STEWART ST JOHN
Stewart is the co-founder of Wonkybot Studios, an independent production, publishing and music company focusing on children and family entertainment.
Stewart is a seasoned television writer, producer, composer, multimedia pioneer and filmmaker. He began his career writing animated series at Hanna-Barbera, where he was put under contract by company founder Joe Barbara (creator of The Flintsones, The Jetsons) who became Stewart’s mentor. While at H-B, Mr. Barbera also encouraged Stewart to pursue his musical talent and he composed his first song for an episode of Fox Kids’ Tom & Jerry Kids.
Stewart was also a writer on Hearst Entertainment’s animated series The Legend of Prince Valiant (starring Robby Benson) where his episode — “The Flute” — which Stewart based on a personal and emotional family story — went on to win the prestigious Humanitas Prize.
Having written and produced some of the most beloved children and family-friendly properties seen around the world — 50 episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (as story editor and writer), Sabrina: The Animated Series, Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, Inspector Gadget, Disney’s Seventeen Again and more — Stewart is now creating his own stable of exciting new characters, including the girl-power TARA TREMENDOUS franchise, the educational series RYDER THE WRITER, and supernatural SPOOKY TROOP franchise.
In 2017 Stewart adapted his #1 iTunes podcast series The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous into a stage musical, and co-composed 20 original songs with his music partner Michael Plahuta. The show was performed as a live musical concert at 54 Below in NYC, starring Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Annie Golden (Netflix’ Orange Is The New Black) and a host of other Broadway stars. A full version of the show is being developed for a 2018 debut. The Official Cast Album was released in September 2017 from Wonkybot Studios.
Stewart continues to create, develop and pitch live-action and half-hour comedy series television, most recently working with John Rogers (NBC’S The Player) on a pulp series and Carol Mendelsohn (CSI franchise) on a gothic family murder mystery which was targeted for CBS Studios.
As a composer, music producer, songwriter and lyricist, and a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMYS®), Stewart infuses all of his original properties with songs and music.