactly needed with Stitch in my view. He was perfectly fine destroying cities the way he was. Again-WHAT.
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Elastico's Foot

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:35:10 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Yeah, those are great examples. There's even things like the Ducktales reboot coming up that will fall into the same category.

And that's really a shame because there's a lot that can be done with space lore. Heck, I've developed a whole history for my version, which traces the Experiments' origins to being created as Hamsterviel's means of getting revenge on the Federation for not giving Gantu, who was responsible for his son's death, the punishment he felt he deserved. It's amazing how rich a universe like those of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, or Star Wars can become simply through previous events that the characters bring up. Even if we're never shown them, it still makes for great world building. A new Stitch series could really benefit from that kind of storytelling.
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StarryBlast9

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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 02:18:41 MDT
To Elastico's Foot:

I suppose it all depends-which direction that's taken and where the story goes. Stuff like Tangled: Before Ever After and The Lion Guard also weren't expected or wanted, and yet they ended up fairly well received, so thanks for bringing that up (managed to forget about that reception for whatever reason).

I'm personally not happy about this issue. Me being an experiment fan and knowing that there's a lot of untouched potential within the original, it's a shame to see it go to waste so we could basically learn the same thing as we did with the original. And plus it just invalidates Stitch's development and Lilo's value as a character, not to mention leads to a completely scattered timeline and a ton of confusion (good luck with consistent canon I guess-wonder if it's going to hit SCP Foundation levels i.e NO canon).

In fact-tons of things weren't ever developed in the original; from the experiments to even those creatures that were used to create Stitch. They had an entire galaxy to work with and they did nothing with it. -.-
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Elastico's Foot

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:08:52 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Well, the thing about people is that they don't always know what they want. Sometimes you just need to have confidence in an idea, and it might actually end up being brilliant. I'm sure nobody really wanted a whole movie about Lego, but that turned out to be fantastic. I don't believe anyone was anxious for a Disney and Final Fantasy crossover, and yet the Kingdom Hearts series has a huge following. Ambition, confidence, and talent can come together to be much greater powers than demand. The public may want more Frozen stuff, but that doesn't mean that it's worth making, or that it will be worthwhile.

I'm glad you brought that up; that's another thing that worries me, too. I already found it a little grating that Stitch was crash landing somewhere a third time now, and I fear that somebody somewhere is already plotting a fourth. There's really no need to create a new lore when one already exists. Plus, it also begs the question; what's the point of anything Stitch goes through if his adventures are just going to be reset again. That also factors into why Lilo shouldn't be replaced; now Stitch ends up back at square one and his character development up until that point is essentially invalidated.
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Simba100

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 22:09:29 MDT
And Speaking of Angel, I'm very disappointed that she and the cousins won't be in the Chinese anime...or maybe it's a rumor?! Shhh.....
If anything changes in the new show, plz let me know. Mahalo!
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Simba100

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 21:49:31 MDT
Ka lâ i ala hou ai ka Haku, ohana! I think it kind of means "Happy Easter" in Hawaiian but Hawaiian Protestants say Ka lâ i ala hou ai ka Haku" which literally means "the Day of the _______." I found that just know on here:
http://www.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_say_Happy_Easter_In_Hawaiian?

I don't know why they left the last part blank but in my opinion, I'd say it means "The Day of the Mesaiah." Or
we can say "Hauʻoli Pakoa" if we want. I also found it just now on another link:
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/easter.htm

Anyways, I found this really cool vid of Angel's song in instrumental version! It was composed by Michael Picher. Here's the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0XPVKWZsE0
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StarryBlast9

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:54 MDT
To Elastico's Foot:

...Aaaannnddd especially the Marvel and DC franchises. In my opinion though, there's still a chance such a thing could happen (as in-would you REALLY want to see Lilo and Stitch's lives just continuing from Leroy and Stitch, or not? A few other Disney sequels went that route (with the cast's kids or the cast as adults) and failed. I do agree that they're not really exploring different aspects of the franchise with this new iteration (the experiments AGAIN, among other things). I know that Lion King was able to succeed with such a thing, but still...)

