Talking Carl

App review by
Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media
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Voice-morphing app is fun but may encourage bad behavior.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 8 reviews

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Ease of Play

Talk or touch the screen to make Carl respond. Unlike other voice-morphing apps you can't adjust the speed or sound of the voice, but that's not a big deal.


Carl responds testily to taps and jabs, especially to his bulbous eyes, which he immediately closes as if they are hurt.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this voice morphing application is slick and funny, but might encourage kids to misbehave.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 1 and 4-year-old Written byMichael-Fitzhugh September 5, 2010

Loud and simple, Carl's great for yukking it up

Talking Carl's mouthy mimicking provides reliable fun anywhere, anytime. Carl's appeal seemed limited before my children started to speak. But once th... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written bySenorToastYT August 4, 2019

Good, but repeats ANYTHING said.

Talking Carl is a cool app, but it doesn't have a censor. So anything said at ALL in the app is repeated (including vulgar language).
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2011

Talking Carl

Carl will repeat anything you say, so he will curse.

Is it any good?

Talking Carl looks like a red toaster with golfball eyes and a mail slot for a mouth. Repeating everything he hears in a Bart Simpson voice, he yells when poked and laughs when tickled. Ignore him and he mutters discontentedly. This voice-morphing app is slick looking and very funny, but might not set the best example for kids with its poking and punching. SmackTalk, with its talking baby animals, is a better fit for preschoolers.

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