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* BubblegumPopping: The episode "Robin Hood Penguin" based on Myth/RobinHood involves My Melody, Chip and Grandpa Kitty blowing up giant size bubbles [[{{Balloonacy}} that allow them to fly]] and then are burst against their enemies, leaving them CoveredInGunge.


This is the only ''Hello Kitty'' animated series that was produced outside of its home country and intended for a non-Japanese market, originally airing on CBS in the United States; even so the animation was done in Japan. Two later anime series, ''Hello Kitty and Friends'' and ''Hello Kitty's Animation Theater'', also plug her and other Sanrio characters into fairy tale retellings, though those adaptations are much more straightforward and faithful (especially ''Animation Theater'') and lack a FramingDevice.

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This is the only ''Hello Kitty'' animated series that was produced outside of its home country and is an InternationalCoproduction intended for a non-Japanese market, originally airing on CBS in the United States; even so the animation was done produced in Japan.Japan but all scripts and voice acting are in English. Two later anime series, ''Hello Kitty and Friends'' and ''Hello Kitty's Animation Theater'', also plug her and other Sanrio characters into fairy tale retellings, though those adaptations are much more straightforward and faithful (especially ''Animation Theater'') and lack a FramingDevice.


* PunnyName: Besides the names of each individual story[[note]]With a few exceptions, such as "Kitty and the [[Film/KingKong1933 Kong]]".[[/note]], the show's name seems to be a pun on the then-recent Creator/{{Showtime}} series ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''. (Moreover, that show was sometimes referred to as ''Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'', after its creator.)
* SettingUpdate: Sometimes employed, such as Little Red Riding Hood reimagined as a western.

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* PunnyName: Besides the names of each individual story[[note]]With a few exceptions, such as "Kitty and the [[Film/KingKong1933 Kong]]".[[/note]], the show's name seems to be a pun on the then-recent Creator/{{Showtime}} series ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''. (Moreover, (It helps its case that the prior show was sometimes referred to as ''Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'', after its creator.creator/presenter/sometimes actress.)
* SettingUpdate: Sometimes employed, such as Little "Little Red Riding Hood Hood" reimagined as a western.


* PunnyName: Besides the names of each individual story[[note]]With a few exceptions, such as "Kitty and the [[Film/KingKong1933 Kong]].[[/note]] The show's name seems to be a pun on the Creator/{{Showtime}} series ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.

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* PunnyName: Besides the names of each individual story[[note]]With a few exceptions, such as "Kitty and the [[Film/KingKong1933 Kong]].[[/note]] The Kong]]".[[/note]], the show's name seems to be a pun on the then-recent Creator/{{Showtime}} series ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''. (Moreover, that show was sometimes referred to as ''Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre'', after its creator.)


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* ShowWithinAShow: The "furry tales" are pitched as stage plays in-universe.


'''Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater''' is a 1987 animated series starring everyone's favorite, Franchise/HelloKitty!

The main premise of the series is that Hello Kitty and her friends performing plays of either retelling classic fairy tales[[note]]Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty[[/note]], storybooks[[note]]Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table[[/note]], or parodying various films.[[note]]The Original Franchise/StarWars trilogy, Film/{{Jaws}}, Film/KingKong[[/note]]

This is the only ''Hello Kitty'' show that's done outside of its home country, though the animation is done in Japan.

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'''Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater''' is a 1987 animated series SaturdayMorningCartoon starring everyone's favorite, Franchise/HelloKitty!

The main premise of the series is that Presented in a two shorts format, Hello Kitty and her friends performing plays run a playhouse that performs quirky retellings of either retelling classic fairy tales[[note]]Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty[[/note]], storybooks[[note]]Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table[[/note]], or parodying and even various films.[[note]]The Original Franchise/StarWars trilogy, Film/{{Jaws}}, Film/KingKong[[/note]]

Film/KingKong[[/note]] as [[ShowWithinAShow shows within a show]].

