Released: 23 March 2009 by Contender Home Entertainment
Inspired by the best-selling picture book by Oliver Jeffers, the all-new animated film Lost And Found sails onto DVD on 23 March 2009 from Contender Home Entertainment.
Narrated by Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince), Lost And Found tells the story of a boy and his unlikely friendship with a penguin. The combination of stunning and inviting animation with Oliver Jeffers' book and mesmerising original score by Max Richter (Waltz with Bashir) brings the story alive for all the family.
First shown on Channel 4 last Christmas and now available for the first time on DVD, Lost And Found is bound to prove an enduring classic in the mould of The Snowman, but one that can be enjoyed all year round. Enchanting and captivating, the film tells the tale of a boy and a penguin that reminds us that what's in front of you is sometimes all you need.
When a boy finds a penguin on his door step one day, an adventure begins. Believing the penguin must be lost, the young boy tries to return him to the local Lost And Found office. As the search begins the boy is out of luck, no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take matters into his own hands and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all.
Director Philip Hunt delivers a wondrous journey to the end of the earth in Lost And Found, a treasured piece of timeless family entertainment, sending you across the seas with incredible attention to detail from the BAFTA-winning animation studio (Studio AKA) behind the captivating Lloyds TSB, BUPA and Guinness television adverts as well as the now famous BBC2 idents.
The DVD will also include a half hour behind the scenes documentary charting the making of the film. To coincide with the DVD release, Harper Collins will be re-issuing the book using Illustrations from the film. Oliver Jeffers' remains in the top 5 best-selling children's picture book writers.