Full-Cast Audio Adventure Transports Audiences Through Epic Saga of World’s Most Powerful Girl
Los Angeles, CA January 24, 2018 — Wonkybot Studios, the children and family imprint of production, publishing and music company Metro Media Factory, today announced that Audible.com, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word entertainment will become the exclusive distributor of the first three volumes of Tara Tremendous: The Secret Diaries. The girl-power, music-infused superhero series is based on Metro’s popular Tara Tremendous franchise, which became a #1 children’s podcast on iTunes.
Created, written, directed and co-composed by Humanitas Prize and Young Artist Award-winning television writer Stewart St. John (Sabrina: The Animated Series, Seventeen 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 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 St. John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta, with Associate Producer 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, the Tara Tremendous series 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 Fisher, co-founder of the children’s imprint. “At metro Media Factory 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, also co-founder of Wonkybot Studios and co-composer of Tara Tremendous. “We’re 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.”
About Wonkybot Studios And Metro Media Factory
Wonkybot Studios is the children and family imprint of Metro Media Factory — the production, music and publishing company formed by industry veterans Stewart St. John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta. St. John’s many kids and family projects live on the imprint, dedicated to creating entertaining and engaging characters, stories and tunes for kids and families across all media platforms which inspire, uplift and entertain the imagination.