This is not a drill: There’s going to be a Hello Kitty movie

Major thanks to everyone who has ever hoped, wished, prayed, and included this on their Vision Board: there’s going to be a Hello Kitty movie. Repeat: Hello Kitty is getting her own movie. Need to hear this information one more time? Hello Kitty + movie = our wildest dreams have FINALLY come true.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Sanrio is ready to take this kitty to the big screen (OK, but she’s not really a cat, we get it). It was only a matter of time before she made this big leap. Our Kitty White already has a well established empire, including, but not limited to: television shows, conventions, cafes, food trucks, a clothing line, a jewelry line, an organic farm, appearances at theme parks, and the list goes on and on. A big budget blockbuster just makes sense.

And yes, the film will have a HUGE budget. Deadline reports that it’ll be anywhere from $160 million-$240 million. Just for comparison, both Inside Out and Jurassic World had budgets between $150 and $200 million. So I assume Hello Kitty: The Movie will be made out of gold and then painted pink.

There’s no word yet as to what part of Hello Kitty’s life the movie will focus on, whether it’s her backstory, or her entrepreneurial endeavors, or if she suddenly has super powers and fights aliens. Let’s be honest, we’d watch any one of those Hello Kitty movies, even better if they’re all combined into one.

The only downside to this is that we’re going to have to wait a while, no matter what the movie’s about. Sanrio is looking at a 2019 release date, and that is very far from now. However, still pondering the idea of queuing up for this movie now. There’s no such thing as being too excited for Hello Kitty.

(Image via Sanrio.)