Founded in 2015, Los Angeles-based Wonkybot Studios is the children’s imprint of Metro Media Factory. Wonkybot Studios features audiobooks, podcast series and musical albums written, scored, directed and produced by company founders Stewart St John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta.
This unique and talented trio are responsible for generating all content on the imprint through various arms of Metro Media Factory: from creating the IP to writing, directing, producing, scoring songwriting, launching live stage performances and all aspects of video production.
In 2016 Wonkybot distributed Stewart St John’s TARA TREMENDOUS podcast series that became a #1 iTunes Kids/Family podcast. The show featured an ensemble voice cast including Gina Liano, star of the Real Housewives of Melbourne.
TARA TREMENDOUS: THE SECRET DIARIES was later adapted into a live-stage musical concert with songs and music by 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.
In 2018, AUDIBLE licensed the first three volumes of TARA TREMENDOUS: THE SECRET DIARIES as an audiobook series.