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Interview Howard, Animator of ‘The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends’ (Part 1)

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

We have watched season 2 of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends“, and now, everyone must be longing to watch season 3 which will be ready later in this year. In the meantime, SanrioTown interviewed Howard, the animator of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends”, and every little thing of the production process will be told.

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This is our handsome animator, Howard, who is making the cutie 3D animation for us!

Do you know how long it takes to produce one episode? As told by Howard, it takes 1 1/2 to 2 months to produce one episode; although one episode is only about 15 mintues for watching. This includes the script, storyboard, modeling, animation, lighting, rendering, music and voice over. Therefore, we must thank the animation crew for producing such a fascinating animation!

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Howard will tell us more in Part 2; please keep reading our blog!

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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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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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New Member

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Hi everyone! It’s time for updates again. I have a good news! Just
recently we have a new storyboard/texturing/concept artist that
joined our Animation team. This is a great addition to our current
team. He is very talented and we’re very happy to have him with us!
Check out some of his storyboard for one of our new episode!

 

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Animation VS Storyboard

Friday, June 29th, 2007

I would like to take a little moment again to thanks all of you for visiting this blog and leaving us comments. We are glad that you guys and gals like the stuff we talked about.

So for today, I would like to show all you Hello Kitty Fans out there a special treat that we have put together recently. Before you go on and click play below, I would like to explain a few things. What you are about to see in the clip consist of two things, the Storyboard and animations. We have put them side by side so that you can see what is going on in the storyboard and how we turned it in 3D.

Just providing a little background information, this episode is called Hide and Seek and we’re just showing one of the scene where Keroppi found XO in a little room. The clip is a little over a minute long and we hope you will enjoy this video~! Till next time~

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