ADV Films Announces Release Date for First Spanish Hello Kitty Series


HOUSTON, June 15, 2004— ADV Films, the #1 producer-distributor of anime in the U.S., has set an August 17, 2004 street date for the first Spanish DVD and VHS release of El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Kitty Linda (Hello Kitty's Paradise: Pretty Kitty), the first delightful volume in this animated children's series.

Hello Kitty, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is enjoyed by fans of all ages worldwide and has a multi-million dollar retail presence with strong appeal for fans of Barbie Fantasy Tales Collection, Disney classics and Strawberry Shortcake.

Join Kitty, her best friend Mimmy™ and their friends from school as they take fun childhood adventures and learn important skills as sharing, having good table manners, writing letters and being polite.

El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Kitty Linda (DVD $14.98 SRP; VHS $9.98 SRP) is a DVD and VHS release, containing eight episodes in Spanish 2.0 language audio. VHS and DVD extras include ADV previews and loads of fun games throughout, including such diversions as “Nutty Numbers” and “Animals! Animals! The DVD edition also includes a free poster insert.

About ADV Films:

In the 12 years since its inception, ADV Films has become the #1 producer-distributor of Japanese animation (“anime”) for the North American market and has also developed a leadership position in the UK. With best-selling titles such as Neon Genesis Evangelion, RahXephon, Robotech, Full Metal Panic!, Hello Kitty and Azumanga Daioh, ADV Films' extensive catalog is fueling the popularity of anime around the globe. ADV Films' library also includes popular live-action science fiction programs such as The Jim Henson Company's Farscape, the nationally syndicated Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and the Saturn Award-nominated Mutant X.

Parent company, A.D. Vision, Inc., encompasses a multitude of complementary media divisions, spanning publishing, television, licensing and merchandising and continues to expand into new areas. Its Anime Network™ is America's first and only television network dedicated to bringing anime and anime-related programming to consumers nationwide via digital cable 24 hours a day. The company has two publishing arms: Newtype USA, the premier anime and manga monthly magazine, and ADV Manga, dedicated to publishing graphic novels. Most recently, the company formed ADV Toys, creating exclusive toys and collectible merchandise based upon the company's extensive original content holdings. Headquartered in Houston, the company has offices in Europe and Japan. For more information, visit

Volume: 1 of 4
Running Time: 90 minutes
Age Rating: All
CAT: DHKS/001 (DVD), VHKS/001 (VHS)
UPC: 702727091025 (DVD), 702727080432 (VHS)
Pre-Book Date: 7/20/04
Street Date: 8/17/04
Format: DVD, VHS
SRP: $14.98 (DVD), $9.98 (VHS)

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