Recently more details were revealed on the upcoming live action remake of the animated classic, “Lilo & Stitch”, which is due to be a Disney+ Original movie.

The original movie’s co-Director, Chris Sanders, has been promoting his new movie, “Call of the Wild” and was asked by Cinemablend about the new version, which he explained why they went with traditional animation rather than computer generated graphics.

I definitely thought CG was, not at that point, up to the task of turning [Stitch] into something that would be visually not disturbing. With traditional hand-drawn animation cells you can make it in a particular way you can look at that and not see it as odd. If you think about a reinterpretation of Lilo as a CG character, she would just look very strange because I think she’d feel very Muppet-y because of her big mouth, while in the hand drawn realm she looks pretty normal.

He then went on to talk about how it might work with the live action version:

Even though he was very bizarre, I think you could buy that people would accept maybe that he was some sort of dog and not just run screaming from him [in the animated movie]. But in live-action with real people that’s going to be different. I don’t think you could put a literal Stitch in there and believably think that people wouldn’t just run away from him. So I’m very curious what angle they will take on him.

Over the past 20 years since the original animated movie was made, technology has improved and in his new movie, “The Call Of The Wild”, the director uses live action actors, along with a CGI dog.


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