Disney Shuts Down Production on Live-Action Lilo and Stitch Movie

Lilo and Stitch

Disney Shuts Down Production on Live-Action Lilo and Stitch Movie

The live-action Lilo and Stich film has shut down production joining other tentpole films like Deadpool 3, Gladiator 2, and the 8th Mission: Impossible. The SAG/AFTRA strike and WGA strikes have brought Hollywood productions to a standstill. Hollywood will continue to move forward with films that they have already shot, but any films currently in production will have to wait until the union has resolved negotiations with the Motion Picture Association.

Even cinematic juggernauts like Marvel Studios have been brought to their knees by the work stoppage. Marvel CEO Kevin Feige reached out to his staff saying, “We recognize how much you’ve all done on your specific projects and it’s disappointing when carefully laid plans have to shift, but constant change is the nature of the production business, and our teams are no stranger to unexpected challenges and rising to meet them.” Marvel will have to change its release schedule, and who knows if there will be any casualties of films as a result.

Related: Deadpool 3 Officially Stops Production Due to SAG-AFTRA Strike


Hollywood may not be completely devoid of new IP, as work can potentially continue on animation, even on projects set to roll out in 2025 and beyond. One way around this is to have staff record voices to inform the animators and then return to work with SAG/AFTRA actors at a later date. Major animated films have yet to shift their release dates and remain largely unaffected by the strike.

Disney has not yet announced the updated release date for Lilo and Stitch. We will report on changes to this production and more should the strike continue for a prolonged period.

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