London, Dec. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- My Talking Angela, the customizable, fashion-inspired app from Outfit7 Limited’s prominent female feline character, Talking Angela, has skyrocketed into stardom. Garnering over 185 million downloads and topping the #1 app spot in 120 countries in its first year, My Talking Angela is among the top performing apps within the Talking Tom and Friends juggernaut franchise, the company announced today.
Since its launch last December, My Talking Angela players have helped the chic and classy character change dresses over 357 million times, renovate her apartment 525 million times, and apply makeup 667 million different times. In addition, fans have devotedly spent over 16.8 million hours purring over the app’s various mini-games – equivalent to 46,680 years. Encouraging discovery and creative game play, the app is a glamorous escape into a cheerful and welcoming world filled with fashion and flair. Fans help Angela grow from a baby kitten to stylish superstar by feeding and caring for her though nine stages, unlocking exciting new activities, and earning coins along the way.
Talking Angela has commanded a thriving presence in the digital space, complete with a loyal social following across Facebook (3.2 million likes), Instagram and Twitter and on other social media channels. In addition the character has a robust YouTube channel, with over 600,000 subscribers and over 100 million views of content dedicated to all things paw-marked Angela.
“Talking Angela is the Internet’s new ‘It girl’; a fashion icon in the making,” said Samo Login, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Outfit7 Limited. “Her apps, social channels, and starring role in the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, have propelled her to digital superstardom.”
In 2015 the My Talking Angela app scooped several award wins, including a Tabby Award for the Best iPad Game in the Kids, Education & Family category, a Tillywig Toy & Media Award in the Mobile Apps category and the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.
The My Talking Angela success tops off a yearlong high for Outfit7. The company cinched a mobile milestone in the family entertainment digital space when it crossed three billion downloads in mid-October. Earlier in 2015, Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series premiered on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. The weekly series features an all-star voice cast led by Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Colin Hanks (“Fargo”), Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”), and YouTube star Lisa Schwartz as Angela. The animated series has garnered more than 200 million-plus views, which when combined with Talking Tom and Friends various branded content, reaches over four billion views on YouTube.
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About Outfit7 Limited
Outfit7 Limited is one of the fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies on the planet, best known for its global phenomenon Talking Tom. Founded in 2009 by entrepreneurs on a mission to bring fun and entertainment to all, Outfit7 has grown from an instant app success into a fully-fledged media franchise. Their highly successful portfolio includes free mobile apps and games, a CGI animated series and web shorts, a global licensing and merchandising program, and a chart-topping sensation on YouTube. The Talking Tom and Friends apps have 3.1B downloads since launch, and over 250M active monthly users.
Outfit7’s family-friendly apps are certified by PRIVO, 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. For more information, visit outfit7.com, or learn more about the brand’s animated series at Talkingtomandfriends.com or on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel.
 Source: App Annie, Dec 3, 2014 ~ Nov 27, 2015