Hello Kitty, everyone’s favorite feline, is set to appear in her own big-screen feature in 2019.
The iconic face of coin purses, school supplies, and much, much more, is adjusting her famous red bow in preparation for her Hollywood debut. The popular cat will star in an animated movie that is set for release in 2019 through the recently established U.S. subsidiary of Japanese lifestyle company Sanrio, Deadline reports.
Already the star of her own television series, numerous video games, and Avril Lavigne’s 2013 song, the upcoming movie marks the bobtail cat’s biggest venture yet, with Sanrio execs estimating the budget to be between $160 million and $240 million.
Though details for the movie are sparse, expect plenty of action considering Kitty’s extensive list of hobbies. The half-cat-half-girl’s Facebook page lists her interests as traveling, listening to music, and eating yummy cookies. She also lives in London and collects goldfish. If we’re lucky, both of those will make an appearance. But Hello Kitty could very well bring along her besties for all the fun. After all, “You can never have too many friends!” she writes in her Facebook profile.
Despite turning 40 last year (looking good for your age, girl!), the Japanese icon is still massively popular, generating a reported wealth of $7 billion in 2014.
And the anthropomorphic kitten might not be the only imminent Hollywood star from Sanrio. The company is considering establishing a fund dedicated to similar projects. Other characters likely to make the leap to feature film include Little Twin Stars and My Melody, according to Deadline.
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