A little extra animated cuteness is ready to brighten screens as Hello Kitty: Super Style! readies for an exclusive Amazon Kids+ debut on December 7. The series will launch on the platform in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Japan with six episodes, running the remainder of the 52-episode season throughout 2023. A launch in Germany is also slated for next year.
Starring alongside a case of beloved Sanrio characters (and a few new friends), pop culture icon Hello Kitty makes her 3D CG series debut in the new Amazon Kids+ Original toon, aimed at viewers ages 5-8. Hello Kitty: Super Style! carries on Sanrio’s mission of building connections with existing fans and new generations through digital content that emphasizes kindness and inclusivity.
“This series has lots of fun playing up Hello Kitty’s super style, but at the end of the day, it’s really about her being a super friend,” said Veronica Pickett, Head of Original Series, Amazon Kids+. “The world needs more kindness right now, and Hello Kitty is a compassionate hero who doesn’t judge others. She makes a point of embracing everyone’s point of view.”
Craig Takiguchi, COO and Head of Business Development at Sanrio, Inc., noted, “Hello Kitty: Super Style! is a great example of how Sanrio’s longstanding commitment to friendship and kindness remains eternally relevant for so many audiences. Thanks to this collaboration with Amazon Kids+, we’re excited to see these values reflected online and IRL, and look forward to continuing our evolution in the digital space to engage with fans of all ages in meaningful ways.”
Hello Kitty: Super Style! is the latest on-screen adventure for the adorable consumer products character first introduced in 1975. Since becoming a global pop culture phenomenon, Kitty White has starred in several animated series, beginning with Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater in 1987 and most recently in the YouTube webseries Hello Kitty and Friends Supercute Adventures (2020). A 3D version of Hello Kitty debuted on YouTube in her very own animated vlog in 2018.
Ahead of the series premiere, an colorful official trailer has dropped, featuring the theme song performed by Grammy-, Juno- and Polaris Prize-nominated singer/songwriter (and Hello Kitty superfan) Carly Rae Jepsen. The song and lyrics were written by Jared Faber (Teen Titans Go!, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants). Watch it below!
Synopsis: In this fun and action-packed series, Hello Kitty stars as the friendliest face in Cherry Town — a small-town hero who will stop at nothing to help a friend in need and get them smiling. Whether she’s helping someone overcome a fear, share with a friend, or find the confidence to try something new, Kitty uses sprinkles of kindness, oodles of heart and a dose of bow power!
Hello Kitty’s bow wiggles, glitters and glows when a friend is in need, activating an amazing transformation that changes her costume to be a brave explorer, a cunning detective, a top-notch chef, high-jumping athlete, sensational pop star or any of a number of personas, to help her tackle the challenge ahead. She’s a super friend with super style that accentuates her confidence and determination to help her friends overcome obstacles and bring the tight-knit community of Cherry Town even closer together.