(The general public and target demographic would also play a part in whether such a sequel could be made and be successful. In our cases, we're fans, so we'd of course love to see adult Lilo and her daughter, but WOULD everyone else actually want said sequel)

And there's another issue this whole thing is creating: at this point, the franchise is literally just going to be a bunch of scattered AUs of Stitch crashlanding in different areas of the world. No development, no nothing. Just the same story and messages repeated over and over again.
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Elastico's Foot

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 22:55:04 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

My counterargument is that not all stories are destined to become bland. Star Wars is still as successful now as it's ever been, the Marvel and DC characters are still relevant today, and Doctor Who is still finding new ways to reinvent itself. If you can combine great and identifiable characters with consistently excellent writing, then nothing has to become stale. Ice Age and the Land Before Time got old because they weren't meant to stretch on for as long as they did, and the writers were essentially writing filler after the first film. Lilo and Stitch has more potential, it's simply a matter of finding storytellers that can tap into it.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:09:42 MDT
I'm somehow not really surprised that they'd want to continue in a different direction. I get what Craig's saying (and I myself expressed this too), if we were to just continue the story with adult Lilo, it runs the risk of eventually becoming bland (like what happened with the Ice Age and Land Before Time franchises).
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Stitchthebest36
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:42:17 MDT
Input on Lilo in "Stitch and Ai" from Tony Craig's official Facebook: Warning it may not make all of us happy so do not scream at him:
Quote: "Tony Craig That's fair. But I do hope you'll watch the series, if we can ever get it on TV where you are. Perhaps you will like it. Jess and I always felt that once Lilo had repurposed all of Jumba's original experiments, the stories needed to go elsewhere...in our minds, she has grown up. I don't want to do any stories with a grown up Lilo in them though, I don't want that to detract from the memories of Daveigh and doing that original series. And the time travel thing is so cliche now. Lilo does appear in this new series, but as one of Stitch's good memories. As of this series, he begins a new life elsewhere, but we would certainly have a tie back to Hawaii if it would make sense in a story. This initial 13, it didn't. But unlike the first series, this new one has a definite story arc that goes all the way through, kind of like a long movie. We can continue with that or do something else. I'm just happy that they are back at all (Jumba, Pleakley, Stitch)...And I was surprised to find how popular he was in China...kids really don't know the series, but the movie, if they have a DVD...so they don't know much more than the movie. That was also a consideration. Hope that answers more about why it is what it is. Sorry to be so defensive about it. I think it's really well done, and not because of me. The people in China were all very passionate about it, and did extremely well."

I understand what Tony means even though I think adult Lilo is a missed opportunity. This also implies the series may not feature the experiments.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:27:36 MDT
Well, aside from...ONE incident which I will NOT be going into, I'm actually really enjoying all the criticism leveled at Stitch and Ai. It's not crazy like it was over the anime, it's objective, which is what I like seeing. I hope the experiments show up...but it's probably going to be a stretch since I'm not even seeing Reuben (or really-any of them in flashbacks)
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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 13:06:18 MDT
New Save Lilo & Stitch Weekend Bash dates have been added for April-May 2017. Details as usual available at SaveLS.com and SaveOurStitch.org. Mahalo as always for making sure our ohana is not left behind, or forgotten! :-)
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Sam Cook

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:15:55 MDT
I saw some episodes from Stitch and Ai.
Ai was so spunky and funny and sweet. She accepted Stitch. She also proved a genius with holograms. I picture Lilo getting along with her.
The lady with the orange shirt was great too. She was one plucky one. And sweet.
The teacher turning to a Hulk due to the alien cracked me up.
The Grand Councilwoman's reaciton to Ai hugging Stitch got to me. She does own a heart. She is unable to say 'no' to kids. First Lilo... then Ai. Yep. They seem to have a way to get to her.
The monster Jumba forged to help fight the robots was awesome.
The buccaneer rivalry was great. Reminded me of Power Rangers; Operation Overdrive with the enemies being rivals. Yep. Great comedy such as the squabbling. And great drama coz Stitch has to stop them before innocents get caught in the crossfire.
Pleakley was funny in this. As was Jumba.
Cobra appearing. Good. Wonder if he's here due to the buccaneers.
Wonder if any cozes would show up. I hope Reuben, Sparky, Splodeyhead, Angel, Slushy, Retro, Kicks, Elastico, Spooky, Squeak, Nosey, Yin, Yang, and Shrink pop up. I see Nosey and Squeak bringing comedy with their quirks.... and so would Fibber if he were here such as beeping when people fib. Yin and Yang would fit due to obviously their names and could help show teamwork on an episode. Kicks would fit due to being a martial artist. The elementals would fit due to elements being linked to Asian spirituality. And Angel would fit being a martial artist, and help show Stitch's softer side.
Wonder when Lilo would show.
It would rock if Ai did kung fu.
I look forward to the dragons.
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Elastico's Foot

