Hello Kitty Joins New Animation Studio Store at Universal Studios Hollywood
MomsLA was invited to meet Hello Kitty and preview the exclusive Sanrio merchandise at the brand new Animation Studio Store at Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out our Facebook Live video as we looked around the store!
Hello Kitty was an absolute doll, welcoming shoppers to see the park-exclusive merchandise they will now carry at the store, including accessories, apparel, stationery, souvenirs and collectibles.
And did we mention the treats? There are sweet delights made in Hello Kitty’s image, including these S’mores.
Highlights of the exclusive product offerings feature designs incorporating Sanrio characters in classic Universal titles such as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future and more. Even Psycho!
And stay tuned: New park-exclusive merchandise will be released regularly.
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. Yvonne tried on her favorite color combo: pink and blue.
In addition to Hello Kitty, the Animation Studio Store will feature 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.”
The Animation Studio Store sits at the heart of Universal Studios Hollywood in a new 6,000 square foot structure that draws its inspiration from California Mission revival architecture reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s. Fusing style with whimsy, the retail environment weaves nimble animated characters into the fabric of the Spanish architectural design from the wood detailing to the stucco, wrought iron and painted tiles.
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.