877. Lost and Found – Philip Hunt

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SUMMARY: When a penguin turns up on a little boy’s doorstep, he decides to journey to the South Pole to return it to its proper place in the world.

WHY IT’S HERE: Based on the popular children’s book by Oliver Jeffers, Philip Hunt’s ‘Lost and Found’ is a truly magical little animation filled with touching and important little messages for children to learn without feeling they are being preached to. Following the story of a little boy who attempts to singlehandedly return a penguin to the South Pole, ‘Lost and Found’ is primarily a story of friendship, narrated with a warm wisdom by Jim Broadbent, who makes all its little musings feel like the advice of a loving grandfather. A big hit since its TV premiere, ‘Lost and Found’ has become something of a children’s classic already. Its sweet characters and epic scope will hold children in thrall yet its deliberately measured pace will encourage them to think about each moment in the story and its implications. A gem for the little philosophers in your life!

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