The Lost Thing (2010)

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While collecting bottle tops near a beach,  Shaun discovers "the Lost Thing" - a huge, industrial, crustacean-like creature.  Realising that the creature is lost and doesn't fit in, Shaun sets out to find a home for the Lost Thing, encountering frustration and bureaucracy along the way.

Shaun Tan's short film is adapted from his imaginative book published in 2000.  The film was awarded Le Cristal d'Annecy in 2010 and went on the receive the Academy Award® for Best Animated Short Film the following year.