Marge Simpson is your TomTom guide
The latest voices to appear on a TomTom GPS navigation systems are two that are familiar to millions.
The voices belong to Mr Burns and Marge Simpson, two pivotal characters in The Simpsons animated series and inhabitants of the town of Springfield.
Their voices have been developed in a partnership with Gracie Films worldwide brand division, Locutio Voice Technologies and 20th Century Fox Consumer Products.
Marge and Mr Burn join Homers Simpson’s voice, that had become the most popular downloaded character voice ever, on TomTom GPS personal navigation devices and apps.
Springfield Nuclear Power Plant owner Mr Burns is as bold and direct as one would expect: “Take the third right. Do it, driving monkey!” and “Take the exit on the right. Trust me – I’m an evil billionaire.” While Marge instructs drivers, “Exit right ahead. Hmm, it smells a little funky in here …was Homer in this car?”
Marge Simpson, Mr Burns and Homer Simpson are exclusively available for the TomTom App for iPhone, iPad and personal navigation devices. The voices can be downloaded onto a TomTom personal navigation device from mytomtom.com or from TomTom HOME. Users of the TomTom iPhone and iPad apps can obtain the voices via in-app purchase.
“We want to keep the offerings on the TomTom app fresh and exciting by introducing new voices at different times,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. “We know that fans of the show are going to appreciate these new additions as it gives them yet another platform to enjoy one of the greatest shows of all time.”
You can buy each voice for just:
• £3.49 as an in-App purchase on iPhone or iPad
• £7.95 as a download (to a TomTom personal navigation device) from mytomtom.com or TomTom HOME
Sample clips of Marge, Mr Burns and Homer can be found here: