Entertainment One has secured a broadcast deal for its BAFTA award-winning half-hour film Lost and Found on Sprout in the US. The critically acclaimed animated special will premiere on the NBCUniversal-owned preschool network on December 2 at 3 p.m. ET and air throughout the month, joining Sprout’s lineup of heartwarming holiday programming.
Based on the international best-selling children’s book by author Oliver Jeffers, Lost and Found was produced by award-winning production company STUDIO AKA. Developed in close collaboration with Jeffers, the CG animated film is narrated by Jim Broadbent and features a score by composer Max Richter.
Lost and Found 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!
In addition to its BAFTA Children’s award, the film has earned 61 international film awards, including accolades from the New York and Chicago Children’s Film Festival, Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival, Melbourne Int’l Animation Festival, China’s Gold Panda for Best Short Film, Sapporo Short Film Festival, British Animation Awards and the Annecy Crystal for Best TV Special.