VIZ Media launches Hello Kitty: Here We Go!, a new original title centered around the theme of travel.
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International pre-school entertainment channel JimJam will soon be the exclusive broadcaster of a number of “Hello Kitty” titles in Italy following a series of new acquisition deals.
Hello Kitty has been an international "ambassador of cute" for years, and can now claim "official government envoy" to that list, according to the ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Japan's tourism ministry on Monday named Hello Kitty as its choice to represent the country in China and Hong Kong, two places where she is hugely popular among kids and young women. Officials hope to tap that fan base to lead a larger flow of tourists to Japan and get the country closer to its goal of 10 million overseas visitors a year, the "Visit Japan" campaign.
Hello Kitty, the feline icon of cuteness, and her friends will star in a TV series to be aired in more than 15 countries, it was revealed by the Sanrio company and reported by the AFP (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE) news service.
HELLO KITTY, STAMP VILLAGE, a 26-part series done in clay animation featuring the adventures of the mouthless cat and her companions in a forest, will be completed this month and will air in Asia, Europe and North America.
THQ Inc. has released HELLO KITTY BUBBLEGUM GIRLFRIENDS for PC and Mac. Published by ValuSoft, a division of THQ, the videogame based on the SANRIO property is rated "E" for Everyone and is available at retailers in the U.S. for $19.99 SRP.
As that adorable feminine feline, Hello Kitty turns 30 on Nov. 1, 2004, ADV Films releases HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS: HOLIDAY FUN, a deluxe two-disc set collection features 10 episodes from the TV series plus two bonus mini-episodes and three all-new special episodes. The collection hits the streets November 2.
Following are breaking briefs filed by AWNs correspondent, Karen Raugust, from the 2004 American International Toy Fair in New York City.
Japanese taxi company, Kanachu, has signed a three-year licensing deal with HELLO KITTY creator Sanrio to create KITTY-themed taxicabs, reported CNN. The pink and baby blue sedan with two HELLO KITTY characters emblazoned on the side, include HELLO KITTY blankets, play HELLO KITTY music as well as offer riders HELLO KITTY umbrellas, ponchos and tissues. The 10 specialty cabs began running in April 2003.
The cabs are meant to attract mothers and their kids, making a cab ride more fun for a child with the free giveaways.