âLilo And Stitchâ had its own animated series in 2003, just a year after the film was released in theaters, and in the wake of the direct-to-video sequel, âStitch: The Sequelâ. It turned out to be very popular, with 65 episodes over four years. But in 2008, the company made a strange move when Walt Disney Television International Japan, its foreign subsidiary, obtained the rights from its parent company to produce an animated series, simply titled “Stitch!” The series is set in Okinawa, Japan, and centers around Stitch and his new human friend Yuna. The series was well received and aired 29 episodes between 2008 and 2015, although only five have reached America yet.
In 2017, a new series titled âStitch and Aiâ premiered in China and followed on from the original film, but is set in Huangshan, Anhui. The series sees Stitch separated from Lilo after being captured by a group of aliens, and when Stitch escapes, he crashes into the Huangshan Mountains where a young girl named Wang Ai Ling finds him and takes him. The series was produced with voiceovers in English. , then redoubled in Mandarin, the English version being published first. The only time it was made available in the US was as a streaming option on “DisneyNow” in 2018, before being discontinued a year later.
The response to the show was positive, although critics praising the animation and storytelling, and unlike “The Lion Guard,” fans were happy to forgive any continuity mistakes it may have made with the film. original.