By Jocelyn Buhlman
Once upon a time, a deadly alien crashed onto Earth and became best friends with a little girl who listened to Elvis… That’s not how fairy tales typically start, but this isn’t your average fairy tale. In 2002, Lilo & Stitch crash-landed into theaters and stole the hearts of audiences everywhere with the silly, sunny, and perfectly odd story of what it really means to be in an ‘ohana. To celebrate the intergalactic 15th anniversary of Lilo & Stitch, the Disney Animation Research Library is sharing this stunning gallery of production art from the film. Check out the sketches and full-color artwork that developed these iconic characters and shaped the visual style of the film.