from The Times of Oman Hello Kitty will join her friends in a series to be aired in more than 15 countries, the character's creator said Monday.
"Hello Kitty, Stamp Village," a 26-part series on the adventures of the mouthless cat and her companions in a forest, will be completed this month and will air in Asia, Europe and North America, the Sanrio company said.
"The plan is to target a world market. So the program will be created in an easy format to dub or narrate into foreign languages," Sanrio spokesman Kazuo Tohmatsu said.
The series to be done in clay animation revolves around Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters including the red-hooded bunny My Melody and the mischievous penguin Bad Badtz-Maru. The production is costing 160 million yen (1.36 million dollars), with 30 percent invested by Sanrio and 70 percent by a South Korean investment firm and production company.