Friday, February 17, 2023



Ever since I saw this little scene in story sketches, I was hoping to animate it when the time came. It was so unexpected (or was it?) that after Lilo placed Stich's claw on the vinyl record, she opened his mouth and Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Mind" came out of it. 
This moment always got a big laugh during story screenings. One of the funniest things I had ever seen. 
It was so much fun to draw both characters. The scene was also easy to animate, not a whole lot was moving. Staging and timing had pretty much been worked out in the story sketches by Chris Sanders. 
To this day I get a kick out of watching people's reaction to this little comedic gem. There is usually disbelief at first, followed by laughter.

Here are a few first pass roughs that my assistant at the time had kept for a while.

Here is a Youtube link to the sequence: