Yamination’s Drew Roper has created a statue of Matilda Wormwood squaring up to President Donald Trump for the 30th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s classic book Matilda.
The idea for the statues came from a survey by The Roald Dahl Story Company which sought to discover what the general public thought Matilda would be doing if the young heroine was alive today and in her thirties — with 42% of those surveyed agreeing that President Trump would be the person that she’d be standing up to.
Matilda stood up to headmistress Miss Trunchbull in the 1988 book, but a public poll of what her life would be like now put Donald Trump as top choice for her adversary. https://t.co/pBzVxRWoj4
— BBC News England (@BBCEngland) October 1, 2018
The Digbeth-based animation company, who specialise in stop-motion animation, are based on Floodgate Street in Rea Studios.
The survey about the 1988 children’s book also revealed that the British public believed that Matilda would have friends like Emma Watson & the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle. Furthermore, 1 in 10 of the people polled believed that that Matilda would have forged a career path as a UN Ambassador!
— Roald Dahl HQ (@roald_dahl) October 1, 2018
The statues (see below) can be seen at Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire – which was the acclaimed author’s home for 36 years.
Great work, Drew (and team)!