Okay, I’m really enjoying this series a lot more than I should, seeing as how I’m all old and everything.
The premise is that Stitch (experiment 626) isn’t the only one of the mad scientist’s evil experiments to hit Earth; the other 625 are touching down in Hawaii. Water activates them, and Lilo & Stitch have to work together to capture the experiment and find a better purpose for it.
The show is definitely lower-budget than the movie, obviously, and the movie itself wasn’t a huge production, but it’s got higher production values than most animated series. The backgrounds are all the watercolor style of the movie, and the character designs and animation are really, really good. In particular, there’s at least one new experiment each episode, and they’re all well-designed, including the design consideration that they all look like relatives of Stitch.
Plus, all of the voices from the movie are used in the series, a great touch. Disney’s been doing a lot of promotion around a future episode which will feature the voices of all of the Kids in the Hall cast. Kevin McDonald does the voice of Pleakley as he did in the movie, and the other KiTH are going to “appear” as his relatives. (Scott Thompson has already made a cameo as Pleakley’s mother.)
Lilo & Stitch is my favorite of the Disney movies, and the photos shown over the end credits made me wish the movie would just keep on going. This series is a natural continuation fo the movie and they did a great job. Now I just need to find a kid to watch it with me.