If you own an iOS device (such as an iPad or an iPhone) and you have a kid, chances are you’re familiar with Outfit 7’s Talking Friends series of apps, in which you get the chance to talk to and interact with a virtual pet, such as a cat or a dog. Recently, Outfit7 has revealed that they are working wit the Disney Interactive Media Group in order to produce an original animated web series based on their popular Talking Friends franchise.
The original Disney web series will feature Outfit 7 characters such as Talking Tom Cat, Talking Ben the Dog, and other anthropomorphic characters from the Talking Friends series. The shows will run on Disney.com, which is Disney’s new network on Youtube catering to digital distribution. The shows will also be accessible through the Talking Friends mobile apps.
“Tom, Ben and the entire Talking Friends cast are international celebrities who have built strong emotional connections with millions of fans worldwide. As a result they are transcending the mobile space to new entertainment mediums with online video being one of the first,” said Samo Login, Founder & CEO of Out Fit 7 Ltd. “Partnering with the renowned creative talent at Disney in addition to Disney’s broad distribution capabilities allows Talking Friends fans everywhere to experience the characters in a fantastic new manner.”
“The Talking Friends characters are global mobile app sensations. We’re thrilled to bring these very popular characters to life in a new family-friendly online video series,” said Mark L. Walker, Senior Vice President, Disney.com.