Viz Media announces development partnership with Ghostbot, Inc. for “Chummy Chum Chums”

One of social media messaging’s most popular lifestyle brands to be adapted for a range of entertainment & merchandise.

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation, and global entertainment licensing, announces a content development & merchandise partnership with animation studio Ghostbot, Inc. for the character brand Chummy Chum Chums. With hundreds of millions of active global fans, CHUMMY CHUM CHUMS is one of the top sticker sets in social media messaging.

Since the launch of Chummy Chum Chums in September of 2016, millions of fans have been sending and posting billions of these cute, animated stickers to express love, sadness, laughter and excitement to friends near or far. The Chummy Chum Chums are friends through thick and thin, and are quickly becoming the perfect lifestyle brand for the digital era.

VIZ Media will be working closely with Ghostbot to develop and expand the property, including all categories of consumer merchandise, animation and more. Chummy Chum Chums will be one of VIZ Media’s highlights at the upcoming Licensing Expo 2018 (May 22nd – 24th, Las Vegas, Booth #R202).

We’re so excited to share Chummy Chum Chums with the world and to team up with VIZ Media to adapt the adorable characters for a wide range of delightful creations,” says Alan Lau, Ghostbot Co-Founder. Adds Corrine Wong, Ghostbot Executive Producer, “Chummy Chum Chums is a fun property about friendship and love that was inspired and created from our hearts and our affection for animals; it’s been thrilling to see our characters continue to evolve in such new and innovative ways.

The team at Ghostbot has created an entirely new, iconic, and adorable way to communicate with your friends, and we are so excited to be working with them to expand on this success,” says Brad Woods, VIZ Media’s Chief Marketing Officer. “The Chummy Chum Chums are a great addition to the VIZ Media family.”

Chummy Chum Chums is now widely used on popular social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram as well as through iOS. Since the phenomenon began in 2016, billions of these cute, animated stickers have been sent since the brand’s inception, by hundreds of millions of active fans. Every day, tens of millions of stickers are sent daily.

Additional information on Chummy Chum Chums is available at: www.ghostbot.com/chummychumchums

For additional information on other titles distributed and published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.

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