This is the only ''Hello Kitty'' show that's done animated series that was produced outside of its home country, though country and intended for a non-Japanese market, originally airing on CBS in the United States; even so the animation is was done in Japan.
Japan. Two later anime series, ''Hello Kitty and Friends'' and ''Hello Kitty's Animation Theater'', also plug her and other Sanrio characters into fairy tale retellings, though those adaptations are much more straightforward and faithful (especially ''Animation Theater'') and lack a FramingDevice.


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The main premise of the series is that Hello Kitty and her friends performing plays of either retelling classic fairy tales [[note]] Pinocchio Sleeping Beauty.[[/note]] , storybooks [[note]] HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table [[/note]] , or parodying various films. [[note]] The Original Star Wars trilogy, Jaws, King Kong. [[/note]]

This is the only Hello Kitty show that's done outside of its home country, though the animation is done in Japan.

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The main premise of the series is that Hello Kitty and her friends performing plays of either retelling classic fairy tales [[note]] Pinocchio tales[[note]]Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty.[[/note]] , storybooks [[note]] HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Beauty[[/note]], storybooks[[note]]Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table [[/note]] , Table[[/note]], or parodying various films. [[note]] The films.[[note]]The Original Star Wars Franchise/StarWars trilogy, Jaws, King Kong. [[/note]]

Film/{{Jaws}}, Film/KingKong[[/note]]

This is the only Hello Kitty ''Hello Kitty'' show that's done outside of its home country, though the animation is done in Japan.



* GreenEyes /GreenEyedMonster: Catnip.

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* GreenEyes /GreenEyedMonster: GreenEyes[=/=]GreenEyedMonster: Catnip.

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* ShortRunner: Ran for one 13-episode season.


* AdaptionalVillainy: In "Kitty and the Beast" Sam is transformed into a beast by an evil witch rather than a fairy to teach him a lesson.

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* AdaptionalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy: In "Kitty and the Beast" Sam is transformed into a beast by an evil witch rather than a fairy to teach him a lesson.


* AdaptionalVilliany: In "Kitty and the Beast" Sam is transformed into a beast by an evil witch rather than a fairy to teach him a lesson.

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* AdaptionalVilliany: AdaptionalVillainy: In "Kitty and the Beast" Sam is transformed into a beast by an evil witch rather than a fairy to teach him a lesson.


'''Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater''' is a 1987 animated series staring everyone's favorite, Franchise/HelloKitty!

The main premise of the series is that Hello Kitty and her friends preforming plays of either retelling classic fairy tales [[note]] Pinocchio Sleeping Beauty.[[/note]] , storybooks [[note]] HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table [[/note]] , or parodying various films. [[note]] The Original Star Wars trilogy, Jaws, King Kong. [[/note]]

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'''Hello Kitty's Furry Tale Theater''' is a 1987 animated series staring starring everyone's favorite, Franchise/HelloKitty!

The main premise of the series is that Hello Kitty and her friends preforming performing plays of either retelling classic fairy tales [[note]] Pinocchio Sleeping Beauty.[[/note]] , storybooks [[note]] HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas, Knights of the Round Table [[/note]] , or parodying various films. [[note]] The Original Star Wars trilogy, Jaws, King Kong. [[/note]]



* AdaptionalVilliany: In "Kitty and the Beast" Sam is transformed into a beast by an evil witch rather than a fairy to teach him a lesson.



* LighterAndSofter: Done quite a lot even if it does avert the TastesLikeDiabetes flavoring Sanrio is known for. Particularly a parody of ''Film/{{Jaws}}'' where nobody dies (unless you count [[InferredHolocaust some poor people on a carousel]]).



* MismatchedEyes: Grinder has one eye that's black bead, and one detailed eye.

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* MismatchedEyes: Grinder has one eye that's black bead, bead and one detailed eye.

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* LovableAlphaBitch: Catnip's offstage personality. She's self-involved, snide, and sometimes antagonistic, but she has moments that show she cares for the others, and she's not all bad.


