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Celebrate 45 years of Hello Kitty
Since 1974, Hello Kitty has inspired friendship and kindness throughout the world. Spreading happiness for generations through Sanrio’s “small gift, big smile” philosophy, she is a friendly reminder to think of others first and to always be kind. Hello Kitty delivers endless smiles with her global message of friendship, encouraging people of all ages to create long-lasting connections by caring for one another.
Check out highlights from our tour stops in Seattle and Los Angeles below!
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Hello Kitty is created by Sanrio
Hello Kitty appears for the first time on a coin purse
Sanrio arrives in North America
The first 45 rpm record titled, “Ano Ko Wa Kitty” (That little girl is Kitty) is released
First Hello Kitty digital watch is introduced – over 1 million are sold
First Hello Kitty stop motion animation Kitty and Mimmy’s New Umbrella released
Hello Kitty is appointed Junior Ambassador for UNICEF in the U.S.
The animated cartoon series "Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater" is released on TV in the U.S. by CBS
Sanrio Puroland, an indoor theme park featuring Hello Kitty, opens in Japan
Harmonyland, an outdoor theme park, opens in Japan
Pink becomes a primary color palette for Hello Kitty, establishing a signature look for years to come
Sanrio.com launches in the U.S.
Hello Kitty’s boyfriend, Dear Daniel, makes his debut. Hello Kitty celebrates her 25th Anniversary
McDonald’s offers its first Hello Kitty Happy Meal
Hello Kitty’s first official character collaboration in the U.S. debuts with Paul Frank
Designer duo, Heatherette introduces a high fashion Hello Kitty collection
Hello Kitty is named UNICEF’s Global Special Friend of Children
EVA Air begins to offer flights on Hello Kitty themed jets
A Hello Kitty balloon first appears in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Hello Kitty is named the Japanese tourism ambassador to China and Hong Kong
Hello Kitty Celebrates Her 35th Anniversary; The Hello Kitty Smart Car debuts
Sephora introduces a Hello Kitty line of cosmetics
Hello Kitty runs for President of the United States and introduces the Friendship Party
The first Hello Kitty Con is held in Los Angeles, CA to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary
A Hello Kitty theme park opens in China
A special-edition Barbie Hello Kitty collector doll debuts in the U.S.
Hello Kitty Grand Cafe debuts in the U.S.
Hello Kitty celebrates her 45th Anniversary with Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour
Sanrio celebrates its 60th Anniversary