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Talking Tom and Friends is an animated series based on the franchise of the same name by Outfit7, and its the third Animated Adaptation of it. This series is about Tom and his friends going on adventures. It was animated by arx anima in seasons 1-3 and is animated by People Moving Pixels from Season 4 onwards. The pilot episode released on December 23, 2014, and the first official episode was released on April 30, 2015.

Not to be confused with the earlier adaptations Talking Friends, Talking Tom Shorts or the later ones Talking Tom And Friends Minis and Talking Tom Heroes.


Talking Tom and Friends contains examples of:

  • Advertised Extra: Becca. Even though she was shown prominently in the Season 4 promos, she only appeared in 2 episodes of that particular season. It's possible that she'll get more screen time in Season 5, as she'll move in with Angela.
  • Buffy Speak: "Untalking Tom" has Tom calling the "So You Think You Can App" app contest "the big contest thing", which Ben quickly corrects.
  • The Bus Came Back: Jeremy was introduced as a one time character, but was foreshadowed to return in his debut episode. He eventually did come back epsiodes later...only to get Put on a Bus again. However, he came back in "Glitch Apocalypse" and moved in the garage, making him a supporting character.
  • Canon Foreigner: Jeremy the Germ and every human character.
  • Demoted to Extra: The CEO was hit with this in the 4th season. He only appeared in two episodes and has less of a presence. It got to the point that Darren appeared in more episodes than him.
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  • The Ditz: Hank. He has low common sense in most situations and is very gullible. Yet when it comes to TV shows, he's a whiz whose competence is quite impressive.
  • Does Not Like Spam: In "The Queen of Drones," Tom and Ben create "Ooze," a food substance that will make you full for weeks. Nobody seems to like it, but they accept it at the end.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: "The Audition" has Ben explain why his joke is funny because the word "flew" has two meanings. Tom tells him that you don't have to explain a joke if it's funny.
  • Early Installment Weirdness:
    • In the pilot episode, Tom's couch is colored blue and yellow, but in the rest of the series, the couch is fully colored blue.
    • In the first season, Ben was a comedian and was bad at it for his mediocre jokes. This was forgotten about starting from the second season, aside from "Talent Show" where Ben's tries to be a comedian once again.
    • In the first season, the show was an animated sitcom with cutways where one of the main characters talks to a camera. This was forgotten about starting from the third season, with the second season having it less. Angie Fierce is the last episode to have a cutaway.
    • In the first few episodes, Angela had a deeper voice.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Foil: Tom and Ben. Tom is creative but lacks knowledge when it comes to making apps which is a contrast to Ben, who is a computer genius but has boring ideas.
  • Introductory Opening Credits: The opening shows the characters with poses showcasing their typical situations and their names.
  • Jerkass: The group have faced some nasty people.
    • The CEO is number one. His goal is to take down Ben and Tom's app company. He spied on them and told Darren to befriend the group so he could steal their rocket boots and even ran for mayor is hopes of kicking them away. Thankfully, he'll always get what's coming to him.
    • Darren, the CEO's nephew, is a jerk. In "Tennis Kid," he's Ginger's arch-rival, and he taunts Ginger about his bad tennis skills, even after Ginger congratulated him on winning a tennis game. He also has no problem in assisting his uncle in stopping the group and loves cheating.
  • Lions and Tigers and Humans... Oh, My!: It seems that no one in this universe finds strange to see three cats and two dogs (and a rabbit) acting like normal humans.
  • Lost Voice Plot: In "Untalking Tom", Tom accidentally shocks himself, causing him to lose his voice before going to a contest.
  • Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females: In the first 3 seasons, Angela (female) was the only main character who wore clothes while Tom, Hank, Ginger, and Ben (all male) were completely naked. In season 4 onwards, the boys would wear clothes, just like Angela. In Becca's case, she's also seen wearing clothes. All of the main characters were also barefooted in the first 3 seasons, but started to wear shoes in season 4 onwards. Angela was originally going to be naked, just like the boys, as shown in the layout reel of The Audition.
  • Mythology Gag: One of the sitcom sets inside the house resembles the living room from the My Talking Tom app.
  • Smurfette Principle: Angela was the only female character in the gang until Becca debuted in the season 4 episode, "Who is Becca?"
  • The Smart Guy: Ben. He specializes in computers and science.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: The CEO. In the first season, he was an affable and nice guy to the group. Starting from season 2, he's now bent on destroying their company and is smug and a manchild.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Tom and Ben may not have the same mindset and have different ideas, but they're best friends.


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'The Brains' and 'The Mouth'

When there was a leaf-blower in the "Assertive App" episode, Tom and Ben conversate on who should say something to the person interrupting their promo.

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