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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:

Character Profile: Badtz-Maru

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Every group has a troublemaker – a mischievous, little firecracker that is brimming with pranks and jokes. Hello Kitty’s group is not an exception to the norm. Meet Badtz-Maru.

Badtz-Maru is a very mischievous, little penguin from Gorgeoustown. He can be very vain for he loves styling his hair. He sees himself as a superhero but what’s weird is he loves collecting posters of movie bad guys. He loves making fun of silly things. Badtz can be a bit vain at times because he looooooves styling his hair.

He dreams of one day being the boss of everything.

If you’ve ever wondered why he’s often called XO? In Japanese,”badtz” (batsu) is term for X or wrong answer. “Maru,” on the other hand, means O or right answer. Badtz Maru, then, not only means “Bad Penguin,” but also “Wrong-Correct,” and is usually shortened to XO.

p.s Today (1st April) is the birthday of Badtz-Maru - Happy Birthday and happy April Fools to Badtz-Maru!

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Hide and Seek

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Shhhhh! Be very, very quiet… I’m hiding from Keroppi. In this episode, Hello Kitty and friends are playing hide and seek in their school. It’s amusing to watch them think of different ways to hide from Keroppi, who is the seeker. However, Keroppi cracks down on them one by one and it’s great to watch Keroppi do it! Watch out for Badtz though… he could be somewhere… dark. Mwahahaha! Pochacco, however, found the best place to hide in. Want to know where? Well, you better stay tuned to The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends!

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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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Run My Melody, Run

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

It’s another fun-filled day for Hello Kitty and Friends! This time, there’s a sporting event in their school and everyone is encouraged to join. Everyone is excited except for My Melody? She’s afraid of doing badly in the sprint and what’s worse is that she doesn’t believe in herself. Kitty and friends do their best to lift her spirits but she just won’t believe them. Poor, My Melody. Desperate for help, My Melody implores the help of the Little Twin Stars. A magical wristband is created to help My Melody run faster. Will it work? My Melody finds out that the real magic is in her – her confidence. Once again, we learn another valuable lesson! Yay! Stay tuned!

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character profiling: My Melody

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

Woohoo! Here’s another healthy, heapin’ pile of Sanrio love. This time, let’s not focus the limelight on My Melody:

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My Melody is an honest, good-natured little girl. She lives in Mari Land with her mother, father, grandmother and her brother, Rhythm. Her pink hood, which was made by her grandmother, is her most favorite possession in the world. 

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If she’s not baking cookies with her mother, she’s out playing with Hello Kitty or her mouse friend named Flat. Her favorite food is almond pound cake. My Melody cherishes her friends the most and her friends love her back resoundingly.

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Hello Kitty on TVB

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Greetings! For anyone who lives in Hong Kong, “The adventure of Hello Kitty and friends” has aired on TVB last weekend! The show starts at 4:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. I waited at home the whole day on Saturday just for the show! When they started to play the opening song, I felt so relieved! The fact that I can see our work hard finally shown on the TV screen, it made me forget about all those tough times that we’ve been through. It’s a moment of honor for all those who had worked on this cartoon and it gives us the energy and inspiration to do better in the future! Not to mention that the chinese voice over for Hello Kitty and her friends was very well done! It was very cute indeed! So if you did miss the chance to see it last weekend, you better not miss it again! Good job all!

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3D Animation Puzzle

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Nothing beats putting together a jigsaw puzzle, especially when you’re solving it with your family or friends. Now, Thanks to Sanrio Digital Korea, you can add in jigsaw puzzles of Hello Kitty and Friends and you’ll have a great time, don’t you think? Piece together Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, Badtz and the rest of the gang with your friends! What’s great about these jigsaw puzzles is that the shots are from the The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends so you can bask in the 3-D glory of these characters. Also, this is the first Sanrio product that features all the main characters all in one! Wooho~!

If you’re in Korea, you’re in luck, because for the time being, these uber cool jigsaw puzzles only are available there. If you’re a true, blue Sanrio fan, hop on to the next flight to Korea and purchase it!

       

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If you’re not from Korea and are just dying to get your hands on these items, you can visit this site and order, check it out at http://www.yes24.com.