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Colin Hanks and Tom Kenny Star in "Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series"

LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Talking Tom and Friends," the new animated series led by all-star voice cast including Golden Globe®-nominee Colin Hanks ("Fargo," "Orange County") and Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"), makes its highly-anticipated premiere April 30 on the brand's YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. Based on the wildly popular Talking Tom and Friends franchise, the series follows the adventures and hijinks of the optimistic gang as they make their own show from the (relative) comfort of Tom's garage-turned-app studio.

"Talking Tom and Friends," the new animated series led by all-star voice cast including Golden Globe(R)-nominee Colin Hanks ("Fargo," "Orange County") and Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants"), makes its highly-anticipated premiere April 30 on the brand's YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. Based on the wildly popular Talking Tom and Friends franchise, the series follows the adventures and hijinks of the optimistic gang as they make their own show from the (relative) comfort of Tom's garage-turned-app studio.


From head writer Tom Martin ("WordGirl," "The Simpsons"), "Talking Tom and Friends" also features James Adomian ("Comedy Bang Bang!," "Gravity Falls"), Maria Bamford ("WordGirl," "Adventure Time With Finn & Jake") and YouTube star Lisa Schwartz ("Not Cool").

"The new series brings all the fun-loving adventures of Talking Tom and Friends to screen in a whole new way," said Samo Login, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Outfit7 Limited. "From Tom to Angela, Hank, Ben, and Ginger, the family of characters continue to capture the boisterous spirit millions of fans have come to love."

Outfit7 Limited's Talking Tom and Friends are known worldwide from a series of mobile apps, which have been downloaded over 2.6 billion times and played by 250 million fans each month. The 11-minute, 52 episode series premieres today, with new episodes airing each Thursday. The prelude episode, "The Audition", has been viewed a staggering 18 million times since it aired in December 2014, and can be viewed on the brand's YouTube channel. To quench fans' excitement for more Talking Tom and Friends antics, shorts will also be unveiled regularly.

Synopsis: "Untalking Tom"

It's the week of the "So You Think You Can App" app design contest and disaster has struck the gang; Talking Tom can't talk! With a gigantic check in the balance and Tom's total disregard of his doctor's orders, not to mention a big bust up between Tom and Ben, the stakes have never been higher!

About Outfit7 Limited

Best known for its global phenomenon Talking Tom, Outfit7 is one of the fastest-growing family entertainment companies on the planet. Outfit7 is a multinational entertainment company headquartered in Cyprus, and was founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs on a mission to bring fun and entertainment to all.

Talking Tom and Friends has grown from an instant app success into a fully-fledged media entertainment franchise, with a movie in production and a CGI animated series soon to launch, a global licensing and merchandising program, and a chart-topping sensation on YouTube. These lovable 3D animated characters have skyrocketed in popularity with fans across the world, with over 2.6B downloads since its launch and over 250M active users each month.

Outfit7's family-friendly apps are certified by PRIVO (pending one certification), an FTC approved COPPA safe harbor program, and in April 2015, the My Talking Angela app was awarded the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval.

To learn more about the brand's animated series, please visit TalkingTom.TV or on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel. More information on the company and its brands can be found at outfit7.com, TalkingAngela.com and TalkingTom.com.

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