eOne has secured a broadcast deal with NBCUniversal preschool net Sprout for its BAFTA-winning CGI-animated film Lost and Found from London-based Studio AKA.
The half-hour film, which is based on bestselling author Oliver Jeffers‘ children’s book of the same name, will make its Sprout debut in the US on December 2 at 3 p.m. ET and will continue to broadcast throughout the month.
Lost and Found follows the adventures of a small boy who decides to help a penguin find its way home to the South Pole after discovering it on his doorstep. The film features narration by celebrated actor Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and a score by composer Max Richter.
To date, Lost and Found has garnered 61 international film awards including its BAFTA Children’s award (UK). And previous television sales deals were also signed with Ireland’s RTE and Nickelodeon for its US, UK and Australian channels.