Stitch Crashes Disney is a monthly collection for 2021 consisting of Stitch merchandise themed after various Disney Animated Canon films. This collection succeeds Minnie Mouse: the Main Attraction as Disney's main annual merchandise collection.
The collection is inspired by the original four "Inter-Stitch-al" teaser trailers for Lilo & Stitch that first introduced the character to the public back in 2001 (before the film's 2002 release), in which Stitch "crashed" into iconic scenes of various Disney Renaissance films.
The first six series in the collection will be:
- January: Beauty and the Beast
- February: Lady and the Tramp
- March: The Lion King
- April (in Walt Disney World)/May (on shopDisney): The Little Mermaid
- May: Pinocchio
- June: Aladdin
Each series will consist of a Stitch plush, a jumbo-sized Stitch pin, a MagicBand, a T-shirt, and a mug. In addition to the monthly releases, Disney released a special pin holder binder for the series that includes its own exclusive pin, which depicts Stitch on top of the collection's logo.
There have been a number of changes in the collection's release process since it began. Initially, the plush, pin, and MagicBand would be first released on shopDisney via the MerchPass reservation system, followed by a later release at Disney Stores and shops at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World a few days later. Tees and mugs would be released the Thursday following the MerchPass. However, the MerchPass system was quickly dropped beginning with the Lady and the Tramp series released in February, with the online release of that series's plush, pin, MagicBand, T-shirt, and mug on Friday, February 26, and a physical store release the following day. The Lion King series had its pin made available for pre-order online on the date of its release instead of immediate purchase as with the first two series. The Little Mermaid series was delayed until April 26 for Walt Disney World, and May 14, 2021 on shopDisney. Additionally, Disney stopped releasing new series at American Disney Stores beginning with that series.