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Great news for fans of Hello Kitty Online from North America!  Sanrio Digital and Aeria Games & Entertainment, an US based online games publisher, announced the launch of Hello Kitty Online in North America. The announcement was made at the 2009 GDC (Game Developer Conference), held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center from March 23-27.

For details please check out the official press release here by Sanrio Digital.

Early this month there were also announcements about Hello Kitty Online to be available in Indonesia and Philippines.

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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.

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

As of December 22, 2008 at 23:59 EST, the Hello Kitty Online Founders’ Christmas Reunion has officially ended.  Here’s the Christmas greetings from the Reunion players:

Hello Kitty Founders' Christmas Reunion

Merry Christmas everyone!

To show appreciation for the successful Hello Kitty Online Founders’ Beta, Hello Kitty Online would like to invite all its Founders to an exclusive special event for this holiday season! From December 17 until December 22, 2008, Hello Kitty Online will be having the Founders’ Christmas Reunion, where players can meet up once more before Open Beta to celebrate the last party of the year in Sanrio Land.Hello Kitty Online Founders' Christmas Reunion

The Founders’ Christmas Reunion will feature new quests to save Christmas, newly designed Christmas maps, and the map you have all been waiting for – New York!

Hello Kitty Online will open its doors once more for this special event on December 17, 2008 at exactly 22:00 EST, and will close on December 22, 2008 at 23:29 EST. Watch out the offical Hello Kitty Online Blog for all the latest upates!