The Sweet Lilo & Stitch Easter Egg You Might Not Have Noticed
Anyone who works behind the scenes of a film production knows that the acknowledgement of his or her contribution to a movie will come during the film’s closing credits (and will hopefully be spelled correctly). But the makers of Lilo & Stitch chose to thank the hardworking artists who helped make the 2002 Disney film a hit in a much more public, though not exactly obvious, way. Eagle-eyed Redditor VerySharpCup noticed a sweet Easter Egg hidden on Stitch’s adoption form, which gave thanks to those who helped make the film possible.
“Let it be known and stated in this, the fiftieth state of the union, on this, the 22nd day of September, 2001 that the Directors and Producer of the animated project LILO & STITCH (the “Picture”) wish to recognize the hard work and amazing talent of the Florida Feature Animation Studio, including but not limited to, the artists, production management team and overhead departments, as well as acknowledge their meritorious service in conjunction with the production of the Picture. Additional recognition is given to California and Paris Feature Animation as well as our partners at Disney-MGM Studios for their participation and support during the making of Lilo & Stitch.”
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It’s hardly the first time that a Disney movie has contained a hidden message; after all, the studio practically invented the Easter Egg with its penchant for Hidden Mickeys. And its Pixar division has got plenty of its own inside jokes.