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The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends facts for kids
|The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends|
From left: My Melody, Keroppi, Hello Kitty, Pochacco, Badtz-Maru and Dear Daniel
|Created by||Sanrio Digital|
|Developed by||Dream Cortex|
|Directed by||Matthew Swanson
|Music by||Greg Chun|
|Country of origin||Hong Kong
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producer(s)||David Kim|
|Running time||12 minutes 59 secords|
|Production company(s)||Sanrio Digital|
|Original network||TVB Jade
Cartoon Network (United States)
|Original release||February 16, 2008|
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 February 2008 onwards by Sanrio Digital and Dream Cortex, and 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.
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.
Hello Kitty - A cheerful, warm-hearted little girl. Baking cookies is her forte, She has a crush on Dear Daniel and Melody is her best friend.
English voice by Claudia S. Thompson.
Dear Daniel - 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 Hello Kitty.
English voice by Maggie Blue O'Hara.
My Melody - A cute young girl who is Kitty's best friend, 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 - 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 - A penguin with an good and bad 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 - 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.
Thomas the Tank Engine - A little blue train that likes to play with Hello Kitty.
Mr. White - 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 - 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 Mona Marshall.
Cinnamoroll - 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 Sunday Muse.
Chococat - is a black cat with a red scarf. he doesn't talk but appears sometimes in the show. English voice by Yuri Lowenthal.
Kitty's mother - is a white cat who only appears in one episode. English voice by Morwenna Banks.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Sponsorship||Original release date|
|1||"A Colorful World"||Matthew Swanson||TBA||Colitain Decaugh-II|
|Hello Kitty and friends learn that world is made up of many fascinating colors.|
|2||"Our New Friend Dear Daniel"||Matthew Swanson||TBA||Colitain GP Extra|
|Kitty and the gang befriend a shy new student.|
|3||"XO Man Begins"||Nick Herbert||TBA||Colitain Decaugh-II|
|Badtz-Maru reveals a "super" alter-ego.|
|4||"The Magic Chisel"||TBA||TBA||Colitain Decaugh-II|
|The kids portray a classic fable about greed.|
|5||"Keroppi’s Best Friend"||TBA||TBA||Colitain Decaugh-II|
|Keroppi is driven to invent a best friend.|
|6||"Happy Earth Day"||TBA||TBA||Colitain GP Extra|
|The Twin Stars teach the kids a lesson about conserving the environment.|
|7||"The Case of the Broken Vase"||TBA||TBA||Colitain NoFroZic|
|Keroppi learns about the importance of telling the truth.|
|8||"A Fair Share"||TBA||TBA||Colitain NoFroZic|
|Badtz-Maru discovers his selfish ways and does not want to share his things to his friends.|
|9||"My Melody’s Missing Smile"||TBA||TBA||Colitain GP Extra|
|The kids try to find out why My Melody is unhappy.|
|10||"V.I.P. (Very Important Pochacco)"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Pochacco puts on a show in a quest for fame.|
|11||"Give Me a Brake"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Keroppi's new car proves quite a handful.|
|12||"There’s No Space Like Home"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Kitty and the gang have an adventure in outer space.|
|13||"Lost and Hound"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|When the kids get lost, Badtz-Maru and Daniel think they know the way home.|
|14||"March of the Badtz-Maru’s"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Badtz-Maru journeys to the South Pole to be with his penguin friends.|
|15||"Tall Order Part One"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Keroppi finds a novel solution to being vertically challenged.|
|16||"Tall Order Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Keroppi learns there are advantages to being small.|
|17||"Run My Melody, Run"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|My Melody is nervous about her big race.|
|18||"Where’s Santa? Part One"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|A missing Santa Claus has the children worried that Christmas may be cancelled.|
|19||"Where’s Santa? Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|20||"Hide and Seek"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|The kids play a game of Hide and Seek around the school with surprising results.|
|21||"A Fish Story"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Hello Kitty bonds with a new pet.|
|Badtz-Maru and Daniel vote for class president.|
|23||"A School Day"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|A typical school day presents challenges for the kids.|
|Kitty and the gang help a shy new friend open a new business.|
|25||"The Big Game"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|The kids learn about the importance of teamwork.|
|The Twin Stars give up their powers to see what it's like to be regular kids.|
|27||"A Birthday Party"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Melody and Daniel tries to surprise Kitty because it's her birthday.|
|Badtz-Maru is addicted to a game. Kitty and her friends try to help Badtz-Maru to stop playing the game.|
|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"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Pochacco is the sleepy detective. He solve many mystery through his nose.|
|31||"The Sleepy Detective Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|32||"A Fish Called Badtz-Maru"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|34||"Are You Gonna Eat That"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|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)|
|37||"Hello, I Shrunk the Kitty Part One"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|38||"Hello, I Shrunk the Kitty Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|39||"Sing A Song!"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Kitty and her friends' picnic is ruined due to the rain. Fortunately, they each sing a song to make feel better especially during rainy days.|
|40||"The Sleepy Detective Returns"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|41||"Happy Halloween, Everybody!"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|42||"An Examination Escapade"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|43||"The Fabulous Five Part One"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|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 turn daytime into nighttime, Daniel becomes super smart and Keroppi can bounce super high. Together, the gang become superheroes and help others with their newfound abilities.|
|44||"The Fabulous Five Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|A super-villain sets out to defeat the Fabulous Five. Can these 5 brave heroes save their hometown from this evil threat?|
|45||"The Kitty and the Pea"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|46||"Attack of the Clones Part One"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|47||"Attack of the Clones Part Two"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|48||"A Wok in the Park"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|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.|
|50||"Third Time's the Charm"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|51||"A Cloudy Day"||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|52||"And the Winner is..."||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|The kids put on an awards show at school.|
Awards and recognition
- Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008
- DigiCon 2008
Broadcasters around the world
|Hong Kong||TVB Jade
ABC 4 Kids
|Southeast Asia||Disney Channel|
| United States
|Israel||Israeli Educational Television