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Hello Kitty Heads to Hollywood With Her First Film Deal

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, the adorable bow-wearing character who has appeared on backpacks, pencil cases, and parade floats, is ready to make her big Hollywood debut.

Japanese character creation powerhouse Sanrio has sold film rights to its iconic Hello Kitty property to Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema and Flynn Picture Company, who will develop the little bow-wearing heroine’s first English-language feature. It is unclear whether the project will be animation or live action.

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No details have been disclosed on the Hello Kitty movie plot, cast, or release date yet, but the filmmakers said it will be an English language film based on the iconic character, Deadline noted.

“I am extremely pleased that Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters will be making their Hollywood debut. Hello Kitty has long been a symbol of friendship and we hope this film will only serve to grow that circle of friendship around the world,” said Sanrio founder Shintaro Tsuji in a statement.”