Wonkybot Studios is a Los Angeles-based production, music and publishing house creating entertaining and engaging characters, stories and tunes for kids and families across all media platforms.
Founded in 2015 by industry veterans Stewart St John (Sabrina: The Animated Series, Disney’s Seventeen Again), Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta, this unique and talented trio are responsible for generating all of Wonkybot’s content — from original IP to writing, directing, producing, scoring songwriting, live stage performances and all aspects of video production.
Wonkybot also distributes audiobooks, podcast series and musical albums that are written, scored, directed and produced in-house.
In 2016 Wonkybot distributed Stewart St John’s TARA TREMENDOUS podcast series that became a #1 iTunes Kids/Family podcast. The show features an ensemble voice cast including Gina Liano, star of the Real Housewives of Melbourne and Superman I and II star Sarah Douglas.
St John adapted TARA TREMENDOUS: THE SECRET DIARIES into a live-stage musical concert with songs and music by musical team St John & Plahuta, and performed in New York City featuring Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Annie Golden (Orange Is The New Black), MiMi Ryder (Matilda The Musical) and many other stars of Broadway.
In 2018, Wonkybot distributed “LITTLE SPOOKY TROOP AND THE BURIED TREASURE”, a picture book written by Stewart St John and based on his SPOOKY TROOP franchise about good-natured supernatural friends who live in a monstrous world.
Wonkybot also distributed two audio series based on the characters: SPOOKY TROOP: THE LAST HALLOWEEN and SPOOKY TROOP: A VERY SCARY CHRISTMAS featuring an international cast of kids as the Spooky Troop.
In 2018, Wonkybot Studios licensed a three-volume, full-cast audio adventure series featuring a younger version of TARA TREMENDOUS to Audible. Based on Stewart St John’s stage play and geared for younger listeners, the audiobook series follows the adventures of Tara Callahan as she acquires her super powers.