The beautiful new Animation Studio Store has finally opened on the upper lot at Universal Studios Hollywood which would not necessarily be news on its own but the new shop comes with live appearances by HELLO KITTY! She’ll be available for photos and hugs donning a red pleated dress embellished with film strips.
The store itself features an array of delectable confectionaries—prepared fresh daily—including such tasty treats as Hello Kitty, Chococat and Keroppi themed s’mores, and a variety of Hello Kitty themed fudge, cupcakes and caramel apples. This is in addition to a slew of new merhandise including apparel, accessories, stationery, souvenirs and collectibles.
Some of the exclusive product offerings feature designs incorporating Sanrio characters into classic Universal titles such as Jaws, E.T. The Extra -Terrestrial, Back to the Future and more.
The shop also features the popular Hello Kitty Build-A-Bow display, inviting guests to customize their design from a selection of colorful bow options. Guests purchasing any Sanrio item will also receive a complimentary Hello Kitty Hollywood-themed temporary tattoo, which mirrors Sanrio’s ‘small gift, big smile’ philosophy that is demonstrated globally across all Sanrio’s retail stores and special events.
But it’s not all just Hello Kitty, the massive new space will also influde an array of merchandise from Illumination Entertainment films, including Minions from the blockbuster Despicable Me film franchise, and DreamWorks Animation, including memorable items from Kung Fu Panda. A selection of products from other favorite animations will also be available, including Dr. Seuss, Scooby-Doo, Curious George, SpongeBob SquarePants and “The Simpsons.”
Photos courtesy of Universal Studios.