Disney's movie Lilo and Stitch is set in Hawaii! From the
Web site, you can
- download Stitch to your desktop...
- play games with Lilo on Ohana Island...
- learn more about Hawaii...
It's always exciting when movies and TV shows are set in
the islands. It's good for our economy, and it's also good
to share some of the great things about living in paradise
with other people all over the world.
The theme of Lilo and Stitch is based on a traditional
Hawaiian value or concept called 'ohana. Literally
'ohana means family. It extends beyond immediate
family, such as children, brothers and sisters, and parents.
Ohana includes all the aunties and uncles and cousins, as
well as family ancestors no longer with us. And, ohana includes
the rules, or customs, of how family members should treat
each other, what each person's responsibilities are, where
we fit and belong, and the importance of including others.
A person's ohana can extend beyond blood relationships to
include friends, people we care about and who care about
us. It can expand to include an entire community and describe
how that community interacts. As with many Hawaiian words,
there are depths of meaning far beyond the simple translation!
So, here at OhanaNet, Hawaii's Online Community, we hope
you enjoy Lilo and Stitch, and learn something about our
More Lilo and Stitch Web Links
Movies - previews, reviews, cast and credits and a message
forum to talk about the movie and see what others are saying.
- previews and background info on Lilo and Stitch.