In the past, we’ve reviewed authors, game developers, streamers and even an anime tattoo artist. But today we have a new first, interviewing a fictional animated character. That’s right, we got to chat with Talking Tom on his 10th birthday.
When you made your debut in the Talking Tom Cat game back in 2010 – you became an overnight sensation! How did that feel?
It. Was. AWESOME! It seemed like in the blink of an eye, I made millions and millions of new best friends. They said funny things to me and I repeated it all back to them. We had so much fun! And, man, they LOVED to poke me. I did all sorts of funny reactions to make them laugh. We had great times together in that game – and now so many other ones too!
That’s right – you’ve starred in lots of games over the past decade! Which is your favourite?
That’s a tough question – there are 23 to choose from now! And they’re all great! Hmmm… Well, when I’m in the mood for some super action, I love Talking Tom Hero Dash. Who doesn’t love being a superhero and saving the world? And exploring the world in my aeroplane and playing the drums in My Talking Tom 2 is awesome. For something a bit tropical, I love racing through the clear blue water in Talking Tom Jetski 2. Speaking of racing – Talking Tom Gold Run is great fun! We have to chase after this sneaky raccoon robber who stole our gold. And there are all these great side worlds to explore. I love the Wild West one. Being a cowboy is so cool.
But at the moment, I’ve gotta say My Talking Tom Friends is my absolute favorite. It just came out and it’s still blowing my mind! Me and ALL of my friends are living together – for the very first time! All six of us in one house… It’s a CRAZY cool adventure. And it’s already had over 100 million downloads so I guess our friends around the world agree!
Tell us a little bit about your friends!
They’re the best friends I could ever ask for! Their names are Talking Angela, Talking Hank, Talking Ben, Talking Ginger and Talking Becca. Our fans just met Becca – you might have seen her in our animated series (she’s a wicked cool skateboarder) – but it feels like we’ve known her forever. When we’re all together, you never really know what’s going to happen. But I do know one thing… It’s going to be incredibly fun!
You mentioned your animated series – it’s been a smash hit! What’s that been like?
We’re now on Season 5, which is amazing. We started out with these big dreams of what we wanted our lives to be like – Ben and I wanted to create really cool inventions, Angela wanted to be a singer, and so on. We dreamed BIG. But everything we’ve done – all the people we’ve met, all the adventures we’ve had – has been so much bigger and better than any of us could have imagined.
We found out recently that Talking Tom and Friends is the 9th most in-demand family show online on the planet. Can you believe it? Our YouTube channel has over 35 billion views and more than 61 million YouTube subscribers.
So with all that success, how does it feel to be now celebrating your 10th anniversary?
It’s been so cool to look back over everything we’ve done over the past 10 years. I mean, our games now have over 13 billion downloads! That’s more than there are people on the planet! But this celebration is really, really special. I get to celebrate with all my friends around the world, and we get to do more of what we love… POKING!
The POK-A-TOM challenge is about getting 10 billion pokes in 10 days. It brings all my friends together in four really great games – Talking Tom Cat, My Talking Tom, My Talking Tom 2, and My Talking Tom Friends. And at the end, if we complete the challenge, all my friends get an in-game currency bundle to enjoy in the games! It’s a win, win, win, win – friends, fun, games, and celebration. What’s not to love about that?
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