Kids' TV station Nickelodeon has struck a deal with Entertainment One to air Lost and Found.
The BAFTA Award-winning half-hour animated film will premiere on Nickelodeon in December in the US, and will air on its channels in Australia and the UK, too.
Lost and Found is based on the international best-selling children's book by Oliver Jeffers and is produced by Studio Aka. It tells the story of a little boy who finds a penguin on his doorstep and sets out to take him home - all the way to the South Pole.
Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of Entertainment One Family, said: “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."
Oliver Jeffers added: “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, commented: “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 won 61 international film awards.
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