The Friday Afternoon (Short) Movie: The Lost Thing

Way too much going on today to put up a proper, full-length FAM. Instead, we present the 2011 Oscar winner for Best Animated Short: The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan, which tells the story of a young man who comes upon a giant, bio-mechanical “thing” on a beach and follows his efforts to help find a place for it in a world built on uniformity and order. It’s a beautiful 15 minutes with an unexpected dystopian streak. Give it a look while you can, for like all things posted in this feature, it may be pulled down at any moment by the powers that be.

3 Responses to “The Friday Afternoon (Short) Movie: The Lost Thing”

  1. Chris B Says:

    That was lovely. I only remembered it existed when I saw it win at the Oscars and it is well-deserved.

    It should be mentioned that it’s also available for purchase on iTunes for $2, which is an absolute steal!

  2. Tertiary Says:

    Very beautiful.

    Had me tear up a bit, I confess.

  3. ornith Says:

    It is indeed down now.

    Though there’s something sort of apt about “The Lost Thing” video box showing “This video does not exist”.