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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 01:10:10 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Yeah, I wanted to mention the new voice actor for Stitch. He sounds a little deeper than Chris Sanders, but I take this as meaning that Stitch has physically matured since we've last seen him. We don't know much about Experiment physiology, so it's entirely likely that they experience a form of puberty. (In my own fan made canon, Experiments can live for around 200 years before dying of old age. This makes for a heart wrenching realization for the Experiments living with Lilo, who will watch multiple generations of Pelekais be born, live, grow old, and then die in their lifetime.)
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:05:18 MDT
Awesome news! Someone has uploaded some of the the “Stitch and Ai” episodes to youtube in Chinese!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhzrfLLNAXM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7twPXgJUfaE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP-rkjI6Mdo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmdAbZrqE1M
Channel link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtB_HSACArFz8yLoksNEmMg
My apologies if I did not post the links in order!

To Elastico's Foot: Thanks! Yeah I agree. I also like how Stitch and Ai meet right after Stitch lands on earth in that bubble thing instead of Stitch going on that weird low blood sugar like(I have friends with diabetes who compared Stitch's rage with bad insulin reactions LOL) hunger driven rage through the Japanese island town center in "Stitch!" episode 1. Much more effective. Ai also seems more creative in her approaches to problems. From seeing the english trailer for "Stitch and Ai" I also prefer Stitch's VA for "Stitch and Ai" over Ben Diskin (sorry if I mis spelled the name) in "Stitch!". The new VA sounds more natural as Stitch so far.
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Elastico's Foot

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 16:15:10 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Yeah, I'm a bit hesitant to pass a full opinion until I've seen a version that will allow me to understand the dialogue and get the full facts.

Yeah, I'm glad you see what I mean about the different introductions to the very different characters of Yuna and Ai. Yuna is aggressive and confrontational, and then her arbitrary fear of thunder is thrown in as a forced method of having her and Stitch grow closer together. It feels very contrived and cold, and doesn't at all make the relationship between the two characters charming or relatable.
Stitch and Ai, however, start out by panicking, but then laughing together once they realize that they're each as surprised as the other. Ai then begins asking Stitch about his origins and he feels comfortable enough to tell her. The writers clearly knew that they didn't need to force a conflict and then force a resolution to make the relationship interesting. Characters can get along and then encounter problems together and be completely interesting and identifiable. It might not have the same gravitas as Lilo and Stitch's relationship, but it's good writing regardless.
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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:29:31 MDT
To Elastico's Foot: I agree, I really like the kidnapping premise over the anime, and I am slightly bothered by Stitch seemingly not desperate to return to Lilo. But remember we only have access to the Chinese dub not the english that it was first produced in so it is possible that Stitch wants to return to Lilo once the aliens trying to capture him have been disposed of in some way i.e perhaps it is safer for Stitch to temporally live with Ai until the danger has passed. The Grand Council Woman does mention Lilo at one point and perhaps Cobra's odd presence in this show is because they eventually hope to get Stitch back to Lilo. Stitch seems to think of Lilo in flashbacks quite a few times so that is hopeful. I also wonder if Stitch has a bit of PTSD from being separated from Lilo since he seems distressed during the flashbacks. I also re watched episode 1 of "Stitch!" and you are right, Ai's intro is vastly better than Yuna's when they first meet Stitch.
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Elastico's Foot

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:39:38 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

So from that premise, it sounds like Lilo and Stitch were separated forcibly. That makes much more sense than the whole boyfriend or pregnancy thing they tried in the anime. Still, though; one would think that Stitch would be desperate to return to Lilo. (Yeah, I'm a bit stubborn with this whole idea, aren't I? But can you really blame me?)
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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:49:15 MDT
I will watch as much of the "Stitch and Ai" as I can and report back. Some stuff about "Stitch and Ai" appeared on some Wikis Info below: (Most of it we know already)


