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Kitty Getting Her Close-Up! | Cindy Davis |

Kitty Getting Her Close-Up! | Cindy Davis |

FILE – The first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, Hello Kitty Con, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

After more than 40 years, Hello Kitty is finally getting her close-up. New Line Cinema has won rights to a feature-film version of the famous cartoon character. The global sensation was created by Tokyo-based Sanrio in 1974, but has never appeared in film form! This despite being the face of more than 50,000 products, including handbags and T-shirts! Here’s more on the story.

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