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Lost and Found (2008)

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A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the boy becomes ... See full summary »

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Philip Hunt

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Oliver Jeffers
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Jim Broadbent ... Narrator (voice)
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A magical tale of friendship and loneliness, which tells the story of a little boy who one day finds a penguin on his doorstep. Although at first he is unsure what to do, the boy becomes determined to help the penguin find his way back home... Even if that means rowing all the way to the South Pole! Written by Anonymous

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The scene where the boy and the penguin are drifting through the ocean in a small boat and come across a large number of floating rubber ducks is a reference to a real event. In January 1992 a shipping container containing 29,000 rubber bath toys including yellow ducks fell from the cargo ship 'Ever Laurel' in a storm. The container subsequently burst open releasing the toys into the ocean. This event proved to be an unexpected windfall for science as oceanographers were able to track ocean currents in a way never before possible. See more »

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True magic
16 December 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I saw Lost and Found as an admirer of Jim Broadbent and as a fan of the source material and animation. And I found it truly magical, that was every bit as good as its source material if not better.

The animation was beautiful, it was never overdone but quiet yet atmospheric with crisp backgrounds and bold use of colour. The characters were convincing in design and movement too. The music had a nostalgic feel to it, and was also hypnotic without being obtrusive.

Another strong point was the story. It was a simple, but very touchingly told story, with one of the most heartwarming messages I have encountered in a film or short film in a while. The characters were so likable and engaging. Jim Broadbent's narration was soothing and just perfect.

In conclusion, a must see. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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