You can watch the whole series on [[http://www.hulu.com/hello-kittys-furry-tale-theater Hulu]]

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You can watch the whole series on [[http://www.hulu.com/hello-kittys-furry-tale-theater Hulu]]
Hulu]]. VUDU[[note]]Pronounced like "voodoo".[[/note]] is also streaming the show for free.



* PunnyName: Besides the names of each individual story[[note]]With a few exceptions, such as "Kitty and the [[Film/KingKong1933 Kong]].[[/note]] The show's name seems to be a pun on the Creator/{{Showtime}} series ''Series/FaerieTaleTheatre''.



* TheTeaser: In most episodes, there's a prologue of what the characters are doing before the show starts. These actions will be used or mentioned in the play. For example, in "KT", some of the cast members were eating cookies that were meant for the show. Grandpa Kitty had to replace them with wooden replacements, but Sam later spit them out, saying they taste like wood.

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* StageMom: Catnip's mom Fangora is implied to be one of these, but it's never really confirmed outright.
* TheTeaser: In The show has these before the opening sequence.[[note]]Two other CBS shows that season also did this: WesternAnimation/MightyMouse: The New Adventures, and WesternAnimation/PopeyeAndSon.[[/note]] Additionally, in most episodes, there's a prologue of what the characters are doing before the show starts. These actions will be used or mentioned in the play. For example, in "KT", some of the cast members were eating cookies that were meant for the show. Grandpa Kitty had to replace them with wooden replacements, but Sam later spit them out, saying they taste like wood.


* CanonForeigner: Catnip and Grinder.

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* CanonForeigner: Catnip and Grinder. Chip the seal may also be one, as there doesn't appear to be any other Sanrio works (or merchandise) featuring him.



* InterspeciesRomance: A few of the stories involve Hello Kitty and Tuxedo Sam as love interests to one another.

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* InterspeciesRomance: A few of the stories involve Hello Kitty and Tuxedo Sam (a penguin) as love interests to one another.


* AdultFear: "K. T., the Kitty Terrestrial" puts a particular emphasis on this, as the titular alien feline is separated from her parents and hunted by opportunistic researchers while on Earth.

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* AdultFear: [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial "K. T., the Kitty Terrestrial" Terrestrial"]] puts a particular emphasis on this, as the titular alien feline is separated from her parents and hunted by opportunistic researchers while on Earth.



* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Phantom of the Theater", the SeriesFinale, deals with the cast's investigation of strange happenings in the theater, rather than a performance.
** This also applies to the segments that parody movies, rather than traditional fairy tales. "Paws" and "Crocodile Penguin" come to mind.

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: [[Theatre/PhantomOfTheOpera "Phantom of the Theater", Theater"]], the SeriesFinale, deals with the cast's investigation of strange happenings in the theater, rather than a performance.
** This also applies to the segments that parody movies, rather than traditional fairy tales. "Paws" [[Film/{{Jaws}} "Paws"]] and [[Film/CrocodileDundee "Crocodile Penguin" Penguin"]] come to mind.



* CompositeCharacter: In "Cat Wars", Grandpa Kitty's role is a mix of Obi-Wan and Yoda.

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* CompositeCharacter: In [[Franchise/StarWars "Cat Wars", Wars"]], Grandpa Kitty's role is a mix of Obi-Wan and Yoda.



* SettingUpdate: Sometimes employed, such as Little Red Riding Hood reimagined as a western
* TheTeaser: In most episode, there's a prologue of what the characters are doing before the show starts. These actions will be used or mentioned in the play. For example, in "KT", some of the cast members were eating cookies that were meant for the show. Grandpa Kitty had to replace them with wooden replacements, but Sam later spit them out, saying they taste like wood.

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* SettingUpdate: Sometimes employed, such as Little Red Riding Hood reimagined as a western
western.
* TheTeaser: In most episode, episodes, there's a prologue of what the characters are doing before the show starts. These actions will be used or mentioned in the play. For example, in "KT", some of the cast members were eating cookies that were meant for the show. Grandpa Kitty had to replace them with wooden replacements, but Sam later spit them out, saying they taste like wood.

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