Hello Kitty Gets 1st Hollywood Film by Warner
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sanrio and Warner Bros. Japan announced on Wednesday that Sanrio's Hello Kitty franchise will receive its first Hollywood film adaptation. Warner Bros. Entertainment's New Line Cinema and FlynnPictureCo are handling production and development of the film, and Warner Bros. will handle the film's worldwide distribution.
FlynnPictureCo's Beau Flynn is credited as producer, with Wendy Jacobson credited as executive producer. The film is the first time that the franchise will have a film produced outside Japan. Since the project is still in development, the team has not announced whether the film will be live-action, 2D animation, 3D CG, or another medium, nor has it announced the film's release window.
Sanrio had announced in 2015 that it is planning a new Hello Kitty film slated for release this year.
Sanrio and French animation studio Monello Productions revealed in February that they are developing the new The World of Hello Kitty animated series, scheduled for the first quarter of 2021 with 52 episodes.