Happy Birthday to Talking Hank
Talking Hank is celebrating his birthday today just a few weeks after his pal, Talking Angela. Talking Hank stars with his friends on the hit YouTube series Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series. Hank is always getting into trouble but you can’t help falling in love with this hilarious dog. He returns with his friends for a new season on March 13th on the Talking Tom and Friends YouTube channel.
Talking Hank is voiced by Tom Kenny (also the voice of Sponge Bob Square Pants.) Kenny’s portrayal of TALKING HANK has been described as goofy, clumsy, and hilariously dopey. Voice-over animation legend and comedian, Tom Kenny says, like Hank, who is celebrating his birthday on February 29th, he tries “not sweat the small stuff,” and he has a knack of surrounding himself with good friends that are a wee bit smarter than him. Considering Kenny is one of the most successful animation voice over actors of all time, we beg to differ on his smarts.
Created and produced out of Vienna by Outfit7, Talking Tom and Friends: The Animated Series features an all-star voice cast including Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Adventure Time With Finn & Jake”) as Hank, Golden Globe®-nominee Colin Hanks (“Life In Pieces,” “Fargo”) as Tom, Lisa Schwartz (“Party Girl”) as Angela, James Adomian (“Comedy Bang Bang!,” “Gravity Falls”) as Ben, and Maria Bamford (“Lady Dynamite,” “WordGirl”) as Ginger; with Tom Martin (“The Simpsons,” “WordGirl”) serving as head writer.
Based on the entertainment phenomenon that has achieved over three billion mobile downloads for its suite of apps, and three billion views on YouTube, the animated series chronicles the adventures, hijinks, and inventions of Talking Tom and the gang as they shoot their own reality television show.
Talking Hank does not have his own app just yet. However you can findTalking Hank in Outfit7’s latest app release Talking Tom Bubble Shooter has always got a big smile and an even bigger heart and though he can be a bit gullible, he always sees the funny side of life.
Talking Hank will enjoy a day full of fun and excitement as he celebrates his special Leap Birthday. He has already received special birthday wishes from Tom Kenny who is looking forward to another year as the voice of this loveable, huggable dog. “Happy birthday my friend,” says Tom Kenny. “Looking forward to another year being you.”
Tom Kenny recently sat down to answer some very important questions about himself and Talking Hank and we have a few of them with his answers to share with you.
Q: We hear Hank likes to gobble down a big burger on his birthday. What is your favorite thing to do on your birthday?
A: I will seize on any excuse to have a bunch of our friends over, play & sing a bunch of crazy music, and bring in my favorite taco truck to feed everybody! To me, you can’t call it a “party” if a LIVE band and tacos al pastor AREN’T involved!
Q: In-N-Out, or Five Guys?
A: I like them both, but my “Burger Heaven” go-to is the “Double Cheeseburger Po’Boy” at Little Jewel of New Orleans– a cool little funky restaurant/grocery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown District. Bring Tupperware…it will last you for four days!
Q: How old is Hank?
A: In dog years or human years? Either way, that’s a hard one, especially since Hank was also born on a Leap Year. Unfortunately, most actors aren’t good at math, and I’m one of ‘em!
Q: From Talking Tom, to Angela, Ben and Ginger, your character’s cohorts all have their own apps. If Hank starred in his own app, what would he be doing?
A: Making sandwiches and watching TV: especially the “Bongo and McGillyCuddy” 24-hour marathon!
Q: Both you and Hank (a Pisces) seem to have a lot of character traits in common. You’re both quite active and fun-seeking, captivating and sincere.
A: Oh keep going, please! Unlike Hank, I am NOT a big television watcher, but we ARE similar in other ways. I try to “not sweat the small stuff” that the world constantly throws down in your path. Also, Hank seems to surround himself with good friends that are a wee bit smarter than him. I do that, and it’s worked out pretty well!
Q: What’s your sign?
A: Cancer the Crab! Hank’s is Pisces the Fish, and I’m on my way right now to record “SpongeBob”, so I guess sea creatures are a recurring theme in my life!