Sting will premiere a new version of one of his songs on the season premiere of Animal Talking. Filmmaker Kevin Smith, podcast host Marc Bernardin, and musician ThatViolinChick will also appear in the episode.
“ANIMAL TALKING Season Two premieres Wednesday June 24 @ 9am PT with our biggest guests ever,” Whitta wrote on Twitter. “@OfficialSting headlines, performing a previously-unheard version of one of his all-time classics! Plus @ThatKevinSmith @marcbernardin and @TVCTwitch!”
Animal Talking is a talk show webseries hosted by Whitta that takes place entirely in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Whitta invites celebrities onto the show for an interview inside an Animal Crossing home decked out to look like a late-night talk show stage. Danny Trejo, Elijah Wood, and T-Pain are some of the guests who have appeared on the show.
Whitta previously announced Sting as an Animal Talking guest for an episode previously set to air on June 9. Instead, a special six-hour episode of Animal Talking was uploaded on June 10 as a fundraiser for Color of Change. The episode before that served as the first season’s finale and was uploaded on May 22. It featured TV producer David Mandel and journalist Rebekah Valentine as guests.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released in March to critical acclaim and the third greatest launch month in physical dollar and unit sales of any Nintendo published game behind Smash Bros. Ultimate and Smash Bros. Brawl. The first month of New Horizons exceeded the lifetime sales of every other game in the series. The game is still dominating sales as the third best-selling game of May 2020 behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in first and Grand Theft Auto V in second (and that didn’t include digital sales of Animal Crossing, whereas digital sales benefited Call of Duty and GTA, according to an NPD analyst on Twitter).
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