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Real Housewives of Melbourne's Gina Liano Joins Wonkybot's #1 iTunes Ranked Superhero Musical Podcast, the Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous

Thursday, Sep 01, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Real Housewives of Melbourne star Gina Liano has joined the voice cast of Wonkybot's music-driven, superhero series The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous, the hit children and family podcast that ranked #1 in iTunes Kids & Family shortly after its Season One premiere.  Currently in its second season, new episodes air once a week and are available for free on iTunes (search for "Tara Tremendous") and the production company's website

Gina Liano, star of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, joins Wonkybot Studios' #1 Children and Family Podcast 'The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous' as Queen Oceannia, the superheroine of the sea who shares a positive, environmental message with Tara and friends -- and helps foil a wicked scheme by series villain Dr. Epic. Photo Credit: Maurice Rinaldi

Liano, who recorded the role last week, will voice the character of Queen Oceannia, a half-Atlantean, half Australian superheroine who teaches Tara and her friends the importance of protecting the sea and its creatures during an adventure storyline that sees the most powerful girl in the world visiting The Great Barrier Reef.

"I've loved voicing the character of Queen Oceannia," said Gina Liano.   "Her positive messages for children are shared in her uplifting and empowering guidance to Tara Tremendous in her quest to learn how to responsibly use her superhero powers." 

"We are enormous fans of the beautiful, witty and beguiling Gina Liano," said Stewart St John, Wonkybot co-founder and creator/writer/composer of the Tara Tremendous franchise.  "Queen Oceannia is regal, poised, classy and inspiring.  It was a natural fit for Gina!"

The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous tells the story of Tara Callahan, a bubbly, brave and headstrong 11-year-old girl who goes from ordinary to extraordinary overnight when she's accidentally infused with the powers of every superhero in the world.

"Gina came on board to help support the show and did a fantastic job,"said Todd Fisher, COO and Wonkybot co-founder.

"Gina was outstanding," added Michael Plahuta, Wonkybot co-founder, Stewart's musical collaborator.  "She was warm, funny, talented, and such a pleasure to work with."

Plahuta, also from Melbourne, relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to join St John and Fisher in launching Wonkybot Studios, a production, music and publishing company dedicated to creating entertaining and engaging characters, stories and tunes for kids and family across all media platforms.

Tara Tremendous is the first project produced by the company. 

The first season of 12 episodes is available for free on iTunes and other podcast platforms.  Queen Oceannia will be introduced in the Tuesday, September 6th episode.

The audio drama features an ongoing storyline, sound effects, original songs and score and has been developed as an animated television series currently being shopped.

About Wonkybot Studios

Formed by co-founders Stewart St John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta, Wonkybot Studios is a children's and family production and publishing company dedicated to creating entertaining and engaging content for kids and family across all media platforms.

Media contact:

Jonathan Chase


Ranked #1 in iTunes Kids & Family Podcasts, 'The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous' is a musical superhero adventure series about an 11-year-old girl who accidentally receives the powers of all the superheroes in the world. Targeted for kids 6+ (and their parents or guardians), the series is now airing its second season of episodes, which can be heard on iTunes and also at the production company's website The series was created by children's television writer/composer Stewart St John (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Disney's Seventeen Again, and more.)


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