In the Chinese animated series Stitch & Ai (2017), Stitch has been kidnapped from Lilo by space pirates and is held captive in their spaceship. However, when a rival gang attacks the ship wanting Stitch for themselves, he uses the opportunity to escape back to Earth. He ends up in the Huangshan mountains and meets a young Chinese girl who lives there named Ai Ling, who (similarly to Lilo) takes him into her family as her new pet "dog".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitch_%26_Ai

Stitch & Ai (Chinese: 安玲與史迪奇; pinyin: Ān líng yǔ shǐ dí qí) is a Chinese animated spin-off of Disney's Lilo & Stitch franchise and the successor to the Stitch! anime series. The show features a Chinese girl named Ai in place of Yuna, and is set in the Huangshan Mountains of China. The TV series is produced by Anhui Xinhua Media and Panimation Hwakai Media and began broadcast on CCTV-14 on March 27, 2017.[1] Unlike Stitch!, this series was originally produced in English in co-operation with American animators and then dubbed into its local language. An international broadcast has yet to be announced.[2]

http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Stitch_%26_Ai




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Stitch & Ai

Stitch & Ai
Genre
Science fantasy, Comedy
Format
Chinese
Number of seasons
1
Number of episodes
13
Production
Running time
22 mins
Production company(s)
Anhui Xinhua Media
Panimation Hwakai Media
Broadcast
Original channel
CCTV-1
CCTV-14
Audio format
English (produced)
Mandarin Chinese
Original run
March 27, 2017 – ongoing
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Stitch & Ai (安玲与史迪奇 "An Ling and Stitch") is a television series spinoff of Lilo & Stitch produced for Chinese audiences that premiered on March 27, 2017 on CCTV-1 and CCTV-14. It is the Lilo & Stitch franchise's third TV series, after the Western-animated Lilo & Stitch: The Series and the anime Stitch!.
Similar in premise to the anime series Stitch!, the series sees Stitch separated from Lilo after being captured by a gang of space pirates who had hoped to replicate Jumba's research. When Stitch escapes, he ends up re-entering Earth's atmosphere over China and ends up landing in the Huangshan Mountains where he befriends a young girl named Ai and becomes part of her family.
While the series was produced in English before being dubbed in Mandarin for Chinese broadcast, plans for any potential U.S. or other international release are currently unknown.
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Elastico's Foot

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 02:39:22 MDT
Anyone regularly keeping up on Stitch & Ai, please make known when Angel shows up, if she ever does. The series would get tremendous props from me if they can do her well.
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Stitchthebest36
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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 22:32:21 MDT
To Doverstar: Mahalo for the link! You are absolutely right that people need to watch the series first! I posted the link to the Save L&S tumblr account along with some other "Stitch and Ai" posts. I watched more episodes of "Stitch and Ai" and so far I really like this series honestly!! Ai is adorable. To be honest Ai reminds me of your version of Lilo's daughter Ani in both design and personality if you don't mind my saying so. I mean that as a huge compliment! I also noticed that there is more than one flashback of Lilo in "Stitch and Ai" in the first movie and the re-animations of the Lilo & Stitch first movie scenes are vastly better than the "Stitch!" season 3 episode "Reunion with Lilo". I noticed in one episode Ai sees some spirits or ghosts and it seems to imply her parents are dead like Lilo's so perhaps the older lady living with Ai and her sister is an aunt or something? That's not to say I don't have some problems with this series like some scenes basically being rehashes of "Stitch!" scenes, and Cobra Bubbles mysteriously helping the Grand Council Woman and there not being any attempt by Stitch,Pleakley or Jumba to return home to Lilo. However some of my issues with this series are simply from the lack of english translation. I hope somebody finds copies with english subs or dubbing and uploads them eventually. I also hope "Stitch and Ai" gets more than 13 episodes and airs in the U.S. From what I have seen a lot of people hate that Lilo is not really in "Stitch and Ai" but like the animation and prefer "Stitch and Ai" over the "Stitch! anime".

