Only eighteen YouTube channels have accomplished the feat of surpassing 1 billion YouTube views, among them Machinima, FAIL Blog, Expert Village, Ray William Johnson, and Barely Political. Mondo Media, the animation distributor behind Happy Tree Friends, Dick Figures and other “deadly funny” series, is about to become number 19.
The MondoMedia YouTube channel currently has just over 977 million views and is going to break the billion views mark any time now. Mondo Media CEO John Evershed told Michael Humphrey of Forbes, “It’s a stunning number. When you think of the entertainment industry, when you do a million of something you get a gold record for your wall. If you do a billion of anything, you’d be driving fancy cars and people would be doing tours of your house.”
Happy Tree Friends, Mondo Media’s biggest hit, has been around since before YouTube. However, YouTube proved itself to be a great place for building their audience and getting a ton of views. You’re probably familiar with it already, but if not you can check it out below. Happy Tree Friends are an adorably morbid bunch!
Dick Figures also hasn’t hurt when it comes to driving Mondo Media views. Dick Figures is an animated series about stick figures that are, well…for lack of a better word, dicks.
Congratulations Mondo Media! You are amazing and perverse and we can’t wait to see what horribly offensive thing you come up with next!
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.