Cute wooden stop motion animation features Hello Kitty and friends

Before Maru and Grumpy Cat there was another feline in town. Yes, I'm talking about Hello Kitty. The one and only. With her signature red bow and yellow nose, Sanrio's cute character has delighted children and adults alike since the 1970s.

Now you can experience Hello Kitty and friends coming to life, through stop motion animation by Studio TADO. Based in Sheffield, UK, this pint-sized creative powerhouse has produced an endless list of 'darkly adorable characters, artwork and projects that have terrorized and delighted individuals and clients world wide for over a decade'.

For their client, Sanrio, the team produced a one-minute video to promote the Hello Sanrio range of characters and merchandise for its official social channels.

The piece took approximately three months to make, with almost everything produced by Studio TADO founders Mike and Katie. The characters and props are handmade, painted wood with various mechanisms to create their movements.

It's very cute, but don't just take our word for it. Check it out here or watch it below. And find out more at tado.co.uk.