Multi-Part Story Features an International Voice Cast of Children, Original Score and Musical Numbers
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 23, 2018 — Wonkybot Studios, the kid’s and family imprint from production, publishing and music company Metro Media Factory, today announced the launch of a Halloween-themed story featuring monster kid franchise ‘Spooky Troop’ in a five-part original podcast series called SPOOKY TROOP: THE LAST HALLOWEEN. All episodes are now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and Wonkybot.com.
Created, written and directed by award-winning television writer Stewart St John with original songs, score and rich sound design by St John and Michael Plahuta, THE LAST HALLOWEEN features an international cast of kids voicing the roles of seven supernatural monster friends caught up in a plot to stop the Demon King from destroying the Pitifuls (humans) on Halloween.
“It’s a movie for the ears,” said St John. “We intentionally produced it as an audio adventure series for the podcast platform, so the story really comes alive in the imagination as you listen to it unfold over multiple episodes.”
THE LAST HALLOWEEN introduces listeners to an incredible cast of main characters starring Jacob King as Stewart the Sorcerer, Maia McLachlan as Valerie the Vampire, William Abernathy as Willie the Werewolf, Ramsey Whitney as Zianna the Zombie, Rebecca King as Delilah the Demon, Austin Blake as Todd The Oddbot and Max Kazanjian as Michael the Monster.
“The seven main characters in Spooky Troop: The Last Halloween are a diverse group of supernatural friends who exist in a Divided Netherworld,” said Stewart St John. “They’ve come together despite their differences, and are out to set an example to their dark world. In some ways the Spooky Troop franchise is an allegory about the times we live, and I hope to help inspire kids to remember that we need to embrace each other with tolerance, understanding, compassion and love if we want this world to be a better place.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome podcast lovers to this enthralling chapter in the Spooky Troop universe,” said Todd Fisher, co-founder of Metro Media Factory and its imprint Wonkybot Studios. “The Last Halloween speaks to both kids and grown ups, regardless of color, race or economic backgrounds and continues our efforts to create and produce positive content for kids across all media platforms.”