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Wonkybot Expands Tara Tremendous Brand Reach

29 Jan - 2018

Full-Cast Audio Adventure from Award-Winning Creator/Writer/Composer Stewart St. John Transports Audiences through Epic Saga of the World’s Most Powerful 11-Year-Old Girl

Wonkybot Studios, a production, publishing and music company focusing on creating stellar content and entertainment experiences for kids and families, announced that Audible.com, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment and the exclusive distributor of Wonkybot Studios’ girl-power, music-infused superhero series, Tara Tremendous: The Secret Diaries, has debuted the first three volumes of Tara Tremendous: The Secret Diaries, based on the Company’s popular Tara Tremendous franchise, which became a #1 children’s podcast on iTunes.1  

Created, written, directed and co-composed by Humanitas Prize and Young Artist Award-winning television writer Stewart St. John (Sabrina: The Animated SeriesSeventeen Again), the engaging new series is specifically produced to be a fully immersive audio experience. The action-packed Tara Tremendous: The Secret Diaries follows the adventures of 11-year-old Tara Callahan, a bubbly, brave and headstrong girl who goes from ordinary to extraordinary overnight when she’s accidentally infused with the powers of every superhero in the world. Now this spunky, imaginative, inquisitive, sweet and adventurous little girl can summon any power she wants, but first she’ll need to learn how to use them!  

Produced by Wonkybot Studios founders Stewart St. John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta, with Associate Producers Sue Daum and Antoinette Plahuta, the continuing adventure series is presented as multiple volumes, engaging young listeners in fun, adventure and empowerment as Tara becomes more and more familiar with her newfound superhero abilities. Audiences will also learn how Tara’s path crosses with the diabolical “genius of all evil” Dr. Epic. Ongoing stories are inspired by coming-of-age issues young kids understand, like trying to fit in with new friends, and empowering messages about family, friendship, self-image, kindness and more. As Tara balances superhero expectations with her own individuality, she reminds kids about the joys of being themselves. 

Through dialogue, sound effects and music, Wonkybot Studios transports listeners into Tara’s exciting universe where they’ll discover a full-cast of characters, thrilling soundscapes, background music score and fully produced original songs.

We’re thrilled to bring Tara Tremendous — an uplifting, positive story of empowerment for all ages — to Audible,” said Todd Fisher, Co-Founder, Wonkybot Studios. “We’ve been developing the Tara Tremendous concept as animation, live-action and as a stage musical, but these stories have been specifically written and produced as an audio format to inspire kids’ imagination, tapping into their creativity to conceive the images in their minds in response to the characters and adventures they’re hearing. It’s like an old-time radio series produced for this very exciting new medium and generation of kids.”

Casting the original actors and incorporating original songs and a full score of background music transcends the audio book experience into a totally different level of engagement, sparking the imaginations of young listeners and opening their creativity in describing the characters, environments and storylines in their mind’s eye,” added Michael Plahuta, Co-Founder, Wonkybot Studios and Co-Composer of Tara Tremendous. “Wonkybot Studios is taking a timeless format, the audio play, and injecting it with special audio effects and magnificent music that will fully engage listeners in a fantastical escape anywhere and anytime.

1. [February 2016 averaging 50,000 downloads a day]

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