ADV Films Says Hello Kitty

ADV Films has acquired the rights to distribute the series Hello Kitty’s Paradise on VHS and DVD. Based on the Hello Kitty character featured on the Sanrio Company’s character-branded stationery, school supplies, gifts and accessories, the series weaves childhood adventures with educational content and positive messages about sharing, good table manners, writing letters and being polite.

ADV plans to release the 16 half-hour installments in sequential multi-episode volumes. Hello Kitty’s Paradise will be available through ADV’s website and other online outlets, and in the children’s section of major retailers coast-to-coast. ADV also hopes to make the title available in Sanrio boutique stores across the country.

ADV is targeting a fourth quarter 2002 release but no specific date has been set at this time.