A YOUNG animator could be set for a rosy future with one of the top names in the industry.
Talented 10-year-old Will Fennah showed off his modelling making skills and impressed Wallace and Gromit creators when he visited Aardman Animations studios in Bristol.
The youngster was picked out of thousands of entries in a national animation competition, along with five others.
He had to create a 30 second stop frame animation using modelling clay.
The news was announced in front of Will’s classmates at Dawson Primary school in Thurstaston.
The competition was organised by Aardman, along with kids social media site Bin Weevils and Sony Music.
Will, from Greasby, said: “I had to create a 30 second stop frame animation using modelling clay to a piece of music they provided.
“The animation will be used for a song called 'So Much Better With Two’, from the Bin Weevils CD and released by Sony.
“It was so exciting when I got to the studio, we got to do lots of fun stuff. We made a video and put it with Aardman’s own animation.
“We moved characters and took pictures again and again for an hour, and then got interviewed by the film crew.
“We watched a film and I got to sit on Wallace and Gromit creator, Nick Park, private chair in the cinema.
“The animation piece we did can be seen on the website, and the video for the single will be released later this month.”
While there the young animator was mentored by Pirates director Mark Hewis, He was so impressed by Will’s work that he offered him a job.
Will added: “I have created this character called Timmy Trimble who is a naughty boy at school.
“I showed it to Mark and he said that it was very good and if I keep sending him my animations then he will give me a job.
“I was over the moon.”