Happy Stitch Day: June 26th, 2020

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures


Aloha and Happy 6/26! Or as Disney fans like to call it- Stitch Day.



Stitch first made his appearance back in the 2002 film Lilo & Stitch. He was the result of an illegal Experiment 626 conducted by galactic evil genius Dr. Jumba Jookiba. Both were captured by the United Galactic Federation and tried for their illegal activity. The Federation viewed 626 as a threat because Jumba designed him with the instinct to destroy anything he touches. 626 was sentenced to like imprisonment on an asteroid, but while in-route, he stole a police cruiser and crash-landed Kaua’i, Hawaii.

To avoid being recaptured, 626 disguises himself by retracting his alien antennas and set of arms. He eventually gets adopted by Lilo Pelekai as a pet dog. Lilo gives him the name we all know and love today- Stitch. While living with Lilo, Stitch learned to be good and to understand the meaning of Ohana.



Credit: Walt Disney Studios

The original film proved successful for Walt Disney Studios meaning fans wanted more from Stitch and his new found family. Walt Disney Studios released three films including Stitch! The Movie (2003), Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005), and Leroy & Stitch (2006), along with Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006). All of these films and the television show can be watched for free with a Disney+ subscription!

Stitch has also been a prominent feature in the Parks. He’s a busy guy when it comes to character meet and greets, parades, and shows throughout all of Disney’s many Parks and Resorts. There was even an attraction entitled Stitch’s Great Escape in Orlando’s Magic Kingdom. Stitch merchandise can also be found practically anywhere. From hats, shirts, plush, bags, towels and more, there’s something for everyone. Even with parks closed, there’s no shortage of Stitch themed memorabilia. Check out some of the best merchandise on the market below! This is just a small fraction of the available merchandise on the market. The stores listed below have more on their websites.





Disney Store:


Stitch Bangle by Alex and Ani: $44.95
This bangle is a subtle way to show your love for Stitch! It’s perfect to wear with practically anything!
Stitch Kitchen Towel Set: $19.99
You can never have too many kitchen towels (especially if they are this cute).
Stitch Socks for Adults: $14.99
Keep your toes warm and fashionable with these!
Stitch Plush- Large- 25″: $69.99
Yes, a 25 inch tall Stitch. You never knew you needed it until now.
Stitch Ear Hat for Adults: $19.99
It’s the perfect accessory for a day in the parks or a day indoors having a Stitch movie marathon.
Stitch Stretch Headband: $19.99
Keep your sweat and hair at bay in style! Good for bounding and costume use too!
Stitch Figural Mug: $22.99
Add some Ohana to your beverages! A great pairing with the kitchen towels!

BoxLunch:

Funko Pop! Disney Lilo & Stitch Stitch with Ducks Vinyl Figure – BoxLunch Exclusive: $30.90
This Pop! depicts a critical and heartwarming moment in the film. Any Disney fan would absolutely love this!
Disney Lilo & Stitch Hula Pencil Case – BoxLunch Exclusive: $12.90
Go back to work or school showing your love of Stitch!
Loungefly Disney Lilo & Stitch Ducklings Mini Backpack – BoxLunch Exclusive: $64.90
C’mon, you can’t not love this backpack. It’s just perfect for anything and everything
Loungefly Disney Lilo & Stitch Turtles Mini Backpack – BoxLunch Exclusive: $69.90
Here’s another one. Loungefly has an enormous selection of bags. Once you buy one, you are bound to purchase another.

Hot Topic:

Disney Lilo & Stitch Frog Leaf Canvas Sneakers: $39.90
You’re bound to get a lot of compliments wearing these shoes!
Buckle-Down Disney Lilo & Stitch Print Stitch Dog Collar: $14.90
After all, Lilo adopted Stitch as her dog right?
Disney Lilo & Stitch Jim Shore Finding a Family Figurine: $49.90
Jim Shore makes many Disney Figurines. They are a bit on the expensive side, but well worth it for the quality.

Do you have a favorite moment from the movies, memory from the parks, or a collection of merchandise? If so, feel free to let us know! From all of us at Just Disney, Happy 6/26. We are thankful to have you in our Ohana!



Abbie Campbell
Abbie is a college student studying media communications . She wishes to spread the magic of Disney by writing with JustDisney. When shes's not writing, she likes to paint, stay active, and spend time with her family and friends.