One of the benefits of owning every Disney DVD imaginable (eh hem) is that they come loaded with extra bonuses. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, they’ll toss in some deleted scenes. There have been times where after seeing the deleted scene, I’ll wonder why they ever took it out.
Usually, a scene is omitted due to time or the animators felt that the scene lent nothing extra to the movie. I can appreciate that, although I would never complain that a Disney movie is too long. Once that movies over, it’s back to reality for this adult.
But I have to say, there is always an exception to the rule, and boy – am I glad that they took this horrific scene out of one of my favorite movies, Lilo and Stitch.
In this scene, Lilo introduces Stitch to her “other best friend”, Pudge the Fish. Stitch then goes on the kill Pudge, and directly after, the dying Pudge and Lilo are attacked by seagulls while a sadistic looking Stitch sits back and watches. It’s absolutely terrifying!
The scene makes Stitch appear to be the most heartless little monster. Honestly, if this scene had stayed in the movie, I believe it would have made it very tough for the audience to like him afterwards.
My interest was peaked, but I will warn you, it’s not very nice. Not nice at all!
Let’s go back to the Stitch we all know and love.
It’s OK, Stitch. Luckily for you, you are animated, so we can all act like this scene never happened, because truthfully, it didn’t.
We still love you!