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Lilo & Stitch movie

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Go see it. There's even a few Tikis in it. And it's a lot of fun, not sappy; very entertaining. I can't wait for the DVD! :)


I agree Biotron2000. Great animated film even if you do have to borrow or steal some kiddies to pretend they're your grandchildren in the kiddie's theatre it's shown in. The number of Tiki's is approximately four or five. They are in the scene showing the fake Hawaii luau. Watch for them.

Just went to see Lilo and Stitch at the El Capitain, and for all you LA Tiki Centralites, that is where to see it. The "Lilo and Stitch's Hawaiian Beach Party" set up is quite elaborate, like a mini Hawaiiana Disneyland, on several floors of what used to be a Masonic temple, and an incredible value for your dollar (included in the ticket price). They have a live Hula show, lots of games, a huge hall with Elvis collectibles, and lots of Tikis. Some games like the Tiki Toss include Tikis, and there are Tiki details to be discovered here and there. Kind of makes up for the lack of Tikis in the movie.
Also cool is the live Wurlitzer performance before the movie, which 10 minutes before the film goes to all Hawaiian classics, not only including the Tiki Rooom song and Hawaii 5-0, but also (I felt transmitted back to room 135) the C&H sugar song! A nice effect at the end is to see the Organ dissappear into the floor while the organist plays Aloha-e.

The movie itself is supercute, yet not in the sacharine Disney way, but with good characters, genuinely moving. I really recommend it. I already new about the fact that Tikis were rare in it, and the only disappointment was the brevity of the Elvis song moments, and that they did not include any Hawaiian Elvis songs. Judging by the amount of Elvis stuff in the exhibit, and by the fact that my friends at Disney saw parts of the movie that had "Blue Hawai" as title song and longer Elvis tune segments in it, it looks like Disney wanted to save on royalties and cut down on the Elvis soundtrack time, which is too bad.
It seems that the cool element at Disney was aiming for Polynesian Pop, but it didn't quite make it.
Still, a fun film.

i liked it! really cute, and you can't complain if even there are only a couple of tikis....i mean when was the last time you saw a tiki in a tom cruise movie?



Joe Vitale was one of the background artists for Lilo & Stich and he also designed 3 of the Tiki Farm tiki mugs... Hot Head, I Dream of Tiki & The Howler. Joe was also the guy who, about 10 years + ago, was given a Hyundai in one of their ad campaigns to do with as he chose... Joe was the guy who planted his grille first into the ground and transformed it into a Moai!!
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i saw it, it was pretty enjoyable, better than i expected for a disney flick. but why did all the female hawaiian ladies look exactly alike?

ooh i got a happy meal and got a lilo! yay for me.

Saw this with my kid yesterday, I concur that it was enjoyable and less sappy than most Disney efforts. The tikis were good looking ones, although I think the creators of the enchanted tiki room could have done even better, like making the tower on top of their rebuilt house resemble a large moai or something. Oh well, better than nothing...

I saw it at the El Capitan, too. Disney insanity at it's finest.

Elvis and Hawaii and old FreeMasons in the same place! No Ka Oi!

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