Leroy & Stitch

Leroy & Stitch

DVD cover
Created by
  • Roberts Gannaway
  • Tony Graig
Based on Lilo & Stitch: The Series
by Chris Sanders
and Dean DeBlois
Written by Robert Gannaway
Jess Winfield
Directed by
Theme music composer J. A. C. Redford
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Editor(s) John C. Smith
Running time 72 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network
Original release June 23, 2006 (2006-06-23) (TV)
June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27) (DVD)
Preceded by Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)

Disney's Leroy & Stitch (stylized as Leroy Lilo & Stitch) is an animated family television film produced by Walt Disney Television Animation.[1] It is the third sequel of the 2002 animated feature film Lilo & Stitch, and the nearly conclusion to Lilo & Stitch: The Series and the original run of the Lilo & Stitch franchise prior to the anime, Stitch!. The film debuted on Disney Channel on June 23, 2006 and also aired on Toon Disney on June 26, 2006.[2]

While the film received mixed reviews, it was nominated for the 2007 Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, which ultimately went to DisneyToon Studios's direct-to-video film The Fox and the Hound 2.[3]


With their mission to capture all 624 experiments and repurpose them on Earth completed, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley are honored as heroes by the Galactic Alliance. Jumba is given the confiscated key to his laboratory again, Pleakley is offered a post as chairman of Earth Studies at G.A.C.C. (Galactic Alliance Community College) and Stitch is made the Captain of the Galactic Armada and commander of his newly commissioned ship BRB-9000 (Big Red Battleship 9000). Lilo is made Galactic Federation Ambassador to Earth and sole guardian of Stitch's "cousins". Before they leave, Lilo gives Jumba her favorite Elvis record, Pleakley a paperweight (which is actually an Earth rock) and Stitch a necklace with a Ku Tiki (the Hawaiian god of strength).

In his ship, Gantu has decided that since he failed in capturing all of the experiments (except for 625), he will break Dr. Hämsterviel out of prison. He takes the two-man Space Shuttle, leaving 625 alone and helps Hämsterviel escape from prison. Stitch is then assigned to recapture Hämsterviel. Hämsterviel and Gantu burst into Jumba's lab and force Jumba to create an evil twin of Stitch, Leroy, to defeat the Galactic Alliance. Stitch arrives and after a fight, he is defeated when Pleakley appears at an inopportune moment, distracting Stitch long enough for Leroy to lock him in a glass capsule. Hämsterviel reveals his plans to clone an army of Leroys to take over the Galactic Alliance. Before leaving for Turo, Hämsterviel locks Jumba, Pleakley and Stitch in Pleakley's ship, and sends the vessel into a black hole.

On Earth, Lilo decides to contact Stitch. Lilo realizes that the only intergalactic videophone on the planet available is in Gantu's ship. There, she finds 625 and asks to use the videophone. However, 625 says it is broken. Lilo then names 625 "Reuben". He thereafter consents to help Lilo. Once the videophone is fixed, Lilo contacts the BRB-9000. Leroy impersonates Stitch, using shape-shifting to disguise himself, but fails because he does not have Stitch's tiki necklace. Hämsterviel then commands Leroy to go to Earth and capture all of the other experiments to destroy them. Lilo, sensing Stitch is in trouble, asks Reuben for help in fixing Gantu's ship. As Jumba, Pleakley, and Stitch head towards the black hole, Stitch escapes and frees the others. However, the navigational computer is locked on course for the black hole and will teleport them to a volcanic planet where they will be vaporized, but if they can disrupt the event horizon by throwing a small object into the black hole, it will send them somewhere else. Pleakley pulls out the rock that Lilo gave him and asks if this will work. After Jumba says it is too heavy, Stitch takes a bite out of it, then crawls out the front of the vehicle and throws it at the black hole. There is a flash and the vehicle is sucked in.

On Earth, Leroy obtains Lilo's scrapbook of "cousins" and quickly captures all of them (along with Mertle). Lilo and Reuben arrive at Turo, but they are too late; Hämsterviel has taken over, making the Grand Councilwoman his receptionist, and orders Gantu to lock them up. Gantu imprisons Lilo and Reuben, but decides to release them after Hämsterviel fires him. After a close call with several Leroy clones, they are trapped. All is lost until the G.A.C.C. van suddenly appears. Lilo, Reuben and Gantu all climb in and head for Earth. On Earth, the original Leroy has herded all the experiments into a large stadium where "Alohapalooza" will take place. The BRB-9000 appears and Hämsterviel prepares to obliterate all of the experiments, until a timely appearance by Lilo, Stitch and the others and destroy the BRB's primary cannon. Hämsterviel reveals that he brought along his Leroy army as backup. Stitch rallies his "cousins" and the battle begins. Despite some initial victories by the experiments, it soon becomes apparent that the adversaries are better than them. Jumba remembers that he programmed a secret shutdown command into Leroy: If he plays Elvis Presley's "Aloha 'Oe", the others will deactivate. Stitch appears on-stage in his Elvis attire and plays "Aloha 'Oe" with Lilo and Reuben accompanying him, causing the Leroys to have violent seizures and shutdown. With his plan foiled (again), Hämsterviel is recaptured.

