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Outfit7 Launches First App That Lets Users Have Conversations with Talking Friends Characters

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[June 08, 2012]

Outfit7 Launches First App That Lets Users Have Conversations with Talking Friends Characters

PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Outfit7 Inc., a subsidiary of Out Fit 7 Ltd, the global entertainment company behind the blockbuster Talking Friends mobile apps, announced the launch of a romantic new app, "Tom Loves Angela," which brings the Talking Friends characters to a new level by allowing users to have conversations with characters in the app. For the first time, users will be able to experience the funny, witty and often cheeky personality of Tom's favorite feline, Angela. Fans will be able to chat with Angela about everything from love, to movies, to travel, to her favorite cat, and listen to her responses. The app also lets users help Tom woo Angela by putting fans in the driver's seat to deliver sweet nothings from Tom's mouth to Angela's ears.

To complement the love story between Tom and Angela, Outfit7 launched a new collaboration with Walt Disney (News - Alert) Records to debut Talking Tom's foray into singing with the duet "You Get Me." The original number written by Jamie Houston--the producer/songwriter behind several "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" hits, will be available June 12 in the iTunes Store.

"'Tom Loves Angela' brings an entirely new level of entertainment that lets fans emotionally engage in a way never before possible with the beloved Talking Friends characters," said Samo Login, CEO and Co-Founder of Outfit7 Inc. "We're giving the Talking Friends users a more engaging experience by giving fans direct access to the characters' inner thoughts and emotions."

The launch of "Tom Loves Angela" extends Outfit7's ability to promot self-expression through fun, user-generated entertainment. Featuring new technology and impressive design elements, "Tom Loves Angela" delivers a truly immersive experience with stunning animation and design elements never before seen in the Talking Friends apps.

"'You Get Me' is an inspiring duet with lyrics that convey a heartfelt message that perfectly mirrors Tom and Angela's relationship," said Rob Souriall, Vice-President of Marketing, Walt Disney Records. "We're thrilled to be collaborating with Outfit7 to help them extend the beloved Talking Friends characters into a new medium."

Less than two years after launching the first Talking Friends mobile app, the Talking Friends characters reach more than 110 million monthly active users worldwide. The company averages 35 million downloads per month and the Talking Friends brand has more than 750,000 user-generated videos uploaded to YouTube (News - Alert) with more than 355 million views.

Features include:

? Talk to Tom and listen to him deliver your messages to Angela.

? Help Tom blow Angela kisses.

? Have a conversation with Angela about a variety of subjects.

? Listen to Tom and Angela sing the chorus of their song, "You Get Me."

? Help Tom shower Angela with various gifts.

? Ask Angela to tell a joke and enjoy her great sense of humor.

For more information on the collection of Talking Friends mobile apps please visit: www.Outfit7.com.

About Outfit7

With over 110 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 (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert), YouTube or email. Outfit7 is headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus with subsidiaries in Palo Alto, USA; London, England; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Seoul, South Korea.

About Walt Disney Records/Disney Music Group

Disney Music Group is home to Hollywood Records, Walt Disney Records, and Disney Music Publishing. The rosters of the record labels span a wide variety of artists including pop (Selena Gomez & The Scene, Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, McClain Sisters, American Idol finalist Stefano, Jesse McCartney), rock (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Breaking Benjamin, Plain White T's, Redlight King, Cherri Bomb, Bridgit Mendler), and the legendary band Queen, plus family music and soundtracks (Phineas and Ferb, Shake It Up, A.N.T. Farm, Muppets: The Green Album, The Muppets, TRON: Legacy).


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