NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 18, 2016) - Outfit7, the entertainment company behind the hugely successful Talking Tom and Friends franchise, today announces the greenlight for season two of Talking Tom and Friends: The Series, set to premiere in 2017. The entire all-star voice cast, including 2016 with Golden Globe®-nominee Colin Hanks ("Fargo," "Mad Men," "Dexter") as Talking Tom, and Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants," "Adventure Time With Finn & Jake") as Talking Hank, return to the small screen for 52 brand new episodes full of adventures, hijinks and inventions. With the recent success of reaching more than 4.7 billion downloads as a franchise, the entertainment company has kept the momentum going with over 820 million views for its series on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app since the premiere in April 2015.
"We are thrilled to move forward with our second season of Talking Tom and Friends, right on the heels of the successful launch of Talking Tom Gold Run," said Samo Login, founder and CEO of Outfit7. "The creative team, including animators, writers and voice talent, have all worked tirelessly to make this the best season yet, and we could not be more proud of the result."
Created and produced by Outfit7 and arx anima, season two of Talking Tom and Friends: The Series brings 52 x 11-minute episodes featuring Talking Tom, Talking Hank, Talking Angela, Talking Ben and Talking Ginger as they embark on a new round of hilarious escapades and awesome adventures. Armed with cameras, gear and plenty of innovative ideas, the new season follows the entire bunch as they make their own show from the (relative) comfort of Tom's garage. While their adventures and inventions never quite turn out as planned, together the team is an unstoppable force of fun.
In addition to the return of Golden Globe®-nominee Colin Hanks as Tom and Tom Kenny as Hank, the series welcomes back the entire all-star voice cast, including YouTube star Lisa Schwartz ("Party Girl"), James Adomian ("Comedy Bang Bang!," "Gravity Falls"), Maria Bamford ("Lady Dynamite," "WordGirl") and Tom Martin ("The Simpsons," "WordGirl") as head writer. Talking Tom and Friends: The Series was also recently named the 'Best Animated Series' for 2016 by Cablefax Program Awards.
The series can be viewed on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube Channel as well as on the YouTube Kids app, with season one returning from break on September 22, 2016. Viewers and fans can also celebrate Talking Tom's birthday with the whole bunch by joining the Facebook extravaganza today!
About Outfit7 Limited
Founded in 2009, Outfit7 Limited is one of the fastest-growing multinational family entertainment companies in the world, best known for its worldwide phenomenon: Talking Tom. Since the first Talking Tom and Friends app launched more than five years ago, the app suite has skyrocketed in popularity with 4.7 billion downloads and 270 million active users. Outfit7 has grown from an instant app success into a fully-developed media franchise with multiple free mobile apps and games, a CGI animated series, a global licensing and merchandising program and a chart-topping YouTube sensation.
Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series, has a rock-solid audience with more than 760 million views and features an all-star voice cast led by Golden Globe® and Emmy®-nominee Colin Hanks ("Fargo") and Tom Kenny ("SpongeBob SquarePants."). Certified by PRIVO, an FTC approved COPPA safe harbor program, Outfit7's apps have received multiple awards, including the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval and ePrivacy Seal (My Talking Angela, 2015) and one of AppAnnie's "Most Downloaded Games of All Time" for Android (Talking Tom, 2016). For more information, visit Outfit7.com, or learn more about the brand's animated series at TalkingTomandFriends.com.