The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends

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The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends
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From left: My Melody, Keroppi, Hello Kitty, Pochacco, Badtz-Maru and Dear Daniel
Created by Sanrio Digital
Developed by Dream Cortex
Country of origin Hong Kong
Japan
Original language(s) Cantonese
English
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) David Kim
Running time 12 minutes
Production company(s) Sanrio Digital
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Original release February 16, 2008 – present

The Adventures of Hello Kitty and Friends (Traditional Chinese: Hello Kitty 愛漫遊) is a 3D CGI animated series featuring Hello Kitty and other characters from the Japanese company Sanrio. It was produced from 2006 onwards by Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex distributed by Sanrio Digital. It consists of 52 episodes and deals with themes of happiness, family and friendship.

The time check was sponsored by Coltalin Decaugh-II as the sponsorship, but the commerial is only delay.

Overview[edit]

The series focuses on core values established more than 30 years ago by Sanrio such as: happiness, family values, friendship, and educational values.

  • Unlike the older series, which were short and cute episodes, this is an educational TV series that targets both the children and their parents.
  • The animation works together with real actors in teaching children from age two to six about words, simple math, shapes, colors and foreign languages like Chinese & Japanese.
  • The series offers an entertaining way for children to learn about social interaction and behavior while following the adventures of Hello Kitty.
  • Hello Kitty establishes a new image, giving children more things to learn from, rather than just being sweet and cute.

Main characters[edit]

Hello Kitty[edit]

Kitty is a cheerful, warm-hearted little girl. Baking cookies is her forte, but what she enjoys most is eating a slice of Mama's apple pie! Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy are the best of friends. She has a crush on Dear Daniel and Melody is her best friend.

English voice by Claudia S Thompson.

Dear Daniel[edit]

Dear Daniel is a smart, enterprising, bookish boy the same age as Kitty. He loves learning new things and pursuing his hobby of photographing wildlife. He dresses very formal. He has a crush on Kitty.

English voice by Maggie Blue O'Hara.

My Melody[edit]

My Melody is a cute young girl who loves baking cookies and sharing them with her friends. She is a rabbit who wears a red hood and she also wears a white flower near her right ear.

English voice by Andrea Kwan

Pochacco[edit]

Pochacco is a friendly, slightly goofy puppy who loves to play soccer (especially goalkeeper), sleeping and solve mysteries in his spare time.

English voice by Candice Moore.

Badtz-Maru[edit]

Badtz-Maru is a penguin with an attitude. Always looking for an angle, he is a precocious youngster with dreams of grandeur. His selfish ways get him in hot water from time to time, but his good heart always steers him in the right direction. Sometimes there is rivalry between him and Daniel.

English voice by Andrea Kwan.

Keroppi[edit]

Keroppi is a fun-loving little frog with a penchant for inventing things. He likes driving his car and playing with new toys.

English voice by Sarah Hauser.

Other characters[edit]

Mr. White[edit]

The teacher of the school in which Hello Kitty and her friends study. He looks a lot like Anthony, the grandfather of Kitty.

English voice by Russell Wait.

Little Twin Stars[edit]

Little Twin Stars are named Kiki and Lala and live on a puffy cloud in the sky. They possess magical powers with which they teach lessons and come to the rescue of Kitty and her friends.

English voice by Julian B. Wilson.

Cinnamoroll[edit]

Cinnamoroll is a sweet, shy boy who runs a coffee shop on wheels around SanrioTown. His ability to fly using his big floppy ears comes in handy.

English voice by Julian B. Wilson.

Episode list[edit]

