Director Of “Lilo & Stitch” Gets Upset When People Praise “Frozen” For Sisterhood

Chris Sander's Remark On The Sisterhood In _Frozen_

He argued that before Frozen was ever released, their film was the first to do it.

Chris Sanders’ 2002 film “Lilo & Stitch,” which he also co-wrote and co-directed, has something to say about Disney’s 2013 animated feature “Frozen,” which is reportedly getting a third installment in the franchise.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Fans have undoubtedly praised the sisterly relationship between Elsa and Anna in the Disney movie, but Sanders insisted that their film developed it first, and that it didn’t appear to earn as much attention as Frozen has.

“To be clear, I think ‘Frozen’s’ great,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “But it was a little bit frustrating for me because people were like, ‘Finally, a nonromantic relationship with these two girls,’ and I thought, ‘We did that! That has absolutely been done before.’”

Despite this, he said in the same interview that Lilo and Nani, the sisters in the movie, still struck a chord with reviewers. He attributed this to “those moments that were based in reality in a way that people could see themselves in, and it didn’t feel like they were cartoon characters.”

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.

With over $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts, “Frozen” has established itself as one of Disney’s most commercially successful animated productions ever. 

On the other hand, “Lilo & Stitch” also succeeded critically and commercially, debuting to just $500,000 behind the sci-fi thriller “Minority Report” starring Tom Cruise and going on to gross $273 million worldwide, according to the publication.

Disney movies frequently center on romances, but two of its most powerful ties come from both films’ sister relationships. While there are numerous similarities and distinctions between these two sisterly relationships, they also share a ferocious devotion to and protection of one another.

Reactions to Director Of "Lilo & Stitch" Gets Upset When People Praise "Frozen" For Sisterhood

Makes me so happy to see people recognise Lilo & Stitch as the absolute masterpiece it is

@ComicGirlAshley

Frozen’s entire marketing strategy was pretending it broke new ground.

@kevinbolk

its bc lilo and nani are pacific islander/indigenous and elsa and anna r white there is literally no other reason. u seriously cannot tell me frozen was better than lilo and stitch

@nagatometal

And Lilo & Stitch was SUPERIOR 😌💅

@KharloKong

frozen a sisterhood movie abt 2 yt princess who’s major struggle was some ice…don’t make me laugh…

@klugfairy

19 YEAR OLD NANI WAS NOT OUT HERE GOING FROM JOB TO JOB TO MAKE A LIVING FOR HERSELF AND HER 6 YEAR OLD SISTER SO CPS WOULDNT TAKE HER, FOR PEOPLE TO BE OUT HERE TALKING ABOUT “Frozen is the first sisterhood movie!” Lilo & Stitch did it first. Goodbye.

@kdashlanie

Disney adults would never admit that lilo and stitch clears frozen because they’re all subtlety racist

@stilltribematic

They’re right & they should say it.

@keatingssixth

Ah yes the ice queen who shut her sister out for years and the impulsive princes who can't take a hint which nearly got her killed is just as good an example as the big sis who had to be strong and a parent for her little sis who learned to appreciate her big sis more...right

@Bruno81384881

Frozen was always mid and I'm tired of people pretending like it's not. Lilo&Stitch and Nani were always the goats!

@5ky1ine

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