Parents' Guide to

Lost and Found

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Picture-book adaptation will delight even youngest kids.

Movie NR 2013 54 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 5+

It’s scary!

There’s a super stormy dark sea with a GIANT octopus that’s comes out of the water, dwarfing the boat
2 people found this helpful.
age 2+

A Wonderful Film!

I love so much about this film! The animation is slow and beautiful. It basically has no dialogue yet it’s such a lovely story to follow. I think it is a great introduction to screen time despite the briefly intense storm and octopus scene. I like the way the scene shows children that something can seem scary but in the end not be scary at all. I simply adore it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22):
Kids say (2):

Narrated by acclaimed actor Jim Broadbent, this delightful movie is vividly colored and features Jeffers' signature typography in the boy's village. Jeffers' books are all wonderful, but you never know if an adaptation is going to accurately capture what makes a book so memorable. Luckily for fans of Jeffers' picture books, Lost and Found is a lovely little animated adventure about a boy and the penguin that mysteriously shows up on his doorstep one day.

This is ultimately a story about the two main characters' feelings. As in the book, there is no direct dialogue, only narration. This allows the viewer to focus on the boy and the penguin's expressions and gestures and to see how their journey is not simply about getting to the South Pole but about something deeper -- finding a home and a true friend. Short and sweet, this adorable movie will appeal to kids and adults alike.

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