News Images of Japanese Stitch! Anime Previewed
posted on 2008-03-27 15:06 EDT
At Tokyo International Anime Fair 2008 on Thursday, American media conglomerate Walt Disney unveiled a three-minute pilot video of Stitch!, the television series animated by Japan's Madhouse studio for the Japanese market. Disney's original Lilo & Stitch! film (pictured at right) and its earlier spinoffs centered on a space alien named Stitch! and the Hawaiian girl who adopts him. This new project will feature a new girl, tentatively named Hanako, who hails from southern Japan's Okinawan islands and knows karate. The pilot includes traditional Okinawan music. The AFP news source posted a photograph that shows Stitch! and the new Japanese heroine. (In the linked page, click on the photo for a slightly larger view.) Disney also covered its Fireball production with Toei Animation and its Robo Crosser production with Telecom Animation Film.