lilo and stitch

Lilo and Stitch

Ohana means family, which means no one gets left behind or forgotten about. Lilo and Stitch is Disney animated movie made in 2002. The setting is Hawaii, where a six year old girl (and a fan of Elvis) named Lilo Pelekai lives with her big sister, Nani. Seen as an oddball by the other kids in the neighborhood, she begs Nani for a puppy so she won’t be lonely. At the same time, Experiment 626 has escaped intergalactic prison and landed on Earth. The alien infiltrates the animal shelter, and Lilo chooses it as her pet. She names it Stitch, symbolizing stitching her family, or ohana, back together. At first, Stitch is mischievous and aggressive, but he eventually learns the importance of Lilo’s friendship. Their bond causes Stitch to defy his intended destructive tendencies to keep the¬†ohana¬†together. After the success of the movie, a spinoff TV series aired on Disney Channel from 2003 to 2006.

Nani from Lilo and Stitch

Nani Pelekai is the tritagonist of Disney’s Lilo and Stitch. She is eighteen, and the older sister/legal guardian to Lilo. She tries to improve their living situation through jobs on the island, but Lilo and Stitch’s antics always cause chaos. Her biggest fear is that Cobra Bubbles will take Lilo away, proving that she failed at caring for her younger sister. Although she sometimes loses her temper, resulting in giant fights with Lilo, Nani is kind and mature. More than anything, Nani wants to protect her ohana, and will always put Lilo first. She enjoys surfing and has a crush on David.

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