Kids First Distribution has inked a number of deals across Europe and Latin America for the original 3D animated series, based on Sanrio’s iconic franchise; commissioned by Amazon Kids+, the show is produced by Watch Next, Monello and Maga Animation Studio.
Paris-based Kids First Distribution has announced international broadcasters across Europe and Latin America have picked up Hello Kitty: Super Style, an original 3D animated children’s program based on Sanrio’s iconic franchise is coming in late 2022. The 52 x 11-minute show is commissioned and co-developed with Amazon Kids+, and produced by Paris-based production companies Watch Next, Monello (Banijay Group) with Monza, and Italy-based Maga Animation Studio. Worldwide distribution will be by Kids First, with Japanese distributor ABC Frontier, Inc. in charge of Asian territories.
The series stars Hello Kitty in the tight-knit community of Cherry Town. Kitty will stop at nothing to help friends in need. In each episode she uses the power of her magical bow to activate an amazing transformation, changing her outfit to be a brave explorer, a top-notch chef, or a sensational pop star all to help her pals overcome silly setbacks.
Monello and Watch Next have signed Canal+ and M6 for distribution in France and the series has also been picked up by RAI in Italy via a deal with Maga Animation Studio. Kids First has signed pre-sale agreements for the show with Tiny Pop in the UK, Discovery Kids for Latin America, RTS for Switzerland, and Hop for Israel.
“Hello Kitty is a world-famous brand loved by kids and their parents across generations,” said Audrey Brugère, Head of kids and foreign series at CANAL+. “Watch Next Media and Monello Productions have successfully respected the DNA of this pop culture icon while creating modern, creative, and fun new graphics and stories. We are very excited to be part of this ambitious show!”
Hello Kitty: Super Style is currently in production and will launch in late 2022.
Source: Kids First Distribution