Multi-Part Story Features an International Voice Cast of Children, Original Score and Musical Numbers
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 23, 2018 — Wonkybot Studios, the production and publishing company dedicated to creating stellar content for kids and family across all media platforms, today announced the launch of a Halloween-themed story featuring its 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.”
In 2017 Wonkybot Studios launched a live stage musical performance of Spooky Troop and is currently developing a full stage musical. And in 2018, Wonkybot Press released a picture book, Spooky Troop And The Buried Treasure, based on the franchise and featuring the younger versions of the characters.
“We’re thrilled to welcome podcast lovers to this enthralling chapter in the Spooky Troop universe,” said Todd Fisher, co-founder of Wonkybot Studios and Spooky Troop producer. “The Last Halloween speaks to both kids and grown ups, regardless of color, race or economic backgrounds and continues Wonkybot’s efforts to create and produce positive content for kids across all media platforms.”
About Wonkybot Studios
Formed in 2015 by co-founders Stewart St John, Todd Fisher and Michael Plahuta, Wonkybot Studios is a children’s and family production, publishing and music company dedicated to creating entertaining and engaging characters, stories and tunes for kids and family across all media platforms that inspire, uplift and entertain the imagination. To find out more visit https://www.wonkybot.com