Hello Kitty to make her first Hollywood debut

08.March.2019 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

Sanrio is partnering up with Lord of the Rings trilogy producer New Line Cinema and Rampage producer Flynn Picture to create the film, which will be distributed by Warner Bros.


Sanrio has spread Hello Kitty worldwide. Hello Kitty will be celebrating her 45th anniversary through the release of this film, which was announced in 2015. Will it be live action? Or an anime? Will there be CG? Right at this moment, this hasn’t been decided, nor has the film’s release date.


A statement by Sanrio’s founder, representative and CEO Shintaro Tsuji: “I am extremely pleased that Hello Kitty and other popular Sanrio characters will be making their Hollywood debut,” “Hello Kitty has long been a symbol of friendship and we hope this film will only serve to grow that circle of friendship around the world.”

A joint statement by New Line Cinema Presidents Richard Brener and Carolyn Blackwood: “We are thrilled to partner with Sanrio and FlynnPictureCo. on developing a film based on this treasured icon. It’s a rare privilege to have the opportunity to explore the possibilities of such timeless IP. Hello Kitty and her friends have been part of our shared culture for decades, and we look forward to exploring where her newest adventure will take her.’


A statement by Beau Flynn, CEO of Flynn Picture: “Hello Kitty has been one of the most beloved characters around the world for the last forty-plus years. We’re incredibly honored that President Tsuji has entrusted us with the responsibility of bringing her story to the big screen globally for the first time ever, and it’s a dream that we get to do this with our long-term partners at New Line and Warner Bros. With the positive and family-oriented values that Hello Kitty and Sanrio embody, there has never been a better time than now to share her message with the world!”