Back at the Galactic Alliance HQ, they are proclaimed "Heroes of the Alliance." Stitch, Jumba and Pleakley ask to be allowed to return to Earth with Lilo. The Grand Councilwoman grants this and asks Gantu if he would like to be reinstated as the Captain of the Armada. Gantu agrees on the condition that Reuben be assigned as his galley officer. Back on Earth, Lilo sets up for one last picture. Mertle arrives with Gigi (during the battle, Mertle was with Gigi- and was astounded when she found that Gigi could talk, being one of Jumba's Experiments). Lilo's last picture in the album is of all of the experiments still on Earth, Mertle, Jumba, Pleakley, Nani, David and herself. Meanwhile, Hämsterviel is sent back to prison along with Leroy and all of his clones, who have recovered from their seizures.



The film marks the third film in the Lilo & Stitch franchise without any involvement from creators Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois (besides Sanders providing vocals for Stitch), as they would leave Disney for DreamWorks Animation to write and direct How to Train Your Dragon.[4][5]


Leroy & Stitch debuted on Disney Channel on June 23, 2006 and also aired on Toon Disney on June 26, 2006.[2] It was released on DVD in the United States on June 27, 2006.[6] Bonus features of the DVD include a then-unaired episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series titled "Link" and a set-top game The Big Red Battleship Flight Simulator.[2] Distributed by Walt Disney Home Entertainment, DVD sales in the United States earned a total of $15,705,122.[7]

Critical reception

Leroy & Stitch received mixed reviews. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 40% based on five reviews, two of which were positive and three were negative.[8]

CinemaBlend.com gave the movie a rating of 1 out of 5 stars, stating the film is "just another direct-to-video sequel of Disney with no unusual stuff in it," and further uplifted and preferred the original Lilo & Stitch film.[9]

The website Common Sense Media (CSM) gave the film's quality 4 out of 5 stars and applicable for ages 5 above based on 10 reviews from both parents and children.[10]


Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released 2006
Recorded 2005-2006
Genre Rock, country rock, pop
Label Walt Disney
Lilo & Stitch music chronology
Lilo & Stitch 2: Island Favorites
Lilo & Stitch Hawaiian Album
Stitch!: Original Soundtrack

Majority of the soundtrack of Leroy & Stitch are Elvis Presley records, while other parts of the soundtrack include music inspired by Gustav Holst's "The Planets".[11][12]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Performer(s) Length
1. "Aloha ʻOe"  Queen LiliuokalaniElvis Presley  
2. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"  Hank WilliamsElvis Presley  
3. "Hawaii Five-O Theme"  Morton Stevens   
4. "Jailhouse Rock"  Jerry Leiber and Mike StollerElvis Presley  
5. "Don't Be Cruel (Everlife version)"  Otis Blackwell, Elvis PresleyEverlife  
6. "Aloha, E Komo Mai"  Danny Jacob and Ali Olmo   
7. "Aloha ʻOe"  Queen LiliuokalaniLilo, Stitch and Reuben (Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders and Rob Paulsen)  
8. "Shouldn't Have Yelled (Lilo & Stitch)"  Alan Silvestri   
9. "What's Best for Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)"  Alan Silvestri   
10. "Ugly (Lilo & Stitch)"  Alan Silvestri   
11. "Rescue (Lilo & Stitch)"  Alan Silvestri   
12. "The Big Battle (Stitch! The Movie)"  Michael Tavera   

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Laydon, Joe (June 27, 2006). "Review: 'Leroy & Stitch'". Variety. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 "Lilo Leroy & Stitch DVD Review". DVD Dizzy. June 27, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2006. Though Leroy & Stitch seemed destined to be direct-to-video, just a few weeks ago, it was announced that the movie would air on television twice shortly before its DVD release. It did that last Friday on Disney Channel and last night on Toon Disney.
  3. "2007 Golden Reel Award Nominees: Other". Archived from the original on March 25, 2008. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  4. "Interview: Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders of 'How to Train Your Dragon'". Beliefnet. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  5. "Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois Talk 'How to Train Your Dragon'". MovieWeb. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  6. McCutcheon, David (May 31, 2006). "Leroy & Stitch Run Amuck in June". IGN. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  7. "Leroy & Stitch - DVD Sales". The Numbers. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  8. "Leroy & Stitch (2006)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  9. Perkis, Edward. "Leroy & Stitch DVD Review". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  10. "Leroy & Stitch Movie Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  11. "Leroy & Stitch (Video 2006)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 30, 2014.
  12. "Leroy & Stitch (2006) Soundtrack OST - RingosTrack". RingosTrack. Retrieved March 30, 2014.

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