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Archive for January, 2008

Pokemon on Ana Airlines

The popular Pokémon (Pocket Monsters) television series entered the fleet of All Nippon Airways* in late June. ANA had asked elementary school children to compete featuring Pokémon characters chosen from about 40,073 entries. Shota, the winner of the competition, signed his name on the aircraft’s door. In explaining how he chose his design, he said, “I wanted to give the Pokémon that usually live at sea a chance to experience the thrill of flying in the sky. I can’t believe that planes carrying my design are really going to fly.”

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Interior of the Pokemon plane – this is a make believe interior photo.  It looks as though the cartoon is projected onto the plane’s interior panels.


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Hello Kitty by Eva Air

helloplaneth.jpgIt’s really fascinating to be able to board a flight where just everything is Hello Kitty – for Hello Kitty fans, maybe. Eva Air (of Taiwan) launched a new concept incorporating Hello Kitty in their fleet. This can be a dream come true for young Asian girls who prefer a Hello Kitty flight over a trip to Disney World while going somewhere at the same time.

Below stands two dolls and two stewardess. There is something strange about this photo. The dolls appear skinny compared to their original cartoon appearance. Their thin, flimsy shirts and hard angles faces make them look spooky. The Taiwanese appear to have some trouble copying the Japanese craftsmanship.

To solve their thin, flimsy shirt problem I would rather have them fluff up their shirts with more fluffs. The male kitty in the blue shirt reminds me of some freaky fantasy universe where the scene crosses between a cartoon and a real world and where the pimpster has taken control of a mysterious airliner.

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Cartoon Art on Planes

Below: Here are various cartoon planes shot by contributors of Airliners.net. Fun in the sky for kids of all ages. Or the young at heart. Some of these cartoons look familiar to me, but some I have never seen before. Such as the DieMaus and the big pink and blue cats. Read more at the bottom.

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