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The Lost Thing: From book to film

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The Lost Thing © Courtesy of the artist & Passion Pictures Australia & Screen Australia
The Lost Thing: From book to film

Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia
July 16th, 2013 - January 19th, 2014
Opening: July 16th, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.acmi.net.au
COUNTRY:  
Australia
PHONE:  
(03) 8663 2200
OPEN HOURS:  
Open daily 10am to 6pm
TAGS:  
annimation

DESCRIPTION

Set in a city overrun by bureaucracy, Shaun Tan's picture book The Lost Thing tells the story of a boy who befriends a strange creature that doesn't appear to fit in any of the available pigeon holes.

Melbourne-based production company Passion Pictures Australia invited Shaun to direct an animated version of The Lost Thing. Several years later, the Oscar®-winning short film emerged.

This exhibition features Shaun's exquisite original drawings and working sketches alongside exclusive footage of the animators and sound artists, demonstrating how the drawings were brought to life on screen with movement, sound effects, music and narration.