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Furloughed Disney Duo Creates Empowering Musical Adventure Podcast For Kids

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'The Super Secret Hive' debuts October 19.

Furloughed Disney Duo Creates Empowering Musical Adventure Podcast For Kids

What to do when life gives you furlough-lemons? For veteran Disney performers/creators Julie Frost and Mike Dombrow, the answer is simple: make an empowering musical adventure podcast for kids! The first season of the brand-new audio series, The Super Secret Hive, debuts Monday, October 19, exactly six months from the date its creators were furloughed.

Featuring six full-length episodes, 14 original songs, and (free!) online activities galore, Julie and Mike are excited to share this one-of-a-kind series with kids, parents, and educators worldwide. The duo aims to engage, entertain and inspire kids while also providing parents and educators with much-needed content during this challenging time of distance learning.

The Super Secret Hive follows the adventures of a cast of quirky characters (all expertly voiced by Julie and Mike) as they navigate a host of timely challenges to help kids save the world. Enhanced by music and comedy, The Super Secret Hive delves into topics like honeybees and pollinators, plastic in the oceans, germs and our immune system, inclusion and kindness vs. bullying (as expressed by a T-Rex!), loneliness, and taking care of ourselves, each other, and the world we live in.

Preview all six episodes HERE.

"The world can seem like an uncertain place for adults right now," says Julie Frost. "Imagine how scary it must be through the eyes of a child. We want to empower kids with the knowledge and confidence needed to take care of themselves, each other, and our planet."

"It is vital that every child is aware of their worth, what makes them unique, and their power to make a difference," adds Mike Dombrow. "We don't just want kids and families to dream about the world they want to live in. We want them to know that they can make an impact and make that world a reality today."

A mighty team of two who have worked together professionally on kids' projects for more than five years, Julie and Mike have produced the entire Super Secret Hive experience themselves, from voice-overs to sound mixing to score and song composition. One preview audience member enthused, "It's like listening to a Disney movie but without the screen time!"

Musical highlights include the upbeat, inspirational "You've Got This" (sung by Julie as "Polly Darton"); "The Immune System Battle Song," in which Sir Wash-Your-Hands-a-Lot goes into battle against the germs; "The Lonely Comet," a folk-rock ballad sung from the perspective of the Neowise Comet; "UnBEElievable Bees," a number about honey bees and all they do for the earth's food system; and the final song of the season, "Dream On," performed by the full cast of characters (as portrayed by Julie and Mike) on a mission of improving themselves, each other, and our world.

Julie Frost has spent her career learning how to best inspire happier and healthier kids. Julie was a singer and actress for Disney for over nine years and has performed for more than four million live audience members across five countries and 26 states. She currently resides in Austin, TX.

Mike Dombrow has worked as a music educator and composer for over two decades. Past roles include teaching artist with Disney Performing Arts, casting director at The American Idol Experience, composer and music director for Imagination Stage, and public school choral and musical theatre educator. He lives in the Orlando, FL area.

The Super Secret Hive will be available on all podcast platforms and via the podcast player at www.HereAtTheHive.com.


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