Lilo & Stitch is a 2002 USA children's cartoon comedy by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders.
Starring Daveigh Chase, Chris Sanders and Tia Carrere.
The film follows an extra-terrestrial who impersonates
a dog and finds himself adopted by a young girl after arriving on Earth. Several moments in the film see the trouble-making pair get up to no good, with one particular scene showing Lilo hiding from her sister in a tumble dryer.
Disney+ users in the US have been left confused by an edit in the children's cartoon
Lilo & Stitch .
Those re-watching the film, though, will see Lilo no longer hides in a dryer but within a piece of furniture that is bizarrely blocked by a pizza box.
According to reports, the reason for the change was to avoid
the chance for children to emulate Lilo's dangerous behaviour, especially considering they're going to be cooped up indoors due to the coronavirus lockdown.
In fact this is the UK version with cuts as demanded by the BBFC at the time of original
release. Presumably the international reach of the channel means that it must comply with multiple territories. And in this case maybe there was a sensible basis to the BBFC cuts anyway.
The BBFC commented in 2002:
Distributor chose to remove sight of dangerous activity which might be copied by young children (child character emerging from a hiding place inside a washing machine or tumble drier) in order to achieve a U. A 12 uncut was
available to the distributor.
In response the producers reworked the cartoon so that the dryer was converted to a wooden cupboard.