To Sam Cook: So "Stitch!" is airing in Britain again? Have you watched the new series "Stitch and Ai"???
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Sam Cook

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:12:17 MDT
I saw the episode when Yuna used an umbrella to block Sample's sonic-blasts. She was so brave... and so gentle.
I got this awesome idea. She learns bartitsu.... an eclectic martial art and self-defence method originally developed in England during the years 1898–1902 by E.W. Barton-Wright who fused Jujutsu, Swiss Wrestling, Savate, Canne de combat, Judo, and Boxing.... immortalised as the martial art Sherlock Holmes used to fight Professor Moriarty on Reichenbach Falls.
I see Yuna using bartitsu.... wielding the umbrella when doing so. It looks smart but can be practical. Yep. She can learn it from Jane Porter who dwelled during the 19th century. Would be great to see her use the umbrella with some martial arts. The umbrella looks goofy but turns out handy.... as Yuna looks sweet but can be tough when needed. Proof how appearances deceives which is one of the running themes on the Stitch franchise.
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Sam Cook

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:04:14 MDT
I saw the episode Perfect Memory on my local Britain language. Tiira really got to me on it. She was a robot.... yet she developed to be a person. She learned too well to be sentient and to feel. She bonded well with Stitch and co. Yep. A great way to show Yuna's humanity.... for most humans prejudice robots, yet she accepted her as a person for her noble self-sacrifice for Stitch. Yep.
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Doverstar

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:40:56 MDT
Aloha, friends! I know we're all going crazy over Stitch and Ai and even though I'm against Disney ignoring Lilo not once, but TWICE in coming up with spinoffs, I wanted to actually SEE the show before I got riled.

Anyway, I'm not gonna complain a ton cuz that's boring to read, (plus our Guidelines politely forbid it up there) and I don't wanna rain on anyone's excitement.

I know I'm not alone in wanting to see it, so I did some digging and a very sweet person on tumblr gave me the link to watch the first couple episodes of the show! No English dub or subtitles, sadly, but if you want to actually WATCH it in sub-nice quality, here's the link I was given:

http://tv.cctv.com/2017/03/27/VIDEqji9jDCAHDYA1saxzzZm170327.shtml

Use the list in the right margin of the video to find more episodes of it, and Google should ask to translate the page for you if reading titles would help find more. I think Ai is really cute and I'll probably like her more than Yuna, though I prefer Lilo to all of these newbies.

ANYWAY. There you go, my friends! Let me know if it's working for you. :)
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Sam Cook

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Fri, 7 Apr 2017 13:23:10 MDT
I saw the trailer for Stitch and Ai. Looked good.
The bit when Stitch juggled the plasma blasts and when he tried to pose as a stone creature cracked me up.
Ai seemed right. Such a plucky and kind girl. Yep.
Dragons on this. WOW!
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Elastico's Foot

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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:21:36 MDT
To Stitchthebest36:

Yeah, if Ai had been Lilo's daughter, and the series just picked up with her and Stitch already being friends, that'd be stupendous. And yeah, I know this is all we're getting right now, but I've always been one to shoot higher; I'd rather continue hoping for something better than settle for the decent outing we have now, despite my gratitude for the improvements.
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Stitchthebest36
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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 17:04:51 MDT
To Starryblast9: Mahalo for the trailer! Apparently the show was animated in an english speaking country so it is already english dubbed,hence the trailer being in english, but that it may not get a U.S release. My personal theory is that after the negative reaction to Stitch! Disney may not want to try releasing new Stitch content here in the U.S which would TOTALLY SUCK because I REALLY WANT TO SEE THIS SERIES IN THE U.S and I will be emailing Disney begging them to release this on one of the U.S Disney Channels. I LOVE that they actually acknowledged that Lilo exists in the very first episode of this series!!!! This "Stitch & Ai" series seems to apply these evil aliens chasing Stitch throughout the series may have kidnapped Stitch and therefore separated Lilo and Stitch forcibly in a way that would be clearly beyond their control. This would be a much better explanation than that Lilo has a boyfriend or the Lilo went to college abandonment plot line from the Japanese series. I like Ai's sister as well. Both seem like interesting female leads who can take care of themselves and the older adult female who I'm guessing is Ai's mother is pretty funny with her dizzy spells and fainting LOL.

To Elastico's Foot: I agree with your assessment of Ai, Stitch,animation and the storytelling. As to Lilo I completely understand why you are upset because Ai could have so easily been written as Lilo's daughter, heck, Ai even has black hair and brown eyes and her eyes and body are animated almost the same as Lilo's i.e very expressive. I can so easily picture Ai and Lilo as being mother and daughter in both personality and looks. Or they could have had Lilo and the GrandCouncilwoman give Stitch a special mission to teach little lonely girls the meaning of Ohana like how Lilo and Stitch were originally tasked with finding experiments. The sad thing is that these options would so easily continue Lilo's story but they just don't do it and that is lazy and I do hate that Lilo is getting the short shift because in my opinion Lilo is one of the best realizations of a female character ever. That being said, "Stitch!" and "Stitch and Ai" are what we are getting at the moment so I choose to accept it and enjoy the new content as its own separate series which will hopefully inspire new Stitch related fan fics.
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Elastico's Foot

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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 14:44:56 MDT
Oh, wow, a new Stitch series just came into existence right under our noses! Who would've thought? Guess I'll give my thoughts on what I saw.