Episode Title Sponsorship Episode Summary
1 A Friendship Hello Kitty and friends learn that world is made up of many fascinating colours. Colitain Decaugh-II
2 Our New Friend Dear Daniel Kitty and the gang befriend a shy new student. Colitain GP Extra
3 XO Man Begins Badtz-Maru reveals a "super" alter-ego. Colitain Decaugh-II
4 The Magic Chisel The kids portray a classic fable about greed. Colitain Decaugh-II
5 Keroppi’s Best Friend Keroppi is driven to invent a best friend. Colitain Decaugh-II
6 Happy Earth Day The Twin Stars teach the kids a lesson about conserving the environment. Colitain GP Extra
7 The Case of the Broken Vase Keroppi learns about the importance of telling the truth. Colitain NoFroZic
8 A Fair Share Badtz-Maru discovers his selfish ways have consequences. Colitain NoFroZic
9 My Melody’s Missing Smile The kids try to find out why My Melody is unhappy. Colitain GP Extra
10 V.I.P. (Very Important Pochacco) Pochacco puts on a show in a quest for fame.
11 Give Me a Brake Keroppi’s new car proves quite a handful.
12 There’s No Space Like Home Kitty and the gang have an adventure in outer space.
13 Lost and Hound When the kids get lost, Badtz-Maru and Daniel think they know the way home.
14 March of the Badtz-Maru’s Badtz-Maru journeys to the South Pole to be with his penguin friends.
15 Tall Order Part One Keroppi finds a novel solution to being vertically challenged.
16 Tall Order Part Two Keroppi learns there are advantages to being small.
17 Run My Melody, Run My Melody is nervous about her big race.
18 Where’s Santa? Part One A missing Santa Claus has the children worried that Christmas may be cancelled.
19 Where’s Santa? Part Two
20 Hide and Seek The kids play a game of Hide and Seek around the school with surprising results.
21 A Fish Story Hello Kitty bonds with a new pet.
22 Election Badtz-Maru and Daniel vie for class president.
23 A School Day A typical school day presents challenges for the kids.
24 Café Cinnamoroll Kitty and the gang help a shy new friend open a new business.
25 The Big Game The kids learn about the importance of teamwork.
26 Power Outage The Twin Stars give up their powers to see what it’s like to be regular kids.
27 A Birthday Party Melody and Daniel tries to surprise Kitty because it’s her birthday.
28 Game On Badtz-Maru is addicted to a game. Kitty and her friends try to help Badtz-Maru to stop playing the game.
29 Picture Perfect Daniel wants to bring Kitty to a fancy restaurant for Valentine's Day but he doesn't have enough money.
30 The Sleepy Detective Part One Pochacco is the sleepy detective. He solve many mystery through his nose.
31 The Sleepy Detective Part Two
32 A Fish Called Badtz-Maru
33 Design Flaw
34 Are You Gonna Eat That
35 Kitty-Ella The kids put on a school play "Kitty-Ella in Space" but everything doesn't go exactly as planned. (This episode can be found on the Wii game Hello Kitty Seasons)
36 Get Smart
37 Hello, I Shrunk the Kitty Part One
38 Hello, I Shrunk the Kitty Part Two
39 Sing A Song!
40 The Sleepy Detective Returns
41 Hpaay Halloween, Everybody!
42 An Examination Escapade
43 The Super 6 Part One Kitty and friends wish they could have superpowers so the Twin Stars grant their wish. Kitty gets the ability to make anyone friends, My Melody can go super fast, Pochacco can daytime into nighttime, Daniel becomes super smart, Keroppi can bounce super high and Batz-Maru can fly higher than that. Together, the gang become superheroes and help others with their newfound abilities.
44 The Super 6 Part Two A super-villain sets out to defeat the Super 6. Can these 6 brave heroes save their hometown from this evil threat?
45 The Kitty and the Pea
46 Attack of the Clones Part One
47 Attack of the Clones Part Two
48 A Wok in the Park (This episode can be found on the Wii game Hello Kitty Seasons)
49 Ski Bums The kids go on a skiing trip and Keroppi boasts about riding the Obliderador. But them he realizes that he's too scared to jump off it. Meanwhile, Badtz-Maru and Daniel argue about Badtz-Maru being too loud. (This episode can be found on the Wii game Hello Kitty Seasons)
50 Third Time's the Charm
51 A Cloudy Day
52 And the Winner is... The kids put on an awards show at school. (This episode can be found on the Wii game Hello Kitty Seasons)

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008[1]
  • DigiCon 2008[2]

Broadcasters around the world[edit]

Country Channel
 Italy Cartoon Network
 Hong Kong TVB Jade
TVB Kids
 Singapore MediaCorp
 Portugal RTP2
 Finland MTV3
 Taiwan Cartoon Network
 Philippines Cartoon Network
GMA Network
QTV 11
 Norway TV2
 Thailand TIGA
 France Télétoon+
 Indonesia B Channel
 United States
 Canada
European Union Europe
 Australia
Disney Junior
 Israel Israeli Educational Television
 United Kingdom CITV
Disney Junior
 Spain La 2
Clan TVE
Vatican City Latin America Boomerang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 
  2. ^ ""Hello Kitty & Friends" wins the DigiCon6 Award 2008 (Hong Kong) "Prize for Effort" Certificate". SanrioDigital. June 16, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-16. [dead link]

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