Lilo and Stitch Co-director Chris Sanders expressed his frustration with frozen Popular to celebrate the brotherhood while ignoring his movie.
Since the release of the original frozen A film in 2013, it received widespread acclaim for breaking the stereotype of a heroic prince-savior or romantic love interest for its lead female characters. Instead, the story focuses on the familial love between Anna and Elsa.
However, before Anna and Elsa, there was Lilo and Nanny, whom Sanders is keen to remind people of.
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Talking to New York times for Lilo and Stitch On the 20th anniversary, Sanders discussed how sad it was to see people being praised frozen For its focus on fraternity as the first Disney film.
“To be clear, I think frozen “Wow,” he said, “but it was a little frustrating for me because people were like, ‘Finally, a non-romantic relationship with these two girls,'” and I thought, ‘We did it! It’s been done before.”
Although the story is not a fairy tale, Lilo and Stitch It was rare because she didn’t give her main character romantic interest, instead making the relationship between the sisters a pivotal part of the film.
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Sanders also highlighted how the film sought to make its main characters as realistic as possible.
Lilo and Nani were given a more realistic portrayal of women’s bodies, and Lilo was given a “childish” character. “One of the metaphors about these films is that kids are always smarter, better, and more disciplined than adults who play clowns,” he added.
“But we didn’t. Lilo bites a little girl, she gets hurt, and she says things that don’t make sense. She acts like a real kid.”
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