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Sanrio bestows a YouTube channel upon Hello Kitty:

Perhaps the most telling thing here is this block of fine print along the bottom of the outro screen: © ’73, ’76, ’13, ’18 SANRIO. Kitty is 45? This probably explains why I thought the voice actress was in her forties.

Addendum: In 1987, there existed something called Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theater, with Kitty voiced by Tara Strong, who is, um, presently forty-five. I mention this because I’d typed “voice actress Hello Kitty” into Bing Images, and the first result was a later-than-1987 photo of Tara Strong, who was 12 back then. I have no idea who did the VA for this YT debut.

(Seen first by Fillyjonk.)

7 comments »

  1. fillyjonk »

    31 August 2018 · 12:15 pm

    I knew Kitty had been around for quite a while (what is 45 in cat years?) because she was popular in my local school when I was 10, so that would have been nearly 40 years ago now.

    Hello Kitty is one of those things I unironically love and I don’t care if people laugh at me for that. Hello Kitty is just sweet and good and is the happy parts of my childhood distilled down into a cat-shaped lump.

  2. McGehee »

    31 August 2018 · 12:28 pm

    A cat aged the equivalent of 45 human years would be 7. A cat aged 45 actual years would be almost 200.

  3. McGehee »

    31 August 2018 · 12:28 pm

    Forgot the cite: Purina.

  4. CGHill »

    31 August 2018 · 6:12 pm

    Sounds about right. Of course, trademark law being what it is, Kitty might well be immortal, or, um, Celestia-adjacent.

  5. fillyjonk »

    31 August 2018 · 7:09 pm

    Maybe it’s like Picture of Dorian Grey, with a really ugly wizened old cartoon cat in a picture in the attic somewhere?

    My parents had a cat that lived to be 21 actual years. So that’s like, what, 122 or something?

  6. McGehee »

    31 August 2018 · 7:36 pm

    Mrs. McG had a cat when we met, who lived to be almost 21½. I think that’s 103.

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