Orphan Lilo (Daveigh Chase) lives a life of constant bickering with her sister and legal guardian Nani (Tia Carrere). Shunned at school by her classmates and in constant fear of being taken into care, she prays for "someone who won't run away". When she is taken to the local dog pound, she thinks she has found her perfect companion in the form of Stitch, a vicious cross between Mickey Mouse, Pokemon and a piranha. He also happens to be a mischief-making escapee from the planet Turo. Charming family adventure which sees Disney mine its legacy of handmade films - all the characters are drawn frame-by-frame, and watercolour backgrounds were used for the first time in 60 years.