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Copyright © 2009 John J. Wardlaw

The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas

A bolt tries to take away Christmas from the citizens of Screwville.

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An animated short film and a parody of the "Grinch" story with nuts and bolts for characters.

While seeking the perfect voice for this parody I needed someone with as distinct a voice as Boris Karloff who narrated the original "Grinch" film. My choice was Jonathan Harris (Lost In Space). Sadly Harris passed away not long after his part was recorded. As it would become his last film I decided to make the film a tribute to him and was able to add his former co-stars from Lost in Space (Marta Kristen, Angela Cartwright and Bill Mumy) as the additional voices for the film. The film also features the voice of Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons).
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Copyright © 2009 John J. Wardlaw

Awards and nominations

2nd Place - Animation
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Original Score
30 Dec | United States
Best Animated Characters
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animation Voice Over - Male (Jonathan Harris)
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animation Director
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animated Visuals
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animation Voice Over - Female (Tress MacNeille)
30 Dec | United States
Best Animation Story
30 Dec | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animation Sound Design
30 Dec | United States
Best Animation
28 Jun – 4 Jul | United States
Best Animated Comedy
3 Sep – 6 Sep | United States
Best Animated Film
Nevada Film Festival | 2010
3 Dec – 4 Dec | United States
Best Animation
1 Apr – 31 Dec | United States
Audience Award
1 Apr – 3 Apr | United States
NOMINATION
Best Animation
22 Jul – 30 Jul | United States
Best Short Animation
26 Aug – 28 Aug | United States

Previous screenings

2009
30 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
2nd Place - Animation
Best Animated Characters
Best Animation Story
2010
4 Feb – 14 Feb | Santa Barbara, United States
12 Mar – 14 Mar | Corvallis, United States
12 Mar – 21 Mar | San Luis Obispo, United States
1 Apr – 31 Dec | Los Angeles, United States
Best Animation
Online competition
7 Apr – 19 May | United States
8 Apr – 15 Apr | Phoenix, United States
15 Apr – 18 Apr | Los Angeles, United States
6 May – 23 May | Los Angeles, United States
7 May – 9 May | Erie, United States
8 May – 15 May | Currumbin, Australia
4 Jun – 13 Jun | Seattle, United States
9 Jun – 13 Jun | Oklahoma City, United States
28 Jun – 4 Jul | Ventura, United States
Best Animation
5 Aug – 12 Aug | Hollywood, United States
3 Sep – 6 Sep | Atlanta, United States
Best Animated Comedy
10 Sep – 19 Sep | Burbank, United States
4 Nov – 7 Nov | Ojai, United States
Nevada Film Festival | 2010
3 Dec – 4 Dec | Las Vegas, United States
Best Animated Film
2011
28 Jan | Ballarat, Australia
1 Apr – 3 Apr | Portland, United States
Audience Award
13 May – 15 May | Novi, United States
1 Jul – 4 Jul | Miami, United States
22 Jul – 30 Jul | Long Beach, United States
26 Aug – 28 Aug | Cleveland, United States
Best Short Animation
L'hybride Lille | 2011
15 Dec – 17 Dec | Lille, France

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... The "Lost in Space" cast reunites for "The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas" "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" fans will love the homage to Chuck Jones' holiday classic and sci-fi fans are in for a treat, too. The film features the final performance of "Lost i ...”
8 Jul 2010 | Pop Culture Passionistas | Los Angeles Examiner
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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 25 Apr 2011