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Do you enjoy our Hello Kitty Online 2009 trailer on YouTube?  We have put up lots of beautiful screen shots on Flickr so do check out our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamcortex, add us to your contact list, and feel free to make comments.

Enjoy!

Hello Kitty Online 2009 Trailer Screen Shots on Flickr

baby_flash_cards_iconWe are very happy to announce that our first Apple iPhone App, Baby Flash Cards, has exceeded the 10,000 downloads mark over just two weeks.  We would like to say thank you to those of you who have downloaded the app and we are glad that you enjoy playing it with your kids.  Baby Flash Cards now ranks number 27 on Apple Store as the most popular iPhone Apps under the education category,  and ranks numebr 13 under the free download education category.

We have the latest version of Baby Flash Cards uploaded to Apple Store, with the reported bugs and errors being fixed.  Thanks again to those who sent us the bug reports.

If you have any questions about our Baby Flash Cards or would like to learn about using iPhone as the platform for Advergames and brand building, please feel free to contact us by sending an email to pr@dreamcortex.com.

To all the Hello Kitty fans out there, you must check out this whole new Hello Kitty Online (HKO) game trailer, produced by Dream Cortex.  Don’t forget to leave your comments on YouTube and share it with your friends!

For more details about HKO please visit the official web site at www.hellokittyonline.com.

Baby Flash CardsCheck out this very first iPhone App by Dream Cortex – Baby Flash Cards, a handy educational tool for moms and dads to play with their kids, at anytime and anywhere with an iPhone.  It has over 200+ vocabulary Flashcards with nice illustrations, easy to use and it’s totally Free!

You may download Baby Flash Cards to your iPhone or iPod Touch from the Apple Store here.  It requires iPhone Software Update version 2.2.1 or above.

Since this is our very first iPhone App development, we know that we still need a lot of improvement.  So your valuable comments are always welcome and important to us.  Please email us to info@dreamcortex.com for any suggestions.

Enjoy Baby Flash Cards with your kids!

TBS DigiCon6 AwardsDream Cortex today announced that the animated TV series produced in partnership with Sanrio Digital, The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends, has won the DigiCon6 Award 2008 “Prize for Effort” Certificate for the Hong Kong region. The Hong Kong regional award ceremony was held this afternoon (March 25th 2008) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The DigiCon6 Awards, organized by Japan TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System), has been one of the most recognized animation awards in Japan.  The award is opened to Japan and other Asian countries including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, India, Taiwan, Jordan, Thailand and Malaysia.

There there a total of 2,248 entries for the 10th DigiCon6 Awards.

A big thank you to our fantastic Dream Cortex artists for creating these six very stylish Valentine’s Day wallpapers.  They are now available for viewing and download on our Flickr page.  So why don’t you change your desktop wallpaper and show to your special one on this Valentine’s Day?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamcortex

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Dream Cortex Valentine's Day Wallpapers

We are extremely honored to receive the 2008 Hong Kong ICT Awards with our Hello Kitty animated series.  Well it’s not just one but a total of four awards, including Best 3D Animation, Best TV Series, Best Modeling & Texturing, and Best Lighting & Rendering.

By the way our Hello Kitty Online has also won the Hong Kong ICT Awards for Best Computer Graphics.  What a great and happy day for us all yesterday!

Here are some photos that we would like to share with you:

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Here are Philip Lau (Creative Leader of Dream Cortex) and Ken Cheng (Animation Team Lead) who just have received the awards from Mr Alan Wan (Secretary of the HK Comics and Animation Federation).

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Philip, Ken and Thomas (Sanrio Digital) with the 5 awards that we won.

 

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008

Here’s the Dream Cortex animation team, ready to open a champagne and have a celebration. Well done guys!

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” recognized with Awards for Best 3D Animation and Best TV Series

Hong Kong, 10 February 2009 – Dream Cortex (www.dreamcortex.com) today announced that its 3D CGI animated series “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” (Season Two), produced in partnership with Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong) (www.sanriodigital.com), won awards in four categories at the 2008 Hong Kong ICT Awards. The awards are Best 3D Animation, Best TV Series, Best Modeling & Texturing, and Best Lighting & Rendering.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards (www.hkictawards.hk) is a yearly collaborative effort among digital entertainment organizations, ICT professional bodies, academia and the Government to select and honor Hong Kong’s finest accomplishments in IT and digital entertainment. The presentation ceremony was held on February 9, 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” is licensed by Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong), who shares the awards with Dream Cortex. This is the first Sanrio television production made in Hong Kong, and the first Sanrio series made entirely in CGI (Computer Generated Imaging). “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” offers an entertaining and often humorous way for children to learn about social interaction and behaviour while following the adventures of some of the world’s best-loved and most recognizable Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Dear Daniel, My Melody, Keroppi, Badtz Maru and Pochacco.

“We are very pleased and honored to be selected by the Hong Kong ICT Awards for the second year in a row, and this year with four wins in four categories. These awards are a strong recognition of our animation team’s creative talents,” said Philip Lau, Creative Leader of Dream Cortex and Co-Director of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends”.

“Season two of our Hello Kitty animation series is bigger, more entertaining, and packed with even better CGI than the first season,” said David Kim, Business Strategic Director of Sanrio Digital. “These multiple Hong Kong ICT Awards are a prestigious acknowledgement of the outstanding production work carried out by Dream Cortex.”

The first season of “The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” aired in various territories, including Italy, France, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Portugal, Singapore, Philippine, Thailand and Hong Kong. The second season started airing in Italy in September 2008 and will soon start airing in other territories.

“The Adventures of Hello Kitty & Friends” is co-directed by Dream Cortex Creative Leader Philip Lau and Emmy Award nominee Matthew Swanson. Songs were written and composed by Hollywood based composer Greg Chun.

 

About Dream Cortex
Dream Cortex is one of Hong Kong’s premier digital content creation companies. As one of the pillars of the renowned Cyberport complex, Dream Cortex offers a state-of-the-art 3D animation and production environment coupled with industry leading digital media post-production and distribution infrastructure. Other creative services offered by Dream Cortex include PC and next-generation console game art design, web design, and interactive application development. For more information please visit www.dreamcortex.com.

 

About Sanrio Digital (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Sanrio Digital was founded in 2006, as a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co. Ltd. Sanrio Digital handles the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, capitalizing on over three decades of Sanrio original material. The company holds rights to produce offline products based on its online productions, providing synergy between the Sanrio traditional offline business and its digital venture. For more information please visit www.sanriodigital.com.

 

Press Contact:
Benjamin Yiu
Dream Cortex
Phone: +852 2534 0807
Email: pr@dreamcortex.com

Chinese New Year is coming and Dream Cortex wishes you all a happy Year of the Ox! Stay tuned with us for news about all the exciting 2009 projects.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!!

Chinese New Year 2009

Illustrated by Chun Yan Miu – Dream Cortex

 

Chinese New Year 2009

Illustrated by Cody Liu – Dream Cortex

Flickr

Dream Cortex is now on Flickr, which is one of the best online photo sharing and social network platforms.  From time to time we will put up images or screen shots of our projects on Flickr, so to allow more people to see our creative works via different channels. Do check out our Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamcortex, add us to your contact list, and feel free to make comments. We would be glad to hear from you.

Dream Cortex on Flickr