ADV Announced Hello Kitty & Friends: Basket of Fun


Hello Kitty® is here just in time for Easter!

HOUSTON, February 9, 2005 –Hello Kitty® and her adorable friends are back to have a hopping good time with the celebration of a new Easter season. Get ready for an exciting adventure with this collection of four fun-filled episodes and one bonus mini-episode featuring everyone's favorite frog, Kerroppi.

Hello Kitty®, the flagship brand of Sanrio, is loved and enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. The adorable kitty and her friends have a strong appeal to fans of Barbie Fantasy Tales Collection, Disney classics and Strawberry Shortcake.

Everyone's favorite feline, Hello Kitty®, is here with her friends to share their celebration of the Easter season! Come along and join Kitty, Mimmy, Kerropi, Badtz-Maru and Dear Daniel as they have some sibling silliness, an adventure under the big top and re-tell two of your favorite fairy tales in their own adorable style. Also as an extra bonus, follow the adorably funny frog Keroppi on a Big Adventure!

Hello Kitty & Friends: Basket of Fun ($14.98 DVD) is a DVD-only release, containing four complete episodes plus one bonus episode presented in English 2.0 audio.

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

Running Time: 110 minutes
Age Rating: TV Y
UPC: 702727058424
Pre-Book Date: 2/1/05
Street Date: 3/1/05
Format: DVD
SRP: $14.98

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