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Hello Kitty Does Hollywood After Years of Film Rights Talks

  • Sanrio to team up with New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers
  • Hello Kitty follows other Japanese icons headed to Hollywood
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One of Japan’s most beloved cat cartoon characters is headed for Hollywood.

Sanrio announced on Wednesday that it will team up with New Line Cinema and FlynnPictureCo. to create an English-language Hello Kitty film for global audiences, with Warner Brothers as distributor.