Hey gang! Here's a great short animated film for you to watch called The Lost Thing about a boy and a interestingly strange machine that he finds on the beach. The film was written by Shaun Tan based off a best-selling chlidrens book that he wrote, and was co-directed by Tan and Andrew Ruhemann. It was was produced over eight years from 2002 and features a mix of computer animated and hand-painted elements.
The movie is nominated for an Academy Award, and you can watch the full 15-minute entertaining short below. Tell us what you think when youre done watching it, and enjoy!
A boy discovers a bizarre looking creature while out collecting bottle tops at the beach. Realising it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but is met with indifference from everyone else, who barely notice its presence, each unwilling to entertain this uninvited interruption to their day to day lives. For reasons he does not explain, the boy empathises with the creature, and sets out to find a ‘place’ for it.