So, right off the bat, the animation is way better than the anime, as is, yes the character designs. No longer does this look like Stitch has been weirdly photoshopped into some second-rate anime series; despite the difference in culture and setting, Stitch blends in nicely alongside the new characters and environments. The action, as well, is a lot better. In the anime, fight scenes looked more like awkward mating dances and were uncomfortable to watch and impossible to get invested in. Stitch's powers are put to much better use. The scene from the first episode where he and Ai are sledding down a hill while fending off Federation soldiers (or I assume that was what they were) is a great example.

Speaking of Stitch, he is portrayed much better here. He's far more competent and much more likable. I've said before that the problem with his anime counterpart is that the writers confused wit with stupidity. That confusion is thankfully gone here.

I also quite like Ai. She seems much more relatable and likable than Yuna, and has much better chemistry with Stitch. (Yuna greets Stitch with animosity, while Ai greets him with curiosity. Much better introduction.) I like how she has a multitude of interests, like drumming and filmmaking, which makes her much more interesting than Yuna's one-sided devotion to karate. Stitch's relationship with Ai is certainly much healthier than his with Yuna. (And I also love that Ai is the same height as Stitch, because it always bugged me that Yuna was taller than Stitch; I always saw it as a visual metaphor for the fact that the two characters simply weren't meant to be together.)

However, with all this said, I still feel like there's a greater problem with this new series.

Now, you might now be saying, "Oh, come on, Elastico's Foot! They fixed pretty much all your biggest problems from the anime! Better action, better new main character, more accurate portrayal of Stitch; what more could you want?!" Well, let me explain to you (while Elastico stares at you with immense discomfort, wondering why you're getting so frustrated with his foot.) exactly what I mean.

The core problem that this new show will always even at its highest potential is this; Lilo simply should not be replaced. I know that life depends on change, but not change in general; it is specific, necessary changes that must be made to make improvements. Lilo is not one of those things. The whole point of Lilo and Stitch is that the two characters are each the solution to their own flawed selves; Stitch helps Lilo cope with her grief and depression, and Lilo helps Stitch reinvent himself into something greater than what he was created for. Had these two never met, it's likely that their lives would have deteriorated more and more, Stitch becoming an unstoppable, murderous demon of a creature, and Lilo becoming drained and beaten by her depression, until they each met their own unfortunate ends, Stitch likely by execution and Lilo likely at her own hands. It's only because these two unlikely and tragic people met that they could each become each other's savior.
To simply put Stitch with some other random human, whether someone as boring and unlikable as Yuna or as kind and curious as Ai, is to completely disregard that beautiful coincidence.
The problem this new show maintains from the anime is that it still doesn't truly continue Stitch's story. Rather, it only inserts him into a story that was going to happen regardless of his presence. His relationship with Lilo is not as someone who swoops down, saves the day, and then ultimately leaves again. He'll be there at her graduation, at her wedding, at her deathbed, at her funeral, and at all of the above for her children, and their children, and their children, until he himself finally dies after who-knows-how-long-Experiments-live. This story, as well as those of the Experiments who join Stitch and Lilo in this generation-spanning devotion, is the continued story of Lilo and Stitch that must be told, whether it's filled with joy and bliss or conflict and loss. Anything else, no matter how effort and thought a writer or writers may put into it, is a mere distraction, or rather, a stubborn denial, of the truth.

And that is why I cannot be excited by this new Stitch series. We are still a far cry from the show we, and Lilo and Stitch (key phrase being "Lilo and") need and deserve.
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Jowad

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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:52:04 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

I know that the experiment concept is modeled with the Pokemon thing, but what mean by slowly into Pokemon anime territory, is the replaceable female companions part of it and the repetitiveness of the same story retold through a slightly different angle.
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StarryBlast9

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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:19:09 MDT
To Jowad:

Hoo boy, just watch it if you think you can get through it. Go slow if it irritates you (that was what I did with the anime, and it helped me to not go flying-off-the-handle crazy). I did say it was another retelling much like the anime is, so make of it what you will.

