Talking Tom and Friends
|Talking Tom and Friends|
|Original work||Video game series|
|Films and television|
|Animated series||Talking Friends|
Talking Tom and Friends is a video game franchise created in 2010 by computer game developer Outfit7 with headquarters in London, England, and software development offices in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where its software creator Samo Login is from, Seoul, South Korea, as well as in Limassol, Cyprus, and Palo Alto, USA. It includes virtual pets and plush toys, both of which voice back in a chosen character's voice what is said by its user or repeating the text after each other, using a voice recognition system. In partnership with Disney's Disney Interactive/Hollywood Records a series of videos were created, based on the characters.
The app, that runs on iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows Phone 8, and the actual toys are available in more than 310 million households worldwide. Reaching 1.5 billion downloads and 230 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter in 2014, its success was compared to Cut the Rope by ZeptoLab and Angry Birds by Rovio.
On June 12, 2012 Talking Tom and his city kitty crush Talking Angela were featured in the music video You Get Me which features Tom and Angela meeting each other for the first time. A second hit called That`s Falling In Love was released in November 2012
Talking Tom and Friends made their debut in the music world in 2012 with the duet between Tom and Angela called "You Get Me". The video has received over 170 million views on YouTube to date. Talking Angela also recorded her first solo song called ‘That’s Falling in Love'.
Licensing and Merchandising
Outfit7 has official licensees worldwide who offer official Talking Tom and Friends merchandise including toys, stationery, apparel and many more categories. Their licensing portfolio is managed by an in-house team.
Talking Tom and Friends apps
|2011||Talking Tom 2||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2011||Talking Tom and Ben News||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2011||Tom's Love Letters||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2011||Tom’s Love Angela||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|2013||My Talking Tom||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
- Outfit7: The Biggest App Maker You've Never Heard Of, Bloomberg News, November 2013
- Talking Friends apps reach 1bn downloads with 170m active users, The Guardian, 14 June 2013
- Slovenski Outfit7 z več uporabniki kot Twitter, Mladina, 11 February 2014
- "Outfit7: The Biggest App Maker You've Never Heard Of". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
- , All Things Digita, Retrieved 2012-10-04
- "You Get Me". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- Falling in Love "That's Falling in Love". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
- "Talking Tom on Modern Family (S02E12 - Our Children, Ourselves)", YouTube.com, Retrieved 2011-04-25.