|[June 08, 2012]
Outfit7 Launches First App That Lets Users Have Conversations with Talking Friends Characters
PALO ALTO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
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
? 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.
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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