TBH, Lilo and Stitch always kind of DID have the whole Pokemon thing going on once they introduced the other experiments (heck-even I name some of my own Pokemon after experiments; Chandelure is always "Heat", Guzzlord's "Tank", etc.). Back to your point though, I can definitely see how it looks disappointing and like Stitch is getting the Ash Ketchum treatment in regards to female companions. One way to look at it though, would be to think of it as Stitch helping out other kids and applying what Lilo taught him. But again-that's me. Feel free to like or dislike it however you want. :P

To Stitchthebest36:

SAME ON THE NEW DESIGNS; I love how it went back to a Sanders-like design for the characters, and I like Ai and Jeijei (her older sister). There seems to be a sort of time skip; either it takes place after the anime or after the first movie in it's own separate AU; it doesn't really specify (though the first movie's referenced and shown in flashbacks). There's no English version sadly, but here's the site with the trailer:

https://icv2.com/print/article/37134

Don't really know why exactly they keep pairing Stitch up with girls, but hey-new Stitch stuff and the franchise is continuing. I'm really excited for this too! :)
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Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:46:55 MDT
To Jowad: I posted the theory video and another funny video on the tumblr.

To Elastico's Foot: Thanks! Sorry for my late reply.

Starryblast9: WHOA! OMG! A NEW STITCH SERIES???!!!!!! I watched it(one episode anyway) and I have to say the new designs are beautiful. They seem a bit closer to the design of Lilo & Stitch. The new girl is cute and younger and more innocent than Yuna which I like. This of course begs the question of what happened to Lilo and Yuna in the new canon? Is Yuna dead? Is Lilo grown up? or dead? Can you PLEASE find more information on what the series plot line is? Can you post links and info in english here please??? What is the name of the new series??? i.e How do I look it up? Do you have the link to the trailer? When I clicked on that link I got episodes not the trailer. This also makes me think of 2 other questions, why do they always pair Stitch with girls and not boys? And what are they gonna do next? "Stitch in India"? LOL. In all seriousness I'm glad the Stitch franchise is continuing on. Honestly I'm excited by this!
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Jowad

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:57:31 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Okay I was able to watch the trailer for it and after watching it and what it's about, the only thing I think to myself is 'Why is this a thing!?'.

Because honestly, from what I got, this is just a rehash of the anime, but instead of landing in Japan, Stitch lands in China.

It's stuff like this that reason why I now think that the Lilo & Stitch franchise is slowly fading into Pokemon anime territory, why, because you know that every post-Johto saga of the show would start with Ash going into a new region with a brand new female companion for him, it's pretty much the same thing with both anime & the new Stitch & Ai series where Stitch crashlands into a new region with a brand new female companion for him, do you see my point.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:34:27 MDT
To Jowad:

I think maybe try your phone, 'cause it's telling me I need Adobe Flash Player to watch it on my PC (it worked just fine on the phone).

I just discovered it early in the week and the original post stated that an English release isn't a good possibility. Disney hasn't mentioned the anime either, don't really understand why.

Also-this is being worked on by Tony Craig, who was involved in the original series and two of the movies. Interesting tidbit that I thought I'd share. :P
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Jowad

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:15:35 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Now hearing about it your telling the truth although it's strange that Disney didn't confirm this Chinese Stitch iteration to any news sources.

By the way, I'm try to watch it but the player on that website is not working.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:28:10 MDT
Though TBH I thought it was a prank too,considering the time I found it was right around April First.

Then I found out it was real. Which was...VERY weird, to say the least. Personally I'm happy we have a new iteration out, but that's me and my opinion.
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StarryBlast9

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 20:22:24 MDT
To Jowad:

Uhh...it's not a prank. It's real. There's seven episodes out ATM.

http://big5.cntv.cn/gate/big5/tv.cctv.com/2017/03/28/VIDAQ9dbLxKaI953aCxzCMb7170328.shtml

o-o

If this were a prank the thing would've been unveiled today, but it was revealed a few days ago. Specifically 3/28 (or 3/29)
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Jowad

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Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:56:25 MDT
To StarryBlast9:

Ah, Nice Lilo & Stitch-related April Fools prank.
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