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    14-Year-Old Turns Down Job at Aardman

    October 13, 2006

    When Aardman Animations received copies of Lewi Firth Bolton’s stop-motion film, they were so impressed they offered him a job, however, what the Oscar-winning studio didn’t know was that Bolton is only 14 years old. BBC NEWS recently reported the story of the talent young filmmaker from Bridlington, U.K., who took up stop-motion animation three years ago after seeing Aardman’s WALLACE AND GROMIT shorts.

    According to the BBC, the home schooled Bolton, who makes his films in his bedroom using a still digital camera, thought over whether he should take the dream job or start his own studio. In the end, he decided to continue with his current studies and make a final decision about his career path when he’s older.

    Bolton’s first film, THE WARDROBE, has won several awards. His latest — MR. HATTEN BUGLEPERP AND THE GREAT HAT HEIST — is a comedy chronicling the misadventures of a man who steals hats.
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 14 yr. old turns down job at Aardman - 10/13/06

    Whoa! Now that is talent and Hard work. I expect great thigns from this kid down the road.


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