A child's perception of the world is filtered through an exceptionally rich and vivid imagination. It is this trait that can transform an ordinary cardboard box into a grand fortress or a small creek into a raging river. The short film, "Stu's Breakfast," is the story of an imaginative young boy who discovers an entire civilization on an atom in his breakfast cereal. It illustrates the disjunction between the imaginative cognitive processes of the child and the more logical, pedestrian cognition of the adult, employing an array of different media and a storyline that addresses perspective and relativity. This film explores differences in cognitive thought as it relates to the age and maturity of the characters. This leads to further consideration of adolescent imagination as transcending conventional wisdom.