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'Lost and Found' Sails onto Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon acquires the rights to eOne Family’s BAFTA award-winning film “Lost and Found.”

London, UK -- Entertainment One Familyannounces that is has landed a major broadcast deal for its BAFTA award-winning film Lost and Found. Nickelodeon has just acquired the rights to air the critically acclaimed animation which will premiere on the channel in December in the USA in addition to airing on its channels in Australia and UK.

Based on the international best-selling children’s book by Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found was produced by multi award-winning production company STUDIO AKA and tells the unforgettable story of a little boy who 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!

This unique half-hour animated film features both narration by the great actor Jim Broadbent and a beautiful score by composer Max Richter in a story that celebrates the true value of friendship. The film was a close collaboration with Oliver Jeffers and beautifully adapts the book’s dreamlike illustrations into a stunning and heart-warming CGI animation.

Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of Entertainment One Family comments, “The deal with Nickelodeon is a significant step towards our goal of ensuring that this remarkable film reaches audiences around the world who we know will be touched by this magical tale of friendship. We’re delighted to have them on board as a broadcast partner for Lost and Found; which will be perfect viewing for families this Christmas.’

Oliver Jeffers is a best-selling author in the USA where his books have been met with widespread acclaim. In addition to Lost and Found which was a huge hit in the States, two of his latest picture books, Stuck and The Hueys in the New Sweater have won rave reviews and gone straight into the New York Times bestseller list.

Commenting on the imminent broadcast premiere of Lost and Found on Nickelodeon in the US, leading children’s author Oliver Jeffers says, “I'm very excited for Lost and Found to be shown to an American audience. The book has long been a favourite with those who are fans of my books here, and the film, beautifully executed and created to be seemingly timeless, will find a place in the hearts of many I'm sure.”

Jules Borkent, SVP, Global Acquisitions and International Programming, Nickelodeon, VIMN “Lost and Found is a perfect fit for Nickelodeon with its richly detailed CGI animation bringing the story book to life in a heart-warming tale of friendship.  We are confident this unique and truly beautiful special will resonate with our Nickelodeon audiences.”

Lost and Found has amassed an impressive list of critical plaudits worldwide. In addition to its BAFTA Children’s award (UK); the film has garnered 61 international film awards, including accolades from both The New York and Chicago Children's Film Festival (USA), The Ottawa International Animation Festival (CANADA), Melbourne Int. Animation Festival (AUSTRALIA), The GOLD PANDA for Best Short film (CHINA), The Sapporo Short Film Festival (JAPAN), The British Animation Awards (UK), the Annecy Crystal for Best TV Special (FRANCE) and many more.

Source: Entertainment One Family