Archive for the ‘Hello kitty’ Category

Hello Kitty & Friends Greets All of You a Very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Merry Christmas, everyone! We hope you and your family have a great holiday!

As a special gift for all of you, here are a couple of classic "Hello Kitty and Friends" videos that celebrate Christmas:

Screenshots - Batch 3

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

The third batch of the "Hello Kitty and Friends" 3-D animation screenshots is already up in the "Enjoy Downloads" section of SanrioTown, so be sure to check it out now!

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Want to help improve the Hello Kitty and Friends 3D Animation?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

 

Hello SanrioTown members! How are you finding The Hello Kitty and Friends 3D Animation so far?

To make the 3D animation better, we’d love to hear from you! To participate in the betterment of this project, please leave a comment in this post with your name, country, what do you like in the 3D animation, and what improvements would you like to see in the future episodes.

Example:

Name: Kaylee Cheung

Country: Hong Kong

Likes: Hello Kitty’s cute voice, moral lessons, and the good drawings of each character

Improvements: I’d like to see more characters in the future! Not just the usual group of Sanrio Characters.

Thank you everyone in advance!

New Screenshots!

Friday, December 12th, 2008

We have a special gift this holiday season for the fans of "The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends"! Here are screenshots from episodes 35-42 of Sanrio’s latest animated series, featuring well-loved characters in 3-D! Contact your local TV station now to get the schedule of the show so you can make sure not to miss any of the episodes!

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Hello Kitty & Friends highly popular on YouTube HK

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Forget triads and martial arts - Hello Kitty has the most popular video in the "Film & Animation - Hong Kong" category on YouTube in Hong Kong. The video clip is a trailer for the Hello Kitty & Friends CGI TV show created by Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex. As of November 25, 2008, the clip was ranked number 1 on both "Most Viewed (All Time)" and "Most Favorited (All Time)" in its category. Congratulations, Kitty!

The clip also came in 4th place for "Most Discussed (All Time)", 5th place for "Top Rated (All Time), and 9th place for "Most Responded (All Time)". Here’s a screenshots listing the honors:

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And here is the video clip itself:

Hello Kitty’s Bakery

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Hello! Welcome back to the official blog of ‘The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends’! Last week we talked about the à la Film Noir era in the 50s; and today we will show you the drafts of Hello Kitty’s Bakery of this theme. Obviously, we are not making the animation black and white, so don’t worry! What we are going to do is to make use of the style in the 50s to design the look of the bakery’s furniture!

Below is the drafts of Hello Kitty’s Bakery; every single thing inside is designed in great detail; isn’t it amazing?

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Concept News: à la Film Noir era

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Here are some designs for a future episode of "The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends"! The story takes place in the 1950s, à la Film Noir era. The locations represented in these drawings are: A bakery and a private eye’s office.

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Concept art is created after the storyboards are complete. The storyboarder figures out what locations and props are needed in the story, and makes a rough indication of those items in the storyboards. The concept artist takes those roughs and refines them — first by researching the styles requested, then designing, adding details and color along the way!

If you want to find out how these drawings become wonderful 3D, please keep reading our blog and know more about the production process of "Hello Kitty and Friends"!

V.I.P. (Very important Pochacco)

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends brings another fun-filled episode, and this time, it’s Pochacco’s turn to be in the spotlight. After hearing a thunderous applause on TV, Pochacco starts to crave for that same kind of attention. He then decides what kind of talent he has that is worth the applause the performer on the TV got. Hmmm… let’s just say that what he picked isn’t exactly praise-worthy. Good thing, Dear Daniel and friends support him! True friends, they are indeed! From this episode, I learned that the truth could sometimes hurt and that telling it outright isn’t exactly the right thing to do. Not to spoil anything, it’s safe to assume that everything worked out quite well so if you want to know how Pochacco becomes a superstar, you better stay glued to the tube!

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Cinnamon Debut

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

Today’s episode of The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends is rather… touching. The gang meets a new friend, albeit a very, very shy one and his name is Cinnamoroll. He has plans of turning an old house into a coffee shop named Café Cinnamon.

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Too bad he has a hard time painting because he’s too shy to ask for help. Hello Kitty and My Melody decide to gather the rest of the gang to help Cinnamoroll and at the same time, make a new friend. Everyone’s excited to help out. Yay! In the meantime, Pochacco checks on Keroppi in his house. To his surprise, Keroppi wants to be a scientist! Hmmm. A friend in need and an aspiring scientist coming together – I smell adventure brewing! Stay tuned!

 

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New Apparel

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Hello all! It’s time to update this kitty blog again. I remember there were many restrictions to this cartoon when we first started to work on it. We can’t change their physical appearance and proportions and we needed to keep Hello Kitty and her friends safe from harm. Anything that looks dangerous must be removed, etc etc. One of the things that we always wanted to change is have to have them wearing different clothes. However, that didn’t happen till later in productions. In fact, in the newer episode, Hello Kitty and her friends will be able to do all these crazy things that was considered a taboo back then! I won’t go into detail about this but I would like to show you some of the character’s new clothes. Check out Keroppi!

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