'KISS Hello Kitty' Comes to The Hub!

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March 28th, 2013

KISS Hello Kitty

via press release:

LEGENDARY KISS FOUNDERS Gene Simmons AND PAUL STANLEY 

ARE GOING TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL THE HUB NETWORK

WITH “KISS HELLO KITTY,”

A NEW ANIMATED TV SERIES IN DEVELOPMENT

LOS ANGELES – The Hub Network, the fastest growing children’s cable network, has optioned the rights to a new series, “KISS Hello Kitty” (working title), based on the highly successful KISS x Hello Kitty line of products from Sanrio, maker of Hello Kitty, a pop icon since 1974.
KISS, an iconic rock band known for its creative merchandising, and Hello Kitty, one of the most unique and popular lifestyle brands, came together in 2010 for an unexpected collaboration — KISS x Hello Kitty. This global collection of hugely desirable co-branded products connects KISS and Hello Kitty followers all over the world with hundreds of licensed items across all categories, including apparel, toys, electronics, stationery, and back to school merchandise, among others.

 

The Hub’s new series, “KISS Hello Kitty" (working title), will feature the four KISS x Hello Kitty characters living their rock ‘n’ roll dreams and bringing pink anarchy to every situation they are in. The all-new animated series is in the initial stages of development with Mr. Simmons slated to be one of the executive producers. The series will be produced by KISS Catalogue Ltd. and Sanrio.

 

“We are thrilled to have these two seminal brands, KISS and Hello Kitty, on The Hub,” said Margaret Loesch, President & CEO of The Hub. “Fans of The Hub know we are a distinct brand dedicated to providing clever, imaginative, and cool shows that families can watch together. The tone and style of the ‘KISS Hello Kitty’ TV show is a perfect fit for our network.”

 

"The Hub Network is the perfect home for the TV show, ‘KISS Hello Kitty,’” said Mr. Simmons. “We are incredibly excited about this opportunity and want to make all our millions of fans worldwide proud of a show they can watch with the whole family."

 

"Knowing and viewing The Hub as I do daily with my three children, it is the perfect home for us to bring the ‘KISS Hello Kitty’ juggernaut to yet another generation,” said Mr. Stanley. “I'm excited to develop this project with The Hub as it ensures it will have family appeal while keeping its brash and nurturing individuation."

 

“This is not the first Hello Kitty crossover for Sanrio, but for sure the most unexpected,” said Roberto Lanzi, Operating Officer, Sanrio Co., Ltd. “The idea sounded crazy in the beginning, but Gene and Paul are not only rock icons, they are incredible creative minds who were soon able to see a future success. Actually they are huge fans of Hello Kitty and now great friends of Sanrio.”

 
  • Morgan Wick

    Hey The Hub, you do realize April Fool’s Day isn’t until Monday, right?

  • sam

    Good god lemon

  • arsenicCatnip

    Can you at least lisence Onegai My Melody instead of this?
    I will watch this though.

  • JSunkist

    If this is for April Fools, best to start early. If they did it on the day, it’d feel way too obvious. That’s why I myself like to start a prank earlier

  • Ryoji

    Kiss would sell their mothers for a dollar.

    FAIL FAIL FAIL!!

  • Iggy

    Good god lemon

    +1

  • Herb Finn

    I was hoping for KISS My Little Pony :) *ROTFLMAO*

  • ex-sell69

    So I guess now KISS stands for “Kitty In the Service of Satin”? I’d buy that for a dollar… But only for a dollar!

  • Fake Me Out

    And yet another omen of the apocalypse comes to pass … run away! Run Away!! RUN AWAY!!!

  • JSunkist

    @Fake Me Out

    I would, but don’t know where to :(

  • Chris

    Sounds intresting. I like the hub but they need to workout contracts and get on basic cable.

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