Dr. Jumba Jookiba is a former evil scientist and a main character from the Disney film Lilo and Stitch. Jumba was originally a villain in the first film but near the end of the film he and Pleakley become allies to Stitch and Lilo. Jumba has appeared in later media such as the film's sequels, series, video games and more. Being that Jumba is the creator of Stitch he is known as Stitch's father.
In his first appearance, Jumba was on trial for creating illegal genetic experiments. While Jumba was imprisoned, Stitch escaped. The Grand Council Women commanded Jumba to search the island of Hawaii to find and capture Stitch. Jumba and his new sidekick Pleakley tried numerous plans to capture Stitch but always failed. Once Jumba and Pleakley were fired, Jumbaa decided to play by his own rules. A battle between Jumba and Stitch occured at Lilo's home. Due to the battle a blaster exploded and Jumba and Pleakley fled from the home. While Jumba and Pleakley were away, Stitch and Lilo were kidnapped by the Captain of the Galactic Federation, Gantu. Stitch managed to escape but was chained up by Jumba. Lilo's sister Nani asked Jumba and Pleakley if they knew where Lilo was located but the duo had no clue. Stitch convinced Jumba rather easily to help save Lilo. Nani, Stitch, Pleakley and Jumba set off to find Lilo. Once everyone is saved and Gantu is defeated, Jumba helped rebuild Lilo's home and becomes a part of Lilo's family along with Pleakley and Stitch.
Jumba reappears in the film's sequel and tries to find a solution to Stitch's odd problem. Jumba creates a machine to save Stitch and suceeds.
Jumba reappears in the franchise's second film. In the film Jumba is kidnapped by Gantu and Hamsterviel, Jumba's former lab partner who plots to take over the galaxy. Jumba is later rescued by Lilo and Stitch.
Jumba has a recurring role in the series, currently living with Lilo and Stitch. Jumba gives information about the experiments that are activated and released into the Hawaii. In the series it is revealed Jumba has an ex-wife.
Three years after Jumba's experiments were scattered across Kauai, Hawaii, Lilo and Stitch had rounded up and reformed 624 experiments. Jumba was given the opportunity to return to his old laboratory by the Grand Councilwoman. At first, he did not want to hurt Lilo's feelings by leaving, but she agreed to let him go, giving him an Elvis record to remember her by. However, Hämsterviel escaped prison with the help of the former Captain Gantu, who had been retired from his position forcibly by the Grand Councilwoman three years prior to these events, and held Jumba hostage in his own lab, forcing him to create a new experiment, which ends up named Leroy. However, Jumba used the record Lilo gave him to program a shut-off switch for Leroy: if he hears the song "Aloha Oe", he will glitch and switch off (but will not die like Stitch would have as shown at the end of Stitch has a Glitch). When asked what he would like as a reward he decides to give up his laboratory and return to Earth to become part of Lilo's family once again.
Role in the series
Jumba reprises his role from the movie, but is now in league with the Villain League in exchange for One Million Sporebucks, a reference to both Spore, cause instead of real money, it appears that money is re-named sporebucks to fit the idea of alien money, and Spaceballs considering the one million amount of money given to Jumbaa to make the Experiments. instead as what the origenal protrayed him, he became more of a rude comic relief cause of him being hostile being replaced with different sinarios, cause Scroopfan saw it pointless to have Jumbaa as a villain if he's gonna protray as a friend later in the lilo and stitch franchsise.