Stitch the lovable alien of mass destruction is back with 625 of his closest relatives ready to wreak havoc on the Hawaiian Islands. Captain Gantu has kidnapped Dr. Jumba and brought him to his evil partner Dr. Hamsterviel, they want the other 625 experimental aliens of mass destruction that Dr. Jumbo created. Lilo and Stitch find them and decide that they don’t want to give them up as they are part of the family, so in order to keep them they must rescue Dr. Jumba.
Overall this 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer is very sharp. There are no issues with edge enhancement or damages to the print. The quality of the animation is just not really up to snuff; the backgrounds look soft and very separated from the cell animation. Overall this is a very good transfer of an OK piece of animation.
In typical Disney fashion we have both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks. Either one are of almost equal quality with the DTS providing slightly better bass and a more spacious sound. Dialogue is clean and intelligible; the front image is nice and wide with good special cues. Rear channels are used seldom but sound very good when they are used, as well bass is not called for often but it is OK sounding. Overall the audio is better them average but not in keeping with the best available.
The extras kick off with a couple of games for the kids, we have Dr. Jumba’s experiment finder and Dr. Hamsterviel’s trivia. Next we move on to the experiment gallery where we can look at fun facts for 24 different experiments. Next up is a music video for “Aloha, E Komo Mai” that will have the kids jumping around the living room. Lastly we have a number of trailers for Disney’ titles like Finding Nemo. Brother Bear and Lilo and Stitch the TV series. Menus are animated and scored with featuring all of the characters form the film. An OK special features package that will keep the kids busy for a couple of hours.
Typically Disney direct to video releases have been below average titles but, this one is a surprise the story is good and the new characters are funny. The special features are decent and the video and audio are up to par as well. This is a disc that the kids will enjoy and parents will not dread having to watch repeatedly.
Special Features List
- Trivia challenge
- Experiment finder game
- Experiment gallery
- Music video