ADV Announces Hello Kitty & Friends Release
FIRST VOLUME OF ANIMATED CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, FEATURING FAMOUS SANRIO CHARACTERS HELLO KITTY®, PEKKLE, KEROPPI AND MORE
HOUSTON, March 31, 2004 —ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., today announced a street date of May 18, 2004 for Hello Kitty & Friends: Fairy Tale Fantasy, the first of six DVD and VHS volumes of the animated children's series Hello Kitty & Friends. Hello Kitty®, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is enjoyed by fans of all ages worldwide and has a multi-million dollar retail presence.
The first Hello Kitty & Friends home video release, Fairy Tale Fantasy, features the adorable, instantly recognizable Hello Kitty in the beloved classic fairy tales of Cinderella and Snow White, along with other favorite tales starring Kitty's friends. The four complete episodes include: “Hello Kitty in Cinderella,” “Hello Kitty in Snow White,” “Pekkle in The Adventures of Sinbad” and “Keroppi in Robin Hood.” Together, these delightfully animated stories allow families to explore courage, kindness and love along with the ever-popular Hello Kitty!
Join Hello Kitty as Cinderella, dancing with the Prince at the ball. Come with Kitty as she befriends seven cuddly dwarves—and faces one really mean queen. Sail the Seven Seas with Kitty's friend Pekkle the duck as he dives into the adventures of Sinbad. Learn about courage and justice with Kitty's friend Keroppi, the bravest little frog in the forest.
Hello Kitty & Friends: Fairy Tale Fantasy (DVD $14.98 SRP; VHS $9.98 SRP) contains four episodes of the beloved children's series in English on child-friendly pop-and-play DVD and on VHS.
About ADV Films:
In 1992, ADV Films began to forge the international market for Japanese animation (“anime”) by combining unique titles, outstanding production values and efficient large-scale distribution. Today, ADV Films is the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation to the North American market, with the firm's holdings including such premier titles as NOIR ,Samurai X, Hello Kitty's Paradise, RahXephon, Spriggan, Robotech, Full Metal Panic! and Neon Genesis Evangelion. In addition, ADV Films' product line has expanded to include other forms of genre programming, including live-action science fiction programs Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Mutant X and The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, and classic science fiction such as the updated Gamera trilogy. ADV Films' parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc. also publishes Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly in the English-speaking world, and operates Anime Network™, broadcasting anime and anime-related programming via digital cable, 24 hours a day. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA, with additional offices in the EU and Japan, and distribution on four continents, ADV Films is fast becoming an international entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV Films on the web at http://www.advfilms.com.
HELLO KITTY & FRIENDS: FAIRY TALE FANTASY
Running Time: 100 minutes; Age Rating: All
Pre-Book Date: 4/20/04
Street Date: 5/18/04