The director of the animated film Lilo & Stitch has revealed his frustration with Frozen.
Chris Sanders, one of the creators of the animation, recalled that he felt frustrated with the misconception that Frozen was the first Disney film to prioritize sister relationships (via comic book).
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“To be clear, I think Frozen is great. But it was a little frustrating for me because people were like, ‘Finally, a non-romantic relationship with these two girls,’ and I was like, ‘We’ve done this before!
Producer Clark Spender even commented on how Lilo & Stitch approached this sisterly relationship.
“When the movie came out, that’s what a lot of critics were talking about. Those moments that were grounded in reality in a way that people could see each other, and it didn’t feel like they were cartoon characters,” he said.
Unlike Frozen, there was no romance dynamic in the animation, although there was an interest between Nani and her surfer friend David, explored in sequels.
More about Lilo & Stitch
“Lilo is a girl who loves taking care of underprivileged animals. Lilo has a habit of collecting recyclable garbage on the beaches to buy food for fish with the money received. Until, one fine day, she finds a dog and decides to adopt him.
“However, this dog is actually Stitch, an alien being who is one of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy. Now Stitch hides four of his six legs and decides to pass himself off as an ordinary dog, befriending Lilo.
Directed by Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, and written by Sanders, the voice cast includes Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders, Tia Carrere, Kevin Michael Richardson, Kevin McDonald, and others.