Stunning stop-motion in this Oscar shortlisted film

The 2019 Oscar shortlisted animated short films were recently announced and while there is loads of amazing work in the selection, we were amazed by Lost & Found directed by Andrew Goldsmith & Bradley Slabe.

Lost & Found tells the simple story of two stuffed animals in love. The story is told in a cute and playful way that is full of adventure and intrigue. What’s more, the craft at hand in this film is stunning and seemingly every nook and cranny of this animation was considered and cared for.

This film is a testament to the timeless quality of stop-motion animation. As technology advances at breakneck speeds, little can parallel the warmth and quality offered by this medium.

If you’d care to view the other Oscar shortlisted animated shorts, Cartoon Brew has an excellent writeup featuring the rest of the films.

About the author

Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.