Recently Lilo & Stitch celebrated its 20th Anniversary. The film is remembered by many as a wonderful tale about no matter where you’re from, even if you’re from space, somewhere you have a family.
Recently the film’s director and voice of Stitch, Chris Sanders, did an interview with the New York Times reflecting on the film all these years later. When the part of the interview went into how people would tell him they related to both Lilo and her sister Nani (both in their situation and sibling relationship) he said:
“When the film came out, that’s what a lot of critics talked about. Those moments that were based in reality in a way that people could see themselves in, and it didn’t feel like they were cartoon characters.“
Loli and Nani had a very difficult relationship at the beginning of the film. Nani was forced to grow up fast and take charge while Lilo felt like a misfit. But as the film went on and Stitch came into their lives they grew closer. They went from just two sister who recently lost their parents to a whole new family; Albeit a very unusual one, but a family nonetheless.
But after that he went into how he was a little jealous of 2013’s smash hit Frozen. Many people nowadays usually think about Frozen when on the topic about films about “sisterhood”. But the fact is that Lilo & Stitch did that 11 years earlier (and arguably did a better job).
“To be clear, I think Frozen’s great. But it was a little bit frustrating for me because people were like, ‘Finally, a nonromantic relationship with these two girls,’ and I thought, ‘We did that! That has absolutely been done before.’“
What do you think? Which film about “sisterhood” did the better job?
Source: New York Times
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