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The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends VCDs and DVDs

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Hi Sanrio fans! The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends VCDs (Vol. 1-17) and DVDs (Vol. 1-10) are now available! You will find three episodes in each volume for VCD and four episodes for DVD. Get the whole collection online now :)

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Screenshots - Batch 4

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

There are a bunch of new screenshots taken from the “Hello Kitty and Friends” 3-D animation and they are ready on www.SanrioTown.com. Here’s a sneak peek for you:

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Be sure to check your local TV show listings to catch the show featuring your favorite Sanrio characters!

“Hello Kitty & Friends” wins the DigiCon6 Award 2008 (Hong Kong) “Prize for Effort” Certificate

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Sanrio Digital announced that the animated TV series produced in partnership with Dream Cortex, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends, has won the DigiCon6 Award 2008 “Prize for Effort” Certificate for the Hong Kong region. The Hong Kong regional award ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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The DigiCon6 Awards, organized by Japan TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), is one of the most recognized animation awards in Japan.  The awards are open not only to Japan but to other Asian countries as well including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Jordan, Thailand and Malaysia.

There are a total of 2,248 entries for the 10th DigiCon6 Awards.PDVD_008

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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 Arrival - Vol. 3 and 4 of "Hello Kitty & Friends"!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

The VCDs of "The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends" vol.3 and 4 have now arrived in Hong Kong! You can buy it in most of Hong Kong’s leading disc stores, or buy it online at HMV if you live overseas!

click the images to visit HMV online store.

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The stories in vol.3 include:

EPISODE 7 - THE CASE OF THE BROKEN VASE 
Keroppi accidentally breaks a vase at school and is so afraid to admit it, that he lets Badtz-maru take the blame! In the end he does the right thing and learns the importance of telling the truth.

EPISODE 8 - A FAIR SHARE
Who wants to share their toys? Not Badtz-Maru who discovers his selfish ways have consequences.

EPISODE 9 - MY MELODY’S MISSING SMILE
My Melody is so unhappy and Kitty and the other have no idea why. Find out the answer to the mystery along with the whole gang.

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The stories in vol.4 include:

EPISODE 10 - V.I.P (VERY IMPORTANT POCHACCO)
Pochacco wants to be famous. Really really famous. The only thing standing in his way is a complete lack of talent. But that won’t stop him from trying!

EPISODE 11 - GIVE ME A BRAKE
In this automotive adventure, the kids go on a wild ride to chase down Keroppi and his out of control "Green Machine", with hilarious results.

EPISODE 12 - THERE’S NO SPACE LIKE HOME
Kitty and her friends explore the final frontier with the help of the Twin Stars and some convenient air-tight spheres. Join them fro an out of this world adventure.

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Hello Kitty & Friends VCDs now on sale in Hong Kong!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Sanrio Digital proudly announces Hong Kong’s release of "The Adventure of Hello Kitty & Friends" VCDs! Hello Kitty fans in Hong Kong can now purchase volume 1 and 2 of the series from various retailers.

Each volume contains 3 episodes of the animated series and is dubbed by the TVB crew. Now you can watch and re-watch your favorite episodes whenever you like! Enjoy!

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"Hello Kitty & Friends" Win 4 Best Digital Entertainment Awards!

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Good news! Sanrio Digital collected 5 prizes in the Best Digital Entertainment Award at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008! Sanrio Digital won in the Best Graphics category for the eagerly anticipated “Hello Kitty Online” MMORPG (www.hellokittyonline.com), while the second season of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” won prizes for Best 3D Animation, Best TV Series, Best Modeling & Texturing, and Best Lighting & Rendering!

The Hong Kong ICT Awards (www.hkictawards.hk) is a yearly collaborative effort among digital entertainment organizations, ICT professional bodies, academia and the government to select and honor Hong Kong’s finest accomplishments in IT and digital entertainment. The Best Digital Entertainment Award recognizes the best works produced in the Hong Kong digital entertainment industry. The presentation ceremony was held on February 9, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

"Hello Kitty & Friends", congratulations on your victory!

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Happy Chinese New Year! Hello Kitty and Friends would like to present their greetings to you in Sanriotown. Some new screenshots of the animation are now ready for you in "Enjoy Downloads", Sanriotown! What’s more, the screenshots will be updated regularly from now on, so please visit our blog or Sanriotown often for more news!

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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: