is giving Line's cute mascots their own animated series

Line Friends, the cute mascots used as stickers in the popular messaging app, are getting their own series. While the application isn't widely used in the US, it's huge in Japan and other parts of Asia. Brown, Cony, Sally, Moon, James and the other Line Friends even have their own merch -- an official store opened in New York's Times Square a couple of years ago -- and mobile games.

In 's announcement, it said the series will be a CG-animated non-verbal slapstick comedy telling the story of a diverse set of friends living in the same town. Aram Yacoubian, the Director of Original Animation at , said in a statement: "The band of adorable BROWN & FRIENDS characters has been a part of many fans' daily lives since they created as stickers on Line mobile messengers, and now we're excited to develop the expanded world for screens of all kinds to delight new audiences everywhere on ."

The show, simply entitled Line Friends, doesn't have a premiere date yet, but the streaming giant promises to announce more details at a later date. There's no word on whether BT21, the Line characters created in collaboration with famous K-Pop band BTS, will also appear in the series.

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