HOLLYWOOD--()--Talking Tom Cat and his fellow Talking Friends – whose apps top more than 600 million downloads worldwide – made their Hollywood debut in star-studded traffic-stopping style Thursday.
Dressed to the T in the most stylish threads, the wise-cracking Talking Tom, his stylish girlfriend Angela and tag-along rapping friend Ginger took to the stage for a fun-filled performance of the Talking Friends hit songs as well as holiday cheers. Superstars in their own right – with 600 million adoring fans around the globe; their YouTube single “You Get Me” viewed over 63 million times; a web series earlier this year earned more than 100 million views – Tom, Angela and Ginger sang, danced and played live for the first time. They also showed off the Talking Friends Superstars, new app-powered toys modeled after their famed virtual counterparts.
In addition to taking the stage in the heart of Tinseltown at Hollywood & Highland, the Talking Friends Superstars toured nearby iconic locations including the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame and Grauman’s Chinese Theater. During the family-friendly performance, children danced along with the famed cats. In the week leading up to the event, an online voting contest at tfsuperstar.com/hollywood encouraged fans to choose what stylish fashions each of the cats should wear to Hollywood, garnering more than 1.6 million votes.
The Talking Friends Superstar plush toy line, now available at tfsuperstar.com, seamlessly talks and interacts with multiple Talking Friends apps, as well as to each other, thanks to an advanced sound recognition system. As the Talking Friends create hysterical hijinks on screen, the Talking Friends Superstars join in the antics and respond to their virtual counterparts. While Angela made her big Hollywood debut, Talking Angela, the first app of the Talking Friends line starring the femme feline also launched. Engaging with fans like no other Talking Friends app, Talking Angela can strike up and continue conversations on just about anything. Additionally, Talking Angela’s gesture recognition capabilities allow her to understand and react to different facial gestures including the nodding and shaking of one’s head, smiling, yawning and sticking out of one’s tongue. Check out Talking Angela here: outfit7.com/angela
With over 120 million monthly active users since its first app launch in July 2010, Outfit7 is one of the world's fastest growing mobile entertainment networks. Its Talking Friends collection has become an entertainment phenomenon with the characters featured on ABC's Modern Family as well as NBC's Today Show. There are 14 characters in the Talking Friends collection including Talking Tom Cat, Talking Ben and Talking Gina the Giraffe. Each of the Talking Friends apps features a unique and fully animated 3D character that comes to life when poked, tickled, and played with on mobile touch-screen devices for the iOS and Android platforms. The interactive characters can engage in friendly two-way conversations about their inner emotions with users or repeat things users say to them and customized videos of interactions with the characters can be shared via Facebook, YouTube or email. Outfit7 is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus with subsidiaries in Palo Alto, USA; London, England; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Seoul, South Korea.