Wonkybot Studios is a Los Angeles-based production, music and publishing house creating exciting, entertaining and engaging characters, stories and tunes for kids and families intended to exist on all media platforms including film, television, animated series, comic books, books, scripted podcasts, albums and stage musicals.
From adventure and fantasy to science fiction and mysteries, we create original and exciting properties for the next generation.
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 generate and oversee all of Wonkybot’s stellar content.
With a podcast-first strategy, we launched our first two properties — Tara Tremendous and Spooky Troop — as original scripted podcast series available on Apple Podcasts and other digital platforms. Our shows have ranked #1 and have been chosen as part of Apple’s Curated Content For Kids. Produced entirely in-house, we specialize in creating highly-produced, musically-infused audio productions that have featured over 50 voice actors recorded in studios around the world, directed by our in-studio team, and distributed globally by Wonkybot Studios.
Tara Tremendous:The Secret Diaries features an ensemble voice cast including Superman The Movie star Sarah Douglas, Deborah Kennedy from Australia’s #1 television Drama A Place To Call Home, Gina Liano, star of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, and many more. We also produced and distributed Spooky Troop: The Last Halloween and Spooky Troop: A Very Scary Christmas featuring an international cast of kids from around the world.
In 2019, Wonkybot Studios produced an exclusive 12-episode season of its hit podcast series Tara Tremendous for Pinna, the streaming on-demand audio network for kids. Titled Tara Tremendous: The Egyptian Curse, the 4-hour audio drama continues the adventures of the world’s most powerful girl.
We also offer exclusive consulting and production services to major book publishers and studios looking to turn their content into original scripted podcasts through our podcast production arm Wonkybot Audioworks. Please contact us for more information.
Producer Marc Platt (La La Land, Legally Blonde) has come on board to develop and produce the musical feature film written by Stewart St John, with songs composed by St John & Plahuta, based on Tara Tremendous.
Wonkybot Studios has developed an animated series based on its Tara Tremendous and Spooky Troop properties.
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.
Tara Tremendous creator 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.
Wonkybot has also released Spooky Troop: A Very Scary Christmas Soundtrack — a collection of holiday songs composed by St John & Plahuta and based on the kids and family podcast series.
Wonkybot Studios licensed a three-volume, full-cast audio adventure series featuring a younger version of TARA TREMENDOUS exclusively 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.