Stitch! Anime No Longer Listed on Disney XD
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official Disney XD website no longer lists the Stitch! anime series on its television schedule after Friday, October 28. The schedule only lists what is being aired until November 11, and it notes that the show will not be broadcast in the next two weeks.
The series had premiered on the channel on Monday and was slated to air on weekdays at 9:00 a.m. The channel aired five episodes of the series this week.
Stitch! is based on Disney's Lilo & Stitch! film. Disney co-produced the series with Japan's Madhouse anime studio.
Unlike the previous Lilo & Stitch! sequels which starred a Hawaiian girl named Lilo, the Stitch! series is based in a fictional island (not dissimilar to Japan's Okinawa) with a heroine named Yūna. The title character Stitch, a runaway alien test subject, remains largely unchanged in MADHOUSE's version.
The anime series spawned two sequel series in Japan: Stitch!: Itazura Alien no Daibōken and Stitch!: Zutto Saikō no Tomodachi. The original series premiered in Japan in 2008, and the two sequels premiered in Japan in 2009 and 2010.
Thanks to Soundmonkey44 for the news tip.
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