From cartoonresearch.com: If closing the Warner Bros. Studio stores wasn't bad enough...
Warner Bros. and Sanrio have entered into an agreement under which they will develop and launch co-branded merchandise featuring the popular characters Tweety and Hello Kitty.
The agreement, which calls for merchandise to be sold exclusively at Sanrio locations throughout Japan and most of Asia, is the first time industry-leading companies have partnered to develop and market a co-brand featuring their popular characters.
Merchandise featuring the new co-stars will launch in March 2002 in Japan. Click here to read the press release.