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Tabo Lion Dance!

February 3rd, 2009 by

Ever wondered how Tabo would look like performing a Lion Dance? Well here’s your chance to see it, courtesy of sweet_strawberries96 Chinese New Year video.

Happy Chinese New Year!

January 26th, 2009 by

Happy Chinese New Year (*blows horn*)!!! I hope everyone will have a great year ahead. To celebrate the Chinese New Year, here’s a video entry from Nanao chan featuring some martial arts performance and a lion dance. Enjoy!

The Dance of Lions and Man

Kong Hei Fat Choi!!!

Call Outs for Chinese New Year Dream Studio Videos!

January 26th, 2009 by

Chinese New Year (lunar new year) is just around the corner! The event will be held this coming Sunday, 25 January 2009, so we’ll be saying goodbye to the Rat and waving hello to the Ox!

What better way to celebrate this new year than by having videos featuring the sights, sounds, and wonder that the event brings? Send us your Dream Studio videos to show us how Chinese New Year is celebrated in your area and get the chance to have your creation featured on Director’s Club! The deadline is until 15 February, so start producing your video! Only 15 of the most creative videos will be chosen and featured starting tomorrow, January 23, so be creative and do your best!

Here’s a sample video for you to check out:

How to Join:
1. Create or upload a video with the theme “Chinese New Year” in mind.

2a. Add the phrase “Chinese New Year” enclosed in quotation marks in your tags; or
b. Send the link of your video to

3. Watch out for the updates in Director’s Club to see if your videos make the cut! Hope you all have a prosperous year ahead of you!

Hello Kitty Online Ingame Intro

September 25th, 2008 by

Ever wondered about the story behind Hello Kitty Online? Satisfy your curiosity with this video.

HKO Trailer Contest Winners

July 18th, 2008 by

Hi folks! Here are the winners of the HKO Trailer Contest, which was concluded last June 30th, at exactly midnight, Hong Kong time!

First, the Grand Prize winners:


1st Runner Up:


2nd Runner Up:


And here are the winners of the 15 Consolation Prizes:

Congratulations to the winners! As always, we will be emailing you the directions of how to claim your prizes and how they will be sent to you. Thanks to everybody who joined the contest, and we look forward to seeing you guys again in future Dream Studio contests!

Time’s Up for the HKO Trailer

July 1st, 2008 by

That’s right folks; it’s the first of July, and last night was the deadline for all entries to the HKO Trailer Contest. Which only goes to follow that any entries submitted past twelve midnight this morning will not be accepted. Thanks to everybody who sent in a video! Despite the strict requirements we had for the competition, we still have a pretty good list of entries that aren’t just good - they’re actually pretty impressive! 

All winners will be announced on SanrioTown on July 18, 2008, so stay tuned til then. Good luck to everybody who joined!

Last Week for Entries

June 23rd, 2008 by

Hi folks! We’re in the last week of June, which pretty much means that time’s running out for anybody and everybody who wants to enter the HKO trailer competition. The response has been pretty good, and as was stated in the last post, we’ve seen some pretty good entries from people who’ve tested the game itself to people who wanted to (but weren’t able to, unfortunately).

But just because we’ve got a pretty good list of entries now doesn’t mean that it should stop you from sending in your own work! You’ve still got some time, so get crackin’ on those videos and wow us all here at SanrioTown with your artistic prowess!

So remember: you’ve got up to midnight of June 30, 2008, which is technically next week, to send in your entries. You have to use all of the elements found in the trailer pack provided, but everything else is pretty much up to you. Just make sure to come up with the best trailer you can imagine!

HKO Contest Midway Mark

May 28th, 2008 by

Hi everybody! We’re nearly at the end of May, and so far, we’ve seen some pretty good entries in the HKO trailer contest. As a matter of fact, you guys have been doing such a great job that we’ll be featuring some of your masterpieces here in Director’s Club!

For this post, we’ll be featuring two of the best videos we’ve seen so far:

First of all, here’s a professional-looking entry from user icyrascal. Note how the video features an edited version of the audio provided by the trailer pack:

And here we have an impressive trailer that looks like it used nothing more than Dream Studio’s own features and special effects. This trailer was made by hkotest251, who seems to be a beta tester for HKO as well.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned for more exciting samples as we enter the second month of the contest!

HKO Trailer Contest: A Reminder

May 6th, 2008 by

Hi folks! It’s (technically) the first week of the HKO Trailer Contest, and already the entries have slowly but surely been popping up in Dream Studio.

We’ve noticed that some of the trailers that were submitted didn’t follow the full requirements, however. With this in mind, we would just to remind everybody that:

  1. ALL of the elements provided in the HKO Contest media pack have to be used. You are not limited to using just those elements, but all of them have to appear in your submission.
  2. You must add the tagword "HKOContest" when you upload your video into Dream Studio. Any other tags, such as "contest HKO" or "Hello Kitty Online Contest" will not be considered an entry.

Please be guided by these reminders accordingly, so that your entry can be easily processed by the competition officials.

Thanks, and once again, good luck to everybody!

Hello Kitty Online Trailer Contest

May 2nd, 2008 by

Hi folks! We’re smack in the first week of May, and we’ve got a brand-new contest for all you aspiring directors out there. Hello Kitty Online’s full public launch is fast approaching, and in light of this, we want YOU to show us just how much you’re looking forward to the game by coming up with your very own Hello Kitty Online trailer!

The Hello Kitty Online Trailer Contest will test the limits of your creativity. Create a trailer worthy of Hello Kitty Online using any material of your own choosing, along with media files we will be providing, and submit it to Dream Studio for judging.

How you go about in the creation of your entry is up to you; just make sure that the trailer shows just how great you think Hello Kitty Online is, and make sure that you follow all the rules of the contest.


“Love Is…” Rules

  1. You have to agree to the terms and conditions of the contest
  2. Download the Hello Kitty Online Trailer Media Pack
  3. Unpack it using a program like WinZip, WinRar, ZipGenius, etc.
  4. Use Dream Studio or your own program (such as Windows Movie Maker) to put the various elements together
  5. Add your own material - videos, photos, music, animations or text that you might want to use in your video
  6. Your video/s MUST include the elements provided in the media pack
  7. upload the video to SanrioTown’s Dream Studio, making sure that you include the tag "HKOContest" (without the quotes)


The grand prize winner will receive a Hello Kitty Tote Bag that can only be found in Japan, along with a limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick with 1GB memory.

The runners-up will also receive a limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick each. The first runner-up will get a Euro Hello Kitty pouch, while the second runner-up will win a Hello Kitty Eye Relaxing Patch.

A total of 15 contestants will also receive a Hello Kitty USB memory stick each as consolation prizes.


You can find the official SanrioTown announcement here, while the HKO trailer media pack can be downloaded from this link. The contest runs from May 1 to June 30, 2008, which is more than enough time for everybody to come up with something that’s sure to make us at SanrioTown proud. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to visit the official forum thread.

We’d just like to remind everybody that all entries should contain no offensive material, nor should explicit / violent content be used. Each entry should contain all of the elements found in the HKO trailer media pack, and should contain the tag "HKOContest," otherwise these will be disqualified.

All video entries are considered as property of SanrioTown.

Good luck to everybody who plans on joining!


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