Talking Tom Shorts is a series of short subjects (about a minute each) as a tie-in to My Talking Tom Virtual Pet game released in late 2013, althought it would later be Retooled to tie to more similar games released later, these being My Talking Angela, My Talking Hank, My Talking Tom 2 and more recently, My Talking Tom Friends. It's also the second Animated Adaptation of the Talking Tom franchise.
In this show, Tom interacts day by day in different activities, and lives adventures (and misadventures) with The Hand, and later with Angela, and much later with Hank, who both would join later in the series. In the second half of Season 2, the show would receive a major overhaul, with the characters getting redesigned, and Ben, Ginger and Becca joining to the main roster.
Talking Tom Shorts contains examples of:
- Ascended Extra: The Hand, unlike in the earlier show, has more participation here.
- Big Eater: Hank is shown to be a glutton in several episodes.
- Butt-Monkey: Tom himself.
- Classical Music Is Boring: In the episode "Operation Opera", Angela invites Tom to an Opera concert, which is just plain boring for him.
- Continuity Cameo: Gina makes a cameo in the episode "Lights Out" as a toy, which can be a possible Mythology Gag of the previous show.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Ben (in his original design) makes a cameo in the News show that Tom is watching on TV in the episode "Makeover Madness" in Season 1 before being properly introduced into the show in the episode "Treehouse Rescue Party" in Season 2.
- Hostile Show Takeover: The episode "Who's the boss?!" is about Angela coming to live with Tom, but not without first replacing everything on her way just for her (including the show's logo).
- Potty Emergency: The very first episode "Red Alert" and the beggining of "Super Suction" are basically this, Tom wanting to go to the bathroom.
- The Prankster: The Hand likes to prank our main characters (especially Tom).
- The Smurfette Principle: Angela was the only female character in the show until Becca joined to the character roster in "Treehouse Rescue Party" in Season 2.
- Women Are Wiser: In several episodes, Angela is shown to be more clever than Tom and Hank.